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BigRedFan 10-11-2012 09:15 AM

framing with metal studs
 
I have been googling framing with metal studs and I think it is what I want to do. I am planning on building a 7ft wall to make my master bedrooms closet bigger.

The whole process seems very simply, but I am looking for some guidance on how to frame a door using metal studs. Are there any walk through tutorials

joecaption 10-11-2012 09:42 AM

Why metal studs?
A 2 X 4 wall would only need a hammer and a saw, not that hard to do.

BigRedFan 10-11-2012 09:52 AM

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Originally Posted by joecaption (Post 1028795)
How metal studs?
A 2 X 4 wall would only need a hammer and a saw, not that hard to do.


No real reason. I guess using wood is a possibility. I just liked how the metal studs fit into the track so easily

sublime2 10-11-2012 10:02 AM

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Originally Posted by joecaption
How metal studs?
A 2 X 4 wall would only need a hammer and a saw, not that hard to do.

And not much time to construct.
Metal studs will require special screws to attach metal studs to eachother and the rock you going to attach to it.
If the project were bigger,maybe use metal.
For this project I think your better off with wood.

BigRedFan 10-11-2012 10:07 AM

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Originally Posted by sublime2 (Post 1028807)
And not much time to construct.
Metal studs will require special screws to attach metal studs to eachother and the rock you going to attach to it.
If the project were bigger,maybe use metal.
For this project I think your better off with wood.


Ok any resources you could provide on how big to make the space for the prehung door.

sublime2 10-11-2012 10:15 AM

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Originally Posted by BigRedFan

Ok any resources you could provide on how big to make the space for the prehung door.

Pre hung door common size for a closet is 28" x 78" I think.of course you can use bigger o.es if you chose.
You want to make the rough opening 2" wider & 2" higher then the door with frame.
So for the above door the rough opening would be 30" x80".

http://www.sawkerfs.com/Rough_Openings_For_Doors.html

BigRedFan 10-11-2012 10:31 AM

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Originally Posted by sublime2 (Post 1028817)
Pre hung door common size for a closet is 28" x 78" I think.of course you can use bigger o.es if you chose.
You want to make the rough opening 2" wider & 2" higher then the door with frame.
So for the above door the rough opening would be 30" x80".

http://www.sawkerfs.com/Rough_Openings_For_Doors.html


Thank you so Much!!

woodworkbykirk 10-11-2012 02:46 PM

for a roiugh opening for a door in steel stud you simply screw a 2x4 to the steel stud to create the nailer for hanging the door plus it stiffens up the opening

BigRedFan 10-11-2012 02:47 PM

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Originally Posted by woodworkbykirk (Post 1028973)
for a roiugh opening for a door in steel stud you simply screw a 2x4 to the steel stud to create the nailer for hanging the door plus it stiffens up the opening


I did the math and it was an about 40 dollars for all the wood i would need. Seems like the best way to go

mae-ling 10-11-2012 10:22 PM

What type of door bifold or swinging?
If bifold - What type of jambs, drywall return? 1/2 jambs? full jambs?

Makes a difference on size of opening

BigRedFan 10-12-2012 09:11 AM

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Originally Posted by mae-ling (Post 1029212)
What type of door bifold or swinging?
If bifold - What type of jambs, drywall return? 1/2 jambs? full jambs?

Makes a difference on size of opening


going to do a 28" swinging door

woodworkbykirk 10-12-2012 06:53 PM

you can do a 30" opening if the jamb stock is 5/8" and both sides of the opening are perfectly plumb.. nothing i hate more than trying to hang doors in rough openings that are tight and not even plumb


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