Are you going to be framing a door in an interior wall? You’ve gotta check out this detailed tutorial about how to frame the studs on an interior wall around a door opening. We will also explain how to calculate a door rough opening!
When we purchased our fixer upper, part of the renovation plans included transforming a second living room into a nursery, walk in closet and bathroom. That meant that we need to add new interior walls! Last week we shared a basic guide for how to build a wall and kept it to the basics, while promising we would give you more details if you needed to frame a door in your new interior wall.
As a follow up to our how to build a wall guide, we’re going to show you how to arrange the framing of the studs in your interior wall to account for a door. If you haven’t read the how to build a wall article, be sure to go back and start there first!! Today, we’re going to jump right in and talk about framing a door. Don’t worry, we’ll be sure to define all of the “lingo” and explain how to calculate your door rough opening!
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Keep reading if you are going to be framing a door in your interior wall!
Calculating your door rough opening
Framing studs for door in wall
When building your wall the king studs will be worked into the framing of the wall. When you’re ready to start framing your door, cut your jack stud to the proper length and nail it to the base plate. Now add your header by putting it on top of the jack studs and nail it to both the jack studs and king studs. You can cut three or four 2×4’s to fill any space you may have between the header and top plate and nail in place. Place two these filler pieces on either side of the header and one or two in the middle evenly spaced.
If you’re building a wall, don’t forget to check out this post first for a basic guide on how to build a wall. If you need to a door to the wall, now you know how to frame it out and calculate your rough opening too! Next up you’ll hang your door and we’ve got a whole post comin’ up showing you just how to do that. So stay tuned!
Did you learn a lot from this tutorial on framing a door??
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