ACADuser

Half Wall Above Door Opening?

Recommended Posts

I now this has been discussed before but i can;t find an easy solution.

 

Master BR with large closet. The wall between them needs to stop short of the ceiling to provide an area for a display shelf.

If I use a Half Wall it will not fill in over the closet door. If I use a standard wall & ceiling plane to cut the wall the upper ceiling plans disappears.

This is a 3 story building & attic & I don't want to add another floor or start messing about with ceiling heights.

Is there an easy fix for this?

 

 

post-2435-0-14626400-1434143661_thumb.png

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Define "easy". You can do it with soffits, slabs or poly-line solids.

 

DJP

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I now this has been discussed before but i can;t find an easy solution.

 

Master BR with large closet. The wall between them needs to stop short of the ceiling to provide an area for a display shelf.

If I use a Half Wall it will not fill in over the closet door. If I use a standard wall & ceiling plane to cut the wall the upper ceiling plans disappears.

This is a 3 story building & attic & I don't want to add another floor or start messing about with ceiling heights.

Is there an easy fix for this?

Yeah,  how about a pony wall with the top half of wall being defined as a material that is invisible.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

How about a wall pulled down in elevation,  stick a door in it,  and then build the floor platform/shelf out of a flat roof plane.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Mick that seems to be the least painful way so solve it.

 

Thanks

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

how about a solid railing wall set to the height you want with the rail dimensions set to say 3/4x12?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

OH, the railing wild be the top of the wall segment.

Clever idea. I would thing 4 1/2 x 22 in my case.

 

Only the full wall method supports casings.

 

Off the play tennis this AM.

 

Thanks for all the feedback. Lots of clever folks here. :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Did anyone mention the idea of a "Pass-Thru" Window at the top?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

How about a wall pulled down in elevation,  stick a door in it,  and then build the floor platform/shelf out of a flat roof plane.

That is the solution,  I will do a vid when I have time.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Did anyone mention the idea of a "Pass-Thru" Window at the top?

 A pass thru window for what at top of what?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Scott,

 

I meant "above the Door - full width of the closet".  I really like your solution better but I might use a slab or custom countertop rather than a flat roof plane for the "shelf".  In these cases I'm not really concerned with the "framing".

 

This pic shows the walls simply pulled down with a 5" thick counter top (material is drywall) covering the room.  As I said - framing is not a concern.

post-47-0-15697400-1434204093_thumb.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Joe, there would be no ceiling framing if it's a countertop.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Joe, there would be no ceiling framing if it's a countertop.

As I said - Framing is not a concern for me.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Ok, but I always want framing, even in soffits.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It would be nice but for now it's just a real simple detail or even a note.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Here is a vid on a method.  Really good vid,  worth watching.  

 

Note at beginning of vid,  the drywall at ceiling is missing....  bug?  Maybe.  I do not know how to fix that.  Essentially I added an additional floor level without messing around with aCAD's floor system.

 

http://youtu.be/vZhtcrdMz9Q

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

This pic shows the walls simply pulled down with a 5" thick counter top (material is drywall) covering the room.  As I said - framing is not a concern.

 

So Joe it looks like that may be the easiest solution.

You may need to use NEXT to get to the polyline wall object in camera view.

Then add a soffit if you need a shelf deck at the top of the wall

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Please sign in to comment

You will be able to leave a comment after signing in



Sign In Now

  • Member Statistics

    27478
    Total Members
    6254
    Most Online
    Oilersfan20
    Newest Member
    Oilersfan20
    Joined