||12-04-2011 09:14 PM
question about finishing basement walls / framing
Half of my basement was already finished when I moved into it. I plan on finished the rest of the basement and had a question regarding framing the walls. I know the bottom plate must be pressured treated. From what I have researched, it seems most studs are nailed to the bottom (pressure treated) plate. Is there anything wrong if I had a second (non pressure treated) bottom plate to nail the studs into? I like to build each wall section and then sit it on top of the pressure treated bottom plate. Please let me know if I made this confusing and I can try to put a diagram up.
Thx in advance for any advice given.