Posts Tagged ‘archway’

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!

Transforming Doorways into Archways l Beautiful Archways in Minutes

Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010

arch-rite archwaysHave you ever thought about sprucing up your home by converting your standard doorways into beautiful archways?  If you have, then I bet you wondered what was involved in building archways.  This once daunting and costly task which used to be limited to skilled carpenters has now become a DIY project.  In a few easy steps you can affordably, quickly, and easily transform your doorways into beautiful archways with Arch-Rite.

Archways from Arch-Rite are extremely affordable.  For just $29.95 you can transform 3ft doorways into beautiful archways.  We are by far the most affordable choice on the market. There are a few other prefabbed archways,archways by Arch-Rite but the others are very costly, at a minimum double our cost if not 10 times more expensive.  Furthermore, we are the only provider of wood framing archways.  This might not mean a lot to you now, but this is very important. The reason homes are constructed using wood and not metal or plastic is due to the ease and cost.  Because we our the only manufacturer of wood framing archways due to our patent, we are the easiest and most affordable solution for your archways.

elliptical archwaysArchways from Arch-Rite are quick & easy to install.  Most DIYers can install our archways in than 10 minutes, in most cases sooner.  See how easy it is for yourself by reading our 6 step by step instructions in creating your beautiful archways.

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Step 1: Measure the width of your doorway.

Step 2: Mark the center of the header.

Step 3: Mark down from the header your desired rise.

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Step 4: Align each pre-cut half of the archway to the rise mark.  Either nail or screw into  place.  

Step 5: Nail or screw each half into the header.

Step 6: It’s that Easy!  Remember, now use the arch as a template to cut your drywall.

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Adding archways to your homes is now a DIY project!  It is a great way to modernize your home and eliminate those hard lines created by standard doorways.  Now that Archways made easy!