Let's check it out, shall we?
To begin, 2x8 plates and studs were attached. Patches on the floor revealed that a similar wall once existed in this same space.
By Monday evening, the framing was complete.
The small floor opening is the return air plenum Scott created (and where he found Nancy's note and the Scottie ad).
By Tuesday night, the first floor drywall had been installed and taped, and the first coat of mud applied. It's really taking shape!
This vintage photo was Scott's inspiration. Our colannade wall will be clad in oak paneling, sort of like what's shown here.
We are also planning a similar wall in the library...but that's a story for another day.