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.
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
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
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
Determining roof pitch
is a rather simple process if you use one of these five techniques.
Learning how to build stairs
is one way of advancing your carpentry career. This is the method I use for site built steps.
Use our free stair building forum to ask a question, answer one, or just to show off some of your work.
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
Our carpenter forums
are free and require no registration to ask questions or post pictures of your work.
When purchasing cordless power tools it is important to
be well informed. Would you rather purchase a Chinese, American, or Swiss drill?
The Pythagorean Theorem makes carpentry work
so much easier when it is used for squaring walls, foundations, and roof framing.
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.
Here you will find a list and short description of basic carpentry tools
used in modern house framing.
Tips for using a framing square to layout and cut common rafters
. Including some carpentry shortcuts gained from my many years of experience.
Here you will find the basics of wall framing
,studs, headers, cripples, corners, and such.
Gable roof framing is the most common type of roof in North America. Here is the technique used to frame a simple gable roof
When roof framing it all begins with the framing square and the layout of the common rafter.
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.
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.
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.
The Construction Master 5 has a stair calculator function
to greatly improve stair layout speed and accuracy
Free house framing carpentry instructions, roof framing, wall framing, balloon framing, installing exterior doors, and other rough framing tasks.
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