This method of balloon framing makes constructing gable walls both safe and efficient.
This fundamental approach hinges on an accurate layout that keeps the math to a minimum.
Brian, Rob, and Justin are amazed at builder Mike Guertin’s clever trick for tackling the cheek wall of a cross gable.
The FHB House has four gable ends — the garage end is the final one to be erected.
Installing joist blocking along the gable before erecting the wall saves time.
Build them on the floor, lift them with specialized jacks, and eliminate extra footsteps wherever possible.
Framing the entire gable while it's flat on the deck is fast and easy. Raising it is a challenge and a danger.
You can use a story pole and a level to lay out accurate cuts without a tape measure.
Q: I am about to build a western red-cedar log house. The plan calls for a conventionally framed gable roof with horizontal-log gable ends. The problem is that when the end walls…
Two time-saving layout methods.
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