How To Build A Wall In A Basement. To introduce our kids to rock climbing we built a small bouldering wall in our basement. Since most basements have a concrete floor the tricky part is fixing the partition wall sole plate correctly.
Once the stud work is complete install any electrical or light sockets required. Tape a one-foot by one-foot square of plastic sheeting plastic kitchen wrap will do to the concrete wall in your basement with duct tape and leave it in place for 24 hours. Assemble the wall frame on the floor by placing the studs between the top and bottom plates.
Attach a piece of 2x4-inch lumber as a wall stud every 16-inches along the new wall from floor to ceiling.
Align each stud with the 16-inch on-center marks made earlier. Make sure you can drive the posts into the ground so that they can be freestanding. This REI article is super comprehensive and I got a lot of inspiration from this I Like to Make Stuff build. Mark the boards where each brick should be including the mortar lines.