Framing a 45 degree wall - photo from 2005


Old 05-18-09, 02:56 PM
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I'm framing a 45 degree wall for a basement closet and saw a thread from 2005 about the same issue and it had a photo in it from XSleeper. I can't get the link to the photo to open (it looks like the page expired) and was wondering if anyone had the photo to post again.
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Old 05-18-09, 06:47 PM
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45 degree wall blueprints/schematics

Any basic blueprint / drawing of the right way to frame a 45 degree angle would work too. Thanks in advance for any help you might be able to is appreciated very much.
Old 05-18-09, 07:33 PM
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Yeah, it's too bad yahoo photos went away, and the method they used for transferring pictures to another account was a bomb. All the photos got lost.

Basically there is no "one way" to do it. It usually makes sense for both pieces that make up the sole plate to be cut at a 45... one is flipped so that the short point of the resulting angle is actually the outside corner of the wall. The other sole plate is flipped so that the long point of IT'S resulting angle will be the inside corner of the wall. If you also do this on your double plate, you can reverse the way the top plate overlaps and have a stronger corner that way.

As for the studs and how they meet at the corner, you could do that several ways. The least amount of pieces would involve taking a couple 2x6's, ripping them into the shape of a parallelogram, with matching 22.5 degree angles on each side, making it 3 1/2" wide from long point to short point, just like a 2x4 stud would be, but with the proper angle on each side, so that you could slap 2 of them back to back (like a mirror image), to make your 45.

Other methods would make for a wider corner, and would either be a 3 or 4 piece corner made up of full studs, then filler pieces that are ripped at the appropriate angle to fill in the gap at the outside corner. The main thing is that both sides of the corner be nailed together so that they perform as one unit, and you won't get a drywall corner that wants to crack.
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Here are a couple ways to do it.

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