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 building rush. Platform (or stick) framing involves seven distinct and well-defined steps: snapping lines, plating, making the cutting list, laying out the studs, framing,