Complete Book of Framing : An Illustrated Guide for Residential Construction

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2011-12-13
  • Publisher: RSMeans
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A best-selling, updated easy-to-learn guide to rough carpentry and framing by an expert with more than 30 years of framing experience. The 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 a reader understand the basics as well as advanced framing methods. The second edition is updated to match the framing techniques to the 2009 International Building code. Also, the concept of "green framing" regarding material use and handling is introduced.

Author Biography

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.

Table of Contents

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Chapter 1. Introduction to Framing

Chapter 2. Nailing Patterns

Chapter 3. Floor Framing

Chapter 4. Wall Framing

Chapter 5. Roof Framing

Chapter 6. Doors, Windows, & Stairs

Chapter 7. Layout

Chapter 8. Engineered Wood Products

Chapter 9. Wind & Earthquake Framing

Chapter 10. Building Code Requirements

Chapter 11. Green Framing

Chapter 12. Preparing for a Job

Chapter 13. Managing the Framing Start

Chapter 14. Managing a Framing Team

Chapter 15. Safety


Spanish Framing Terms


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