How to Frame a Door Opening

Date:May 27, 2019

Measuring and Cutting

1. Decide whether to buy a frame or build one.

2. Know what lumber to purchase. 

3. Determine the size of the door. 

4. Determine the size of the door opening. 

5. Cut the studs and sill plate to the width required.

6. Cut the door header. 

Putting It Together

1. Insert the top plate. 

2. Insert the sole plate.

3. Nail the king studs in place.

4. Nail the jack studs to the king studs.

5. Insert the header.

6. Insert a cripple stud. 

7. Remove the sole plate.

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