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xx   HOUSE

The ups and downs of stud walls. How to build an interior wall to partition off a room or build a new closet. How to cut a major opening in an exterior wall for installing a sliding glass door.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Mar 1975 (v.53#3) pg. 48

How to use joist hangers and post anchors.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1976 (v.54#7) pg. 18

Tip: A simple hanger that holds one end of a joist while you position and nail the other end.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS May 1984 (v.62#5) pg. 54

Make an oversized wrench of laminated plywood to twist warped construction-grade studs into square before nailing.
CANADIAN HOME WORKSHOP Nov 2000 (v.24#2) pg. 14

No-fuss truss. A look at the geometry and technology of modern, lightweight truss construction.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Nov 1989 (v.13#2) pg. 25

Prefabricated wooden I-joists described.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP May 1991 (v.14#8) pg. 15

Framing know-how. The ABCs of erecting a simple stud frame wall.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Jul-Aug 1997 (v.20#10) pg. 20

How to repair a sagging or cracked joist by jacking up the sag and attaching a sister joist.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Apr 1998 (v.21#7) pg. 24

Using Starplates (frame connectors) for framing your own building. Includes directions for making your own frame connectors from sheet steel.
COUNTRYSIDE & SMALL STOCK JOURNAL Feb 1985 (v.69#2) pg. 20

Basic principles of good framing.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #115 Mar 1970 (v.20#2) pg. 48

Tip shows how to straighten a bowed 2x4 stud in a wall.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #237 Mar 1983 (v.33#3) pg. 106

How to install bridging between floor joists.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #240 Jul-Aug 1983 (v.33#6) pg. 12

Cathedral ceilings. Construction, ventilation, and insulation.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #276 Feb 1987 (v.37#2) pg. 42

Tip on reinforcing 2x4 attic joists by attaching new, wider joists.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #295 Feb 1989 (v.39#2) pg. 8

The search for a better wall. Part 1. Timber framing, balloon-frame and platform-frame stud wall construction described.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #319 Jun 1991 (v.41#6) pg. 10

The search for a better wall. Part 2. Refining the stud wall. Energy-efficient construction, vapor retarder, stress skin panels and masonry walls.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #320 Jul-Aug 1991 (v.41#7) pg. 12

How to align two pieces of lumber for a beam or header.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #327 Apr 1992 (v.42#4) pg. 100

Tip shows how to use a car scissors jack to help level long joists and beams for the solo builder.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #334 Jan 1993 (v.43#1) pg. 83

Tip shows how to use a C-clamp to hold studs when toenailing them into top and bottom plates.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #335 Feb 1993 (v.43#2) pg. 83

Tip on using a small sliding bar clamp to hold a stud in place while toenailing.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #352 Oct 1994 (v.44#9) pg. 42

Reinventing wood. Tips on selecting and working with oriented strand board, hardboard siding, and wood I-beams.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #355 Feb 1995 (v.45#2) pg. 24

Basement beams. Determining the loads which must be carried by a support beam in the basement of a house. Advice on selecting the correct beam.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #360 Jul-Aug 1995 (v.45#7) pg. 22

Metal studs in residential construction. How to frame up a corner closet using metal studs.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #360 Jul-Aug 1995 (v.45#7) pg. 58

The basics of laying out wall studs to fit 8-ft. long drywall.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #367 Apr 1996 (v.46#4) pg. 12

An explanation of how a house supports its weight through beams, floor joists, wind bracing and foundations. Implication of these principles as they impact remodeling are discussed.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #369 Jun 1996 (v.46#6) pg. 27

How a house works. Why wood moves through all four seasons.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #370 Jul-Aug 1996 (v.46#7) pg. 96

Roughing in a post and pier room addition. Details on building the pier foundation and the framing.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #372 Oct 1996 (v.46#9) pg. 46

Narrow steel studs for basements. How to use metal studs to frame interior basement walls.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #383 Nov 1997 (v.47#10) pg. 64

How to remove a bearing wall and replace it with a hidden beam.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #384 Dec 1997-Jan 1998 (v.48#1) pg. 65

Techniques for locating concealed framing timbers (studs) inside interior walls.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #396 Mar 1999 (v.49#3) pg. 48

Raising prebuilt walls using "walking jacks" requires only one person.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #2 Apr-May 1981 pg. 5

Simple framing jig is a rapid and accurate method for assembling any wall, floor or roof that uses standard dimensions.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #4 Aug-Sep 1981 pg. 7

Framing an open-plan saltbox house. The load bearing wall between Cape and shed has been replaced by posts & beams.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #4 Aug-Sep 1981 pg. 44

Truss frame construction. A simple building method especially suited to the owner-builder.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #5 Oct-Nov 1981 pg. 54

Tip: Cut a notch in the sole plate of a stud-wall house to provide for running electrical wires and to prevent compression of wall insulation from the wires.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #6 Dec 1981-Jan 1982 pg. 10

Troublespots in 19th-century framing. What to watch for when rehabilitating a common 19th-century structure.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #6 Dec 1981-Jan 1982 pg. 36

Tip: How to hold a header, blocking or similar framing member in place for final nailing when working alone.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #7 Feb-Mar 1982 pg. 10

Tip: Simple jigs make it easier to cut and install studs in the wall beneath the end rafters of a peaked roof.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #7 Feb-Mar 1982 pg. 12

Tip: Pull second-story stud walls into plumb by means of this simple brace.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #7 Feb-Mar 1982 pg. 12

Building a curved wall. Framing and siding a section of a cylinder calls for precise work and inventive thinking. Includes instructions for shaping compound-curve windowsills with a router.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #7 Feb-Mar 1982 pg. 16

A silo house. A traditional farm structure provides circular space at the core of a new home. Roof framing details and a jig for bending drywall are included.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #7 Feb-Mar 1982 pg. 54

Use this brace to align and plumb a stubborn exterior wall.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #8 Apr-May 1982 pg. 10

Tip: Use lumber strapping material to keep the bottom plate of a framed wall from "walking" while it is being raised into position.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #8 Apr-May 1982 pg. 12

Scissor-like tool is useful in plumbing and aligning stud walls during framing.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #8 Apr-May 1982 pg. 12

Green-wood woes. Suggestions on when (and when not) to use green wood in house construction.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #8 Apr-May 1982 pg. 49

Tips for raising an exterior wall on a second story.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #11 Oct-Nov 1982 pg. 14

Tip on constructing a large wooden girder "in place" instead of attempting to prefabricate it before installation.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #13 Feb-Mar 1983 pg. 6

Site-built 6"x22"x24-ft. laminated beam. Made from 2x12 and 2x4 stock covered with plywood.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #18 Dec 1983-Jan 1984 pg. 14

Tips on framing exterior walls with 2x6s rather than 2x4s.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #19 Feb-Mar 1984 pg. 10

Floor framing. With production techniques and the right materials, a solid, squeakless floor is a day's work.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #19 Feb-Mar 1984 pg. 54
Added Info FINE HOMEBUILDING #21 Jun-Jul 1984 pg. 4
Added Info FINE HOMEBUILDING #22 Aug-Sep 1984 pg. 8

Tip: How to make curved laminated beams.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #20 Apr-May 1984 pg. 8

Arched a-frame. How to construct large, laminated arches from 1x3 furring strips.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #20 Apr-May 1984 pg. 64

Tip: Precut the bottom portion of a doorway sole plate when building stick-framed walls.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #21 Jun-Jul 1984 pg. 16

Laying out for framing. A production method for translating the blueprints to the wall plates. Includes an introduction to the components of a modern frame and how to size them.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #21 Jun-Jul 1984 pg. 69

How to fill in the corner gap when framing walls at 45-degree angles.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #22 Aug-Sep 1984 pg. 14
Added Info FINE HOMEBUILDING #26 Apr-May 1985 pg. 16

Stud-wall framing. Nailing together a tight frame requires equal parts of accuracy and speed.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #22 Aug-Sep 1984 pg. 31
Added Info FINE HOMEBUILDING #24 Dec 1984-Jan 1985 pg. 4

Plumb and line. How to plumb and brace wall framing prior to sheathing and fitting with joists or rafters.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #23 Oct-Nov 1984 pg. 68

In the Japanese tradition. How Japanese and Western framing techniques are combined in a hybrid farmhouse design.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #24 Dec 1984-Jan 1985 pg. 60

The balloon-truss system. An economical superinsulating wall-framing system.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #24 Dec 1984-Jan 1985 pg. 65
Added Info FINE HOMEBUILDING #27 Jun-Jul 1985 pg. 4

Tip: When using floor trusses (instead of floor joints) you can regain some of the extra depth by trimming the bottom of the truss to form an "exposed beam".
FINE HOMEBUILDING #25 Feb-Mar 1985 pg. 16

Building with stress-skin. Laminated, insulated panels offer new ways to build economical, energy-efficient houses. Some tips.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #25 Feb-Mar 1985 pg. 42
Added Info FINE HOMEBUILDING #26 Apr-May 1985 pg. 4
Added Info FINE HOMEBUILDING #27 Jun-Jul 1985 pg. 4

Tip: Use a kerf-cut and joist hanger to attach a rafter to a beam. It it easier than notching the rafter.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #27 Jun-Jul 1985 pg. 16

Dummy rafter tails. A useful technique for old-house remodelers and those who build alone. How to cut old, rotted rafter tails back to the siding and install new, dummy rafter tails.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #27 Jun-Jul 1985 pg. 43

A carved timber frame. Conventional framing encloses a first floor of oak timbers embellished with carved details from the 18th century.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #28 Aug-Sep 1985 pg. 58

Site-built wall jacks let a two-man crew lift 30-ft. to 40-ft. long stud walls.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #29 Oct-Nov 1985 pg. 16

Parallel-chord floor trusses replace wood joists. What is available and tips on selection.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #30 Dec 1985-Jan 1986 pg. 24
Added Info FINE HOMEBUILDING #32 Apr-May 1986 pg. 4

"Hooter stick" is used to help plumb and align stud walls.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #32 Apr-May 1986 pg. 16

Light-gauge steel framing for interior partitions is inexpensive, stable, and easy to install. What is available and tips on installation.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #32 Apr-May 1986 pg. 67
Added Info FINE HOMEBUILDING #34 Aug-Sep 1986 pg. 6
Added Info FINE HOMEBUILDING #35 Oct-Nov 1986 pg. 4

Tip: Use toenails to hold a sidewall in position as it is raised.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #34 Aug-Sep 1986 pg. 16

Tip on locating studs in a stick-framed wall.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #36 Dec 1986-Jan 1987 pg. 16

Decking and sheathing. How one production carpenter puts the skin on wood-frame houses.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #37 Feb-Mar 1987 pg. 66

How to "pull in" floor plates when installing exterior walls that have siding and/or sheathing already installed.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #39 Apr-May 1987 pg. 10

Tips on fabricating and using stress-skin subfloor panels.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #40 Jun-Jul 1987 pg. 12

The engineered nail. Ten steps to designing nailed connections which will carry the desired loads without failing.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #40 Jun-Jul 1987 pg. 68

Metal connectors for wood framing. What is available in concrete-to-wood connectors, hangers, straps, bracing, timber connectors, truss clips, and special connectors.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #43 Dec 1987-Jan 1988 pg. 44
Added Info FINE HOMEBUILDING #44 Feb-Mar 1988 pg. 6
Added Info FINE HOMEBUILDING #47 Jun-Jul 1988 pg. 4

Another method for stick framing a 45-degree corner that needs drywall backing. Requires only a single pass on a table saw to rip the filler pieces.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #47 Jun-Jul 1988 pg. 30
Added Info FINE HOMEBUILDING #50 Dec 1988-Jan 1989 pg. 30

Tip: Toenail a stud wall onto layout line before raising into place.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #49 Oct-Nov 1988 pg. 26

Tip: Use a carbide-tipped pilot bit and a router to cut out the plywood sheathing from door and window openings.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #49 Oct-Nov 1988 pg. 28
Added Info FINE HOMEBUILDING #53 Apr-May 1989 pg. 18

Framing with the plumber in mind. Tips to help you keep wood and nails out of the way of plumbing lines.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #49 Oct-Nov 1988 pg. 51

Laminated-veneer lumber. A new generation of structural building materials that rely on parallel-laminated wood veneer and high-strength adhesive to make them light and stiff. Using wood I-beams in house construction. What is available and installation details.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #50 Dec 1988-Jan 1989 pg. 40

Simple jig lets one person install fascia boards.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #53 Apr-May 1989 pg. 26

Ranch-house add-up. Reinforcing existing 2x6 rafters to carry the load of a second-story addition to an 1950's tract house.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #55 Aug-Sep 1989 pg. 69

Raising finished walls. Siding, trimming and painting are easier when the exterior walls of a house are still flat on the deck. On-site fabrication of complete walls, including siding and windows.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #58 Feb-Mar 1990 pg. 62

Framing a second-story addition that features four gables and California-style valleys.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #58 Feb-Mar 1990 pg. 76

How to straighten wall studs which have bowed-in or bowed-out prior to installing drywall or paneling.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #60 Apr-May 1990 pg. 28
Added Info FINE HOMEBUILDING #65 Feb-Mar 1991 pg. 32

Balloon-framing a rake wall. How one builder stiffens walls by running studs from floor to roofline.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #62 Aug-Sep 1990 pg. 62

Header tricks for remodelers. Creative responses to unusual specs. Advice on concealing the necessary headers when removing an existing wall, building an addition, removing ceiling sag, etc.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #62 Aug-Sep 1990 pg. 85
Added Info FINE HOMEBUILDING #64 Dec 1990-Jan 1991 pg. 6

Adjustable spreader is used to align a stud wall to bring it plumb. The spreader is made from 2x4 or 2x6 stock and is suitable for slight adjustments, not major ones.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #64 Dec 1990-Jan 1991 pg. 30

Riding out the big one. A structural engineer explains what happens to a wood-frame building in an earthquake and how it can be constructed to resist collapse.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #64 Dec 1990-Jan 1991 pg. 60
Added Info FINE HOMEBUILDING #67 Apr-May 1991 pg. 4

Framing a turret addition. Wood framing for a two-story 12-ft. diameter circular turret with a conical roof and large curved windows.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #68 Jun-Jul 1991 pg. 56

Rules for determining how much lateral support a wooden beam requires.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #70 Oct-Nov 1991 pg. 14

Technique for using a hammer and 16d nail to lever a pair of divergent sticks into line when making built-up girders, headers, and beams.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #70 Oct-Nov 1991 pg. 32

Framing headers and corners. A summary of framing details for strength and energy efficiency.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #72 Feb-Mar 1992 pg. 57

Building rake walls. Two time-saving layout methods are detailed.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #72 Feb-Mar 1992 pg. 67
Correction FINE HOMEBUILDING #75 Jun-Jul 1992 pg. 6

Tip on adding attic knee walls without transfering roof (and snow) loads to the upsupported ceiling or floor joists below.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #74 Apr-May 1992 pg. 14

A modified pipe clamp is used to bring adjacent framing members into alignment prior to nailing.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #76 Aug-Sep 1992 pg. 28

Making and using a twister to help straighten corkscrewed framing lumber prior to nailing.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #77 Oct-Nov 1992 pg. 32

Angle-iron hooks are used to support the bottom edge of exterior plywood sheathing or siding during installation.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #78 Dec 1992-Jan 1993 pg. 30
Added Info FINE HOMEBUILDING #83 Aug-Sep 1993 pg. 28 (Alternative device)

Advice on reinforcing (or replacing) a main support girder (beam) in a 100-year-old house.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #79 Feb-Mar 1993 pg. 22

Detailing for wood shrinkage. How to avoid nail pops, cracked drywall, open joints, sloping floors, and other problems encountered as the relative humidity of wood changes.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #81 Apr-May 1993 pg. 54

Framing walls. Speed and efficiency are the results of a careful, well-thought-out layout.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #82 Jun-Jul 1993 pg. 42

Don't forget the blocks. Backing and blocking aids make a house more stable and make it easier to install drywall, plumbing, and siding.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #82 Jun-Jul 1993 pg. 48
Added Info FINE HOMEBUILDING #84 Oct-Nov 1993 pg. 6

Economical framing. Using 4-ft. modules to conserve materials and avoid overbuilding by means of a modified version of conventional wood framing called OVE (optimum value engineered).
FINE HOMEBUILDING #84 Oct-Nov 1993 pg. 46
Added Info FINE HOMEBUILDING #86 Feb-Mar 1994 pg. 6

Wall bracing. Using wood, metal and plywood to keep wood-framed walls from racking.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #85 Dec 1993-Jan 1994 pg. 54
Added Info FINE HOMEBUILDING #86 Feb-Mar 1994 pg. 4

Tip on installing plywood sheathing single handed. The secret involves installing the sheathing before the top plates are doubled.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #88 Apr-May 1994 pg. 30

Framing gable ends. Using a story pole and a level to lay out accurate cuts without a tape measure.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #88 Apr-May 1994 pg. 44

Cutting multiples. A few tricks that can save time when cutting studs, blocks and cripples.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #88 Apr-May 1994 pg. 58
Added Info FINE HOMEBUILDING #100 Feb-Mar 1996 pg. 30

Installing a built-up girder. Preparing the foundation to receive a girder, building the girder, installing, leveling, and support columns.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #89 Jun-Jul 1994 pg. 64
Added Info FINE HOMEBUILDING #90 Aug-Sep 1994 pg. 8

Pros and cons of making built-up beams from 2x10s and 2x12s (both with and without plywood packing strips in the center).
FINE HOMEBUILDING #92 Dec 1994-Jan 1995 pg. 18

Plumbing, lining and bracing framed walls. A framing contractor explains his efficient sequence for keeping walls straight and true.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #92 Dec 1994-Jan 1995 pg. 52

A house of recycled timber. Finding and working with salvaged wood.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #93 Feb-Mar 1995 pg. 86

Tip for quickly and accurately marking the centers of holes for anchor bolts in mudsills.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #95 Apr-May 1995 pg. 32

Framing with steel for the first time. A builder accustomed to wood framing tells about the difference between wood and steel construction.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #95 Apr-May 1995 pg. 58
Added Info FINE HOMEBUILDING #97 Aug-Sep 1995 pg. 4

Framing for a barrel-vault ceiling involves fastening a pair of arched ledgers to gable walls and then running joists between the ledgers to frame the barrel vault.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #96 Jun-Jul 1995 pg. 16

Squaring and leveling mudsills. To construct a first-floor platform of a house that is square, level, and built to exact dimensions requires that the mudsills be very carefully installed to compensate for foundation errors.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #97 Aug-Sep 1995 pg. 46
Added Info FINE HOMEBUILDING #98 Oct-Nov 1995 pg. 4

Remodeling with metal studs. Skyrocketing lumber costs make steel studs an enticing, easily installed alternative to wood. When and how to use lightweight 25-gauge metal studs.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #97 Aug-Sep 1995 pg. 72

Supporting an addition. Before you put a new room on an old house, evaluate the foundation, the site and the original structure.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #98 Oct-Nov 1995 pg. 82
Added Info FINE HOMEBUILDING #99 Dec 1995-Jan 1996 pg. 8

Shear-wall retrofit. How to apply plywood over existing 1x10 sheathing.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #100 Feb-Mar 1996 pg. 16

Simple tools for fastener framing. An expert framer describes how to get more done in less time with the help of patterns, templates and jigs.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #104 Aug-Sep 1996 pg. 64

Wall-sheathing choices. A comparison of nine different materials plus sheathing-installation tips.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #106 Dec 1996-Jan 1997 pg. 50

Avoiding common framing errors by paying attention to some basic details.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #106 Dec 1996-Jan 1997 pg. 66

Framing corners. A survey of methods and materials used to build warm, inexpensive and strong interior and exterior corners.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #113 Dec 1997-Jan 1998 pg. 54
Added Info FINE HOMEBUILDING #115 Apr-May 1998 pg. 12

The process of balloon-framing is explained.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #114 Feb-Mar 1998 pg. 20
Added Info FINE HOMEBUILDING #115 Apr-May 1998 pg. 10

Making plywood box beams. Glue, staples and a little engineering turn sheets of plywood into trusses and columns.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #114 Feb-Mar 1998 pg. 106
Added Info FINE HOMEBUILDING #117 Jun-Jul 1998 pg. 10, 12

Tip on fabricating built-up headers of the correct thickness from 2x lumber and plywood which have the interior void filled with foam insulation.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #115 Apr-May 1998 pg. 28

Counteracting the uplift phenomenon which prevents attaching nonbearing interior walls to the roof trusses.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #118 Aug-Sep 1998 pg. 18

Making fast and accurate framing cuts by eye, without the need for lines. A technique for veteran carpenters.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #118 Aug-Sep 1998 pg. 78

Alternative methods for reinforcing a ridge-bearing wall so that ceiling joists can be removed are briefly discussed.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #120 Dec 1998-Jan 1999 pg. 20

Tip on crowning studs to improve the appearance of the finished wall.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #121 Feb-Mar 1999 pg. 32

Raising a gable wall. Framing an entire gable wall flat on the deck and then safely raising the gable into position.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #122 Apr-May 1999 pg. 88
Added Info FINE HOMEBUILDING #124 Jun-Jul 1999 pg. 6

Site-built jig to cut batches of identical-length studs, trimmers, sills, cripples and nonstructural headers.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #125 Aug-Sep 1999 pg. 30

Laying out and detailing wall plates. How a seasoned framer quickly and accurately transforms blueprint dimensions into templates for walls.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #126 Oct-Nov 1999 pg. 96

Tips on framing a house with poplar and siding it with red oak.
FINE WOODWORKING #31 Nov-Dec 1981 pg. 30

How to frame a wall. Includes information on anchoring a wall to a non-nailable floor. How to frame a door opening.
HANDY ANDY Jan 1978 (v.2#4) pg. 31

How to frame floors. Part 1.
HANDY ANDY Jan 1980 (v.4#4) pg. 55

How to frame floors. Part 2.
HANDY ANDY Feb 1980 (v.4#5) pg. 30

How to frame walls.
HANDY ANDY May 1980 (v.4#8) pg. 35

Building with steel studs.
HANDY ANDY Feb 1981 (v.5#5) pg. 55

Constructing a "Larsen Truss" building.
HARROWSMITH #60 Apr-May 1985 (v.9#6) pg. 44

An explanation of stress-skin panels and suggestions on how they can be built on-site by a do-it-yourselfer.
HARROWSMITH #65 Jan-Feb 1986 (v.10#5) pg. 37

How to frame for wooden floors, frame doors and windows, apply siding, insulate, panel, install radiant heat panels, and finish walls and floors when adding a room addition or converting a garage.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO Mar-Apr 1981 (v.6#2) pg. 87

Basic carpentry. Part 5. Partitions. How to build a partition to divide a large room into two or more smaller rooms.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO Jan-Feb 1982 (v.7#1) pg. 78

A short course in engineering. Part 1. A look at house structural systems involving walls and columns.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO Jul-Aug 1982 (v.7#4) pg. 67

A short course in engineering. Part 2. Floor systems.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO Nov-Dec 1982 (v.7#6) pg. 85

Framing exterior-wall window openings. Includes a master for an overhead transparency.
INDUSTRIAL EDUCATION Nov 1979 (v.68#8) pg. 16

Overhead transparency master illustrates corner construction and bracing for exterior wall framing.
INDUSTRIAL EDUCATION Mar 1980 (v.69#3) pg. 22

Overhead transparency master shows how to frame an interior door and interior arch opening.
INDUSTRIAL EDUCATION Feb 1981 (v.70#2) pg. 8

Overhead transparency master shows framing details for interior walls.
INDUSTRIAL EDUCATION Apr 1981 (v.70#4) pg. 10

Overhead transparency master shows details for framing interior corners (both inside and outside corners).
INDUSTRIAL EDUCATION Sep 1981 (v.70#6) pg. 14

Tips on installing the new, lightweight steel studs.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #528 May 1972 (v.68) pg. 102

The ABCs of framing. A simple room addition with a gable roof illustrates the basics of framing.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #562 Mar 1975 (v.71) pg. 76

Photos and representative prices of steel fasteners designed to join construction timbers together in various configurations.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #647 Apr 1982 (v.78) pg. 102

The truss-framed house: fast, inexpensive and strong.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #662 Jul 1983 (v.79) pg. 42

Interior partition framing tips from an old-style carpenter.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #665 Oct 1983 (v.79) pg. 32

Tip on constructing the walls of a house from mill end lumber (scraps of framing lumber from a sawmill).
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #28 Jul 1974 pg. 78

How to straighten slightly-bent lumber when framing a house.
NEW SHELTER Apr 1983 (v.4#4) pg. 8

How to raise a straight wall. Tricks for squaring a wall frame while it is still lying flat and then tilting it up into place.
NEW SHELTER Jan 1984 (v.5#1) pg. 18

How to make the best of bad framing lumber.
NEW SHELTER Mar 1984 (v.5#3) pg. 16

Easy, accurate estimates. How to tell exactly how much lumber to buy for a major construction project (like erecting a house or building an addition). A computer program, written in BASIC, is also provided to help in calculating supply needs.
NEW SHELTER Sep 1984 (v.5#7) pg. 26

Three structural systems used in engineered home construction are described: panelized wall systems, truss-framed systems and an engineered timber system that uses laminated veneer lumber components.
NEW SHELTER May-Jun 1985 (v.6#5) pg. 28

New ways to build. Five construction techniques that save on costs without sacrificing strength and durability. (1) Surface-bonded masonry uses conventional concrete blocks without mortar in the joints. (2) Airtight drywall uses sealants and foam gaskets instead of polyethylene to create an airtight vapor barrier. (3) Truss framing for roof and floor trusses. (4) Permanent wood foundations. (5) Tunnel-form shell concrete.
NEW SHELTER Feb 1986 (v.7#2) pg. 34

Tip: How to use an icepick or awl jabbed into the soleplate to hold a stud while you toenail from the other side.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Mar 1974 (v.2#3) pg. 8

Installing new joists and beams in the basement of an old house.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Jun 1976 (v.4#6) pg. 3

Wood splice joints for rafters, joists and sillplates.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Apr 1980 (v.8#4) pg. 47

Traditional house framing for old houses. A look at timber and balloon framing techniques.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Dec 1980 (v.8#12) pg. 197

Beam repair basics. How to repair or replace spanning, load-bearing members (rafters, headers, girders and joists).
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Oct 1984 (v.12#8) pg. 175

The structure of wood-frame houses. A guide to the four main construction methods used for building wood houses in the last two centuries.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Mar-Apr 1992 (v.20#2) pg. 32

Hands-on repair of house sills. Diagnosing the problem and setting up for major structural repair work using the built-up lumber method.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Mar-Apr 1992 (v.20#2) pg. 41

Houses without frames. The uncommon technique of plank construction.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL May-Jun 1993 (v.21#3) pg. 36

Tip on straightening a bowed non-load-bearing 2x4 stud.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Jul-Aug 1995 (v.23#4) pg. 18

Tip shows how tongue-and-groove boards need to be oriented on wall sheathing or roof deck.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL May-Jun 1996 (v.24#3) pg. 18

Curing ailing sills. A professional shows how to successfully jack and repair a deteriorated wooden sill on a large building.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Nov-Dec 1999 (v.27#6) pg. 54

Sheetmetal fasteners simplify framing.
POPULAR MECHANICS Aug 1964 (v.122#2) pg. 137

What the new 24" framing system means to you.
POPULAR MECHANICS Dec 1972 (v.138#6) pg. 62

Try steel framing for faster wall building. A brief look at the tools and techniques.
POPULAR MECHANICS Apr 1976 (v.145#4) pg. 151

Steel framing for homes. A look at the components, steel's comparison with wood, practical benefits and limitations, cost and availability.
POPULAR MECHANICS Aug 1997 (v.174#8) pg. 78

Using box-beam-wall construction you can build a structure up to 24 feet square with only supports at the four corners, even if the structure has two floors. Ideal for building cabins in remote sites. Instructions tell how to frame and face a box beam for maximum strength.
POPULAR SCIENCE Aug 1973 (v.203#2) pg. 88
Added Info POPULAR SCIENCE Oct 1973 (v.203#4) pg. 12

A look at steel-stud framing. Sears-Roebuck kit gives you everything you need to frame an 8-ft. long non-load bearing wall for $26. Photos illustrate installation.
POPULAR SCIENCE Oct 1974 (v.205#4) pg. 132

A review of carpentry connectors, those metal plates designed to simplify the job of fastening wood to wood.
POPULAR SCIENCE Mar 1976 (v.208#3) pg. 44

Truss-framed construction. A fast, cheap building method lets you frame an entire house in hours instead of days.
POPULAR SCIENCE Jun 1983 (v.222#6) pg. 110

SPECIAL SECTION on house renovation and home improvement. Features the best from public TV's "This Old House" series. Projects covered include (1) leveling a floor, (2) raising a stud wall, (3) converting a garage, and (4) building a deck.
PRACTICAL HOMEOWNER Feb 1987 (v.2#2) pg. 44

The basics of house framing and recommendations on hiring an experienced crew.
PRACTICAL HOMEOWNER Dec 1989-Jan 1990 (v.4#9) pg. 16

The house that survived. Using hurricane clips, tie down straps, and other techniques to keep a house from being torn apart in strong winds.
PRACTICAL HOMEOWNER Nov-Dec 1990 (v.5#8) pg. 71

Searching for hidden wall studs. Some tips.

A look at house expansions that use cantilevers. Four possibilities shown. (1) Balance beam cantilever, (2) Tension cantilever, (3) Compression cantilever, and (4) Shear wall cantilever.
SUNSET Mar 1979 (v.162#3) pg. 94

A guide to metal connectors that give strength in framing that goes beyond what nailing can do.
SUNSET May 1981 (v.166#5) pg. 138

Tip: Floor construction uses a series of rebated stringers into the floor joists in order to eliminate squeaks and increase rigidity.
WOODWORKER #1027 Jun 1979 (v.83) pg. 319

Build plywood beams up to 20 ft. using nails.
WORKBENCH May-Jun 1963 (v.19#3) pg. 60

A primer on the wider FHA-approved 24" stud spacing.
WORKBENCH Jul-Aug 1976 (v.32#4) pg. 66

Room addition. Part 3. Floor framing detailed. Balloon framing and platform framing described.
WORKBENCH Nov-Dec 1977 (v.33#6) pg. 78

Room addition. Part 4. Wall framing using the platform or western style of construction.
WORKBENCH Jan-Feb 1978 (v.34#1) pg. 40

Room addition. Part 7. Interior framing and insulation.
WORKBENCH Jul-Aug 1978 (v.34#4) pg. 56

A look at what's available in framing fasteners for the do-it-yourself builder.
WORKBENCH Sep-Oct 1978 (v.34#5) pg. 74

How to repair/replace a cracked load bearing beam.
WORKBENCH Nov-Dec 1983 (v.39#6) pg. 82

Tip: Use a bar clamp to keep the end of a wall stud from moving when toenailing it to a top or bottom plate.
WORKBENCH May-Jun 1987 (v.43#3) pg. 31

Wall framing know-how. The top 25 tips and trick of the trade for building a stud wall.
WORKBENCH #255 Sep-Oct 1999 (v.55#5) pg. 32