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.
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