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#1 posted 12-03-2012 05:34 PM

As a contractor of 25 plus years I mostly see folks open up spaces versus closing them up. I’m not sure how wide the two sections of wall you want to add will be but it looks like it might interfere with your flow as far as walking into what I guess would be your kitchen. If you decide you want to go ahead with this enclosure framing it should be fairly easy.
I know you drawing is rough but I would have your openings in the new wall drop done from the top a little more and a little farther away from the existing wall. Many times when people want to frame something to fill the inside of an opening like this they try and frame it to the exact size height wise and have trouble getting it fit in. It’s easier to make the height of the new framing a 1 1/2”-1 9/16” short and tap a short piece of 2×4” underneath the new framing .You might want to use deck screws as far as attaching your new framing to the existing wall and floor. Feel free to PM me with more questions if you like.

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