How To Frame A Wall
If you're thinking of redesigning your house, then it may be useful to learn how to frame a wall. Framing a wall can separate one big room to make two rooms. For example, you can frame a wall to separate one big bedroom and make it into two small ones. Framing a wall can be a simple process as long as you have the right tools and know some simple strategies about construction.
- Tape measure
- Circular saw
- Two foot level
- Nail gun
- Measure from wall to wall. This is to measure the 2-by-4 that is going to be attached to the floor. Measure the top from wall to wall where the top of the wall is going to be. Cut both top and bottom 2-by-4's with the circular saw to make sure they are both snug to fit from wall to wall.
- Lay the 2-by-4 that you just cut for the floor and will attach to the floor. Measure the 2-by-4's on top and bottom (they will go on the top and bottom of the wall) at 16 inches on center.
- Measure the 2-by-4 studs with the tape measure. Cut with the circular saw. Do this with all of the 2-by-4 studs that will be used to make the wall.
- Lay the 2-by-4 that is going on the bottom of the wall on the floor. Do the same for the 2-by-4 that goes on the ceiling. Put the 2-by-4 studs that you cut, which will be making the wall, in between the top board and the bottom board. Place them in between the top and bottom board every 16 inches on center.
- Level the 2-by-4 studs. Once you know they are level, attach them to the top board and the bottom board with the nail gun. Put two nails on each side on the top board and the bottom board. Continue all the way across by making sure the 2-by-4's are always 16 inches on center and mark them.
- Nail the rest of the 2-by-4 studs the same way, putting two nails on the top and two nails on the bottom. Raise the wall and place it where you are going to put it. Level one more time and attach the bottom board with the nail gun. Do the same for the top.
Tips: Make sure to measure the 16 inches on center. This way, the drywall will go up and land perfectly on every stud.