Angled walls (not square)

Discussion in 'Building Construction' started by r_buecheler@hotmail.com, Jun 17, 2006.

  1. Guest

    I am playing with some ideas on building a new home, where the walls
    have 30 and 60 degree angles. I have been searching the web for rules
    on how to place "corner studs" if the corner isn't square (90 degrees)
    (and that's for the outside walls 2x6 or even 2x8 framing).
    I have also looked for "non-square" wall intersections (as opposed to
    T-intersections) (inside 2x4) where the wall meets a "corner" at an
    angle.
    For the outside angles I found this DIY website for my ideas
    http://www.extremehowto.com/xh/article.asp?article_id=60256
    but I can't find anything on the inside "corner intersections".
    Does anybody have a link or could explain to me "graphically" how to
    place studs in such a configuration?

    Thanks, Robi
     
    , Jun 17, 2006
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  2. DT Guest

    I'm currently building a bedroom addition that has an inside 'bay' at each end
    with walls at 60 degrees. One is an 8 foot wide bump-out (into the bedroom) to
    expand the bathroom and the other end of the bedroom has the closet bumped out
    into the room to match the bathroom.

    Framing is pretty much intuitive. Just frame the wall as usual away from each
    corner, then add studs in the corners to hold the drywall. I ripped a 2x4 at
    the correct angle for the outside corner, the inside corners just need a couple
    of 2x4's placed close to the corner.

    --
    Dennis
     
    DT, Jun 17, 2006
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  3. HerHusband Guest

    Robi,

    > I am playing with some ideas on building a new home, where the walls
    > have 30 and 60 degree angles. I have been searching the web for rules
    > on how to place "corner studs" if the corner isn't square (90 degrees)
    > (and that's for the outside walls 2x6 or even 2x8 framing).
    > I have also looked for "non-square" wall intersections (as opposed to
    > T-intersections) (inside 2x4) where the wall meets a "corner" at an
    > angle.


    I saw plans for a gazebo once (family handyman, I think) that ripped 4x4's
    down the middle at the desired angle. This provided solid blocking in the
    corners with two angled pieces for each end.

    Of course, you could simply rip the edges of the next larger size (i.e. a
    2x8 for a 2x6 stud wall) to match the angle on the end. Then add nailer
    studs front and back. (Sort of forming a "U" with the studs).

    Lots of different ways you could handle it.

    Anthony
     
    HerHusband, Jun 17, 2006
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