We currenly live in a bungalow with unfinished basement I'm going to start finishing the basement over xmas and need to put two openings in the load bearing wall, one for a standard size door (34 inch) and one for double french doors. My questions are: a) Do i need to put up temporary support when creating the two openings (before the header is in place, after studs are removed) ? I've had different contractors give me different answers. If i do need a temp support, does anyone have any links as to how i would built a temporary support ? b) for the single door I'll want a 36 inch opening (34 inch door) and for the double door is it a 70 inch opening ? thanks for any information/input ! Nick.