Download e-book for iPad: Framing Basics by Rick Peters

By Rick Peters

ISBN-10: 1402710887

ISBN-13: 9781402710889

Have a few remodeling notches lower than your belt--but no longer feeling relatively able to take on an important activity? you could step as much as the massive lengthy as you've this all-color, how-to guide by means of your facet. even if you are relocating an inside wall or including a shed, those directions, information, dozens of large-size images, and terribly special and colourful line drawings will express tips to pass approximately making key structural adjustments on your condominium. From codes and allows to instruments and fabrics, develop into aware about the insider info the pros comprehend. what sort of lumber if you happen to purchase? Which nails are correct on your activity: ring shank or hot-dipped galvanized? How do you demolish a wall with out destructive the remainder of the home? what is the clever, secure approach to build a storage from the floor up? you will not are looking to begin paintings with no the solutions to those and 1000's extra vital questions about instruments, fabrics, framing structures, post-and-beam, foundations and flooring, walls, boundaries, insulation, and masses more!

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LAMINATED BEAMS here are a number of laminated beam products available that are useful both as support beams and as headers. Laminated-veneer lumber (LVL) is made by laminating vertical strips of veneer together; it comes in widths in increments of 1%". Two pieces nailed together match the thickness of a 2x4 wall. Heights of LVL beams range from 5W' to 18". T Laminated lumber beams, different from LVL, are made by gluing laminated horizontal strips 34 Tools and Materials of knot-free lumber together.

Make sure to hold the workpiece firmly and skew the plane to produce more of a shearing cut. Work with the grain whenever possible, and if you must plane against the grain, take precautions to prevent chip-out: Either clamp a scrap block to the edge of the wood, or plane in toward the center from both directions. Rasp or File For really fine adjustments, such as when fitting trim or coping a joint, a rasp or fine mill file is invaluable. A four-in-one hand rasp like the one shown in the photo at left combines four tools in one.

The standard joist hanger is made of 20-gauge metal and is engineered for strength and economy. Most manufacturers build in prongs that, 40 Tools and Materials when driven into the framing member, will hold the hanger in place long enough for you to drive in nails. They're sized for 2x4s, 2x6s, 2xSs, and 2x 10s. Top flange joist hangers have a flange on the top that hooks over the framing member for added support. Double-shear joist hangers are manufactured from heavier 1S-gauge metal and are designed to support heavier loads.

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