Framing

Sorry, No Codes (Construction Haiku)

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A simple stairway
Answers the question of why.
Why regulations?

Gut Rehab and Addition Double the Size of A Minneapolis Foursquare

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This first video in the series focuses on the existing conditions and the demolition sequence. Following videos look at the foundation, framing, exterior shell, and exterior finishes.

Advanced Framing Do's and Don't Bothers from an Architect

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Just because you draw it doesn't mean they'll build it that way. Know what makes sense, what the framer can execute, and forget about designing in two-foot modules

Airseal the Rim Joist and Wall Framing Connection

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Glue the rim joist, caulk the gaps, and overhang the wall sheathing to tighten this leaky building assembly

 

Framing the Cisterna Cottage

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Tropical hardwood beams, locally-fashioned framing connectors, and mahogany siding. Who needs a view?

How to Remove a (really) Difficult Subfloor

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Long wedges cut from 2x4s are extremely effective for removing difficult flooring. Oh yeah, and don't forget the sledgehammer.

 

Raised Heel Roof Framing Options That Make Space For Insulation

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Whether using roof trusses or stick framing a roof frame, if you make space above the exterior walls, your energy performance will thank you.

 

Framing Tips for Walls with Thick ZIPs

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Exterior insulation can create transition problems. Here are a few solutions

Building Shade Before Building a House

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Equatorial sun changes the priorities in a construction sequence