Can I remove these studs?


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Old 07-16-16, 08:10 PM
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Can I remove these studs?

Hi, I would like to remove this door, make it bigger (cut out the stud behind it) and put in an Ikea Pax wardrobe. This is the 2nd floor and above it is a truss attic.

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Right beside the door frame, there are two 2x4 studs on each side that I need to remove.

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Above these two studs, I see the top plate and also a black metal beam.

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Do you guys think these studs are load bearing at all? I'm not removing the wall.. just two studs on each side of the door.

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Old 07-17-16, 12:29 AM
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Normally the studs are back to back. Those look like they're side by side..... is that correct ?
 
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Old 07-17-16, 02:59 AM
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If the attic has engineered trusses, it's not likely an interior wall would be load bearing. Can you get in the attic to see above that wall?
 
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Old 07-17-16, 04:52 AM
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If this jack stud is beside the top plate, it is not load bearing, but we can't see it because of the sheetrock.

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Old 07-17-16, 05:51 AM
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Above these two studs, I see the top plate and also a black metal beam
The metal concerns me. I would build the wall (wider door opening) as bearing whether it's needed or not to be on the safe side.

If you only want a wider opening, frame it out like a patio door.
If you want to open it up from wall to wall, build it like a garage door opening.

Others will have some better advice.
 
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Old 07-17-16, 11:24 AM
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Actually I just found the blueprint.. the red circle is where the closet is.. You think it helps? I will also remove that sheetrock tomorrow and take a look.

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Old 07-18-16, 03:36 AM
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I doubt any of the walls in that closet are load bearing.
 
 

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