Gotta build an interior wall 5 1/2 wide

Discussion in 'Framing and Foundation' started by elikint, May 27, 2011.

  1. May 27, 2011 #1

    elikint

    elikint

    elikint

    New Member

    Joined:
    May 27, 2011
    Messages:
    4
    Likes Received:
    0
    Hey Folks. Thanks for the great forum.

    I've got an interior wall between my kitchen and bedroom that rises 2 feet short of the ceiling (so you could toss a sock, ie, from the kitchen into the bedroom.) Weird setup, but i bought the condo that way.

    Anyhow, I want to close the gap by framing and putting drywall on to make a single, normal wall. The existing wall, which is painted drywall on both sides, is 5 1/2 inches in thickness.

    Since that's an inch or so thinner than a typical 2x4 wall, what's my best move? Should I just rip an inch off a 2x6 (5 1/2 inches) and use 1/2 drywall?

    Thanks, Eli
     
  2. May 28, 2011 #2

    nealtw

    nealtw

    nealtw

    Contractor retired

    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2010
    Messages:
    23,904
    Likes Received:
    3,123
    A 2x6 is 5 1/2 inches so I think you ment rip it to 4 1/2 inches. Yes.
     
  3. May 28, 2011 #3

    elikint

    elikint

    elikint

    New Member

    Joined:
    May 27, 2011
    Messages:
    4
    Likes Received:
    0
    Thanks Neal!
     

Share This Page