Fast and Accurate Wall Framing
For Fine Homebuilding author Mike Norton, calling framing “rough carpentry” is a misnomer. While framing isn’t as glamorous as finish carpentry, it’s the hub around which the whole job turns. An experienced framer can make everyone else’s job much easier. While the skills for framing are relatively simple—straight and square cuts, a good hammer technique, economy of motion, a strong back—there are many tricks that make the job easier and the results more professional. We visited Mike and his crew on site as they were framing a two-story addition.
In these videos, Mike shares his best tips and tricks for squaring plates, laying out studs, and raising walls. Watch the entire series to help you improve the quality and efficiency of your next framing project.
Plus, read the companion article: Fast and Accurate Wall Framing