Dangers of Using Damaged Lumber - Home Construction - It's not as
common as it used to be, when large framing contractor's would save
money ordering damaged lumber or inferior building products. This might
be a thing of the past in some areas, but there are still framing
contractors and lumber companies who you need to be careful with,
especially when the lumber they're sending out to your job can cause an
Always Think Ahead While Framing A House - One of the most important
things that my father taught me and his grandfather taught him, was the
importance of thinking ahead while we were framing the house. If a
carpenter is working by the hour and isn't getting paid by what he
produces on a daily basis, he's not going to be very concerned about
Much Can Lumber Shrink? - This has been one of the biggest problems
in the construction business for years. The bigger the piece of lumber,
the more it can shrink. There are large pieces of lumber that have been
kiln dried where most of the moisture has been removed and this wood
seems to remain the same size and rarely shrinks.
Framing Tips - Figuring the Materials - It doesn't really make any
difference, whether you have experienced framing walls, or if this is
going to be the first wall that you have ever framed. We can always
learn something, if we keep an open mind, and enjoy reading.
Tips - Building the Wall - Hopefully you've read the article on how
to figure out how much materials you will need to purchase, before
building the wall. Once you have figured out and purchased your building
materials, it's time to learn how to assemble the wall.
Caulking the Bottom Framing Plates for Pest Control -
Insects like ants and cockroaches, can fit through the smallest cracks,
whether they're on the outside of your house or they're on the inside of
your house, if these cracks are open, insects are going to be using them
on a regular basis.
Framing Exterior Walls with 2 X 6 - Framing the exterior walls with
2 x 6 studs instead of 2 x 4 can definitely add to the price of the
home. In addition to the cost of the lumber, you also have an increase
in the labor, insulation, window and door trimming.
24 Inch on Center Wall Framing - If you're building a home and you
want to cut costs just a little bit further, you can always frame all of
your interior non-bearing walls 24 inches on center. You cannot however
use this for your exterior or bearing walls. I would suggest that you
check with your local building department, before you frame any of your
walls 24 inches on center.