How Walls Are Built

Interior wall diagram with a door frame, including studs, plates, header, and fire blocks.

Basic interior wall–framing components, including drywall, plaster, and panel constructions In the illustration below, you can see an interior wall’s basic wall-framing components. Wall studs, typically spaced 16 or 24 inches from center to center, are the vertical supports that run from top to bottom. Along the floor, a bottom plate serves as a base; […]