Wall Framing

JLC Field Guide: Wall Framing

Wall frames play an obviously critical role in supporting roofs and floors. Stud spacing and top plate overlaps clearly effect the strength, but the rules change when wall heights grow taller.

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Wall Framing Featured Articles

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Plumbing and Straightening Walls

This quick, accurate method prevents problems with the framing and finishes that... More

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Building With Cross Laminated Timber

The solid CLT panels simplify making the building envelope airtight, and they help... More

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Gable-End Retrofits

A couple of decades ago, not much was typically done to secure gable-end trusses:... More

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Retrofit Moment Frames

In California, cities are requiring moment frames on ‘soft story’ openings More

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Efficient Framing

Notes on how one crew chief organizes the framing process More

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Fire Separation Walls

These code-required assemblies can complicate construction, but they can also help... More

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Snapping Layout Lines for Walls

The layout and squaring process for a deck, slab, or on top of foundation walls. More

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Building and Raising Exterior Walls

One crew’s methods for running an efficient job More

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