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Interior Framing |Part 6 |Second floor 1

Hey there, welcome back to my blog! Today, I'm diving back into the upstairs framing of my project. While I don't have a lot done up here yet, I wanted to share a quick video to get you all back into the framing mindset with me.

I'm particularly excited about working on the upstairs. I'm aiming to have it all done, or at least mostly done, by early next week. In this episode, I'll be showing you how to frame up a wall with a door opening, touching on some safety tips along the way.

Upstairs, there are three bathrooms in total, which means there's plenty of work to be done. These are new plans that I've designed, so there might be some adjustments needed as I go along, especially to ensure that everything fits between the joists properly.

One side of the wall being made

Now, let's dive into the action. I've already prepared all the materials, which only took me about ten minutes. I've also cleared the area and pulled down some temporary railing to get started on framing this wall. Safety first, especially since there are no kids around, so I'm making sure to secure the area before beginning.

Using my measurements, I mark both the top and bottom plates, and then it's time to lay out the studs. I've got everything marked for the walls, including a closet and a bathroom. With all the prep work done, it's time to start building and standing up this wall.

Alright, I've got this short wall with a door opening framed in. Even though these walls aren't load-bearing, I always like to add a header for extra strength, especially around door openings. It's a little extra work, but it pays off in the long run.

Moving on to framing the closet, I mark out the opening and get everything prepared. Adding a header here as well for stability. Now, it's time to cut the studs, jacks, and headers to size before putting it all together.

closet framing

Once the framing is done, it's time to address safety. I can't stress enough how important it is to be cautious, especially when using power tools like a miter saw. Always keep your hands clear and wear safety gear. And when it comes to nailing, be mindful of where your hands are to avoid any accidents.

Alright, it's been a productive day despite some interruptions from the weather. The outside walls are framed in, and I've made good progress on the interior walls as well. Safety precautions are always at the forefront of my mind, especially when working around my kids.

As I wrap up for the day, I'm feeling good about the progress I've made.

There's still plenty to do, but I'm taking it one step at a time. Thanks for following along on this journey with me, and stay tuned for more updates!

paul and emily

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