I'm moving my back door over 4 feet and replacing it with french doors, so
I'm going to have to reframe that section of wall. I know I need 1" of
header thickness for each 1' of opening. My question is how big should the
king studs and trimmers be? Is there a guideline for this like the header
size? My opening is still under consideration by the design committe,
(wife), but let's say its either 6', 7' or 8'.
For point of reference, it's a two story house, the new door is in an
exterior wall, on the first flor, and on a gable end.
PS: Any good web resources for framing a hip roof to extend out over the new
door? I've got a feeling the angles on the sides may be tricky.