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Framing Quiz by Gordon F. Tully Last month I discussed some common errors made in concrete foundations. For this issue on structure and framing, I will revisit my very first house design, on which I made a number of bloopers. The house is in excellent shape-although one of the mistakes had to be fixed soon after construction. A Wall The first drawing shows the western elevation of this seashore house, which stands about 300 feet Porch Rail Detail #1 foot 2x4s in the center of the wall. These members are simply inadequate to carry such a load. This is a good example of using standard framing where special engineering is called for. During the first winter, our sharpeyed tenant noticed that the wall moved like