May 16, 2022

How to Frame Out Basement Walls | This Old House





This Old House general contractor Tom Silva shows how to frame out concrete basement walls to get them ready for drywall. (See below for a shopping list and tools.)
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Shopping List for How to Frame Out Basement Walls:
polyethylene plastic sheeting [https://amzn.to/2Lpyv1T] and duct tape [https://amzn.to/32ChNBU], used to test wall for excessive moisture
hydraulic cement [https://amzn.to/2LqpQw2], used for patching holes in wall
polystyrene foam board [https://amzn.to/2Ied41V], used to insulate basement walls
1×3 spruce boards [https://amzn.to/2N91Wr7], used to create a furring-strip grid on wall for attaching drywall
4-inch-long spring spikes [https://amzn.to/2N7zcPl], used to secure horizontal 1x3s to wall
1 5/8-inch drywall screws [https://amzn.to/32ARs7r], used to attach vertical 1x3s to horizontal 1x3s
electrical boxes [https://amzn.to/2NR7qpX], cable [https://amzn.to/2NallYM], connectors [https://amzn.to/2PZWkl6] and devices [https://amzn.to/2O0AA6d], needed if planning to electrify the wall

Tools or How to Frame Out Basement Walls:
hammer [https://amzn.to/32FNivf] and center punch [https://amzn.to/2Q5FFg2], used to tap metal wall ties below surface of wall
spray bottle [https://amzn.to/2N82qO7], used to spray water onto wall prior to applying hydraulic cement
margin trowel [https://amzn.to/2N8G138] and plastic bucket [https://amzn.to/34EbLCE], used to mix and apply hydraulic cement to wall
caulk gun [https://amzn.to/2Lorz4S]
utility knife [https://amzn.to/31dHcSq]
chalk line [https://amzn.to/31ch9eb]
hammer drill [https://amzn.to/2N8APfD] and 3/16-inch masonry drill bit [https://amzn.to/34AqPkT]
drill/driver [https://amzn.to/2LrY6Y6]

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