03:51PM | 02/20/05
Member Since: 02/19/05
1 lifetime posts
I am finishing my basement and I am somewhat confused. The distance from the ceiling rafters and the concrete floors is 101.5". According to this, I will be required to get 2x4x10 in order to make it work. Would it be possible to add an additional soleplate at the top so I can user 2x4x8? Thanks!


02:04PM | 02/21/05
Member Since: 01/28/01
171 lifetime posts
I think you could add sole plate or top plate.

I wouldn't recommend going all the way to the joists. Differential settling could be a problem. You don't want the weight of the house sitting on a stud wall you tossed up.

Where will your ceiling be? If you use a drop ceiling (suggested so you can get to pipes etc. without destroying ceiling) then you may not need to go all the way to the joists with the wall. Besides you'll be using drywall in 4 ft lengths. You want a board to support the edge with.


Post a reply as Anonymous

Photo must be in JPG, GIF or PNG format and less than 5MB.



Post_new_button or Login_button

Who says festive lights are just for Christmas? This Halloween-scape illuminates the possibilities with well-placed lights... Filling an underutilized area beneath the stairs is a smart way to save space. Doing so with a stash of wood, however, is ... The Audubon Society inspired wallpaper in this Adirondack-styled entryway will get you in the outdoor mood. Grab your coat... Chalkboard paint opens up endless possibilities for customizing your dresser time and time again. Use chalk to label the c... A fireplace in the bathroom creates the ultimate setting for relaxation. Homeowners often choose electric or gas over wood... Yes, a freestanding garage can become its own tiny house. Artist Michelle de la Vega has all the comforts of a modern resi... There’s nothing like a new set of cabinet hardware to refresh a room. The possibilities are endless: Go modern, rustic, or... A kitchen in a greenhouse—who wouldn't enjoy spending time in this light-filled space? Details that enhance the conservato... Chalkboard paint features prominently in this elegant yet unpretentious headboard design. Add a new message daily to reflec... Twine lanterns add pops of crafty—but sophisticated—flair to any outdoor setting. Wrap glue-soaked twine around a balloon ... The indecisive homeowner need not fret over choosing one (or even two) cabinet colors. The kitchen cabinets in this artist... Incorporate nature into your lighting scheme by securing a dead tree in a concrete mold and draping your pendant lamp from... Simple and striking, a couple of pieces of "lovingly used" furniture creates a special kind of charm. A weathered chair fo... The Infinite Artisan Fire Bowl from Eldorado Outdoor is made from glass-fiber reinforced concrete, and offered in Oak Barr... The vibrant green of Granny Smith apples make a beautifully natural alternative to the traditional evergreen wreath. Brigh...
Newsletter_icon Google_plus Facebook Twitter Pinterest Youtube Rss_icon