How to Lay Out and Frame a Rough Opening for a Door
In this video, Scott Grice shares his method for laying out and framing rough door openings efficiently.
Builder Scott Grice begins by teaching you the anatomy of a basic wall’s rough opening so you understand which framing members come into play. Then, he demonstrates step-by-step how to frame the opening, starting with measuring and marking the plates. He also explains how to build a load-bearing header along with his foolproof way of framing that accommodates a door’s finished height.
Read the companion article: Frame a Door Rough Opening