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Complete Book of Framing. An Illustrated Guide for Residential Construction. 2nd Edition. RSMeans

  • ID: 2214866
  • Book
  • December 2011
  • 368 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd

The updated, easy–to–use reference for rough carpentry and framing

Complete Book of Framing, Second Edition is an updated, easy–to–use guide to rough carpentry and framing written by an expert with more than thirty years of framing experience. This book guides the reader through each step of framing floors, walls, roofs, door and window openings, and stairs. Hundreds of color photographs and illustrations help the reader understand basic and advanced framing methods. This Second Edition is updated to match the framing techniques of the 2009 International Building Code and introduces the concept of "green framing" with regard to material use and handling. Other new content includes:

  • Instructions on dealing with the new corrosive–causing methods that began to be used in 2004 for pressure–treated wood

  • Coverage of the time– and energy–saving benefits of positive placement nail guns the industry standard for fastening light gauge hardware

  • A chart displaying glue–laminated beam weight, used for organizing the installation of glue–laminated 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.

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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


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