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Measure the cabinet wall dimensions. Once this is done, use a miter saw to cut the top and bottom plates.
Measure and mark the bottom plate for the location of the studs. Nail the studs into place using a framing nailer. Repeat the process for the top plate.
The baseboards may have to be removed. Remove them with a reciprocating saw and a pry bar.
No stud is near the anchor point where the new wall will be connected, so use toggle bolts to anchor the first wall. First, drill holes into the wall with a small paddle bit. Then, position the new wall against the existing wall and mark the areas where the toggles will be inserted. Use a larger paddle bit to drill the marked areas. Assemble the toggle bolts in the stud wall and set the wall into place.
The last wall in this demonstration needs two solid corners and a door. The corners are assembled with the framing nailer and the spacer blocks are inserted and nailed into place.
Position the bottom plate on the two corner pieces and nail it securely into place. Nail the top plate the same way.
Nail the header for the doorway, and install the blocking over the header. Raise the last wall into position and nail it into place with the framing nailer.
To keep the closet stationary, anchor the unit to the floor. Pre-drill a 2x4 and inset a masonry bit. Continue pre-drilling into the concrete base. Once complete, install tapcon screws.
With framing solidly anchored, use a reciprocating saw to cut the door threshold.
Measure and cut an MDO sideboard for sheathing, and nail it into place.
Set the door into place and use a level to plumb. Remove the door for now and cover it with diamond plating, if desired. With the door removed, take measurements and transfer it to the diamond plate.
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