Wall Framing, Oct. 26, 2014

This will be a fairly short post as I am off to university this morning…..

You will remember these drawings on the whiteboard:

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Very similar to the projects you will see…I know they are a little confusing when seen like this, but if you put them into context with the post a few days ago regarding calculations, you will be able to: a) understand the math I discussed there; or b) understand that you will need to work on this during your practice on Monday.  We will start in class to clarify any questions you might have.


I first placed my two plates on each side of the corner I will be working on.  I will set the first chalk line on the side you want and you work from there.  Please do not cut the plates – I only want you to mark the end of your wall and place a stud at the correct point.


You will have to take into account the exterior finishing of the building to set your window and door (2) openings.  To do this I set my tape at the correct number:


In this case, on the through wall, I set the tape at 6-1/2″ as that is the thickness of the exterior finish I have to take into account.

On the other wall, I set the tape at 10″ because of the added 3-1/2″ of the through wall.


This mark is the end of my wall: do not cut the plate, you are required to mark it so that it can be used but other students later:



Once the centres of the windows/doors are laid out, you can mark out their sides, and then the 16″ O.C. for the studs.

Please be careful on this as I will have very low tolerances…..If confused, please clarify your questions so I can answer them for you on Monday.

Next post I will complete the project.



About jhcarpentry

I am a teacher in the Construction Carpentry Program at the Chateauguay Valley Career Education Centre (CVCEC) for the New Frontiers School board. This blog is a way for me to connect with my students.
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