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Old 03-24-2011, 10:24 AM   #1
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What would be the correct name for this wall? I am trying to make sure I am going to frame it correctly. It is actually a ledge? wall that will stick out 4" - 6" with a shelf/ledge around the top for putting pictures/knick knacks/drinks etc? I am a carpenter wannabe and want to research it.

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Old 03-24-2011, 10:36 AM   #2
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it looks like a picture ledge to me. But if you intend to put pictures or something else you should put a lip on it. How high is it going to be?

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it looks like a picture ledge to me. But if you intend to put pictures or something else you should put a lip on it. How high is it going to be?
Havent quite narrowed that down exactly my estimate is 40" - 42", just above the height of a standard couch. My parents have on in their family room that my mother has pictures on it. I just really like it. But was trying to figure out framing for it, put it on after or before drywall, etc.
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Well you can frame it out with drywall and put something like this rail on it to hold all your goodies…



When framing out I mean by using 2x4’s and extending it out as far as you need it and then finish with drywall. Then if you wish you can put that picture rail to finish the look.

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how bout frame using 2x4 for the top and 2 x 10 for the middle and bottom.
2 squares.
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how bout frame using 2x4 for the top and 2 x 10 for the middle and bottom.
2 squares.

William I am not sure what you mean? Could you explain a little further? Thanks
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I am not sure what its called, but I have one B)

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the last picture is called a knee wall this is a wall that stands about four to however tall but not hooked to ceil.ing the way to do this on a exsisting wall is with 2x4 frame out desired height and width attach to exsisting wall to studs you can use hurricane flanges to tie to stud drywall all or just exposed sides top optional finish top out with jbead metal corner bead or finish out in desired top like wood or masonery hope this helps you
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I am not sure what its called, but I have one B)

YES YES YES that is EXACTLY what I am talking about!!! Only difference is mine will be all one height! But that is IT! THANKS
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Irobertstoner, what are hurricane flanges? I will google them also! Thanks
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These ledges are common in recreation rooms built in basements.

The concrete walls are boxed in for appearances sake!

The cap is handy for displaying pictures or for stashing books etc.

Usually, they are born of necessity, but do give character to a room.
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A knee wall is usually found in the top floor connecting the roof rafters to the floor, with attic space behind it. I would call this a Half wall.

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