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Framing doors with metal & wood studs


I’m framing some doorways in a reno project.

Doors are 28x 80, 30x80 and 34 x 84 (laundry closet).

Can I use a metal stud for my king stud and a wooden stud as my jack stud?

I have a lot of metal studs on hand, and only a limited number of wood 2x4s.

Figured since I’m nailing into the jack stud it should be wood.

Header will be wood. Cripples will be metal.

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Might have to use trim screws when applying your casings, but other than that you should be fine as long as the wall is not load bearing.
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Might have to use trim screws when applying your casings, but other than that you should be fine as long as the wall is not load bearing.

Forgot about the casings! Darn.

Looking at the 2x4x10s I got. All of them are twisted. And these were the straightest ones I could find in HD.



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You can space the wood far away enough from the door jamb, just measure the trims. If too much, fill the gap with ply. Use the metal studs as kings to the ceiling facing away and screw the wood to king. You want the header to be wood as well for easier door jamb install. Shim and shoot. Even with the wood, you want to block that stud bay. metal studs vibrate, noise and less solid feel when doors are closed.


Pros would just put the wood into the metal stud and anchor with screws. But I think this was a commercial build and the doors were metal bucks. You also may want to find another store for 2x4 lumber. You may have better chance with 8 footers and just join a piece for 10' reach.
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You have to be at the store when they open a new package.
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I'm going to use wood studs. Gonna look for good 8 footers at HD (Lumber yards are closed today). If they don't have them I'll hit the lumber yard tomorrow.

I did use a warped 2x4x10 to build a door frame. Lots of pulling and twisting with a clamp on to get it secure. Then screwed it up with a GRK fasteners.
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You have to be at the store when they open a new package.


Spot on here Neal. I got to HD and cut open a new package. Mostly straight. Thanks.



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Spot on here Neal. I got to HD and cut open a new package. Mostly straight. Thanks.



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next time you build that put a top wall plate there too. Then you can screw that to the joists and then screw the studs to that and it will be more stable.
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So I decided to go with 96” tall doors all around. Since the ceiling height is 10’ in the area with all the doors I think it make sense to have8’ doors.

Only problem is all my jack studs are 96” and I need a 98 1/2” tall rough opening. Can I add a 2 1/2” piece to the top of my jack stud to make up the difference?




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So I decided to go with 96” tall doors all around. Since the ceiling height is 10’ in the area with all the doors I think it make sense to have8’ doors.

Only problem is all my jack studs are 96” and I need a 98 1/2” tall rough opening. Can I add a 2 1/2” piece to the top of my jack stud to make up the difference?




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Make them both 10 ft long with pieces nailed together just put short blocks above your sills to nail the sills to.
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Make them both 10 ft long with pieces nailed together just put short blocks above your sills to nail the sills to.

I’d prefer not to make another lumber run. Is it acceptable to make the jack stud 98 1/2” by screwing a 2 1/2” piece on top or will that cause some weakness in the door frame over time?



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You’re right Neal, I’m gonna slap some 10 footers in as my jacks.


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