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More stories about Framing

  • How to Calculate Unit Prices for Labor

    While unit prices for labor are available from a number of sources, the best source is a company's own job history. This article uses an example of framing an exterior wall to show how to use that data to calculate unit costs for labor based on material quantities.

  • Tips for Building a Double Winder Stair

    In building this double winder stair, remodeler Dave Holbrook used modular boxes to stack one tread and riser at a tim.

  • Best Practices: Continuous Exterior Insulation

    A guide to selecting and installing rigid foam on walls.

  • 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?