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More stories about Framing

  • DeWalt Mobile Pro Construction Calculator App

    JLC contributor Bruce Greenlaw weighs up the pros and cons of this construction calculator.

  • Framing a Rake Wall

    Washington-state framer, Tim Uhler, has a sound philosophy about his work: Do as little framing as possible off ladders and as much as you can while the wall is on the deck.

  • Manufactured Shear-Wall Components

    For builders working in seismic zones or hurricane country, any structure has to be designed for lateral loads, the sideways force of wind pressure, or earthquake action. Manufactured shear-wall components can provide a solution for these complex situations.

  • Simple Span Beams vs. Multiple-Span Continuous Beam

    This Q&A answers the question of whether to frame a long span as two simple spans with the joists lapped over a center beam or to use one continuous joist.

  • Adding Strength With Moment Frames

    Moment frames resist the force of bending or rotation with a rigid connection at the joint between the column and beam. Find out more about how these strategic assemblages can strengthen your structure.

  • Framing a Hip Roof

    For a perfect fit, pay attention to how the roof will be stacked when calculating lengths and laying out cuts.

  • Field-Applied Preservatives in a Flood Zone

    Is there any preservative treatment that can be applied in the field to non-treated wood in a flood zone?

  • Are Birdmouths in Rafters Necessary?

    Now that there are alternative methods using ripped strips and metal connectors, why are we still cutting birdsmouths in rafters?

  • Resin Studs

    The EcoStud stud and track system is for use in non-load-bearing walls

  • Truss and Rafter Screw

    The SDWC structural wood screw fastens trusses and rafters to top plates without hardware