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Building a Basement Closet: 2x4 Sole Plate, Starter Studs and Ledger

How to Build a Basement Closet

This project series explains how to build a basement closet with 2×4 framing as part of a basement bedroom remodeling job. Also see the previous project for finishing the concrete floor. Please see How to Finish a Basement Bedroom for a summary of the Building Code, real estate appraisal and habitable space requirements for a […]

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Basement Closet Framing: Wall Layout

How to Build a Basement Closet – Part 2

The basement closet 2×4 wall sole plates, starter studs and ceiling joist ledgers are installed in this installment of How To Build a Basement Closet. Closet Walls and Finished Door Layout After fastening the short 2×4 sole plate on the right, I carefully measured for a 48 inch (4 feet) wide finished door including the […]

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Closet Door Rough Opening: 2x4 Framing Details

How to Build a Basement Closet – Part 3

The basement closet 2×4 corner post and door frame are built in this installment of How To Build a Basement Closet. This project is continued from How to Build a Basement Closet – Part 2. Basement Closet 2×4 Corner Post Framing The basement closet 2×4 corner post is constructed by fastening three very straight 2″ […]

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Basement Closet Framing: Ceiling Light Electrical Box

How to Build a Basement Closet – Part 4

The basement closet door cripple studs, wall studs, light switch electrical box and ceiling box are built in this installment of How To Build a Basement Closet. This project is continued from How to Build a Basement Closet – Part 3. Basement Closet 2×4 Wall Studs Only two 2″ x 4″ x 8′ studs were needed […]

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Toggle Switch NM-B 14/2 Wiring Connections

How to Wire a Light Switch

This project shows how to wire a light switch after the switch box wiring rough-in in this phase of How To Build a Basement Closet. The closet ceiling light was wired in the prior installment. How to Wire a Light Switch The new basement closet wiring has been roughed-in for the wall outlet power extension […]

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Closet Light Wiring Connections: Black, White and Ground Wires

How to Wire a Closet Light

This project explains how to wire a closet light in this phase of How To Build a Basement Closet. See the previous project which illustrates the drywall installation and ceiling electrical box wiring rough-in. Closet Ceiling Light I purchased a Hampton Bay Textured White 2-Light Flushmount Model # FL226-S, ceiling light from Home Depot for […]

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