How to Frame Walls for a Basement Room – This Old House

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This Old House general contractor Tom Silva partitions off a below-grade space. (See below for a shopping list and tools.)

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Shopping List for How to Frame Walls for a Basement Room:
– pressure-treated 2x4s, used as the bottom wall plates
– 2x4s, used as the top wall plates and studs

Tools for How to Frame Walls for a Basement Room:
– 2-foot and 6-foot levels
– chalk line
– circular saw
– layout square
– cordless framing nailer, or hammer and 16d nails
– powder-actuated nail gun
– hearing and eye protection

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