Building a wall........
OK, I have two lovely daughters.......really they are
My eldest has started Jr. High School, and the younger one is in grade 5. Their study habits now conflict, as the older kid has way more homework than the younger, and the younger one complains about the light being on etc.
When we had the building built, I designed the kids room to eventually be two separate rooms. Two doors, two windows, two lights, two light switches, two closets, even two aircons. There is a small stub wall at the middle of the room on the outside wall, only about 1 foot of it. Under the floor and in the ceiling, as well as the opposite wall, there are studs that I can anchor everything to, so now I need to build a wall.
The kids room was also designed with sound deadening stuff in the walls, so they could have a quiet place to study/sleep etc, and at some point they can blast their music and not bother the rest of the house, too much (the doors on the bedroom(s) are not interior doors, but exterior doors, so they are dense and stop sound too).
Now, the design of the wall. It will be made from either 2x4s or 2x6s.
I'm thinking of a 2x6 sill and plate, and then staggered 2x4, and then run some of the sound deadening stuff between everything...?
The wall will also be where their beds will be, loft style, with storage, or their desks under the beds.
I could also just go with the 2x6 wall, but I'm thinking the staggered studs will be a LOT quieter........?
The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.
William Arthur Ward