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Basement Ceiling Framing Part 1

Ever wonder how to frame-away the UGLY obstacles overhead in your basement? You know… the low hanging “fruit” that seems to be everywhere in your basement? Well there is really only one way to hide all this ceiling insanity and that’s using a  framing method called Soffit Framing! The Soffits as we call them in the biz, hide the main ceiling obstacles that…


Basement Ceiling Framing Part 2

Basement Ceilings have their share of obstacles in the road to work around. Most basement ceiling obstacles can be hidden-away inside framed soffits. Soffits consist of 2 main components, the “ladders” and the “cross-over” members. Building soffits for your basement project ceilings is an easy task that only requires some very basic framing techniques to make this project go smoothly!Once you have built your soffit “ladders” and have them installed in the correct position, you then…


Basement Ceiling Framing Part 3

Framing basement ceilings is a breeze when you add the element of soffits to the ceiling project. Just about anything can be hidden in your basement ceilings by applying soffit framing techniques. Generally speaking, on most basement finishing projects the main obstacles going inside a basement soffits 9 time out of 10 are the main HVAC duct-work trunks…


Cutting out door bottom plates

When framing rough door openings for your new basement walls it’s a standard practice to cut-out the treated bottom plate in the rough door opening after the wall has been built and fastened into final position. The best tool for this job in the use of a reciprocating  saw with a nice sharp wood cutting blade installed in it! This type of saw cuts through your bottom plate like…


Framing a Basement Door Opening

Framing basement door openings is so EASY! Most every door that my company frames has the same exact height measurement for each door, which measures 83″ from the concrete floor to the bottom of the header framing. This really never changes. With 83″ you know the door will fit height-wise and if installed properly the new door will not drag on a carpeted floor, so there’s no door cutting needed! Now, the width will change from door to door, but it’s still very easy to…


Framing Basement Half-Walls

Half walls are a great way to separate two different zones in the basement from each one another, while keeping the basement “open and airy”, and not dark and claustrophobic like so many basements are. Half walls are also a creative way to hide support columns that reside in awkward locations making them a pain in the @#*%! to work around! Most half wall framing goes from one of the exterior walls over to…


Framing Basement Walls

For a lot of homeowners the mystery of exactly how to layout wall framing seams to be at the top of the framing issues list! After-all, the correct placement of the 2″ x 4″‘s in our framed wall is critical in a lot of different ways. Atop this list is laying out our walls correctly for drywall hanging later in the project. Positioning the 2″ x 4″ wall stud’s so that full sheets of drywall will work perfectly is not hard to do, but there is a definite layout procedure that must be followed in order to work out.


Framing Basement Windows

For a lot of homeowners the mystery of exactly how to layout wall framing seams to be at the top of the framing  issues list! After-all, the correct placement of the 2″ x 4″‘s in our framed wall is critical in a lot of different ways. Atop this list is laying out our walls correctly for drywall hanging later in the project. Positioning the 2″ x 4″ wall stud’s so that full sheets of drywall will work perfectly is not hard to do, but…


Framing Entertainment Walls

One excellent way to add some pizzazz to any finished basement project is by adding the element of built-in’s to your basement walls! Nothing says “custom job” like the presence of built-ins. Built-in’s come is a variety of configurations most notably the built-in bookcase, built-in “art niche”, built-in Entertainment Wall complete with built-in TV, stereo component rack, and speakers. These are but…


Framing a Basement Staircase

Framing areas around the steps in your basement project seems to cause a lot of homeowners to “freeze-up” with “framing-fear”! This basement framing usually involves some “angle cutting” and most of us just aren’t comfortable when figuring-out what angles to cut our basement framing pieces. But not to worry…it’s really quite easy to do, and I’d like to help you with…


Framing Steps for Banister

Framing for your basement stairway “angle wall”is the first step towards building a beautiful Banister Railing Assembly at the base of your basement staircase. This project requires cutting your stairway framing lumber at odd angles. These angles are simple to determine as this video will show you! You don’t have to be an Einstein to figure out what angles to cut. If you can…


Setting Framed Interior Walls

As you frame your basement project you will soon discover that not all walls are build alike! Some are taller, some are shorter, others are made up of both short and tall sections. I teach folks to build their walls while the wall is laying flat down on the basement floor during its construction. I don’t like…


Small Basement Framing Ideas

This basement was a quick “painless” little project that took us about 2 weeks to complete. We only finished a small section of the basement located at the right side of the basement steps, one big room really. We basically framed 4 walls to form a rectangular shaped room and then framed two small…

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