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How to Build a Half Wall

A half wall (also called a knee wall) is a great way to divide a space without closing it in. Use these step-by-step instructions to build one in your home.

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Materials

  • speed square
  • 1-1/4" drywall screws
  • 3" concrete screws
  • 1/2" drywall
  • Douglas fir
  • pressure-treated lumber
  • clear pine
  • 2" nails
  • 3" framing nails

Tools

  • circular saw
  • level
  • pneumatic framing gun
  • chalk line
  • screw gun
  • hammer drill
  • finish nailer

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