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Old 10-15-2009, 03:36 PM   #1
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To cover the duct work, I need to build a soffit. I searched the internet and found 2 common ways of doing it, using 2x2 for the plates and rip plywood for the sides; and another way I saw was use 2x2s and build like a ladder sideways. Is one better than the other? Does it depend on the weight it'll support?

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Is in the center or along a corner? If a corner use a method like or with plywood on the side. keep in mind the fireblocking.

This example shows a 1/2" sheet of gypsum (drywall) against the wall studs as the fireblock. Or you could use a sheet of plywood. Another way would be to use a 2 x 4 between each vertical stud on the wall where the soffit meets the wall.
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Nice illustration. Clear, and concise.
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Thanks, i rendered this right out of my CAD software.
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To cover the duct work, I need to build a soffit. I searched the internet and found 2 common ways of doing it, using 2x2 for the plates and rip plywood for the sides; and another way I saw was use 2x2s and build like a ladder sideways. Is one better than the other? Does it depend on the weight it'll support?

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I think you will be implementing a little bit of both methods. Building soffits for basements is a kinda "design-as-you-build" project.

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