Setting the Stage for Wall Framing
Stack the deck to ensure efficiency by cutting and preassembling the parts you need.
Synopsis: Veteran builder Jim Anderson shares his secrets to streamline wall framing for maximum efficiency. Learn how to turn your deck into a virtual assembly line, and create workstations, not clutter. Rule out plan errors by checking the floor plan against the structural plan and the window schedule before creating a cut list, then follow the authors guidelines to organize your materials for speedy access. Finally, replace your tape measure and square with a miter saw to double your speed and make wall framing a snap.
The cutlist for a house that I frame today could have 50 different header sizes (not to mention multiples of the same size) with 200 cripples in 15 different lengths. To do good work on increasingly complex projects in a reasonable amount of time, I’ve had to get organized. Regardless of size, though, every project has its own web of problems, and being better…