This wall was a little more complicated then you would expect at first glance. In order to make sure the wall was sturdy, and strong enough to withstand a slamming door, I had to tear open the existing wall and create crossbeams to connect the structure to.

When adding a wall to an existing structure, you must make sure almost everything is plum, or level. Especially when you have any sort of door involved. If the opening is not plum, the door will not open right, and you’ll have a hard time making everything work the way you want it. 

Another important factor of this wall is the header. Did I need a five and a half inch header? No. Especially with it not being load bearing, and the wall only extending about fourteen inches above the doorway. For me, adding a nice strong header is a great principle to follow, and it didn’t cost the customer any more!

Two coats of mud are standard for most drywalling, and this was no different. This was an older building, and you can never count on the walls to be plum. Because of this, my nice level wall was off compared to the existing wall on the bump out side. I had to mud almost two feet up the side of the bump out to make a nice easy transition.