How to frame a temporary door in a basement apartment?
THANK YOU SO MUCH for the awesome and inspiring suggestions, videos, and photos of how to make a temporary wall in a basement. We ended up using 4 bookcases angled together and connected with slats (?) and screws to make them secure. It looks AWESOME!!
Now trying to find out how to add a door for some privacy (rather that just a curtain on a tension rod).
I know "stuff" like this is done in NYC but I live in Iowa. ;o) And my budget is low, but I am creative and determined!
The opening is of course non-standard (smaller than usual maybe 25"), so some "crafting" would have to be done, but the door / frame would connect to a pole on one side and a wall on the other.
We are allowed to use nails but I haven't asked about screwing into the drywall on the wall side.
I watched some videos online about framing and some kind of "pressure fitting" with shims to put walls in - do you all think it could be done with a door / frame as well?
There is a large daylight window (maybe 80" wide and 24" high at - not below - ground level) so it wouldn't be a fire hazard to add a door.
I will send pictures of the wall sometime (I don't really know how to use this site) and would be happy to share any hints and tips with fellow readers!
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