i try to build a really small closet, we have a limit space. I was wondering if i have to put Jack and King stud, and Cripple?

what do you think of this plan

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You are showing just jack studs. The king studs and the cripple tie the doorframe to the rest of the framing structure.

Your structure appears to be free standing with nothing tying it to the rest of the wall except the wallboard.

With very gentle handling, it might hold up for a while, but it seems eventually likely to shift and pull free.

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  • Hi For the length, I was wondering if I don't need to put a cripple, same go for king stud?? The side go to wall, I will put heavy adhesive construction glue + screw. Other side, well they go as usual with bottom plate. Screw to the floor, install fireblock. I have a space limit roughly 20inch. I would like to save max length for bigger door. Worse case, i will add King stud to both side, ~4inch (~8in with jack stud) Drywall, three side, ~1in Door jamb, ~1.5in Total ~11in Left for the door ~9in... Really a small door :( I guess I'm better not to build at all????? – Ch An Jun 29 '19 at 5:26

Dealing with such a narrow door, I don't think you'll need much more than careful framing, an interior door stop, and don't slam the door so hard you knock the stop loose.

I have a hall closet that's 21" wide inside. The door is framed out with single 2x4 kings and header, with a single cripple on the header, none on the kings. The 1x4 jacks on top and the hinge side, 1x6 jack on the latch side, and 1x1 (3/4" thick, 1" wide) door stop are all nailed to the kings and header about every 24".

I have another 24" wide bedroom closet that has single 2x4 kings and header, no cripples, with the door and door stop screwed directly to them, no jack studs at all. The kings are just nailed to the wall top and bottom plates.

Both of these have held up for 90 yrs so far so I think you can get by with minimal framing as long as the wall isn't load bearing or critical for other support.

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  • Hi thanks! I take a note :) We change the plan again. – Ch An Jul 1 '19 at 23:43

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