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  1. #1
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    Default Header size for 8 ft closet opening

    I'm framing a closet into a bedroom that will have an 8 foot opening for sliding doors. Since it's not load bearing, I would normally nail 2 2x4's together for the header over this opening, but thought I'd ask here to see if something larger should be used since the opening is so wide.

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    Default Re: Header size for 8 ft closet opening

    should be fine for a non load bearing wall.
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    Default Re: Header size for 8 ft closet opening

    If the doors are going to be heavy and hung from the header then you can skin each side of the header with 1/4" or thicker plywood to tie it all together. Otherwise, just a framed header will suffice.
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