Framing

Framing tip: Wood Moves, Toilets Don't

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What's worse than a plumber with a Sawzall? A carpenter who causes it.

The Model ReModel Show: A Humpy Bumpy Foundation

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Floor layout and framing, some good news from the building inspector, and a pleasant surprise on the adhesive front

Sorry, No Codes (Construction Haiku)

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

4 Ways to Sharpen a Carpenter's Pencil

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Why square pencils are better than round ones, and a handful of trick-sharpening methods from a master carpenter

Airtight Dropped Soffit for Ducts, Fans, or Can Lights

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Keep mechanical equipment within the envelope to improve the quality of houses and homes

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.