Ultimate Guide to House Framing, 3rd edition / Edition 3

Ultimate Guide to House Framing, 3rd edition / Edition 3

by John D. Wagner
     
 

ISBN-10: 1580114431

ISBN-13: 9781580114431

Pub. Date: 02/01/2009

Publisher: Creative Homeowner Press

House Framing: Plan, Design, Build leads homeowners through the steps of building a structure by means of platform framing, the most popular style of framing in use today. Beginning with background information, the book provides the reader with everything they need to know about building, including structural loads and how they interact, sizing lumber, working

Overview

House Framing: Plan, Design, Build leads homeowners through the steps of building a structure by means of platform framing, the most popular style of framing in use today. Beginning with background information, the book provides the reader with everything they need to know about building, including structural loads and how they interact, sizing lumber, working with tools, and reading blueprints. The book then takes the reader through the framing process - from foundations to floor framing, wall framing, roof framing, sheathing, and more. This expanded and revised edition ends with three project chapters: one on building stairs, another on finishing a basement with steel studs, and the last on framing a bay window. Each chapter covers both construction and design information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781580114431
Publisher:
Creative Homeowner Press
Publication date:
02/01/2009
Series:
Ultimate Guide
Edition description:
Third
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 10.70(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range:
10 Years

Table of Contents

Ultimate Guide to House Framing

Table of Contents

Introduction...8

Section IGetting Started...10

Chapter 1House Framing Materials...12Working with Wood...13Plywood...18Engineered Lumber...20Chapter 2Engineering Basics...23Building Loads...24Beams, Rafters & Collar Ties...27Building Plans...31

Chapter 3Framing Tools...37Measuring Tools...38Levels...39Squares...40Marking Tools...41Hand Tools...41Power Tools...42

Chapter 4Ladders, Scaffolds & Safety Systems...45Ladders...46Platform Jacks...48Scaffolds...50Fall-Arrest Systems...50

Chapter 5Framing Hardware...53Nails...54Connectors & Hurricane Ties...54Anchor Bolts...56Other Fasteners...59

Chapter 6Essential Building Techniques...61Measuring Accurately...62Nailing Basics...63Safe Circular-Saw Use...64Troubleshooting Lumber Problems...68

Section IIBuilding the Frame...70

Chapter 7Floor Framing...72Structural Support...73Girders, Beams & Posts...76Floor Joists...81Subfloors...90Underlayment...92

Chapter 8Walls & Partitions...93Wall Framing...94Rough Openings...100Wall Assembly...102Sheathing...110Windows & Doors...112

Chapter 9Gable-Roof Framing...121Roof Loads...122Roof Pitch & Slope...122Calculating Rafter Length...123Installing Ridgeboards & Rafters...130Trusses...134Skylights...137Roof Sheathing...138

Chapter 10Shed, Hip & Gambrel Roofs...143Framing Shed Roofs...144Hip Roofs...146Gambrel Roofs...153

Chapter 11Framing Dormers...157Gable dormer...158Shed dormer...161

Section IIIFraming Projects...164

Chapter 12Building Stairs...166Straight-Run Basics...167Calculating the Staircase Size...167Staircase Installation...171Balustrades...174About L-Shaped Stairs...179Calculating Rise & Run...179Framing the Landing...181Making the Stringers...183Assembling the Stairs...184Finishing the Stairs...186Winder Pros & Cons...187Building a Basic Winder...187Adding Nosings...189Design Ideas for Stairs...190

Chapter 13Basement Framing...192Estimating Materials...193Basement Walls...193Basement Ceilings...197Basement Floors...199Beams, Ducts, Pipes & Columns...201Design Ideas for Basements...204

Chapter 14Installing a Bay Window...206Bay Windows...207Design Ideas for Windows...213Plans to Help You Build Your Dream Home...216Home Plans...218

Resource guide...228

Glossary...230

Index...234

Credits/Metric Equivalents...239

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