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Create a plan on paper before beginning construction to see what configuration will work best for the room. Computer programs are available to make this task easier and allow you to switch between different room views or plans.
With a plan in hand, begin to build the framework that will support the monitors. Score the top of the baseboard with a utility knife, and use a pry bar to pry it away from the wall.
Measure the area where the wall will be installed (figure A). Use a utility knife to cut any carpet along the edge of the lumber (figure B). Pull away any carpet and padding from the area. Remove a tackless strip if there is one.
After the carpet is removed, nail the 2 x 4 directly to the subfloor to mark the placement of the bottom of the new wall (this is now the sole plate). Scribe a line on the existing wall that will mark the edge of the new wall and the placement of the new top plate.
Nail the top plate into the rafters, and add a second top plate as needed to bring the wall down to the height needed.
Measure for the end studs, and cut and nail them into place. Measure and cut the studs that will create the outside edge of the box that will hold the upper monitors, and nail them to the top plate.
Create a cleat on the wall to support the shelves that will hold the upper TV monitors. Anchor it to the wall studs with a framing nailer.
Add shelving supports and framing for the larger plasma screen. Add 2 x 4 spacers between the two levels of monitors. Continue building the framing to your specific plans.
Nail drywall to the framing (image 1), and cut holes in the drywall for the monitors. First, make pilot holes at each corner of the area to be removed. Cut the area away using a drywall saw (image 2).
Apply the first coat of joint compound, or "drywall mud". Apply it smoothly to the seams and nail holes.
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