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Building Straight Walls

Building Straight Walls

Bob Schmidt shows you some simple tips and techniques for building straight walls while doing basic framing in your home remodel project. The walls are laid out on the floor by looking at the plans to verify the wall locations. Mark the floor at each end of the wall. Measure over the thickness of the wall and mark the other side of the wall. Snap a chalk line between the marks. You now have the walls drawn on the floor. Mark the door openings on the floor, they will be transferred onto the plates later. The top and bottom plates are cut and laid on the wall lines. Every plate should be the exact length of the marks on the floor. For the straightest walls, position every stud with any crown facing upward. The crown is the slight bow in the center and every stud has one, although some are more pronounced than others.

building straight walls

 

More information can be found at http://www.icreatables.com/home-build/step-12-frame-interior-walls.html

Framing 16 inch on Center Walls

Framing 16 inch on Center Walls

Framing 16 inch on Center Walls. Bob Schmidt shows you how and why to lay-out a wall during construction to a standard 16 inch on center lay-out. When laying out a top and bottom plate for a typical wall a framing square is usually the most appropriate tool. To begin, flush up top & bottom plate ends, hook tape on flush ends. The first measurement is 15 1/4 inches to side of first stud placement. Each corresponding measurement should be 3/4 of an inch shy of stud marks on typical tape measure. This will give you studs that are on 16 inch center layouts. Sixteen inch center layouts are important for several reasons: many building materials are designed to fit in a 16 inch layout, ie. insulation, medicine cabinets some tile backing inserts & ironing board inserts; when installing cabinets or trim ie. crown, baseboard, these materials need to be attached to framing. If you stay true to 16 inch centers, all you really need to do in a wall is find the first stud and the rest of the studs in the wall are always multiples of 16 inches away. Another consideration when framing a wall is to match the existing structure as far as floor joist layouts, so as to allow space to run heat ducts, plumbing pipes, wiring to electrical panels, without having wall studs in the way and saving you time and money.

framing 16 inch on center walls

 

 

For more tips on framing walls visit http://home-building.wonderhowto.com/how-to/do-16-inch-layout-stud-wall-357159/

Build Perfectly Plumb Walls

Build Perfectly Plumb Walls

See how to build perfectly plumb walls. View video on the planning and installation of walls that are perfectly level. When building a wall, it is necessary to make the wall as perfectly plumb as possible in order to have professional looking walls. Bob Schmidt shows you a simple and inexpensive tool to use to make sure your walls are as plumb as possible while doing your home remodeling project.

build perfectly plumb walls

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Attaching Wood Wall to Concrete Floor

Attaching Wood Wall to Concrete Floor or Foundation

Attaching wood wall to concrete floor or foundation. Bob Schmidt shows you how to attach a wall to a concrete floor. This often comes up during a basement remodeling or finishing project. If your building a new wall in your basement you will need to attach that wall to the floor. However that floor is most likely going to be concrete and nailing is simply not going to do it. Attaching wall to concrete floor is easy when you know how. The following video instructions will show the attaching of walls to concrete flooring or foundation. In the video Bob Schmidt will show the method of attaching the walls by means of drilling into the concrete.

Other methods also exists that do not involve drilling. See video instruction of proper attaching wall to concrete floor.

Other options for attaching wood wall to concrete floor

Other Available options for Attaching Wood Wall to Concrete Floor

Walls can also be attached by using a Ramset and Ramset nails. Available at most home improvement centers for roughly $15. Start by applying liquid nail to the bottom of the board then use the Ramset to fire (uses 22 rounds to assist) the attaching nails through the board and into the concrete.

 

Other available options can be seen at http://www.askmehelpdesk.com/construction/how-can-you-attach-wood-wall-concrete-floor-153011.html

Basement Framing Design Layout

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Basement Framing Design Layout

Basement Framing Design Layout part 1. Bob Schmidt shows you how to layout basement walls to have them straight, square and plumb. See video on how to layout your walls for professional framing. View the video above for a guide to building walls. Finishing your basement is by far the least expensive way to add livable square footage to your home. Framing the walls, ceilings and the miscellaneous nooks is the first step in a basement finish project (Unless you need to add a plumbing drain or sump pump in the floor or are cutting the concrete walls to add windows or a doorway). Keep reading to learn how to frame all the areas of your basement. Finishing a basement is a big project but if it is tackled one part at a time it is very manageable.

basement framing design layout

 

Here are some other Basement Ideas and Layouts:  Click Here or visit http://www.icreatables.com/basement-finish/basement-framing.html

Framing a Door Rough Opening

Framing a Door Rough Opening

Framing a rough door opening. See video on how to properly frame in a door opening. Accurate door framing is the key to easy door installation. Watch the video above on how to measure a door and how to frame in the rough wall opening to allow for proper clearances. You will also see how to work with a floor that is not level.

The single most important part of framing/building a wall is the rough door framing. When building the rough opening there are 2 critical dimensions, the height and the width. Both of these dimensions have to be larger than the actual door that is being installed. Lets say that you are installing a pre-hung interior door that is the standard 80″ tall and 32″ wide. Note: the width of the door is only measured by the door (it does not include the door jamb/frame). That means that when you build your rough door opening that the width of the opening between the jack studs needs to be 34″ and the height of the door between the floor and the header needs to be 82″. This extra space will leave approximately 1/2″ room to adjust the door to perfectly plumb and level.

See video instruction of properly framing.

Framing a Door Rough Opening Diagram and Terms

Other available options can be seen at http://www.finehomebuilding.com/how-to/departments/building-skills/framing-a-rough-opening.aspx

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