building decorative niches
We are in the latter stages of framing a large addition. I am trying to find a spot for a decorative niche wall. We have so many windows in our great room dining room where I want to place the niche that wall space is a bit of a premium. I wondered how a niche wall something like the below link would look along the staircase wall? We have ordered our staircase, but it not installed, nor is the wall around the staircase framed. Framing wise what would we need to do to fit a niche wall for decorative plates along the staircase (i.e. should we do a 2 X 6 wall here)? Our staircases are stacked so there will not be much depth available for a built in unless we build out the wall.
Any one else planning a decorative niche in the wall? Any thoughts on the stair case wall?