06:41AM | 12/31/06
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I need to know the proper order of reframing the support structure around a window to move it down the wall 10" toward the corner of the room.

BACKGROUND: I'm installing two windows that will replace a larger window and an 8' sliding glass door. The door starts only 8" from the corner of the room while the current window begins 18" from the corner. With this imbalance I decided to tear down some more drywall to see if moving the current window down the wall 10" was a possibility to create a symmetrical corner above a banquette (future project). See attached photo...typical support framing I guess, rerouting wires isn't a problem I don't think, but the proper order of placing new king, jack, and other studs, headers, etc. is a concern since I don't want the walls tumbling down. A major project for a beginner, but with the proper tools and support anything is possible. Unless someone see's an obvious show stopper, I think this is doable, just need the proper order of what/where to install.
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