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How to Frame a Wall with a Window Opening

About this Lesson

  • Type: Video Tutorial
  • Length: 8:40
  • Media: Video/mp4
  • Use: Watch Online & Download
  • Access Period: Unrestricted
  • Download: MP4 (iPod compatible)
  • Size: 42 MB
  • Posted: 10/27/2008

This lesson is part of the following series:

Rough Frame a Wall and Window Opening (2 lessons, $3.96)

Part 2 in the series " Basic principles of rough framing".

If you have ever wondered how to properly frame a wall with a window, this instructional video tells you exactly how to do it. Mike the How to Guy takes you through a step by step process of framing the wall, laying out the window, framing the window and integrating the rough opening of the window into the overall wall frame.

After watching this video, you will learn specific techniques about building the header, building the sill plate, measuring the height of the window sill, cutting the studs, transferring the layout of the studs to the sill, leader and triple studs. Finally, Mike shows how to nail all the pieces of the wall frame with a window together. At the end of the video, Mike stands up the wall frame with a window and shows you how the finished product will look.

If you follow Mike's wall and window framing process, the actual window installation should be a breeze.

About this Author

Mikethehowtoguy
Mikethehowtoguy
4 lessons
Joined:
10/09/2008

Hi I am Mike the how to guy. I have had over 15 years of design and building experience. I am looking forward to sharing with you
all of the tips and tricks I have learned over the years .If you have any requests feel free to e-mail me: mikethehowtoguy@yahoo.com

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Recent Reviews

Nopic_tan
Excellent Rough Window Framing Lesson
04/28/2012
~ Denis2

I'm a DIY guy and not a professional so I need all the lessons I can get. Mike makes the mystery of rough framing a window clear by showing all of the steps you need to follow. Great video - can't wait for more!

Nopic_tan
How to frame a wall with a window opening
06/18/2011
~ D0

The video was exactly what I needed to frame in a wall with a window where my garage door used to be. Thanks!

Nopic_dkb
Missing Details
09/20/2010
~ kstone

This basic video leaves many of the details out. The construction of a header, the reason an exterior wall has 3 studs at the end, and the details of the rough opening, allowing for the second top plate, and length of the top cripples or even the need for cripples at the top are just a few.

Nopic_grn
very helpful
06/15/2009
~ sarah5

After watching this video I feel confident that I can frame in a window. The video was easy to follow and very informative.

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Mike the How To Guy really knows how to Frame a...
12/30/2008
~ Ellen

I thought that Mike did a great job explaining all the steps involved with framing a wall with a rough opening for a window. Very detailed and great explanation. He knows what he is doing.

Nopic_tan
Excellent Rough Window Framing Lesson
04/28/2012
~ Denis2

I'm a DIY guy and not a professional so I need all the lessons I can get. Mike makes the mystery of rough framing a window clear by showing all of the steps you need to follow. Great video - can't wait for more!

Nopic_tan
How to frame a wall with a window opening
06/18/2011
~ D0

The video was exactly what I needed to frame in a wall with a window where my garage door used to be. Thanks!

Nopic_dkb
Missing Details
09/20/2010
~ kstone

This basic video leaves many of the details out. The construction of a header, the reason an exterior wall has 3 studs at the end, and the details of the rough opening, allowing for the second top plate, and length of the top cripples or even the need for cripples at the top are just a few.

Nopic_grn
very helpful
06/15/2009
~ sarah5

After watching this video I feel confident that I can frame in a window. The video was easy to follow and very informative.

Img_5160_homepage
Mike the How To Guy really knows how to Frame a...
12/30/2008
~ Ellen

I thought that Mike did a great job explaining all the steps involved with framing a wall with a rough opening for a window. Very detailed and great explanation. He knows what he is doing.

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