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Floor Joisting Framing Secrets - I was about 18 years old, when my dad needed to build a floor that was going to be located inside of an industrial tilt up building. The floor joisting framing secrets that I'm about to share with you, were learned on this particular job.

The Best Carpenter That I Ever Knew - My dad could build anything. I watched him build a room addition on our house when I was a child, build furniture in the garage and even built his own campers for his truck. My dad is truly the best carpenter that I ever knew and remains so to this day.

Problems Created From Roof Leaks to Roof Framing - You're not going to need to be a construction specialist or have 50 years of experience in the construction industry to look at a section of your roof framing that is suffering from water damage, to get a pretty good idea that you might have a roof leak.

Five Tips for Easier Gable Roof Framing - If you're planning on building a gable roof, it wouldn't be a bad idea to pick up a couple of books or read a few articles, especially if you don't have any idea how to build one. Let me see if I can help you, by providing five tips for easier gable roof framing.

Wall Framing Stud Tips - Contractor Secrets - One of the biggest problems with framing studs today is that they are cut from the center or near the center of small trees. I don't know if it's true, but a friend of mine was telling me that the average tree cut down today is no bigger than 6 inches in diameter.

House Framers Use Different Words on the East Coast - When I first started working as a house framer in Southern California, there were more terms for more different things than you could possibly ever imagine. Some of these contractors got their training on the East Coast or Midwest and eventually migrated to the west coast.

Dangers of Using Damaged Lumber - Home Construction - It's not as common as it used to be, when large framing contractor's would save money ordering damaged lumber or inferior building products. This might be a thing of the past in some areas, but there are still framing contractors and lumber companies who you need to be careful with, especially when the lumber they're sending out to your job can cause an accident.

Always Think Ahead While Framing A House - One of the most important things that my father taught me and his grandfather taught him, was the importance of thinking ahead while we were framing the house. If a carpenter is working by the hour and isn't getting paid by what he produces on a daily basis, he's not going to be very concerned about thinking ahead.

How Much Can Lumber Shrink? - This has been one of the biggest problems in the construction business for years. The bigger the piece of lumber, the more it can shrink. There are large pieces of lumber that have been kiln dried where most of the moisture has been removed and this wood seems to remain the same size and rarely shrinks.

Wall Framing Tips - Figuring the Materials - It doesn't really make any difference, whether you have experienced framing walls, or if this is going to be the first wall that you have ever framed. We can always learn something, if we keep an open mind, and enjoy reading.


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