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

Plumbing and Straightening Walls
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Plumbing and Straightening Walls

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

Building With Cross Laminated Timber
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Building With Cross Laminated Timber

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

Gable-End Retrofits
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Gable-End Retrofits

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

Retrofit Moment Frames
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Retrofit Moment Frames

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

Efficient Framing
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Efficient Framing

Notes on how one crew chief organizes the framing process More

Fire Separation Walls
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Fire Separation Walls

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

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Attaching Floor Framing to SIPS
Building and Raising Exterior Walls
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Building and Raising Exterior Walls

One crew’s methods for running an efficient job More

Better Corner Nailing for Drywall
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Better Corner Nailing for Drywall

This detail provides better nailing for drywall and access to insulate wall corners. More

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