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I am currently remodeling our closet. I am changing the entrance into the closet, and moving it adjacent to an exterior wall. I would like to frame the new entrance so that there is no trimmer stud showing along the adjacent exterior wall (no stub wall) so that I will have a smooth continuous wall that extends through the door opening. Also I am doing this on the 1st floor of a two story house. How can I do this? I"m not sure if the new door way is in a load bearing wall or not. Any help is greatly appreciated.


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I am currently remodeling our closet. I am changing the entrance into the closet, and moving it adjacent to an exterior wall. I would like to frame the new entrance so that there is no trimmer stud showing along the adjacent exterior wall (no stub wall) so that I will have a smooth continuous wall that extends through the door opening. Also I am doing this on the 1st floor of a two story house. How can I do this? I"m not sure if the new door way is in a load bearing wall or not. Any help is greatly appreciated.


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Besides the fact that it will look awful, there is no way around needing to put "stops" on the walls. Then there goes the straight-through effect you were looking for.
 

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So this is a ............ swinging door, as in restaurant? With no latch or stop as Willie said? Again, why?

Just run the header 1-1/2" into the exterior to bear on a trimmer, with either a king stud behind it or full height studs on either side of the trimmer and the header run all the way to exterior sheathing. Nail it well. Be safe, G
 

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clarification

There will not be a physical door, only a short hallway through the front of the closet.
 
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