How-to Instructions and Tips on Rough Framing Homes and Home Additions Topics
|Many home remodeling or home addition projects require the construction of subfloors, stud framed walls, roof rafters and exterior sheathing.
A subfloor is assembled on top of a home or home addition’s concrete foundation. It consists of sill plates, rim joists, beams, floor joists and tongue and groove plywood. Stud framed walls, made from 2x4s and 2x6s are typically constructed on a flat surface, such as a subfloor or deck.
After the stud framed walls are constructed they are propped up into place and braced. Roof rafters and ceiling joists are typically stick built and installed in place on top of the walls, unless roof trusses are used.
Roof trusses are typically built at a factory and are brought to the site where they are positioned in place on top of the stud framed walls.
Rough framing requires both skill and strength and is not for the neophyte carpenter. Before starting a rough framing project carefully assess your abilities and health before tackling such a project.
Rough Framing and Framing Tool Videos
- Table Saw Video
- Lally Columns Video
- Reciprocating Saw Video
- Cordless Screw Gun Video
- Why is a 2×4 not a 2 by 4 Video
- Rockwell Reciprocating Saw Video
Rough Framing Tips
- Joist Hangers
- Balloon Framing
- Platform Framing
- Load Bearing Walls
- Floor Joist Bracing
- Installing Sill Plates
- Framing a Knee Wall
- Sistering Floor Joists
- What are Collar Ties?
- Raised Floor Framing
- What are Floor Joists?
- Framing Door Opening
- What are Roof Trusses?
- Building an Interior Wall
- Framing Basement Walls
- Framing an Attic Window
- Framing an Attic Addition
- Cripple Wall Construction
- Framing Window Opening
- Cross Bracing Floor Joists
- Raised Floor System Benefits
- How to Use a Level Correctly
- Identifying Load Bearing Walls
- Door and Window Sealing Tape
- Home Building and Raising Walls
- How to Frame a Shower Pan Base
- Sill Beam Repair and Replacement
- Sizing a Rough Opening for a Door
- Simple Layout and Framing of Walls
- Stair Treads and Riser Requirements
- Sizing a Rough Opening for a Window
- House Framing and Construction Tips
- Installing Windows in New Construction
- Home Building – Setting Basement Steel
- Sizing a Rough Opening for a Bifold Door
- Standard Stud Spacing for Framing Walls
- Removing Cross Bracing from Floor Joists
- Attaching Framed Walls to Concrete Floors
- Laying Tongue and Groove 3/4″ Sub Floors
- How to make Consistent Repetitive Saw Cuts
- How to Install Furring Strips to Concrete Walls
- Framing Shower Walls for a Custom Shower Pan
- Housewrap Weather Protection Systems in Home Construction
- Engineered Wood I-Beams versus Sawn Lumber for Floor Joists
- How to build a stair case, with instructions on Rise & Run Calculations
Roof Framing and Construction
- Roof Framing Construction
- Roofing Construction Introduction
- Roof Trusses versus Roof Rafters and Ceiling Joists
- 2×4 Quality Selection Tips
- Lumber Building Materials
- Zip System Wall Sheathing
- Metal Studs versus Wood Studs
- Framing with Engineered Wood
- What is Board Foot Measurement
- Plywood versus OSB on Subfloors, Walls, and Roof Sheathing
Carpentry and Framing Tools
- Using a Chalk Line
- Tips on Buying a Circular Skill Saw
- Tips for Buying a Carpenter’s Level
- Tips for Buying a Reciprocating Saw
- The Features and Benefits of Framing Squares
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Additional Rough Framing and Carpentry Resources
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