How to Build Walls

Building walls yourself is no small feat. Let us help you out with ideas and tips from other Hometalkers. Take a stroll around the discussion board, ask a question, and check out top, new, and best projects to inspire and guide you. From interior and exterior walls, to partition and brick walls, we've got you covered.

Walls - Where to Start
Choose your materials
Decide what materials to build your wall with. An interior wall is most likely to be wood, while the exterior uses a variety of materials.
Map out the wall
Before building a wall, map out how it's going to look, including measurements for openings such as doors and windows.
Use the floor as your canvas
When creating a wooden wall frame, put it together on the floor of the house first. When it’s done, simply lift it up and install it in place.
Create openings in a wall
You can build a wall with space for a door or window already made. If the wall is not load bearing, you can simply carve out the space needed.
To insulate the wall or not
Once a wall is put together, you may choose to insulate the wall using insulation boards or dry lining.
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Faux Paneled Door

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Make Your Own Shiplap

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