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Framing Floors, Walls & Ceilings, Updated and Expanded

Framing Floors, Walls & Ceilings, Updated and Expanded
by From the editors of Fine Homebuilding
Paperback
In the updated and expanded edition of this top-selling reference book, you'll find the most current, complete and authoritative advice ever compiled on framing floors, walls, and ceilings.

As part of our popular For Pros By Pros series, this comprehensive resource is designed for builders and contractors -- but will work as a practical guide for hands-on amateurs as well.

Full of builder-tested strategies, techniques and trade secrets, here's a single book that delivers everything you'll ever need to build safe, sturdy floors, walls, and ceilings with precision.

  • The basics of framing, from 10 proven rules to innovative new methods
  • Advanced techniques like framing curved walls and cathedral ceilings
  • Up-to-the minute information on the latest materials, such as engineered lumber, I-joist trusses, and LULs
  • Over 400 on-the-job photos and detailed drawings show you exactly what to do every step of the way

From cover to cover, this valuable new edition is brought to you by the finest builders in the country -- carefully selected by the editors of Fine Homebuilding magazine.

With this trusty volume by your side, there's no framing job you can't handle with confidence.
by From the Editors of Fine Homebuilding
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In the updated and expanded edition of this top-selling reference book, you'll find the most current, complete and authoritative advice ever compiled on framing floors, walls, and ceilings.

As part of our popular For Pros By Pros series, this comprehensive resource is designed for builders and contractors -- but will work as a practical guide for hands-on amateurs as well.

Full of builder-tested strategies, techniques and trade secrets, here's a single book that delivers everything you'll ever need to build safe, sturdy floors, walls, and ceilings with precision.

  • The basics of framing, from 10 proven rules to innovative new methods
  • Advanced techniques like framing curved walls and cathedral ceilings
  • Up-to-the minute information on the latest materials, such as engineered lumber, I-joist trusses, and LULs
  • Over 400 on-the-job photos and detailed drawings show you exactly what to do every step of the way

From cover to cover, this valuable new edition is brought to you by the finest builders in the country -- carefully selected by the editors of Fine Homebuilding magazine.

With this trusty volume by your side, there's no framing job you can't handle with confidence.
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In the updated and expanded edition of this top-selling reference book, you'll find the most current, complete and authoritative advice ever compiled on framing floors, walls, and ceilings.

As part of our popular For Pros By Pros series, this comprehensive resource is designed for builders and contractors -- but will work as a practical guide for hands-on amateurs as well.

Full of builder-tested strategies, techniques and trade secrets, here's a single book that delivers everything you'll ever need to build safe, sturdy floors, walls, and ceilings with precision.

  • The basics of framing, from 10 proven rules to innovative new methods
  • Advanced techniques like framing curved walls and cathedral ceilings
  • Up-to-the minute information on the latest materials, such as engineered lumber, I-joist trusses, and LULs
  • Over 400 on-the-job photos and detailed drawings show you exactly what to do every step of the way

From cover to cover, this valuable new edition is brought to you by the finest builders in the country -- carefully selected by the editors of Fine Homebuilding magazine.

With this trusty volume by your side, there's no framing job you can't handle with confidence.

Details

In the updated and expanded edition of this top-selling reference book, you'll find the most current, complete and authoritative advice ever compiled on framing floors, walls, and ceilings.

As part of our popular For Pros By Pros series, this comprehensive resource is designed for builders and contractors -- but will work as a practical guide for hands-on amateurs as well.

Full of builder-tested strategies, techniques and trade secrets, here's a single book that delivers everything you'll ever need to build safe, sturdy floors, walls, and ceilings with precision.

  • The basics of framing, from 10 proven rules to innovative new methods
  • Advanced techniques like framing curved walls and cathedral ceilings
  • Up-to-the minute information on the latest materials, such as engineered lumber, I-joist trusses, and LULs
  • Over 400 on-the-job photos and detailed drawings show you exactly what to do every step of the way

From cover to cover, this valuable new edition is brought to you by the finest builders in the country -- carefully selected by the editors of Fine Homebuilding magazine.

With this trusty volume by your side, there's no framing job you can't handle with confidence.
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Additional Information

Table Of Contents Introduction

PART 1: GENERAL FRAMING
10 Rules for Framing
Framing with a Crane
All about Headers
Fast and Accurate Framing Cuts
Nailing Basics
Anchoring Wood to a Steel I-Beam
Common Engineering Problems
The Future of Framing Is Here

PART 2: MATERIALS
Engineered Lumber
Rot-Resistant Framing Material
LVLs: A Strong Backbone

PART 3: FRAMING FLOORS
Factory-Framed Floors
Mudsills
The Well-Framed Floor
Framing and Sheathing Floors
Built-Up Center Beams
Installing Floor Trusses
Framing Floors with I-Joists
Supporting a Cantilevered Bay
6 Ways to Stiffen a Bouncy Floor

PART 4: FRAMING WALLS
Careful Layout for Perfect Walls
Setting the Stage for Wall Framing
Laying Out and Detailing Wall Plates
Not-So-Rough Openings
Framing Curved Walls
Framing Big Gable Walls
Raising a Gable Wall
Better Framing with Factory-Built Walls

PART 5: FRAMING CEILINGS
Curved Ceiling? No Problem
Framing Cathedral Ceilings
Ceiling Remodel: From Flat to Cathedral
Open Up the Ceiling with a Steel Sandwich

Credits
Index
Intro According to John Lienhard, the host of public radio's Engines of Our Ingenuity, two things made building in Colonial America different from building in Europe. One was an abundance of wood. The other was a lack of skilled labor. To settle this country, we needed to invent a new way of building that required less skill and took advantage of local resources. We eventually did it, but two things had to happen first.

In 1791, Samuel Briggs patented a machine for making nails, and in 1813, a Shaker named Tabitha Babbitt invented the first circular saw used on a saw mill. These inventions set the stage for Augustine Taylor, in 1833, to build the first structure in America using what came to be known as balloon framing -- small-dimension lumber held together with nails. Almost 200 years later we're still using that same method to frame houses.

Some things, of course, have changed. Balloon framing, eventually gave way to platform framing. Engineered materials were developed to account for the fact that wood is not nearly as abundant as it once was. And power tools make assembling easier and faster than ever before.

Unfortunately, something else has changed over the years: Interest in the building trades has declined. And we are once again suffering a lack of skilled labor, just like our Colonial ancestors. As a result, good information about building is hard to find, which is what makes this book so valuable. Collected here are 32 articles from past issues of Fine Homebuilding magazine. Written by professional builders from all over the country, these articles deliver detailed advice about framing floors, walls, and ceilings.

Kevin Ireton, Editor
Fine Homebuilding
ISBN 978-1-60085-069-1
Video No
Author From the editors of Fine Homebuilding
Publication Year 2009
Dimensions 8 1/2 x 10 7/8
Pages 288
Photo 362 photographs
Drawings and 90 drawings
Other Formats No
Cover Paperback
Format Paperback

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Table Of Contents Introduction

PART 1: Attics
Airtight Attic Access
Disappearing Attic Stairways
Fixing a Cold, Drafty House
Bed Alcove
A Fresh Look for an Attic Bath
Adding On, but Staying Small
Jewelbox Bathroom
Adding a Second Story

PART 2: Dormers
A Gable-Dormer Retrofit
Framing an Elegant Dormer
Keeping a Dormer Addition Clean and Dry
Framing a Dramatic Dormer

PART 3: Skylights
Dramatic Skylight
Skylight Kitchen
Shedding Light on Skylights
Framing for Skylights

Credits

Index
Intro I recently helped a friend remodel the bathroom in his 150-year old house. The room had been gutted, and the exposed framing was a graphic reminder that we really dont build houses like we used to. The exterior wall was framed with timbers bigger than my leg, and the wall separating the bath from the bedroom was framed with 8-in. wide chestnut planks on occasional centers. These 1-in. thick studs had many edges and were turned flat to provide a broad nailing base for the accordion lath that held the plaster. It was beautiful, at least to a couple of old carpenters, and we wondered for a moment how we might leave it all exposed.

The transition from building with planks and timbers to the way we build houses today started 200 years ago with the invention of a nail-making machine, but didnt really get going until the widespread mechanization of sawmills over the next few decades. At that point, you had studs and nails, which are what we still use today. But the methods and materials have evolved continuously over the years. Balloon framing, where the studs ran uninterrupted from foundation to roof, gave way to the platform framing we use today. Studs got smaller. Plywood replaced board sheathing. Nail guns overtook hammers. And so on.

Efforts to make better use of our dwindling forests, to build houses faster and to make them safer in the wake of hurricanes, earthquakes and fires have all led to changes in the way we stitch our homes together. If youre building today, whether its a new house or a partition wall your basement, you need to keep up with new materials and changing codes. The articles in this book will help you do that (among other things). Collected from past issues of Fine Homebuilding magazine, these articles were written by experienced builders. If they worked beside you on a job site, or lived next door, youd ask their advice about the header over your new picture window. But good builders arent that easy to find, which is why we got these folks to write down what theyve learned.
Kevin Ireton, editor
Fine Homebuilding
Video No
Author From the Editors of Fine Homebuilding
ISBN 978-1-62710-066-3
Publication Year 2009
Pages 160
Photo No
Drawings No
Video Download No
Other Formats 71228
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Format eBook (PDF)
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