Adding new stud (framing for a door), can only access one side
New to the forum. I'm moving a door a few feet over in a load bearing wall. My plan is to cut the current drywall where I want the new door to end up, so that I don't need to refinish the skip-trowel texture on that part of the wall.
I was going to slide a new king stud (and then jack stud) into the drywall so that the jack stud ends flush with the edge.
This means that I only have nailing access to one side of the king stud when nailing into the top plate and bottom plate of the wall...
Is this ok? Or do I need to take the drywall off around the king stud location so that I can nail into both sides?
Thanks for the quick reply. I'm planning to re-use the same header that's already there, and slide it over. The new door frame will actually be slighly narrower than the old, so I can just cut a few inches off the header.
It's an interior wall. On the side that currently has no drywall, I will add new -- it goes into a corner, so the "new" skip trowel will be harder to notice...
Basically, If I need to toe-nail both sides, or nail into the header from the outside of the king stud, I will take off more drywall. Just don't want to interrupt the current texture if I don't need to since I suck at both taping and texture :-)