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Drive 10d nails through the top of the header into the ends

of the jack studs.

Install wallboard panels using a screwgun and 1 %"
wallboard screws, spacing the screws every 1 0".
1. Measure, cut, and position the jack studs against
the inside surface of the king studs, making sure
the edges are flush. Endnail the jack studs in place,
driving 10d nails through the header, into the jack.
2. Measure and cut a header cripple stud to coincide
with the general stud layout.
3. Toenail the cripple stud to the lower top plate, and
drive 10d nails through the bottom of the header
into the cripple stud.
1. Install any electrical wiring in the walls before
you begin to hang the wallboard.
2. Hang wallboard on the interior and exterior of the
closet, beginning with the interior. Use a wallboard
lifter to raise the panels tight against the ceiling.
Measure and cut each panel to size, working from
one end of the closet to the other (see page 95 for
help with cutting wallboard). Plumb the first panel
with a level , making sure the side edges fall on
the center of a stud and are flush with the existing
wall. Attach each panel with 11/4" wallboard screws
driven every 10" into the studs.
Apply wallboard compound to joints with a 6" wallboard
knife, and then press wallboard tape into the compound.
Smooth tape with the knife. For corners (inset), install corner
bead with nails or screws driven every 8" .
Plan the layout of the wallboard panels, avoiding
joints that fall at the corners of the door opening.
Joints at these corners often crack and cause bulges
that interfere with door trim installation. Unless the
panels span the entire wall, install them vertically to
avoid butt joints that are difficult to finish.
1. Apply a thin layer of wallboard compound over
the joints with a 4 or 6" wallboard knife. Press
wallboard tape into the compound immediately,
centering the tape on the joint. Wipe away any
excess compound and smooth the joint with a 6"
knife. Let the compound dry overnight.
2. Apply a thin finish coat of compound with a 10"
wallboard knife. Allow the second coat to dry and
shrink overnight.
3. Apply the last coat and let it dry before sanding the
joints smooth.
4. To finish inside corners, see page 96.
5. Position corner bead on the outside corner.
Use a level to adjust the bead so the corner is
plumb and attach it with 1
/4" wallboard nails
or screws spaced at 8" intervals.
6. Cover the corner bead with three coats of
wallboard compound, using a 6 or 10"
wallboard knife. Note: To install the prehung interior
door and door casing, see page 117.
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