Wow have you even met me because I have no idea what gave you that impression, was it something I said? Well I am honoured that this blog has 154 followers (why are you all so obsessed with me), but this isn’t actually my blog, this is just for purposes of publicizing the theme on this blog (which you can download here). We always focus on organizing your closet, which is definitely a vital storage area to keep clean and organized for easy dressing during the work week. You know how it is — in the hustle and bustle of daily life you want to grab your clothes out of the drawer and go. As you can see in the after photo, I filed my color T-shirts so I can easily assess which one I want. You can find organizers at stores like The Container Store which will help you keep things tidy by creating sections in the drawers.
Whether it's a new or even just a little nub of a mostly burned one, a candle placed in your drawer will keep your clothes smelling lovely.
May 15, 2015 by Jason 57 Comments Framing around the ductwork in my basement had me completely and totally stumped. Be sure to check out my "super tip" at the end of the post for a solution to a noisy pipe problem that must be solved before you close up your ductwork framing with drywall. It's this second ductwork line that crosses your basement ceiling that you'll need to frame.
Even with perfectly straight lumber you need to take extra caution in framing the wall straight so that it looks professional once it's finished.
Make sure the tops of the ladders align.  Don't worry about them not being lined up "in" or "out" that will fix itself when you hook them to the cross beams.
The cross beams will attach to the inside of your ladder on one side and this cross railing (as I call it) on the other. If there's no wall on the other side, like a hallway scenario or an exposed beam, then you just build a second ladder instead of a railing.
Make sure the bowed part of the beam points up into the ceiling cavity and not down.  The cup of the bow can be covered by drywall.


Be sure to add an extra beam or two around the location of any duct extensions so you have some wood to anchor the screws of your air grill. Make sure your ceiling beams are as level as possible and that their intersections with the "ladder" section of the walls is as close to 90 degrees square as you can get. CLAMPS!   Use clamps to pull the ladder sections into alignment as you are installing the cross-beams.
Do your PVC pipes make an annoyingly loud noisewhen they rub against the underside of the ceiling joists as they expand and contract? Before you close up the ductwork with framing and drywall, loosen the "J" clamps that secure the pipes to the ceiling joists. Click the Button Below to Sign Up Sign Up With Facebook I hate spam, your email is safe. Click the Button Below Click Here for One Click Sign Up!
Additionally, everything I have read, as well as my own experience with duct tape says to not use it in this situation. Yes, if your floor joists (the ceiling above you in the basement) is parallel to what you want to frame then you just need to add some blocking so you have something to nail into.
What up Chris – Honestly, a small part of me wishes I had left my basement ceiling open and just painted it. But your dresser drawers are important too — save yourself just the smallest amount of time by cutting out the search for matching socks! Then, on laundry day, you drop your clean clothes in the drawer and promise you'll be back later to straighten up. Even though I had already framed a few rooms for my basement I need some help from friends to wrap my brain around how to handle framing around the ductwork.
The ductwork I'm referring to is the main line (a metal box) that carries the cold and hot air from your basement HVAC area to the rest of your house. I'm sure there are several different ways.  I can claim honestly that the professional drywall company I used said my ductwork framing was one of the best jobs they'd ever seen.


If you were to install the drywall, mentally walk through where it would attach to the wall and the ceiling. I am running into same issue with register already in place but need to create soffit around it. You may want to ping your local building department but I haven’t heard of a minimum. If you can visualize what the finished wall needs to look like then you are half way there. The second travels across the basement to the other side of the house and then up through the ceiling to the upper floors. The biggest mistake people make is that they just throw a wall up there and it ends up looking really wavy and uneven.
You may have to make your own or have Home Depot cut some for you as the big box stores don't always carry 2x2. You can still put in the normal can lights, wiring, everything, there’s really no difference.
You just need to frame around the ductwork, which you would have done anyway to attach drywall.
I have two pictures on my Pinterest board – one with black ceiling and one with white. I would have been able to tell you how much they’d clash with my sweater and prevent you from buying them in the first place, and also, who wears leg warmers in August?



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