Wife would like a wall next to the main entrance so the entire living
dinning room area will not be in plain view to another at the door. The
wall will go from floor to ceiling and will be connected to the end of an
existing wall. This wall will be 8" thick and will have about four to six
rectangular cut outs to put plants or books.
I don't think this will be too complicated. I just need to decide on a
length, then cut the top and bottom plate to length. Screw the bottom plate
to the floor and the top plate to the ceiling. Then nail a few vertical
members in, where I have these cut outs I will add horizontal members, may
need to do some electrical work if wife wants some lightings inside these
cutouts, then apply drywall. paint and add baseboards - done. Seems like
something I should be able to handle myself.
I have a few questions.
Currently I have 16x16 ceramic tiles on the floor (concrete floor). Should
the bottom plate be placed on top of the tiles or do I have to remove the
tiles, screw in the bottom plate, then retile to the edge of the wood?
Common sense tells me I should remove te tiles, but I don't have replacement
tiles, and it seems the wall will not be too heavier. After all if I have
to put a floor to wall book shelf I would not think twice about putting it
on top of these tiles, so why should I worry about putting a lighter wall on
top of it?
How would I ensure after I nailed in the bottom plate, when I nail in the
top plate that I do it with perfect alignment with the bottom counterpart?
Thanks in advance,