I am finshing off the upper story of my 1 1/2 story Cape Cod, using
the usual knee walls.
I am building them with a 2x4 bottom plate, 2x4 studs, and a 2x6 top
plate bevel-ripped to the roof angle.
Here's my question(s):
Is the 2x6 top plate overkill?
Should the bottom plate be fastened to the top of the subfloor, or
should sub-floor be removed in the area where the bottom plate will
I think I saw an episode of Hometime where they removed a portion of
subfloor in order to set the knee wall, but for the life of me I can't
Seems to me it would cause problems nailing off the bottom of the
I appreciate your opinions.