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Old 10-01-2011, 05:31 PM   #1
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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.

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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.

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yes, see above

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

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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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