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I helped on a ICF build that I need to frame the inside of the 16x8 garage door for the garage door coming this week. At present is 2x12" PT as a frame. Ceiling is 12 ft. What do I need for side and headers on the frame for the door installer. I was thinking 2x6 for the sides and top. BUT I'm sure I need more lumber at the top for the opener etc. I also think last time I did this I ran the side 2x6 up higher. Dam brain freeze I have:sad:
 

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I helped on a ICF build that I need to frame the inside of the 16x8 garage door for the garage door coming this week. At present is 2x12" PT as a frame. Ceiling is 12 ft. What do I need for side and headers on the frame for the door installer. I was thinking 2x6 for the sides and top. BUT I'm sure I need more lumber at the top for the opener etc. I also think last time I did this I ran the side 2x6 up higher. Dam brain freeze I have:sad:
Typical is 2x4 or 2x6 and leave a few pieces of wood inside the garage, the door installer will make his own for the garage track attachment where he needs it to be.
 

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I'm not familiar with ICF. Looking at it now. I may have to use 2x8 on the sides to get to the webbing for nailing. This ICF block is such a pain in the ass every time you want to nail something to it.
 

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I thought you already have 2x12 jamb nailed.... So you should have something like this, typical wood frame installation for garage door and opener using 2x4/6" lumber.
 

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