Iím framing my basement and I have a question. Can I build a soffit on top of an outside wall? I have pipes running the length of the basement along the outside wall. I want to build a soffit to enclose the pipes and attach the top plate to the soffit instead of the joists. Is that possible? It would be shallow soffit and I could build it with 2x4 instead of 2x2. What do you think?
I would just be so much easier than rerouting all the supply lines.