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Doghouse Dormers: Framing from the Ground Up Doghouse Dormers: Framing from the Ground Up Online Membership Required

Assembling parts on the ground and cutting the roof at the last minute provide a low-stress route to a high-value project

Q & A: Tying a new roof into an old one

Framing a Staircase
Framing a Staircase

34 steps to building cut-stringer stairs

Rolling Roof Trusses

Factory-made trusses save time and give you a roof engineered for strength and stability

The Well-Framed FloorOnline Membership Required

Whether it's the floor of a big house or a small addition, an accurate layout promotes smooth installation

10 Rules for Framing
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10 Rules for Framing

Guidelines for working efficiently and knowing how good is good enough

Keep a Dormer Addition Clean and DryOnline Membership Required

A well-planned construction sequence contains the debris and keeps the rain out of the house

Mudsills: Where the Framing Meets the FoundationOnline Membership Required

Even if the foundation is not square or level, getting the mudsills right will get you back on track

Roof Framing with Engineered LumberOnline Membership Required

Tips from a custom framer make the engineered-lumber learning curve easier to negotiate

Q & A: Open attic storage

Framing an Opening in a Bearing WallOnline Membership Required

Before you slice through studs, make sure you've got the weight of the house well supported elsewhere

A Gable-Dormer RetrofitOnline Membership Required

Framing around an existing roof requires different skeletons for two similar structures

Raising a Gable WallOnline Membership Required

Framing the entire gable while it's flat on the deck is fast and easy. Raising it is a challenge and a danger.

Framing and Sheathing Floors

If you do the layout carefully and precut all the joists, the floor will go together quickly like a giant jigsaw puzzle

A Different Approach to Rafter LayoutOnline Membership Required

Measuring along the bottom of the rafters and using a site-built jig simplify the process

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