Carpentry Tips for House Framing

Use this page to find new carpentry tips on all aspects of house framing and related tools as they are added.

Tips including house framing, roof framing, how to build stairs, carpentry tools,and related equipment.


Sep 27, 2012

Rafters 12 X 16 Shed

I'm building a 16 X 12 ft shed. I want to use a ridge board and want to know if I should use 2x4's or 2x6 rafters? Thanks! Rick (Moderator) To be on the

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Sep 18, 2012

Deck Stairs Riser Height

I'm trying to build a set of stairs for my deck and I come up with a riser height of 8 and 1/8 inches. My overall rise is 56 and 7/8 inches and the run

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Sep 18, 2012

Ceiling Joists 24 X 24 Garage

I am in the planning stages of building a 24 X 24 foot garage with a 5/12 pitch gable roof. Instead of using scissor trusses I want to cut the roof and

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Sep 18, 2012

How to Determine Roof Pitch

Determining roof pitch is a rather simple process if you use one of these five techniques.

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Sep 18, 2012

Learn How to Build Stairs

Learning how to build stairs is one way of advancing your carpentry career. This is the method I use for site built steps.

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Sep 18, 2012

Stair Building Forum

Use our free stair building forum to ask a question, answer one, or just to show off some of your work.

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Sep 18, 2012

Dome Ceiling Roofs

Not a carpenter by trade but very involved in church projects. Latest project is to build and install a 12 foot radius dome and install it in a room on

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Sep 16, 2012

Carpenter Forums

Our carpenter forums are free and require no registration to ask questions or post pictures of your work.

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Sep 04, 2012

Cordless Power Tools

When purchasing cordless power tools it is important to be well informed. Would you rather purchase a Chinese, American, or Swiss drill?

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Sep 02, 2012

Pythagorean Theorem and Carpentry

The Pythagorean Theorem makes carpentry work so much easier when it is used for squaring walls, foundations, and roof framing.

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Sep 02, 2012

Types of Prefab Roof Trusses

Nearly four out of five new homes built in America use manufactured roof trusses to frame the roof. Prefabricated trusses replace rafters and ceiling joists used in conventional roof framing.

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Sep 02, 2012

Basic Carpentry Tools List

Here you will find a list and short description of basic carpentry tools used in modern house framing.

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Sep 02, 2012

Framing Square Basics

Tips for using a framing square to layout and cut common rafters. Including some carpentry shortcuts gained from my many years of experience.

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Sep 02, 2012

Wall Framing Basics

Here you will find the basics of wall framing,studs, headers, cripples, corners, and such.

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Sep 02, 2012

Gable Roof Framing Technique

Gable roof framing is the most common type of roof in North America. Here is the technique used to frame a simple gable roof.

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Sep 02, 2012

Basic Roof Framing Instructions

When roof framing it all begins with the framing square and the layout of the common rafter.

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Aug 29, 2012

Framing a Hip Roof

Framing a hip roof may look difficult, but if you can cut a gable roof you are well on your way to cutting a simple hip.

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Aug 24, 2012

Balloon Framing

Modern balloon framing, lay out and construction methods for framing a gable wall. This method is only used in certain situations by modern carpenter's.

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Aug 17, 2012

Planning to Build a Shed

Before starting to build a shed there are many things that must be considered, what size, location, type of foundation, and do I need a permit.

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Aug 11, 2012

Construction Master Stair Calculator

The Construction Master 5 has a stair calculator function to greatly improve stair layout speed and accuracy

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Aug 10, 2012

Basic Carpentry, Roof Framing, and House Framing Tips

Free house framing carpentry instructions, roof framing, wall framing, balloon framing, installing exterior doors, and other rough framing tasks.

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Aug 09, 2012

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