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Miss Saigon 10-01-2011 04:31 PM

Creating a pass through in a wall
 
Hello everyone, I am cutting a pass through in a wall (bedroom to bedroom). The house was built in the 60's, the walls are made of cheap wood paneling. I have cut most of it away but I'm not sure of the proper way to install added wood (studs?) around the frame of the opening. Any advice is appreciated.

kwikfishron 10-01-2011 04:56 PM

Welcome to the forum.

Is this a load bearing wall you just cut into?

Bet ya didn’t even think about that.

How you proceed depends on if it’s a structural or a partition wall.

chrisBC 10-01-2011 06:07 PM

yes, see above

how big is your pass through that has been cut away?

dytecture 10-01-2011 07:54 PM

Creating a pass through in a wall
 
Even for a small (2 foot) opening, you'll need to put additional (jack studs) around your opening, not to mention a header 2 x 8 or 2 x 10 if your pass thru is more than 4 feet.

http://www.dytecture.ca

Oh-Fudge 10-04-2011 09:58 AM

Search for "framing a window opening" or "framing a doorway" for load bearing wall. Steps are the same except for not putting in the door or window.


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