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Framing the last wall

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The finished 8' section of wall running to the support poleFinally, I'm down to the last wall! It's a simple 8' section running from the screen wall to the support pole on the left. Since I carefully planned the location of the support pole to blend in with the end of the wall (and snapped the chalk line) that part was done. However since the wall runs between the two main ducts and next to the main support beam, I wasn't sure if I'd be able to build it and tip it into place (using method 1 of framing a wall).

Closing off the awkward corner to make a perfect 90 degree angle (instead of three short walls).Previously, I had test-fitted a short one-foot section I had built for the office closet (see framing the office). It seemed there was enough space at the time, so I built the wall first and then slid it between the ducts to stand it up straight. It fit perfectly! I secured the top and bottom plates, and that was that! (Well, almost!).

Because of the location of the three walls (office, screen, and wall to the support pole), I was left with an awkward corner. Rather than leaving three short (3-6 inch) sections that I'd have to fit with drywall, I figured it would be better to close it off and make a nice even corner. It took about hour to cut and fit the pieces, but FINALLY the FRAMING IS COMPLETE!

Additional framing resources

How to frame a wall
Step-by-step instructions for framing your basement walls.

How to frame a door
The basics for how to rough-in a door opening.

Progress Topics

Getting started

Down come the walls

1st mishap

Basement wall cracks

Lumber and tools

Starting construction - Hammer time!

Moving ductwork

Finishing the 1st wall

Around the corner

Five short walls

The big wall

Repairing cracks again!

Framing around windows

Framing the office

Finishing the office

Design decision

Framing support poles

Framing the last wall

See also...
Phase 2: Electrical and Drywall

Phase 3: Priming, painting and finshing touches




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