Whether you want to build a wall for a shower in the basement or on the main floor of your house, it’s important to follow these steps.
Step 1 – Make sure you have all the supplies you need to build a wall.
Before you begin building a wall for your shower, there are a few things you should make sure of:
- You have the right tools for the job. This means a hammer and nails, along with other essential tools like saws or scissor-clamps.
- You have enough materials for the job. If you don’t already have them, buy some lumber and other building supplies from your local hardware store or home improvement store before beginning work on your project so that nothing is left out when it comes time to install them into place around your new wall.
- Your safety gear is current and up-to-date. Make sure that all of your goggles, gloves and protective equipment (such as earmuffs) are still in good condition before working on any projects like this one because they could save both lives if something goes wrong during construction time rather than later down the line when someone else might be hurt by falling debris from an improperly installed ceiling tile or board at risk of being loosened due to improper support length calculations made earlier on down before starting any sort of construction project involving woodwork/framing techniques such as these which often involves cutting small pieces off larger ones using specialised tools – which end up being extremely sharp when cut properly with precision.
Step 2 – With your piece of wood and studs cut, proceed to lay out your pieces on top of one another.
Now that you have all the supplies, it’s time to start building the wall.
Step 1 – Mark on your piece of wood where the studs will be placed. This will depend on what size and shape your shower is and how much room you have to work with.
Step 2 – With your piece of wood and studs cut, proceed to lay out your pieces on top of one another. Start at one end and make sure each piece is level before moving onto the next one by using a level, tape measure and pencil (or pen if using metal studs).
Step 3 – If everything lines up correctly then use nails or screws to secure them together at each joint between two pieces of lumber (studs) so they don’t move around when drying out from being wet from water in the shower area which would cause cracks in drywall later down the road after it has finished curing properly without any movement happening during curing process due to improper installation techniques used during initial stages such as nail gunning them together instead using screws instead which allows for better strength against pulling apart forces acting upon structure under pressure exerted by weight loads applied externally onto walls holding back forces pushing inwardly against structure due
Step 3 – If you used a stud finder, place the first stud on the left side of it.
You can also use your own body to find the studs. Stand back and look at the wall to see if there are any gaps between the ceiling and the top of your shower. If so, you can hit that spot with a hammer and listen for a hollow sound if there is one. If you cannot find a stud, it is okay to attach drywall directly into adhesive backed foam insulation board or even into cardboard (both of these options should be used only in small areas). If you need to install a smaller amount of drywall than will fill an entire stud bay — say just three-quarters or half — then you could use some type of fastener called toggle bolts or molly bolts (also known as toggle anchors) that have threaded ends that thread into holes drilled through both sheets of drywall
Step 4 – After setting the first stud on your wall, use a level to make sure it is straight and secure it with nails.
- Using your level, check to make sure that the first stud is lying straight against the wall.
- Using a nail gun, drive an 8” nail through the top of the stud and into the wall.
- Using a hammer, drive an 8” nail through either side of the stud and into the wall.
- Using a nail, drive it through either side of this first 2×4 and into your concrete flooring or subflooring (if you are doing this on top of plywood). The goal is to create enough resistance so that when pressure is applied by any other 2x4s or drywall panels being attached above it later on in Step 6b below, there won’t be any movement caused by these lower supports moving around out of place due to too much weight being put onto them at once from overzealous nailing during this step alone rather than in combination with other steps down below where there will actually be more time for nailing because less walls will need to be done before reaching completion levels since additional materials have been added since starting work here earlier today such as sheetrock panels which aren’t expected until later in week 7 after some other tasks have been completed ahead-of schedule due
Step 5 – Use the tape measure to check the distance between each stud.
Use a tape measure to check the distance between each stud. If you notice any inconsistencies, make adjustments by moving your wood pieces closer together or farther apart until they align. If using a level is not an option and you don’t have access to a stud finder, use the tape measure to ensure each side of your wall is flush with one another.
You can also use a level if you don’t feel comfortable measuring with a tape measure or if your walls aren’t already perfectly flat and straight. To do this, simply place one end of your level on the flooring while holding the other end as close as possible to where it was placed on the flooring (keeping in mind that some floors will be more uneven than others). Next, tilt and rotate this end until it’s pointing straight up into space–this is called plumb (see photo). Finally, move down along that same line until there’s another point where the level indicates being “plumb.” Now all you have left is just multiplying whatever length measurement came from these two points by two because that’s how far apart each stud should be from one another.
Step 6 – Use the next stud and secure both to the wood with nails.
Use the next stud and secure both to the wood with nails. Use a level to make sure it is straight and secure it with nails. Use the tape measure to check the distance between each stud and make sure you have all your supplies laid out in front of you before continuing.
With your piece of wood and studs cut, proceed to lay out your pieces on top of one another. If you used a stud finder, place the first stud on the left side of it where there is an X mark on both ends or else just place it wherever fits best for your wall . Secure this piece by nailing through from underneath into each end of this board that has been placed onto top of one another (from side A). Do this again with another board until there are three boards attached together forming one long section (side A) off which we will now start building our shower walls.
Step 7 – Repeat these steps until you have reached your desired amount of studs.
Once you are finished, use the drywall to cover up where all the studs meet and smooth it out with a trowel or paint roller before adding any paint or other decorative touches.