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Capping off half walls in basement

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10-30-08, 11:56 AM   #1  
Capping off half walls in basement


I am finishing off my basement and have half walls that need to have a cap put on. What type of material should I use? Could someone provide the steps to install it. There is drywall up to the top of the half wall, but the top is bare as I was told this was a bad place to install drywall.

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10-30-08, 01:20 PM   #2  
I put furring across the top of mine and then used 1X oak boards as a cap. The wall was 24'X 14" so I had to build up the oak boards. It came out OK but was time consuming.

If I were doing it again I would probably just buy some 3/4" hardwood flooring.

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11-02-08, 12:13 AM   #3  
I really hate that type of construction. Seems like the lazy way to do it. I'd rather see the wall furred out flush and filled with insulation. Window sills will be wider but what the heck. You could also turn these areas into built in seating.

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