Filling Door Opening in Cinderblock wall


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Old 05-30-06, 11:53 AM
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Filling Door Opening in Cinderblock wall

I have a walk out basement where I doul like to close off a door opening. The opening is completely above grade. Do I want to fill in the opeing with Cinderblock. Or frame it in with studs and plywood?
 
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Filling Door Opening in Cinderblock wall

If you can lay block, filling with block the same thickness would be much easier with no problems of finishing between the different materials and thicknesses.

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How would that compare price wise? Also the wall is thicker than the blcok its self. On the inside there is drywall over the block.
 
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Filling Door Opening in Cinderblock wall

Costwise, nothing is cheaper than wood if you have to use sheetrock on the inside and match the block/firring/ sheet rock thickness. Then all you have to worry about is the exterior appearance.

More expensive, but the best match appearance-wise (interior and exterior) - Block (4" to 8" depending on the wall thickness), then 2x4 stud wall and sheet rock for the inside.

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