Archive for June, 2010

Arch Construction: Building a Half Round Archway with Arch-Rite

Monday, June 21st, 2010

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Measure the width of your opening to the nearest quarter inch. Then measure and mark down from the header along the stud the appropriate rise as indicated on the Arch-Rite Archway.

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For an opening deeper than a 2×4 wall, simply finish the “split cut” on the archway.

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Nail (or Screw) the archway to each stud and to the header of your opening.

That’s it! Remember, you can use the arch as a template for cutting your drywall after it is installed.

How to Build an Archway in Minutes with The Arch-Rite Arch Kit

Wednesday, June 16th, 2010

We all should know to leave the hard work and precise jobs to the professionals, but where we can accomplish the same task with little effort and for very little cost, we should hop on the opportunity to do it ourselves. One example of a job that most people can achieve is putting in a simple archway into their home. Archways are popular and can transform any entryway / doorway into a beautiful architectural appealing opening.

Just like with any job, there are tricks and tools to make the job easier. For building an archway, the Arch-Rite Arch Kit is this trick! The Arch-Rite Arch Kit ships directly to your house and is ready for installation as soon as it is delivered. All you have to do is pop it out of the box and simply nail into place.  Let’s go over the simple steps to give you a better understanding.

Simply Measure the Width of your opening to figure which arch you will need to order from Arch-Rite.

2nd, Mark your opening.

3rd, Nail or Screw the arch kit into place. (Quick tip: If you do not have a nail gun, it is easier to screw into place.)

Optional 4th step, If your opening is greater than a 2″x4″ opening simply finish the split cut already provided on the arch with a circular saw. (Yep you have 2 equal pieces now)

5th Step, Nail or Screw each arch piece. One piece should run flush with the front of your opening and the second should run flush with the back of your opening.

6th Step, That’s it! You are Finished! Ready for drywall.

So next time a professional stops by your house you can let them know you put that arch up in 5 minutes.  You will have them scratching there heads and wondering in amazement!