What can I do about my knee wall? You can install knee walls to support roof rafters and attach them to the bottom plate of a structure. You can also create a cubby space behind a knee wall, the same way you would a reading nook or in an attic with a ceiling.
Are knee walls load bearing? These low walls help define the living space by creating vertical surfaces between the sloping rafters and the finished floor. They’re typically framed with 2x4s and built 4-feet-high so they can easily be covered with full sheets of drywall. In most cases a knee wall is not a load-bearing partition.
How do you build a knee wall storage?
What is the difference between a pony wall and a knee wall? A pony wall is nothing more than a short wall, and the term is often used interchangeably with “knee wall” or “cripple wall.” Pony walls, like regular walls, have top and bottom plates, that is, the horizontal members that the vertical studs fasten to.