Framing a wall help

Old 08-15-14, 07:30 AM
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I have a building that I want to create a man cave area.

Building is 28' x 40' overall. I want to close in 12' in the back to make a 12' x 28' room.

The height is 113" at the tallest point with an angle on each side down to a 99" height over 4 ft... Crude drawing attached.

Can anyone recommend a framing technique for this setup? It will only need one wall framed that is 28' long.

Thank your for your help!!!

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Old 08-15-14, 12:52 PM
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This should be simple, since it doesn't need to be load bearing.

I would lay down the 28' sole plate, secure in place with powder actuated nail gun (for concrete) and just build the wall in place, using 8d toenails.

You'll need helpers.

Once sole plate is down, cut the longest top plate for the middle. Lift top plate to ceiling and prop up with temporary bracing at the far outside edges. The temp bracing can be a 2 x 4's a little longer than you need... this will allow you to stand them up at a slight angle and "wedge" the top plate against ceiling temporarily.

With sole plate secured, and top plate against ceiling, you can start measuring for your studs. Cut and place a couple of studs, preferably near the outside edges of wall. These 2 studs cut accurately, will now replace your previous wedged in ones.

Place another stud in middle. Now you can tap top plate with hammer, moving it front or back adjusting to make it plumb.

Once the "frame" is square and plumb, you can start adding all studs 16" oc.

If there are openings and you need details, post back.

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