half wall with metal studs

Old 03-03-01, 02:59 PM
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I am trying to construct a 'half wall'...about 5 ft high, by 8 ft long (one end is 'free standing', i.e. not butted to another wall)....using metal studs....with nothing to secure the header track to, how does one construct the framing to ensure the half wall will be stable? If anyone has any ideas, even with wood studs, I would be grateful.

[Edited by nigel on 03-04-01 at 12:52]
Old 03-07-01, 10:57 AM
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Interesting question, I have a few ideas:

1) Have a piller at the end and extend it to the ceiling.
2)Put a short leg in the wall. By this I mean have the free end terminate into another short wall (maybe 1 or 2 feet long) which runs perpendicular to the 8 foot long wall.
3)End the wall with a 2X4 (wood) and attach two right angle brackets to it. One leg against the board and the other bolted to the floor (perpendicular to the wall). The leg on the board will be covered by drywall and the leg on the floor by carpet.

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