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Ultimate Guide to House Framing, 3rd Edition,
leads homeowners through the steps of building a structure by means of platform framing, the most popular style of framing in use today. The book also covers the latest in eco-friendly materials as well as green framing techniques. Ultimate Guide to House Framing is the most up-to-date source for framing information. Beginning with background information, the book provides readers with everything they need to know about building, including structural loads and how they interact, sizing lumber, working with tools, and reading blueprints. The book then takes the reader through the framing process-from foundations to floor framing, wall framing, roof framing, sheathing, and more. This expanded and revised edition ends with three project chapters: building stairs, finishing a basement with steel studs, and framing a bay window. Each chapter covers both construction and design information.
Beginning with background information, the book provides readers with everything they need to know about building, from the framing process itself to the latest in green framing techniques.
Leads readers step-by-step through the house framing process, including the latest "green" framing products and techniques.
Over 750 illustrations and photos to help you build your own home or use the information when remodeling, building a room addition, finishing a basement, or installing doors and windows.
- Environmentally friendly building products and techniques - Step-by-step guides for building walls, floors, and roofs - Extra projects include building and repairing stairs and installing bay windows
Tools and materials listed for each project
Frame floors, walls, and roofs like a pro
Over 55 construction sequences
About the Author
John D. Wagner has been involved with the construction trade for over 20 years. His work has appeared in numerous magazines, including Journal of Light Construction, Builder, and Today's Homeowner. Wagner is the author of two other Creative Homeowner books: Drywall: Pro Tips for Hanging & Finishing and Barns, Sheds & Outbuildings. He lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
Table of Contents
Introduction Section 1: Getting Started Chapter 1: House Framing MaterialsWorking with WoodPlywoodEngineered Lumber Chapter 2: Engineering BasicsBuilding LoadsBeams, Rafters, and Collar TiesBuilding Plans Chapter 3: Framing ToolsMeasuring ToolsLevelsSquaresMarking ToolsPower Tools Chapter 4: Ladders, Scaffolds & Safety SystemsLaddersPlatform JacksScaffoldsFall-Arrest Systems Chapter 5: Framing HardwareNailsConnectors and Hurricane TiesAnchor BoltsOther Fasteners Chapter 6: Essential Building TechniquesMeasuring AccuratelyNailing BasicsSafe Circular-Saw UseTroubleshooting Lumber Problems Chapter 7: Green FramingWood As a Green ProductGreen Adhesives and CaulksGreen Rating Programs Section 2: Building the Frame Chapter 8: Floor FramingStructural SupportGirders, Beams, and PostsFloor JoistsSubfloorsUnderlayment Chapter 9: Walls & PartitionsWall FramingRough OpeningsWall AssemblySheathingInstalling WindowsInstalling Doors Chapter 10: Gable-Roof FramingRoof LoadsRoof Pitch and SlopeCalculating Rafter LengthInstalling Ridgeboards and RaftersTrussesSkylightsRoof Sheathing Chapter 11: Shed, Hip & Gambrel RoofsFraming Shed RoofsHip RoofsGambrel Roofs Chapter 12: Framing DormersGable DormerShed Dormer Section 3: Framing Projects Chapter 13: Building StairsStraight-Run BasicsCalculating the Staircase SizeStringer LayoutStaircase InstallationBalustradesAbout L-Shaped StairsCalculating Rise and RunFraming the LandingMaking the StringersAssembling the StairsFinishing the StairsWinder Pros and ConsBuilding a Basic WinderAdding NosingsDesign Ideas for Stairs Chapter 14: Basement FramingEstimating MaterialsBasement WallsBasement FloorsBasement CeilingsConcealing Beams, Ducts, Pipes, and ColumnsDesign Ideas for Basements Chapter 15: Installing a Bay WindowBay WindowsDesign Ideas for Windows Resource GuideGlossaryIndexCredits/Metric Equivalents