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.
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
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.