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Old 10-11-2012, 10:15 AM   #1
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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

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

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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
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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.
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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.
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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
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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

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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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