CBS 5 Framing Specifications

Clearance from ceiling sheetrock to top of key (5" casing) is approx. 8-1/4".

Capital extends 1-1/8" from back edge of molding.

Light switch boxes should be mounted minimum of 5-1/2" from rough opening.

*Subtract 12" off all vertical measurements when using 8' ceilings.

MATERIALS:
Curved Header Casing is medium-density fiberboard. Column parts are kiln dried fingerjoint poplar. Jambs are face laminated veneers.

FINISHED OPENING HEIGHTS:
Standard is 92" or 80". Standard jamb is 4-5/8".

WIDTH OF FINISHED OPENING:
Elliptical sizes: 28", 30", 32", 34", 36", 40", 42", 45", 48", 54", 57", 60", 64", 66", 72", 78", 84", 90", 96". Elliptical Rise 12".

Custom heights, opening widths and jamb widths are available.

IMPORTANT! To assure proper sheetrock installation, toenail a 2x4 across opening at 15" below header.

Sheetrock both sides of opening down to this temporary 2x4. No special blocking in corners is necessary.

  • Finished opening heights are standard 92" from finished floor for 9' ceiling height and 80" for 8' ceiling height.
  • Minimum distance of framed opening to corner is 5-3/4". This allows for 3/4" thick baseboard with 1/2" return.
  • Frame opening width is finished opening width +2".
  • Rough opening must be within 1/4" of plumb, otherwise leave additional space.

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