I start my list with a plea for precision
and emphasize the outcome
of lazy framing.
?Make the walls plumb,
especially in the areas around
doors and outside corners.
If a wall isn't plumb at a door
opening, there isn't always enough
slack in the finish work to be able
to hang the door plumb without
mucking up the trim. And if a wall
is out of plumb at the corner, it will
be tricky to trim out without the
moldings reflecting the bad angle.
?Set partition walls
straight, especially in runs
containing door openings.
Most framers snap a nice straight
chalk line for a partition wall, but
they don't always fasten the bottom
plate to it. Unfortunately, the