Wall Framing (Construction)
In every home, walls define the living space by offering privacy in baths and bedrooms, guiding foot traffic, and creating flooring plans for comfort. However, this process can be tasking as it involves various procedures and using expert techniques to layout patterns that will work functionally for your home. But how does it really work?
Learning the Intricacies of Wall framing
Wall framing is more or less like fixing a puzzle because you have to make a layout on the walls to show corners, doors, windows, wall intersections, and studs. However, the process begins with cutting out the components before assembling them and then framing.
For wall framing procedures, consider the following:
- Keep an area for framing clear before starting the process
- Study your home layout to determine framing positions
- Begin your nailing process
What methods are used for Wall framing?
Most people do not think about the structure of their home until it develops a problem. Before framing, it is best to know the different stages and methods used in dealing with this framing craft. Here are some of the methods used in wall framing.
- Post and Beam framing: This method is common in making barn houses. It involves using vertical and horizontal heavy timber structures instead of dimensional lumber to create a wall frame.
- Balloon Framing: this style of wall framing was predominant in 1940. It employs lightweight wall features like studs instead of heavier support like posts to form the framed layout. A distinctive feature of this method is it’s piecing together by nailing rather than joinery.
- Platform Framing: This process marks layout horizontally on top of independent wall studs. It is the most common method used to date for making both residential and commercial buildings. From all methods, platform framing facilitates easy construction.