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Complete Book of Framing: An Illustrated Guide for Residential Construction / Edition 2

Complete Book of Framing: An Illustrated Guide for Residential Construction / Edition 2

by Scot Simpson
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The updated easy-to-learn reference for rough carpentry and framing

Complete Book of Framing, Second Edition is an updated, easy-to-learn guide to rough carpentry and framing written by an expert with more than thirty years of framing experience. This book guides the reader through the steps on framing floors, walls, roofs, door and window openings, and stairs. Hundreds of color photographs and illustrations help the reader understand the basics as well as advanced framing methods. This Second Edition is updated to match the framing techniques to the 2009 International Building Code, and introduces the concept of "green framing" regarding material use and handling.

  • Deals with the new corrosive treating methods that began to be used in 2004 for pressure treated wood
  • Covers the time and energy-saving benefits of positive placement nail guns, which have become the industry standard for fastening light gage hardware
  • Includes a glue-laminated beam weight chart, along with a description of crane operations for setting these beams

Starting with the basics, this book begins with types of lumber, nails, and what tools are needed, followed by detailed, fully illustrated steps for framing each building element—from planning and layout through specific nailing patterns. Framer-Friendly Tips throughout the book show how to get a task done right—and more easily.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781118113493
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 12/20/2011
Series: RSMeans Series , #79
Pages: 368
Sales rank: 169,107
Product dimensions: 8.10(w) x 10.80(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Scot Simpson, owner of S.S. Framing, Inc., in Edmonds, Washington, has been framing homes, schools, and commercial buildings for more than thirty years. He developed and refined the methods in this book, using them to train his crews. Scot is the author of many articles for construction magazines such as Fine Homebuilding and the Journal of Light Construction. He was the 2006 chairman of the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) Framers Council.

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Table of Contents

About the Author xi

Acknowledgments xiii

Introduction xv

Chapter 1: Introduction to Framing 1

Framing Terms 4

Framing Lumber 6

Framing Sheathing 7

Engineered Wood Products 8

Lumber & Wood Structural Panel Grade Stamps 12

Framing Nails 13

Framing Tools 14

Framing Tool Truck 16

Cutting Lumber 17

Protecting Lumber from Decay 18

Preservative Treated Wood 20

Chapter 2: Nailing Patterns 21

Nail Top Plate to Studs 24

Nail Bottom Plate to Studs 24

Nail Double Plate to Top Plate 25

Nail Corner 25

Nail Walls Together or Nail Double Studs 25

Nail Trimmer to Stud 26

Concrete Nailing 26

Nail Bearing & Nonbearing Walls to Floor Perpendicular to Joists 27

Nail Bearing & Nonbearing Walls to Floor Parallel to Joists 27

Nail Header to Stud 28

Nail Let-in Bracing 29

Nail End of Joist 30

Nail Rim Joist 30

Nail Sheathing 31

Nail Built-up Girders & Beams 32

Nail Joist Blocking 32

Nail Lapping Joists 33

Nail Drywall Backing 33

Nail Trusses to Wall 34

Nail Ceiling Joist, Rafters, & Ridge 34

Nail Rafters to Wall 35

Nail Blocks 35

Nail Fascia & Bargeboard 36

Chapter 3: Floor Framing 37

Step 1–Crown & Place Joists 40

Steps 2 & 3–Nail Rim Joists in Place & Cut Joists to Length 41

Step 4–Nail Joists in Place 42

Step 5–Frame Openings in Joists 43

Steps 6 & 7–Block Bearing Walls & Nail Joists to Walls 44

Step 8–Drywall Backing 45

Step 9–Subfloor Sheathing 46

Chapter 4: Wall Framing 47

Step 1–Spread Headers 50

Step 2–Spread Makeup 51

Steps 3–7–Assemble Wall 52

Step 8–Square Wall 53

Step 9–Sheathe Wall 54

Step 10–Install Nail-Flange Windows 55

Steps 11–15–Standing & Setting Wall 56

Step 16–Plumb & Line 57

Framing Rake Walls 60

Chapter 5: Roof Framing 69

Roof Framing Terms 72

Step 1–Find the Lengths of Common Rafters 74

Step 2–Cut Common Rafter 83

Step 3–Set Ridge Board 86

Step 4–Set Common Rafters 87

Step 5–Find Length of Hip & Valley Rafters 88

Step 6–Cut Hip & Valley Rafters 89

Step 7–Set Hip & Valley Rafters 91

Step 8–Set Jack Rafters 92

Step 9–Block Rafters & Lookouts 93

Step 10–Set Fascia 93

Step 11–Install Sheathing 94

Rafter Guidelines 95

Ceiling Joists 106

Step 1–Spread Trusses 108

Step 2–Sheathe Gable Ends 109

Step 3–Set Gable Ends 109

Step 4–Roll Trusses 110

Steps 5–8 111

Chapter 6: Doors, Windows, & Stairs 113

Door Framing Terms 116

Installation of Exterior Doors 116

Installation of Nail-Flange Window 119

Installation of Window Flashing 120

Installation of Sliding Glass Doors 121

Installation of Stairs 122

Circular Stairs 127

Chapter 7: Layout 135

Wall Layout 139

Joist Layout 154

Rafter or Truss Layout 156

Roof Layout 156

Chapter 8: Engineered Wood Products 159

Engineered Panel Products 162

Engineered Lumber Products 163

Chapter 9: Wind & Earthquake Framing 183

The Strength of Good Framing 186

Understanding Structural Loads 186

Building Code Load Requirements 187

Regional Considerations 188

Framing Details 188

Hold-Downs 195

Positive Placement Nail Guns 200

Chapter 10: Building Code Requirements 203

Introduction to Building Codes 206

Framing According to Code 210

Protection from Decay 228

Termite Protection 234

Chapter 11: Green Framing 235

Green Framing Feeling 238

Advanced Framing 238

Material Selection 240

Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs) 241

SIP Installation 241

SIP Tools 247

Chapter 12: Preparing for a Job 249

Developing a Job Start Checklist 252

Reviewing the Plans & Making Preparations 255

Organizing the Job Site 259

Chapter 13: Managing the Framing Start 263

Checking Exterior Wall Dimensions 266

Checking Reference Lines for Square 267

Adjusting Reference Lines 268

Checking the Building for Level 270

Chapter 14: Managing a Framing Team 275

Managing Your Team 278

The Role of Lead Framers 279

Quality Control 288

Organizing Tools & Materials 289

Teaching Framers 292

Framing Tips for Every Task 294

Planning & Scheduling 302

Recordkeeping 304

Productivity 306

Chapter 15: Safety 311

Personal Protective Equipment 314

Hand Tools 315

Ladders 317

Fall Protection 317

Rough Terrain Forklift Safety 319

Housekeeping 321

Glossary 325

Spanish Framing Terms 335

Index 343

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Complete Book of Framing: An Illustrated Guide for Residential Construction 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
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Good book. Written well. Lots of good information. Wish i could read the words on the pictures