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319 pages

Residential Framing, A Homebuilder's Construction Guide

Creator: William Perkins Spence | House & Home - 1993

After the floor joists are in place and the subfloor is glued and nailed to them, the framers begin constructing the exterior walls and interior partitions. The exterior wall frame serves as the base on which sheathing and siding is applied and ...

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

About this book
"Opens the subject to anyone...starts out with detailed coverage of standard building materials and up-to-date how-to information about modern power tools and safety requirements...explores all the standard framing methods for floors, walls, ceilings and roofs...demystifies some of the more obscure tasks, such as building gable dormers, multiple-pitched roofs, staircase construction and structural foundations. There's even a section devoted to post-and-beam construction. The book concludes with a discussion about door and window installation, exterior siding and interior finishing."-- "Popular Mechanics. 320 pages, 654 b/w illus., 8 1/4 x 11.

704 pages

Carpentry & Building Construction, A Do-it-yourself Guide

Creator: William P. Spence | House & Home - 1999

A typical exterior wall for platform framing consists of a bottom or sole plate, studs , double top plate, sills, corner stud assemblies, trimmers, fire stops, some type of bracing, and sheathing (see 10-4). Typical residential construction uses 2 x ...

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

About this book
“Spence has produced a to carpentry that covers the entire process of building from planning through finishing. The scope is impressive—704 pages and 2,300 black-and-white photographs and drawings, building codes, foundations, framing, doors and windows, exterior finishing, cabinet construction, and tools....There is something here for everyone, beginner to expert....will appeal to both do-it-yourselfers and professionals.”—Library Journal.

299 pages

Rough Framing Carpentry

Creator: Mark Currie | House & Home - 1993

Exterior wall \ 16' 16' 15V4' x Exterior wall Figure 7-1 This is a floor plan that illustrates how to lay out joists that lap on interior walls. The top and bottom walls are opposite exterior walls. The middle two walls are interior walls. The first three  ...

Publisher: Craftsman Book Company

Exterior Directory

Framing Methods, Exterior Wall Construction
Framing Methods, Exterior Wall Construction BALLOON FRAMING (EASTERN) A two-story structure is the maximum that can be built easily using balloon framing

Framing (construction) - Wikipedia
Framing, in construction, is the fitting together of pieces to give a structure support and shape. Framing materials are usually wood, engineered wood, or structural steel.The alternative to framed construction is generally called mass wall construction which is made from horizontal layers of stacked materials such as log building, masonry, rammed earth, adobe, etc.

Wall Framing Calculator - Construction Resource
This calculator will give you the total board footage for framed walls. Input values as stated. Add factors are general, as is labor factor. This estimator is by no means perfect and will only give a ballpark estimate to check actual estimates.

HOMETIME, How-To Framing - Exterior Walls
Framing exterior walls is a pretty straightforward process. Assembling walls on a level surface - probably the subfloor or slab - and raising them into place will help you frame faster.

Double-Stud Wall Framing | Building America Solution Center
Construct a double-wall consisting of two framed walls forming a wide wall cavity for more insulation in the home’s exterior walls. Install a continuous air control layer per the detailed drawings shown in the Description tab. Seal all seams, gaps, and holes.


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