When you transform your home, building an interior wall allows you to divide a larger room into two smaller rooms, which can meet your changing needs.
If the room where you are building the wall is carpeted, you must first remove the carpet where the wall is being installed.
Doing so allows you to connect the wall to the ground floor, providing a more solid foundation, while also making it easier for you to remove the rest of the carpet in the future.
Select the position of the wall by using the stud finder to locate studs in the intersection wall where the new wall will be connected.
Connecting the end bolts of the new wall to the bolts of the existing wall can strengthen it. Lay 2-by-
There are 4 planks on the floor where the wall is being built.
Cut-in carpet and fill with art knife, use month-by-4s as a guide.
Lift the board up and remove the carpet and padding to reveal the ground floor.
Use a reciprocating saw to cut the molding from the bottom of the intersection wall.
Mark the position of the door on the ground floor and measure the distance from the end of the door to the wall. Cut pressure-treated 2-by-
The 4S that matches these distances is the window panel where the wall frame will be located.
Every 6 inch connect the window panel to the floor with galvanized screws. Cut a non-pressure-treated 2-by-
Same length as each window panel.
These will be the bottom plates of the frame.
Cut the Third Board and measure the length of the entire wall, which will be the top plate.
DingTalk the wall from nonpressure-treated 2-by-4 boards.
Calculate the height of the wall nail by subtracting the thickness of two 2-by-
The distance between the ceiling and the top of the window panel is 4 S.
Nail a nail at each end of the bottom plate, and then nail a nail between the two end nails to keep the nail spacing not more than 16 inch.
Nail the top plate to the top of the nail.
With the help of the assistant, lift the frame to the top of the window panel.
Nail the frame to the window panel and attach it to the bolts on the intersection wall and ceiling with drywall screws. Cut two 2-by-
The same 4S as the height of the door and pin them on the tailpin at the door.
These DingTalk are called Jack nails and tail nails are called King nails.
The title of the door from 2-by-4.
The length of the head is the same as the distance between the two kings nails.
Nail the head to the top of the Jack nail.
Nail a bolt between the head and the top plate.
This is the so-called lame foot.
If there is more than 16 inch between the cripple nail and the King nail, use multiple cripple nails.
Measure and cut dry wall panels suitable for walls.
Every 16 inch attach them to the frame with drywall screws.
Nail flexible corners at the edge of the door, using a nail for every 3 inch.
Apply the seam compound with putty knife to the seam between the dry wall sheet and the Corner bead.
Place the drywall tape at the seam and place the putty knife on the tape to push it into the seam.
Let it dry overnight.
Polish seams with fine sand
Sandpaper, wipe the dust on the wall with a clean and dry rag.
Add two more seam compounds and drywall tape to allow each layer to dry and Polish smoothly overnight.
Cover the wall with latex
Based on the primer, let it dry.
Paint the walls with two layers of paint to dry each layer.
Form the nail to the bottom of the wall with a finish nail.