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Framing a Basement as a Do It Yourself Project

By Edited Aug 19, 2016 0 0

Framing a basement can be hard work but there are several guidelines that you can easily follow. Given the right directions, you can save on the cost of hiring a contractor and frame your basement by yourself.

Do-it-yourself

There are three components to the structure of your wall frame: the top plate, the bottom plate, and the studs. Always use safety glasses!

You can now use a power tool nail gun to drive nails into the wall and the floor. Nail the top plate and use two nails on every joist. The top plate should be attached to the ceiling joists.

Attach the bottom plate to the floor and you're your nail gun to drive it into the concrete floor. Next, the stud you will use should be proportionate to the distance from bottom plate to top plate and should fit perfectly in between.

You can start the stud on any corner. Toe-nail your stud to the top plate and then the bottom plate. Repeat this process on every stud. All studs should be the same length. You still have to fill in the studs and this time you will need illustration.

You can get this from carpentry books or you can visit your local hardware store to get a diagram on how to do the framing.

Get an expert to do it

Framing a basement can be complicated to someone who has no carpentry experience and if you find this difficult to do just by reading it, then it is time to consider hiring basement contractors.

Always consider the cost of framing a basement yourself or hiring an expert. If you really don't like the cost of hiring an expert, maybe you can get advice from carpenters or ask someone to help you out.

Using a diagram is the best solution when you want to do things by yourself, most basement framing directions are pretty easy to follow.

Another related article you may want to read - Fun Basement Remodeling Ideas.

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