Jack Studs

Jack Studs

Jack Studs – also known as trimmer studs are vertical framing members on either side of a window or door rough opening.  The jack studs define the width of the rough opening and runs continuously from the sole plate to the header which they support.

wall framing diagram showing jack studs


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2 Responses to Jack Studs

  1. Lauren says:

    Great post explaining jack studs. It’s always easier to understand something when a photo is attached. Thanks for sharing!

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