How to Build a Window Frame DIY

How to Build a Window Frame DIY


Yes, is this recording? Hello, here’s Bahiano with Bahiano Reno. Today we’re gonna frame an opening for the window. So in this video I’m just gonna show you how it is done. So in this case you can use 2×4″ planks. On the other side of this wall is the front of the house and we just want a nice window for this room, nice and big. So in this case I’m gonna use most of our 2×4 for now. We just want to put some reinforcement to support the joist up there, so
right now we have just a temporary support, so we’re just gonna make a
rough opening for now. We’re not remove this plywood yet, until the windows are ready to install. First we’ll put the support up there, let’s see if this guy is going to fit good. Here we just installed the header to have extra support. This supports the floor and the walls for the next floor upstairs. Wood screws, 2.5″. We’re just using the hammer to remove the 2×4″ planks and bang it up. We use a measuring tape, we use a
level laser leveller—this is a Dewalt brand one, good little tool. This is great and finally we use
this drill. This is a this is a Master Craft drill. Just a drill to do small jobs, put the screws the small holes, etc. This is a nice small one. And else we use this saw to cut the studs remove the stud easier because this tool is good once you have studs or screws you want to remove, you have some nails you just cut and
then you just have those nails to deal with. So it makes life very easy. And we use
the wood screws, square head. We use 2.5″, but we’re going to bring some that are 3″ and we’re gonna continue
the job in here. And we use the saw to cut the wood. It was just a few tools, not too many, but they work great. Let’s go to work, let’s get
this thing wrapped up and get out of here. Okay man, let’s work! Let’s work man,
come on. This we call a cripple to support it. It’s part of this support
because once we put the head we need some support for the header, I just want to make sure that this guy’s gonna go all the way up. Like you guys can see we had 2×4″
to support straight with the joists. We removed a 2×4 so we just put the
excess support in here. Yeah, before we remove the support in here (the stud), we just put the support that way the the floor would not collapse—these are temporary supporters. Once we have this done we just can move
this without any headache. The window is gonna be the same size as the one we
have upstairs, like it would be from here, the side of the window is marked, so it would be from this point, to this point, about 70 .5″—
the same width as the one above. Okay here you guys can see we had the
header, we had the support, this is a little bit wider than the window that we’re going to use. Here we’re going to install a window, and the first thing to do is
measure the size of your window and decide where it goes. And in this case
here we’re going to install big window that matches the one that we have on the next
floor up. So that the window there is about 70.5″, so this opening is a little bit
more than what we need. We’re going to fill it in by putting a 2×4 in the
space right where we need it. This opening is a little bit bigger because we
just remove a few studs from between the space that we need and, this one
lands right there a little bit wider than what we need. And now we just gotta
make it work for us. Yes, we use the two existing studs to put the header on but the hole is bigger so what we’re gonna do here is we can use this one. This would go on the side of the window that we need. I just got the laser here. We have a
small lazer there so we’re just gonna have this levelled. Today’s Saturday, a beautiful day. We’re gonna removed the
temporary support for now. And here I’m going to put a 2×8 because we’re gonna build another wall. We’re going to build another wall over here, then I would put a piece 2×8 from this corner to this corner, and to
support it because we don’t want to lose so much height for the window on
this side because this is short, we’re gonna put the 2×8 which is gonna give it the extra support. Yeah right the 2×8 from here to
here to give the extra support to compensate because we just used 2×4 in
this one, so we’re just going to install the 2×8 outside of the frame we’ll bring it tomorrow and do it. For now we can slowly remove this. Here we have our opening for the window.
We’re just not gonna cut the whole thing right now because we
don’t have the windows yet. The windows just come so we’re just gonna leave it
like that. Okay we’re just going to build some walls against this. This is an exterior wall so we’ll just need to insulate it. And for our window, the next step is to wait for the window to come and then
we’re gonna cut the opening from the other side, and then we’ll have a
lot of light in here. Right now it’s a little bit dark. Guys, thank you very much
for watching this video, and thank you for your support and talk to you soon. Thank
you, please subscribe that way you can see the next step for the installation
which is a quick one We’re gonna put new windows in, cut this this opening, and then install a new window. Yes, and then you’re gonna see the process and then we’re gonna
finish the inside with drywall, and the We’ll show you the full process of the window installation, how it
goes, so keep you eye open for the next video. Thank you very much,
and if you have any questions and comments please leave your comments and I’d be glad to answer them and be here to help. And if you want to see a specific part of the project, just let us know and we will work on it. Thank you very much.

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