Wall with archway door


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Old 12-12-07, 05:21 AM
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Okay so, I'm going to be helping my brother building a wall to seperate the kitchen/dining room from the living room and in this wall is going to be an arched doorway ( no door ) I know how to frame out the wall but need some help framing the arched doorway. Any suggestions?
 
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The easiest way to do it is to draw out your arch on a piece of plywood or OSB. Cut out 2 identical pieces to form both sides of the arch. Then attach framing members to one side only.

So, if your wall is 3 1/2" thick, you'd use 1/2" OSB on each side and 2 1/2" framing members. You'd attach one solid piece of framing across the top so that you could attach the arch to the header. You'd attach a solid piece along the sides so that you could attach the arch to the trimmers. Then each piece in the middle would be spaced about 6" apart... and you'd try and match the angle to the arch. Once you have the half framed up, install it in the opening under the header. Then put the other half of the plywood on. You can install some bendable material to cap the bottom of the framing, such as tempered hardboard or underlayment, nailing it to the vertical pieces of framing.

If you wanted to take the time, you could also frame the bottom of the arch solid with a bunch of short pieces of framing to match the curve of the arch, then you'd need less vertical framing, but that would be lots of short pieces! But if you glued them and shot them on with a finish gun, it would work fine. No need to miter them all to fit exactly.
 
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Thank you so much that sounds pretty easy. I have been wracking my brain on how to do it and never came up with the idea. Thanks again

Originally Posted by XSleeper
Welcome to the forums!

The easiest way to do it is to draw out your arch on a piece of plywood or OSB. Cut out 2 identical pieces to form both sides of the arch. Then attach framing members to one side only.

So, if your wall is 3 1/2" thick, you'd use 1/2" OSB on each side and 2 1/2" framing members. You'd attach one solid piece of framing across the top so that you could attach the arch to the header. You'd attach a solid piece along the sides so that you could attach the arch to the trimmers. Then each piece in the middle would be spaced about 6" apart... and you'd try and match the angle to the arch. Once you have the half framed up, install it in the opening under the header. Then put the other half of the plywood on. You can install some bendable material to cap the bottom of the framing, such as tempered hardboard or underlayment, nailing it to the vertical pieces of framing.

If you wanted to take the time, you could also frame the bottom of the arch solid with a bunch of short pieces of framing to match the curve of the arch, then you'd need less vertical framing, but that would be lots of short pieces! But if you glued them and shot them on with a finish gun, it would work fine. No need to miter them all to fit exactly.
 
 

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