Framing kitchen peninsula pony wall
I’m curious if there are any tips or tricks to building a pony wall for a kitchen peninsula. The entire countertop will be at counter height (i.e. no “bar”), and it will be roughly 4′ wide, and probably SS or butcher block if all goes well.
Obviously 24″ of the counter will be supported by the kitchen cabs, so then do you just frame a standard 2×4 wall? The wall will run parallel to the floor joists and will sit between them. The existing subfloor is 3/4″ pine TG, but I will be most likely doing either tile or a sheet good floor in the kitchen, so I have the opportunity to lay new 3/4″ advantech subfloor over the existing floor, and extend it out so that the pony wall will sit on top it and have a more rigid base to sit atop.
Should the pony wall be reinforced in any other special way? Would running all thread from the top of the wall, down through the floor to blocking between the joists be a good idea?