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Adding a wall and door to an open concept bedroom

Adding a wall and door to an open concept bedroom


Old 10-26-19, 03:17 PM
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Adding a wall and door to an open concept bedroom

So my entire upstairs is one big master bedroom. At the top of the stairs there is no door. You are in my bedroom once you climb the stairs. I want to add a wall with an antique 32 X 80 inch stained glass door I have dragged around for years. I finally have a use for it !! It's a heavy solid core door. The current opening is 44 1/4" X 95". The question is,, I'm not sure how to secure the top plate of the door frame to the sloped drywall ceiling. I don't think the slope will be a problem. From what I have read I have to use toggle bolts to secure the top part of the 2X4 frame to the ceiling. I am wondering if this is correct ? The right side will be attached to an existing corner so I am assuming there will be a stud there behind the drywall and the left side will be attached to a stud. Plus it will be screwed to the floor. Any advice on how best to attach the top plate to a finished drywall ceiling ? Sorry the picture is sideways.
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Old 10-26-19, 03:31 PM
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Yes, for such a short top plate some construction adhesive and a couple toggle bolts will hold it until the glue sets up. That assumes there is nothing to screw it to on each end. Try using some 3" torx screws on the ends and if there's no framing there then use the toggles. You will probably want 4 1/2" long screws with your toggles.
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