Framing is so simple that anyone can do it.
But where are those few who have enough
framing sense to do it right? All too often, the
journeyman framer walks into a "completed"
structure and spends the next two or three
days finishing the job.
Here, then, is a step-by-step guide to framing
a job the way it's supposed to be done—a
framing "primer" of sorts for those just learning
the ropes, and a refresher course for
more experienced builders to help clear out
the cobwebs just in time for the spring
Platform (or stick) framing involves seven
distinct and well-defined steps: snapping
lines, plating, making the cutting list, laying
out the studs, framing,