Framing 2 walls together, and the corners

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Old 09-19-04, 06:08 PM
hankej
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Framing 2 walls together, and the corners

Hey all,

I am starting the framing process of my basement. I have a wall studded together except for the corners. How are the corner studs attached? Do you have to have 2 top plates per wall to wove the wall together or is there another method? (I am hoping for the other method) I hope these questions make sense. If anyone has a drawing or can point me to a website with a drawing so I can see that would be great.

Thanks everyone.
 
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Old 09-20-04, 03:51 AM
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Create the same intersection of the top plate as is on the bottom.(Where one leg of an "L" butts against another.)
Lay two 2x4's on edge, cut to length, seperated by a 2x4x24" block, on edge, in the middle of their length, roughly describing an "H".
Insert one additional block near the top and bottom, join these together with two 16D's through one full length 2x4 into the blocks and one 16D through the other full length 2x4 into the block.
Stand this up on th leg of the "L" that DOESN'T butt into the other and toe nail to the top plate.
On the abutting leg, insert a cut to length 2x4 and toenail to the top and bottom plate and through into the blocks.
This method creates backing in both legs of the "L" and is easy to install blocking too.
 
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Old 09-20-04, 11:59 AM
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Thank you for the reply, but being as how I am a total newbie to this I really have no idea as to what your talking about. I am really sorry about that. I know how to frame the studs 16" o.c. It's just the corner's that I don't understand. Is there a picture on the web that you know of?

Thanks for the help
 
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Old 09-20-04, 07:08 PM
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Originally Posted by Snoonyb
Create the same intersection of the top plate as is on the bottom.(Where one leg of an "L" butts against another.)
Lay two 2x4's on edge, cut to length, seperated by a 2x4x24" block, on edge, in the middle of their length, roughly describing an "H".
Insert one additional block near the top and bottom, join these together with two 16D's through one full length 2x4 into the blocks and one 16D through the other full length 2x4 into the block.
Stand this up on th leg of the "L" that DOESN'T butt into the other and toe nail to the top plate.
On the abutting leg, insert a cut to length 2x4 and toenail to the top and bottom plate and through into the blocks.
This method creates backing in both legs of the "L" and is easy to install blocking too.
http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&i...=Google+Search

http://alsnetbiz.com/homeimprovement/framglossary.html

"Corner Post
The wall stud and spacer blocks that create an interior nailing surface for drywall at a framed corner."

What I described is fig. 3, a variation is found in fig. 5.
http://www.energystar.gov/ia/new_hom...ing1-17-01.pdf

Another variation.
http://www.hometime.com/Howto/projec...ame_3.htm#wall
 
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