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More stories about Walls

  • A Shop-Built Bay Window

    A template simplifies the math for the hybrid frame.

  • Tracking the Owner's Time

    You need to know what functions you perform before you can make informed hiring decisions.

  • Strapping Ceilings

    Strapping serves many purposes both for framers, as well as for many of the subs who follow.

  • Making and Installing Sound-Absorbing Panels

    Coastal Connection visits the Waltham, Mass., shop of New England Soundproofing to see how sound-absorbing panels are made, then comes along to see the panels installed in a busy Italian restaurant in Boston’s North End.

  • Best Practice for Stucco Parapet Caps

    To ensure a waterproof installation, use adhesive between layers of waterproofing materials and pay close attention to corners and intersections.

  • Framing Rake Walls Redux

    Tim Uhler has taken the process of framing rake walls to new heights.

  • Reclaimed Wood Walls – 3 Tips for Installing

    There is just something about wood walls that everyone likes. Here are some pictures of a 1930's house my company recently remodeled. We found some beautiful old pine walls and decided to re-use them.

  • Portal Frame Holdown Rules Revised

    The “portal frame” method for bracing walls against wind and earthquake is still practical, following a series of changes in the fine points of the code.

  • Fixing Faulty Roof Framing

    A remodeler working on a master suite remodel that involves a cathedral ceiling explains how to identify and address faulty roof framing.

  • Conventional Roof Framing: A Code's-Eye View

    When it’s boiled down, there are essentially two standard methods of roof construction, each having some flexibility. We explore both.