Framing Floors, Walls, and Ceilings

Framing Floors, Walls, and Ceilings

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Overview

All new...completely updated best-seller: Framing Floors, Walls & Ceilings . With a fresh new design and the latest, up-to-the-minute content, this edition more than lives up to its billing as part of the For Pros By Pros series. Loaded with essential field-tested information from working pros it’s the go-to resource for pros and serious non-pros, covering all this and more:

  • Construction methods, techniques, and trade secrets from some of today’s finest builders from across the country
  • In-depth instruction on specific types of framing fundamentals and materials
  • The most current information on energy-efficient framing practices

Learn the latest from the best in the business! Framing Floors, Walls & Ceilings distills decades of builder-tested methods and techniques as some of America’s finest builders pass on their hard-won secrets and latest know-how. From the basics of framing to advanced techniques for framing curved walls and cathedral ceilings, it’s all here for you, including 6 proven ways to build energy-smart walls.

Know-how you can’t afford to be without! Learn how the experts frame with a crane, support a cantilevered bay, frame big gable walls safely, and use double-stud walls to conserve energy. Don’t take chances and avoid trouble when you know how to:

  • manage job-site mud
  • choose the right framing material
  • frame strong stable floors
  • work with factory-built walls
  • remodel a flat ceiling into a cathedral
  • and so much more

The best, most comprehensive framing guide around. This latest edition of Framing Floors Walls & Ceilings is a treasure trove of trusted advice. With 350 color photographs and 50 instructive illustrations, it puts, right at your fingertips and all in one place, the best articles on all aspects of framing compiled from Fine Homebuilding , the most respected residential construction magazine in the country.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781561585700
Publisher: Taunton Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 05/28/2001
Series: For Pros By Pros Series
Pages: 144
Product dimensions: 9.00(w) x 12.00(h) x 0.36(d)

About the Author

All contributing authors are seasoned professionals whose articles have appeared in Fine Homebuilding magazine.

Since 1981 Fine Homebuilding has been providing information and inspiration to everyone who cares about quality home improvement and construction. the magazine is the best source of home improvement information and helps readers build projects better, faster, and more efficiently.

Table of Contents

Jobsite Basics
Choosing the Right Framing Nailer
Hammers: Titanium vs. steel
Framing lumber: moisture, content, species, and grade
Beyond OSB: Wall Sheathings That Multitask
Exploring the Benefits of Engineered Floor Joists
Managing Job-Site Mud
Temporary Power on the Jobsite

General Framing
Wall Framing
10 Rules for Framing
Framing with a Crane
All About Headers
Anchoring Wood to a Steel I-Beam
Wind-Resistant Framing Techniques
Where Do You Want the Blocking?

Framing Floors
The Well-Framed Floor
Fast, Accurate Floor Sheathing
Built-Up Center Beams
Frame a Strong Stable Floor with I-Joists
Supporting a Cantilevered Bay
6 Ways to Stiffen a Bouncy Floor

Framing Walls
Careful Layout for Perfect Walls
Fast and Accurate Wall Framing
Laying Out and Detailing Wall Plates
Not-So-Rough Openings
Shear Walls
Framing Curved Walls
Framing Big Gable Walls Safely and Efficiently
Raising a Gable Wall
Better Framing with Factory-Built Walls
A Slick Approach to Straightening Walls

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

Energy-Efficient Framing
Six Proven Ways to Build Energy-Smart Walls
Energy Smart Details: Double-stud walls
Bring Advanced Framing to Your Job Site
Air-sealed Mudsill Assembly
Framing for Efficiency

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