Some contractors choose to create their possess door and window headers, and these guys have been doing this for many years. It seems like more folks do this on the East Coastline and even in the Midwest but it is hardly ever seen on the West Coastline of the United States.
As an different to buying a four x six, you can nail two 2 x six ‘s together, with a piece of 3/eight” plywood, in between them and this will work good as an equivalent for your new doorway or window header.
I know what you’re thinking, a two x six is an inch an inch and a 50 % thick and if I nailed two of them together, that would equivalent three inches. Wouldn’t I need a piece of half inch plywood, to produce a 3 1/2 inch door or window header?
That may well operate often, but every single time I do it, my new window header seems to be one/eight of an inch bigger and that means that it will both require to stick out on the exterior or on the within, creating problems, for the end carpenter, drywaller or the stucco and siding crews
There is one difficulty although, if you are building a new home or employing ideas that were approved by an architect, engineer or even your regional creating division. I would recommend you to contact every 1 of them to make certain that you can actually do this.
They may specify specified sized lumber for each individual window and doorway header and you should not stray from this.
Usually question initial, if you are doing work with accredited building programs, to locate out what you can and can’t do.
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