Many times we find out that we don’t have enough space in our house and we’re looking to add some extra space. In such a case you need to frame a wall in place, and you will learn how to do it here.
When you can’t raise a new wall, framing one is your best bet. Wall framing will take you a few hours if you’re doing it yourself and you have some experience at doing DIY projects on your own.
Here is a list of things you will require:
For this project you will need pencils, a circular saw, 5 boards (size 2 by 4), a hammer, nails, tape measure and two saw horses.
First of all, get the measurements so you know how large should the frame be. Get the height and width of the wall and write them down. The second step would be to mark those measurements on three of the boards.
The marked boards should bet put on the saw horse and you should cut them according to the markings. One of the three boards should be put at the wall’s bottom and the other two at the top.
After you measure the room’s height, subtract the width of the boards. The total width will be 4.5 inches, since each board is 1.5 inches thick.
The next step would be to cut two of the boards as you marked them and place them at the end of the boards that are on the bottom of the wall. Use a hammer to nail them together and repeat for the boards from the top.
Then, cut the studs and measure the wall’s width again, from one side to another. Simply divide the measurement results to 16 and you will know how many studs are needed.
The studs you just cut should be installed along the frame of the wall. Keep the regular spacing which is 16 inches from one stud to another. Keep checking that you measured correctly.
Keep installing those studs at space of 16 inches from one another, across the wall’s width. If the last space, between the edge piece and the last stud is a bit short, then that’s fine.
The last 2 by 4 piece should be lined up at the wall’s top side, as it will be the header of the wall. The next step would be to position the wall in its place and nailing the wall and the joints of the floor at the room’s edge.
The last thing you need to do is nail the wall after you raise it in its place. The nails should be driven into place into the end studs of the wall. Until you place the brace bars, you might need to support the end. This way, the wall’s weight will be supported. This way, the wall will remain upright and its free end will not flop back and forth.
As you frame the wall, make sure that the measurements you take are correct at all times. You will avoid wasting supplies and making mistakes this way.
This article was written by Michael, who owns the best microwave oven and panasonic microwave blog.