Build a Closet – Attaching the Walls

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Contractor Bill Frishman demonstrates how to attach the walls when building a closet.

    Bill Frishman

    Bill is president of BGB Builders, out of Haymarket, Virginia. BGB Builders specializes in Custom Homes, Detached Garages, Additions, Remodeling, and Commercial Projects. Since receiving a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance in 1990, Bill has built over 250 homes and businesses in the Northern Virginia area. Some of Bill’s credentials include a Class A Contractors license, OSHA certification, and he is a Fairfax County certified land disturber. He also has extensive experience in land development, re-zoning, and bond release. BGB is fully licensed and insured. BGB Builders takes pride in building a strong foundation and quality home or business that will stand for generations to come.

    Bill Frishman: Hi I am Bill with BGB Builders. I have got my wife Genna, an assistant with me. Our project today is building a closet. Next step is going to be to take the walls that we have built and put them in place. Lets go ahead and do that. Now our first step is going to be securing these walls to the concrete, got my safety glasses and I am going to ahead and use the Hilty gun but as I said before you can use Masonry cut nails and a hammer to do the same thing.

    So, all I am going to do here is to put my safety glasses down, line my wall up with the chalk marks that we have, make sure we are all lined up and then in each stud bay, were going to use the Hilty gun. So this is going to be a loud noise. Well repeat that one more time and the next thing we need to do is to level the wall. We can tell that its leveled when the bubble is centered in between the two lines, which it is. So I am a go ahead and nail the wall.

    Now, we going to move back and do the same thing until we get back to this wall. okay, now I just finished nailing every where I can. I put a block in between the two joice, where my wall would have ended up with nothing to nail to, so I put a block in here to nail to and I have got each floor joice that I can also nail to. So I just am going to finish up nailing and the same thing goes to these blocks over here. I have put these blocks in because our wall doesnt line up with the studs, so well put blocks in, so we have something to nail to. Lets get our ladder out of our way, so that we keep our clean jobs right. And I am going to nail this last block. Our first wall is in place now that weve installed our first wall, its time to install the second wall. So were going to repeat the same process, we going to move the wall on the place first. This takes a little bit of adjustment and were going to secure the floor, the wall to the floor and maybe well even do this from the inside, cover your ears, loud noise. Now that weve secured the bottom of this wall, we are going to level it. I am going to get on ladder and were going to secure it to the ceiling.

    Now lets start on this side, just finished on this side, okay. Genna are we leveled?

    Genna: Yeah, we are. Bill Frishman: Okay, alright, now I also secure it to this corner here where I have got my two studs as we laid out before on my outside corner, so that I have got something to nail to. Now that our second wall is secure, our closet is framed, lets move on to hanging drywall.