steel connector plates * Single bottom plate and single * Windows and doors located so that top plate at least one side of opening lines * Studs 600 mm on center up with typical stud spacing * 2 stud corners and interior wall (eliminates one king stud
) connections with drywall clips * Window framing consisted of head/ * 12-mm exterior plywood sheathing sill portions and king and queen studs * 140-mm cellulose insulation * Wood siding + wood windows * 12-mm interior gypsum board (a) A king stud
is a full size stud beside an opening.
Next nail the trimmer stud to the king stud
and then install the sill and the cripple studs (Photo 8) below the sill.
Longer headers and those supporting more weight require the support of two or more trimmers on each end, and some openings require more than one king stud.
The vertical pillars supporting each end (normally composed of 2x4s or 2x6s) are called king studs and trimmers (or jack studs).
You'll need to install the new king stud, which runs from the floor plate to the existing ceiling plate, and the new jack stud, which determines the width and height of the new rough opening and supports one end of the new header (Photo 4).
The other end of the new header is nailed to the king stud that supported the old door header.
Cut king studs
and nail them to the top and bottom plates.
Mark an "X" outside these marks for the full-height king studs
Use a sledgehammer to knock the king studs
and trimmers away from the ends of the existing header (Photo 3).
Connect the wood buck to the metal framing by turning the solid webs of the king studs
toward the rough opening and fastening the wood to the metal with 1-1/4 in.
Carefully walk the header up stable ladders and set it on the trimmers, nailing it through the back of the king studs
(see Detail 1 of Fig.
A and Photo 3, adding new king studs
and trimmer studs.