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Old 06-21-2013, 11:47 PM   #1
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Hello Guys

Bear with me as I try to explain this.

We're doing a remodel in our kitchen and part of this is adding those tongue and groove redwood wall. In your experience, what are the steps in securing the bottom of the wall. Someone told me in the past that the bottom plate (1X??) is notched in the middle and secured to the floor where the t and g wall will be inserted in the middle of that bottom plate and will also act a baseboard? Or is there some sort of furring strips that we need to use?

Is this the proper procedure? Can we use regular baseboards? If so how do we secure the wall if installed horizontally? How would guys tackle this kind of project. I'll try to post a pic. Thank you all in advance!
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Unless you have some odd ball construction or a mobile home a walls bottom plate is going to a 2 X 4 or 6.
What's on the wall now? Code may call for sheetrock behind the wood.
I would at least install a vapor barrier is it's just studs.
I would prefinish it before installing.
No idea what your talking about with the notching.
I'd start installing it at the top of the wall so any of the ripped cuts will be covered with the baseboard. And install it so the tongue is facing down.
All butt joints need to fall on a stud.
The last piece at the bottom should be about 1/2" up off the floor.
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I have seen cedar T&G used as exterior walls with no studs. They were 2x6 stood on end. What are the dimensions of your T&G?
Is it free standing- without studs?
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I have seen cedar T&G used as exterior walls with no studs. They were 2x6 stood on end. What are the dimensions of your T&G?
Is it free standing- without studs?
This is free-standing without studs...looking at the base of the wall..it seems it's just sitting on a piece of wood that's bolted down into the floor? But i'm not sure. I'm gonna try and post a pic of the actual. The T and G is 1" X 8".

When looking at the pic..there's an opening on the right that leads to the kitchen. It's almost right next that light switch. The plan is to close that wall up with the t and g so we could create an L shape kitchen. The other pic is similar to the one i'm referring to.

Hope this helps..appreciate all the replies.
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Wow! Now, THAT's a hallway. Looks like a dorm.
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Well, we could not do that here! It is perhaps an Island approach?

I am guessing there is a baseplate and toplate of some kind that has a dado cut groove to hold the tops and bottoms of the boards. Electrical and all plumbing comes up through the floor or down from the attic I am guessing as there are no hollow walls for it?

I don't see how you could accomplish the same thing running the T&G horizontally without something like studs to support it from buckling. I am surprised with all the humidity you experience the vertical t&g does not warp?

Sorry, maybe someone more familiar with island building will chime in here.
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Can you give us a brief rundown on the structure of your home? Basically, how it is constructed?
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Can you give us a brief rundown on the structure of your home? Basically, how it is constructed?
This is a vintage house that was built in the late 1960s. It's in Island of Hawaii. The wall is single wall. . with no studs to support it. I'm pretty sure its got a base plate notched in the middle and bolted down into the floor.

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