Indented basement wall, how to frame


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Old 03-07-15, 12:53 PM
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Indented basement wall, how to frame

Hi all, I have a ~7 foot high basement wall which has a 5 inch indent about half way up. How do I frame this? Is there a way to make a ledge, or is it recommended to ignore that space and just do a standard vertical stud?

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Old 03-07-15, 01:59 PM
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Your call - you can do a ledge or just frame inside it to make a straight wall.
 
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Old 03-07-15, 02:03 PM
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I agree, if you have a use for a ledge (to catch dust ) you can frame it to include it. I would frame directly straight up. I don't think you will miss the ledge, nor the space you close in.
 
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Old 03-07-15, 08:36 PM
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Thanks

I appreciate the feedback.

I'm now leaning toward just doing a traditional vertical stud with no ledge. The pain of figuring out the best way to frame this isn't worth the 5 inch ledge i'm getting.

One idea that someone just suggested to me is to make the wall straight...but then work in some cut out recessed space, like for a TV mount, a few small shelves etc. Not sure what I'm doing with those details, but overall I'm convinced to just do single vertical studs.
 
 

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