~ 2 8ft 2x4
~ 3in screws
~ 4x8 sheet of drywall
~ 1 1x4 birch fence panel (yes I know,weird)
~ paint and primer
Step 1: measure measure measure I cannot stress enough to measure. measure once measure again please trust me on this one. determine how tall and wide you want your wall. I wanted mine to be able to install a bench later (this determined my width) on down the line when I break down and buy the table I want but for now I am using a goodwill refurbished table I picked up for $20. I also wanted to be able to have a conversation with anyone sitting in the living room if I am at the table (this determined my height). My wall is 3' 1/2 x 3'.
Step 2: Cut your 2x4's
you will need to cut 2 2x4's to width of 3 1/2 ft (one for the top one for the bottom and shave off 4 inches)
and then cut 2 of the 2x4's to the height you want the wall then the 2 inside 2x4's cut to fit inside the box
Step 3: make a box (after I made this frame I took it out in the driveway and laid the drywall on top of it and cut the drywall to the size of the frame. It is much easier doing it this way than trying to cut the drywall when its already anchored to the floor IMO. Make sure you cut 2 pieces of drywall to fit both sides.)
|build a box|
|add supports in the middle|
Step 4: anchor the frame into the drywall using drywall anchors if there is no stud
Step 5: anchor the bottom into the floor (there are several ways to do this I found the easiest way to do it is using a Ramset powder actuated hammer gun ( I paid around $35 for the hammer and the accessories I needed to complete this job. I bought it because of potential jobs I could use it for) It looks like this Ramset hammer shot accessories you will need yellow boxed boosters and Nails.
Step 6: add the drywall using 2" drywall screws
Step 7: patch any holes or cover screws with joint compound and the corners need to be joined with drywall tape and joint compound after its all dry sand that sucker!!!
|you can see the wood filler on the top where I added the screws|
|its drying the first coat of paint on top of my washer/dryer pedestal I am working on which is another blog coming soon lol|
|my grout box holding the tile down|
Some BEFORE pics
|sanded and scraped the floor down to the concrete to get a smooth finish|
|This tile was broken before I bought house it needed to go anyway|
|the globs of mortar kinda pissed me off when I saw it made me think it was a crappy job they did|