Framing a Door & Wall

How to properly frame in a rough door opening and how to properly build straight walls. Easy video instructions and tips for DIY’s to seasoned Pro’s.

Building Your Walls

Framing a Door Rough Opening

Framing a Door Rough Opening

Framing a rough door opening. See video on how to properly frame in a door opening. Accurate door framing is the key to easy door installation. Watch the video above on how to measure a door and how to frame in the rough wall opening to allow for proper clearances. You will also see how to work with a floor that is not level.

The single most important part of framing/building a wall is the rough door framing. When building the rough opening there are 2 critical dimensions, the height and the width. Both of these dimensions have to be larger than the actual door that is being installed. Lets say that you are installing a pre-hung interior door that is the standard 80″ tall and 32″ wide. Note: the width of the door is only measured by the door (it does not include the door jamb/frame). That means that when you build your rough door opening that the width of the opening between the jack studs needs to be 34″ and the height of the door between the floor and the header needs to be 82″. This extra space will leave approximately 1/2″ room to adjust the door to perfectly plumb and level.

See video instruction of properly framing.

Framing a Door Rough Opening Diagram and Terms

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Building Your Walls

Building Straight Walls

Building Straight Walls Bob Schmidt shows you some simple tips and techniques for building straight walls while doing basic framing in your home remodel project. The walls are laid out on the floor by looking at the plans to verify the wall locations. Mark the floor at each end of the wall. Measure over the thickness(…)

Framing 16 inch on Center Walls

Framing 16 inch on Center Walls Framing 16 inch on Center Walls. Bob Schmidt shows you how and why to lay-out a wall during construction to a standard 16 inch on center lay-out. When laying out a top and bottom plate for a typical wall a framing square is usually the most appropriate tool. To begin,(…)

Build Perfectly Plumb Walls

Build Perfectly Plumb Walls See how to build perfectly plumb walls. View video on the planning and installation of walls that are perfectly level. When building a wall, it is necessary to make the wall as perfectly plumb as possible in order to have professional looking walls. Bob Schmidt shows you a simple and inexpensive tool(…)

Attaching Wood Wall to Concrete Floor

Attaching Wood Wall to Concrete Floor or Foundation Attaching wood wall to concrete floor or foundation. Bob Schmidt shows you how to attach a wall to a concrete floor. This often comes up during a basement remodeling or finishing project. If your building a new wall in your basement you will need to attach that wall to the floor. However that(…)

Basement Framing Design Layout

Click Here to Watch PART 2 Basement Framing Design Layout Basement Framing Design Layout part 1. Bob Schmidt shows you how to layout basement walls to have them straight, square and plumb. See video on how to layout your walls for professional framing. View the video above for a guide to building walls. Finishing your basement(…)

Framing a Door Rough Opening

Framing a Door Rough Opening Framing a rough door opening. See video on how to properly frame in a door opening. Accurate door framing is the key to easy door installation. Watch the video above on how to measure a door and how to frame in the rough wall opening to allow for proper clearances. You will also(…)

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