Ultimate Guide to House Framing: Plan, Design, Build

Ultimate Guide to House Framing: Plan, Design, Build

by John D. Wagner

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781580112352
Publisher: Creative Homeowner Press
Publication date: 06/01/2005
Series: Ultimate Guide
Edition description: Second
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 10.88(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

John D. Wagner has been involved with the construction trade for over 20 years. His work has appeared in numerous magazines, including Journal of Light Construction, Builder, and Today's Homeowner. Wagner is the author of two other Creative Homeowner books: Drywall: Pro Tips for Hanging & Finishing and Barns, Sheds & Outbuildings. He lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

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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