Kitchen wall construction question

Old 11-17-15, 04:06 PM
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Kitchen wall construction question

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Size:  29.8 KBI'm going to build a small wall (48" x 48") to fit behind my sink cabinet. The house has an addition built on to it so the original wall that was behind the kitchen has been removed. The "wall" that is there now is a flimsy piece of plywood crap. I want to build something sturdy from 2x4's and finish it off nicely.

My question is should I use cement backer board on the side that will face the sink as I am thinking of tiling the small space that will be above the sink. That, or could I just use water resistant drywall?

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Old 11-17-15, 04:14 PM
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Got a picture, we can not see what your seeing.
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So you haven't framed up the wall yet ?

Will there be wall cabinets [uppers] on that wall? Normally regular drywall is sufficient for the wall and can be tiled over. It won't get the moisture that a tile wall would see in a shower.
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Regular drywall is perfectly fine to use behind a kitchen counter backsplash.

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