Building Door in Acoustic Wall Panels
Acoustic wall panels – Most homes are not specially built and occupied by a single owner. In fact, in your lifetime, it is likely to live in more than one house designed to suit a different taste and taste. Fortunately, a small custom remodeling can transform most of all homes to reflect your needs and style. Building a new doorway in the middle of wall panels is among the simplest home remodel jobs. In the simplest, any wall is a structure of wood slabs, driving both horizontally and vertically. Creating a door means cutting out the opening and laying framing around the door.
Inspect the area. Make sure the door can be opened completely and decide which way you want it to open – inward, outward, left or right. Proper planning prevents surprises later. Look for signs of wiring, pipes or duct work through your acoustic wall panels, such as electrical switches and sockets. In many cases, wiring can be carefully plugged aside when building your door. However, piping items or hot air, for example, lying along the wall can indicate problematic installations. Move the door if necessary.
Locate the rules in the acoustic wall panels where you want to install the new door. In many cases, the trim will run over panel braces to hide the nails. Measure over 16 to 24 inches – standard spaced by wall rails – from the trim to find the next stud. Tap the wall and determine if the wall sounds hollow and gives, or if it feels and sticks, indicating the presence of a stud.