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Old 09-07-2008, 01:29 PM   #1
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Header size for 12' opening (not load bearing)?

I'm putting in a large(12' wide), but short (5') closet. I want to build an opening 12' wide to put the closet doors on. What size header is appropriate for this?

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Old 09-07-2008, 05:07 PM   #2
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Header size for 12' opening (not load bearing)?

Even though it is not load bearing, I'd go with a double 2x10. You might be able to get away with less, but I wouldn't, given the size of the opening.

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