Framing Floors, Walls & Ceilings
For Pros by Pros
from editors of Fine Homebuilding

215 x 275mm

Published by The Taunton Press, Connecticut, USA.


ISBN 978-1-60085-069-1

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Extract from back cover of book:

Framing Floors, Walls & Ceilings delivers pro-tested information on framing safely and efficiently, so the job gets done right the first time. Updated with over 30 new Fine Homebuilding articles, this latest edition covers the basics of framing as well as advanced techniques on framing cathedral ceilings and curved walls. There is also up-to-date information on the latest framing materials, including engineered lumber, I-joists, and LVLs. With hard-won trade secrets and practical tips, Framing Floors, Walls & Ceilings is the reliable, definitive guide to the subject.

- Frame and sheathe f1oors
- Install floors with I-joists
- Lay out and detail wall plates
- Raise big gable wals safely and efficiently
- Plan and frame a cathedral ceiling

Note: Some American building methods may not be compatible with Australian Standards.

Photos: Colour

Units of Measurement: Imperial



Part 1: General Framing
- 10 Rules for Framing
- Framing with a Crane
- All about Headers
- Fast and Accurate Framing Cuts
- Nailing Basics
- Anchoring Wood to a Steel I-Beam
- Common Engineering Problems
- The Future of Framing Is Here

Part 2: Materials
- Engineered Lumber
- Rot-Resistant Framing Material
- LVLs: A Strong Backbone

Part 3: Framing Floors
- Factory-Framed Floors
- Mudsills
- The Well-Framed Floor
- Framing and Sheathing Floors
- Built-Up Center Beams
- Installing Floor Trusses
- Framing Floors with I-Joists
- Supporting a Cantilevered Bay
- 6 Ways to Stiffen a Bouncy Floor

Part 4: Framing Walls
- Careful Layout for Perfect Walls
- Setting the Stage for Wall Framing
- Laying Out and Detailing Wall Plates
- Not-So-Rough Openings
- Framing Curved Walls
- Framing Big Gable Walls
- Raising a Gable Wall
- Better Framing with Factory-Built Walls

Part 5: Framing Ceilings
- Curved Ceiling? No Problem
- Framing Cathedral Celinings
- Ceiling Remodel: From Flat to Cathedral
- Open Up the Ceiling with a Steel Sandwich