Some houses were built with an open space between the kitchen and living room , instead of being divided by a wall. While there are some advantages to this type of construction, such as make your home appear larger and allow free movement between rooms, the lack of a wall means that there is probably no visual transition between the kitchen and living room. The construction of a wall or half wall, can provide this transition while maintaining open space.
Measure and cut pressure-treated plate 2 by 4 to match the length of the wall. This is called sill plate, and is used to connect the middle part of the floor wall.
The soleplate placed in position on the ground to abut against the wall that is perpendicular to the average wall. Clava sill to the floor.
Measure and cut two plates 2 by 4 to match the length of the sill. These are plates which intersect the top and bottom of the wall structure (the top and bottom plates).
Measure and cut plates 2 by 4 to be the wall studs. Cut them to the desired height, which is about 4 feet (1.20 meters) for a half wall.
Pin a block at each end of the bottom plate. These are the final amounts.
Clava studs on the bottom plate between the two end uprights. In general, wood blocks should be no more than 16 inches (40 centimeters) away, but respects local building codes.
Pin the top plate to the top of the wooden blocks.
Lifting the frame mounted on the soleplate. Check that it is level (horizontally straight) and plumb (vertical right). Bottom plate nailed to the floor and the final strut wall.
Measure and cut the drywall to suit both sides of the wall structure and the final amount which is not fixed to the wall. When cutting drywall, leave a space 1/4 inch (3.5 cm) between the bottom of them and the ground.
Plasterboard fixed to the frame with drywall screws through the panel and studs every 6 inches. Enter the screws deep enough so that the heads are slightly below the surface of the drywall.
Apply joint compound in places where the average wall meets the existing wall. Place drywall tape over the joint compound, said compound and press with a spatula. Leave to set for the time specified on the package, then adds another layer of joint compound and drywall tape.
Covers the outer end of the stud corners with metal corner. This is a metal strip at an angle which is placed on the corners of plaster is exposed and nailed to studs or trailing ends.
Covers the metal corner with joint compound. Said compound smoothed with a spatula to allow the compound blended.
Covers the drywall screws with putty. Sand the putty and places where you applied the joint compound. Clean dust from the walls with a rag.
Paint the drywall primer and let dry, then paint the wall with two coats of paint to match the other walls.
Measure and cut a ledge for the top half of the wall. You can create one yourself with a piece of hardwood such as poplar or maple, or buy it and cut it to size. If you do it, líjale the edges to give them a slight curve, then prime and paint the wood. Spikes outgoing upper half wall.
Pin the trim to the base of the half wall to hide the space between the drywall and the floor.