If your small apartment suddenly requires a guest room or you’re looking for a more creative way to divide your home, a temporary wall is the perfect solution. The benefits of a temporary wall are many: no need for filing construction permits, no permanent damage to your living space, and—best of all—a simple way to tear down your wall if you don’t like it. Plus, it’s not as hard as you might think. So grab your tools, get ready to build, and let’s walk through how to create a temporary wall that will last for years.
Measure out the space you want to use for the wall.
- Measure out the space you want to use for the wall.
- Make sure you have enough space to build your temporary wall, including any extra material you may need and room for the door itself to open and close easily. Remember that doors are often longer than they appear from outside of an opening—it’s important that your measurements allow for this
Create the framework for the wall.
- Attach the frame to the wall with screws. Use a level and make sure your wall is straight, then secure it in place by screwing through each side of the frame into your walls. Make sure you don’t put any screws through wires or pipes, as this could cause serious damage to your home.
- Attach drywall to the framework using nails or screws, as needed for stability, making sure not to miter any corners (this is an unnecessary step).
Attach drywall to the frame.
- Attach drywall to the frame.
- Use a level to make sure the wall is straight and plumb, or perpendicular to the ground.
- Use a tape measure to make sure that the drywall is the same length on both sides of the door opening. The top of each piece should be flush with your pencil mark from Step 2, when you measured from a corner or any other point on your frame (if you didn’t use a pencil mark for this measurement, use its exact width rather than measuring it later). The bottom of each piece should be flush with its opposing side’s bottom edge; this will create two identical pieces that are mirrored in shape and size relative to one another (and thus look like they fit together). If they’re not exactly even yet, adjust their positions until they match up perfectly before securing them together with nails or screws through every other stud so there are no gaps between them at all places along their edges.
- With these adjustments made beforehand (and any additional ones needed afterward), now take care not only how much material goes into making each wall section but also where those materials go within each section itself – if necessary because there aren’t enough studs available or because you have too much left over after cutting off excess lengths for trimming purposes later down line.. First line up one side so that its top edge lines up perfectly with both ends – then check underneath it carefully! You may need some extra drywall here as well if there isn’t enough room behind those end pieces without having plastic sheeting showing through around corners where none exist yet.”
Cut the door out of the wall with a saw.
Now that you’ve cut out the area for a door, it’s time to install the temporary wall.
- Cut out the area for a door using whatever means you have available. You can use a reciprocating saw to cut through drywall or masonry such as concrete wall with minimal effort and skill. If you don’t have any of these tools on hand, then consider using an orbital sander to remove some drywall from around where your door will be installed. The goal here is just to create an opening large enough so that there’s no risk of touching any wires when installing your temporary wall
- Once your opening has been made large enough, remove any debris from around its edges (this should be done carefully so as not damage nearby surfaces). Then place molding pieces along each edge of where this opening will go—you can do this by simply gluing them into place using construction adhesive or by nailing them together with nails if necessary depending on what kind of material they’re made from; either way works fine though try not attaching too many things at once since doing so will weigh down these pieces significantly which could cause them falling off later down the road when used frequently over long periods of time.”
Attach a door handle and hinges to your door.
The next step is to attach the door handle and hinges. You need to make sure that the door is centered and level, as well as secure, locked and unlocked.
If your wall is only temporary, you can use cardboard or plywood for a more permanent solution.
Seal the wall with paint or other materials.
- Although you may have sealed the wall with mud, it’s important to also seal it with paint or other materials. This will protect the wall as well as make it easier to clean.
- If you’re using a temporary wall for space-saving purposes, you’ll want to make sure that you can easily remove the wall when necessary. To do this, seal all joints between sheets of plywood and use screws instead of nails for extra security.
- Seal any gaps around windows and doors so that no dust or debris can get inside your home. This helps keep your house clean and secure from pests such as mice or spiders—and makes cleaning up easier
Building a temporary wall is not as hard as you may think.
Temporary walls are a great way to create extra space in your home, whether you need more room for guests or want to carve out an office area. Temporary walls can be built in a few hours and will keep their structure for up to three months before they need to be replaced.
In addition to creating more rooms, temporary walls are also useful if you’ve got two spaces that need separating—like kids’ bedrooms or bathrooms—while still keeping them connected visually and functionally.
Building a temporary wall with a door can be a great way to divide up space in your home or create more privacy. You also have the option of having an interior swinging door or sliding pocket door which can be easily removed if you need. All of these options will give you flexibility when it comes time for renovations and make life just that much easier