Half Wall Cap Molding
In the last few years, there have been many different types of half walls being used in homes. Some are made from solid wood and some are made from veneer (fiberglass). There are two main types of half wall: Half wall with a flat bottom and half wall with a rounded bottom. A rounded bottom half wall is called a “half-capped” or “capped”.
The term “capping” refers to the fact that a rounded bottom half wall is capped with a piece of masonry. Most people think that it’s necessary to cap a half wall with masonry because the finished look is not pleasing. However, this isn’t true at all! The reason why most people don’t want to cap their half walls is due to various reasons such as cost, aesthetics, and so on.
If you’re looking for a way to cap your half wall, then you’ll probably need to learn how to caulk the area around the half wall.
How To Cope With Cap Masons?
If you’ve decided that capping is not something that will bother you, then there are other options available to you. You could try using a decorative mason block instead of a masonry cap. This is an easier method as it doesn’t require the same level of labor skills that cap masons use.
Decorative mason blocks are a lot different than the regular blocks that you see used for foundations. Most decorative blocks are made to look like real stones, such as limestone or granite. The blocks are shaped and then painted in a way that make it look realistic.
Because of the shape and size of decorative blocks, they are very easy to use.
Sources & references used in this article:
- Effect of nanotube cap on the aromaticity of single-wall carbon nanotubes (J Zhao, PB Balbuena – The Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 2008 – ACS Publications)
- The role of cap chirality in the mechanism of growth of single-wall carbon nanotubes (DA Gómez-Gualdrón, PB Balbuena – Nanotechnology, 2008 – iopscience.iop.org)
- The effect of wall friction in the compaction of pharmaceutical tablets with curved faces: a validation study of the Drucker–Prager Cap model (IC Sinka, JC Cunningham, A Zavaliangos – Powder Technology, 2003 – Elsevier)