I'll be putting a slide-in gas range up against a knee wall. However, I planned on bracing the knee wall with 3/4" plywood sheathing from the bottom plate up 30", where it would be completely covered by cabinets. This sounded like a good idea until I thought about the range up against the plywood. Can I do this? If not, what would be the appropriate way to put sheathing on the wall?
Plan B was to use 1/2" plywood and 3/8" drywall (or cement board?) over top of. The existing wall covering is about 7/8" thick but varies a bit. Looks to be 3/8" sheetrock from the 40's with a good 1/2" of plaster on top.