Here is a list of things you will require:
- Around 5 boards, 2" x 4"
- A tape measure
- A Hammer
- A circular saw
- 2 saw-horses
10 Steps to Framing a Wall
The first step is quite obvious. You need to know the size of the frame that you need to make. So, measure the width and height of the wall. Make sure to write it down and re-check the figures once again
Next, mark the measurements on 3 of the 2 x 4 boards. Mark is starkly so that it is clearly visible. Once marked, recheck the measurements one more time.
Set the marked boards on the saw-horses and cut it along the marked length with a circular saw. Then place them on the floor. Place one of the boards where the bottom of the wall will be and two of them, where the top of the wall will be.
Again, measure the height of the room, subtract from that (the height), the width of three 2 x 4 boards. Since the standard boards are 1.5 inches thick, the three will add to 4.5 inches. Now, subtract the 4.5 inches from what the overall height of the wall and then, mark each board. Lastly, check the math and measuring of the board.
Next, cut the 2 boards as marked and place one board at each end of the 3 boards laying on the ground. With a hammer, nail the two end boards into the bottom board. Then do the same to the inside of the 2 boards at the top of the wall.
Next, cut the studs for the wall. (These studs are made from more of the 2 x 4 boards). Measure the width of the wall, once again, from side to side. To know how many studs you need to cut, divide the result of the measurement by 16. That is how many studs you need to cut.
Install those cut studs along the wall frame. Keep a standard spacing of 16 inches between two studs. Keeping the first stud 16 inches from the outside edge of the end of the wall. Make sure that you check and recheck the measurements to avoid any errors.
Continue to install the studs, at 16 inches from each other, across the width of the wall. It is alright if the space between the last stud and edge piece is smaller than the rest.
Line up the last piece of the 2 x 4 board to the top of the wall; this will make the wall header. Next, position the new wall in place and nail it into the floor joints at the edge of the room.
Lastly, raise the wall and nail it into place with the walls. The nails are driven from the end-cap of the new wall into the wall end studs. However, the end may need support until brace bars are placed, to support the weight of the new wall. This will keep the wall upright and keep the free end from flopping back and forth.
If you are looking for help for basement construction, follow the same instructions when you want to know how to frame a basement wall. Make sure that you recheck all the measurements time and again to avoid mistakes, and also the wastage of supplies.