Framing a new closet into an existing corner?


Old 06-29-09, 09:10 PM
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Smile Framing a new closet into an existing corner?

We'd like to add a closet to our office. Ideally want to put the closet flush in an existing corner (building the end wall and the header). The problem is the existing end wall is shared with a bathroom, along the bathtub. How do we build the header without adding the studs along the existing wall for support? is there an alternative to supporting headers?
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Old 06-30-09, 04:29 AM
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What header are you referring to? Being "flush", are you cutting into a space beyond the wall to install this? Or are you building this out from an existing corner?
Old 07-03-09, 04:34 PM
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Building out from an existing corner. We've got 9ft. ceilings and the doors are only going to be 80" tall - that's the header I was referring to.
Old 07-03-09, 05:58 PM
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Header for the door isn't load bearing. Sandwich a piece of " plywood between two 2X6s and you got it. Use two 2X4s on each side of the door. One to the height of the ceiling minus stud plate and one the height of the door jamb. The header rests on the shorter one.

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