Copyright (c) 2015 en-us Fine Homebuilding - "Framing" tag posts Fine Homebuilding - "Framing" tag posts Thu, 26 Nov 2015 07:20:48 -0500 Fine Homebuilding - "Framing" tag posts Fine Homebuilding - "Framing" tag posts <![CDATA[Replacing a Load Bearing Wall with a Glulam Column and Beam System]]> Tue, 24 Nov 2015 14:43:22 -0500 Replacing a Load Bearing Wall with a Glulam Column and Beam System Posted by CivilEng43
We bought a 1947 vintage ranch in upstate NY for our sons to live in while in university. In addition to the need for upgrading (especially electrical) and catching up on deferred maintenance, the... ]]>
<![CDATA[A construction site- A house takes shape]]> Tue, 06 Oct 2015 11:03:58 -0500 A construction site- A house takes shape Posted by KenGutmaker
A visit to a construction site reveals what makes a design possible. ]]>
<![CDATA[Our Secret to Getting a "Crisp" Finish]]> Thu, 03 Sep 2015 09:55:00 -0500 Our Secret to Getting a Posted by Matt Risinger
To get the perfectly flat, smooth drywall finish that is so important to the finish of our homes, we use Laminated Strand Lumber (LSL) Studs. Read on for my top 4 reasons to use LSL Studs and tips for installation. ]]>
<![CDATA[Guide to Roof Construction and Inspection]]> Mon, 17 Aug 2015 22:16:05 -0500 Guide to Roof Construction and Inspection Posted by homeofsally
  Roof repair or replacement is inevitable for any home owner. It is important to beware of the costs and challenges involved when it comes to repairing or replacing roofs. This post seeks to... ]]>
<![CDATA[Farm Sheds Done Well for Low Prices]]> Tue, 04 Aug 2015 03:32:24 -0500 Farm Sheds Done Well for Low Prices Posted by homeofsally
While garages and sheds are fine and dandy, farm sheds and barns are much better suited to a busy farm life style. Building a farm shed can be much more cost effective than buying one. How to Build a... ]]>
<![CDATA[How to dig a post hole]]> Sat, 01 Aug 2015 12:20:13 -0500 FrankJones
I was watching a Jacques Cousteau episode about under water archeological excavations where they used a giant vacume to suck up the dirt and artifacts. It struck me that I could use a similar method... ]]>
<![CDATA[Free 8x10 Timber-frame Garden Shed Plan]]> Fri, 31 Jul 2015 18:35:35 -0500 Free 8x10 Timber-frame Garden Shed Plan Posted by davidholden80
Download a Free 8x10 Timber-frame Garden Shed Plan with Step-By-Step Instructions, Easy To Follow Blueprints, Full Blown Diagrams, Detailed Photos & Full Materials List. ]]>
<![CDATA[Build Your Shed on a Solid Foundation]]> Mon, 22 Jun 2015 14:49:34 -0500 Build Your Shed on a Solid Foundation Posted by Matt_Higgins
If you're going to be taking on a shed project, you need to check out these articles that all focus on what's underneath--the flooring and foundation. It's easy to overlook this part of the build... ]]>
<![CDATA[Open Concept]]> Thu, 22 Jan 2015 17:30:31 -0500 Open Concept Posted by Lincoln_Barbour
Concrete and steel used to open up this old house. ]]>
<![CDATA[How You Can Decorate Your Master Bed Room Wall Using Memes Frames]]> Mon, 08 Dec 2014 07:02:08 -0500 How You Can Decorate Your Master Bed Room Wall Using Memes Frames Posted by dawsonjack
Your master bedroom is the place you retreat after all the hectic day's work and one thing you would like to ensure is that you create a calm experience. Decorating your master bedroom with... ]]>
<![CDATA[CEO Charts His Company's Path to Net-Zero Homes]]> Fri, 28 Nov 2014 16:55:41 -0500 CEO Charts His Company's Path to Net-Zero Homes Posted by boycethompson
Two years running Gene Myers has guided his Denver-based home building company to DOE's grand award for housing innovation. What's his secret? ]]>
<![CDATA[Sheathing Walls with Zip System]]> Wed, 12 Nov 2014 09:25:48 -0500 Sheathing Walls with Zip System Posted by JFink
Justin Fink travels to Wellesley, Mass., to watch a production crew frame and skin a house using Zip System sheathing and compatible seam tape. ]]>
<![CDATA[Make a Simple Shim-Measuring Gauge]]> Wed, 03 Sep 2014 15:49:34 -0500 Make a Simple Shim-Measuring Gauge Posted by Kevini
If you need a custom shim that you have to cut to a very specific dimension, you could try to use a tape measure to measure the gap, but there's a better way. Justin Fink of Glastonbury, Conn... ]]>
<![CDATA[Time Lapse of an Amish Barn Raising]]> Wed, 03 Sep 2014 06:45:00 -0500 Time Lapse of an Amish Barn Raising Posted by AndyEngel
This 3-1/2-minute video demonstrates what you can get done in 10 hours if you invite all of your family and friends. ]]>
<![CDATA[Necessity is the mother of invention.]]> Tue, 26 Aug 2014 07:00:00 -0500 Necessity is the mother of invention. Posted by KenGutmaker
This unique solution to a "historic" problem is quite a surprise. ]]>
<![CDATA[Safer Wall Raising With Steel Strapping]]> Wed, 20 Aug 2014 06:15:00 -0500 Safer Wall Raising With Steel Strapping Posted by Kevini
 If you're framing the second-floor walls on the exterior of a house, you could toenail the bottom plate into the deck and hope that the whole wall doesn't slip off the edge when you stand the wall up, but there's a better way         Kevin Ireton is editor-at-large and a good friend and former colleague of Chuck Miller's. Keep your eye out for more Better Way videos from Kevin and several of our other regular... ]]>
<![CDATA[I Joist Blocking]]> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 00:39:41 -0500 I Joist Blocking Posted by BurgessBuilt
I was recently building a house using I joists for the floor system.  I usually cut my joists and blocking with a normal circular saw as the blade is just big enough to cut all the way through, but... ]]>
<![CDATA[Squeak Free Floors - 3 Tips for Strong Sub Floors]]> Tue, 10 Jun 2014 09:30:15 -0500 Squeak Free Floors - 3 Tips for Strong Sub Floors Posted by Matt Risinger
Have you ever walked by a china cabinet and the contents rattled? Or does your house have an annoying squeak in the floor as you walk down the hallway to your baby's bedroom? In this video I’ll give you three tips for framing a sub-floor that’s beefy and squeak-free! ]]>
<![CDATA[PL400 vs DAP SmartBond SubFloor Glue Strength Test]]> Wed, 28 May 2014 09:59:41 -0500 PL400 vs DAP SmartBond SubFloor Glue Strength Test Posted by Matt Risinger
PL400 has been the gold standard in SubFloor glue for years, but is it the best choice for Advantech Decking? Watch me put these two glues to the test. ]]>
<![CDATA[Tips for Setting Up a Cutting Station for Wall Framing]]> Thu, 22 May 2014 14:15:24 -0500 Tips for Setting Up a Cutting Station for Wall Framing Posted by FHBdotcom
A comfortable cutting bench for your miter saw and a solid, flat work surface for stacking and assembling headers and rough openings are essential for framing walls accurately, safely, and efficiently ]]>