framing out closet in room with vaulted ceiling

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Old 05-24-06, 02:24 PM
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framing out closet in room with vaulted ceiling

I'm familiar with techniques for framing out a closet in a room with a regular ceiling height. I'm adding a closet in my bedroom, which has a vaulted ceiling, so I'd like to extend the top of the closet up to the ceiling (13 feet at highest point). Do I build out the closet as normal, and then frame in the top? How does this change the header requirements for my closet door? Thanks. Heather
 
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Old 05-24-06, 04:11 PM
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I would just use full length studs for the walls. If the door opening is in a bearing wall a header appropriate for the span is needed. I don't think the height of the wall makes a difference.
 
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Old 05-24-06, 06:23 PM
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The header for the door will be in the same place no matter how high the wall is. But as Wayne said, use full length studs. Another method is to build a wall with standard studs and top plates, then balloon it up on the long sides. For a closet, either method would work.
 
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thank you!
 
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