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Old 02-17-2013, 08:00 PM   #16
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So I'd be making it a double wall and attching them together with blocks? Gotcha! Good thought and was thinking something along thos lines but was trying to avoid that and see if there was some magic bolt that would secure this thing more then the dry wall screws. Thanks for Advice!
spax and other structural screws have quite the magic

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A decorative book case, cabinet, or planter would have looked nice there.

That wall will always be wobbly until you sheathe it. I have seen people brace such wall with diagonal metal bracing also. I would sheathe both sides with 1/2" osb, then sheetrock it.

You can start by sheathing one side and see how that feels.
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cleveman has the right idea. the sheathing would tie the wall to the wall plate also and stop the play there where they join.
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Thanks everyone for the input. I had a revalation last night laying in bed. Put some heavier duty L brackets at the front where it was wobbly. Man did it make the world of difference. This thing ain't going anywhere it's solid as can be, what a major major difference. I chiseled out the 2x4's so the L would set back and not interfear with the drywall. Thanks again everyone for the help, problem solved!!!!
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