Working With Steel
A collection featuring the basics you need and clever tricks when working with lightweight steel studs and other steel framing.
The world of residential construction has a heavy bias toward wood, and, as a result, most home builders aren’t too familiar with lightweight steel framing, or structural steel framing. After all, steel is for those commercial guys, right? Well, actually, steel has a lot to like about it, and can often solve problems—or at least offer useful alternatives—in situations where wood falls short. Here’s a bunch of Fine Homebuilding content—some very recent, and some from farther back in our archives—to help ease that learning curve that comes when working with a new material.
What About Steel in Home Construction? by Scott Gibson (Issue #272)
Snap-Lock Standing-Seam Metal Roof Installation by Andrew Grace (Issue #272)
Metalwork for Builders by Matt Risinger and Bob Howell (Issue #270) as well as it’s accompanying extras, here and here.
Quick Curves With Steel by Joe Ciaraldi (Issue #268)
Framing a Deck With Steel by Robert Shaw (Issue #244)
A Balcony Deck Built to Last by Michael Maines (Issue # 193)
Anchoring Wood to a Steel I-Beam by John Spier (Issue #180)
Open Up a Ceiling With a Steel Sandwich by Michael Chandler (Issue #178)
Leveling an Old Ceiling by Paul Fontana (Issue #158)
Working With Rebar by Howard Stein (Issue #137)
Framing Kitchen Soffits (see sidebar on last page) by Ralph Holloway (Issue #120)
Remodeling With Metal Studs by Tom O’Brien (Issue #97)
Framing With Steel for the First Time by Robert McCullough (Issue #95)