House Framing

House Framing Steps

Category Construction Glossary
House Framing Second-floor walls

The second floor walls are framed in essentially the same way as the first floor
walls. Once the second floor sub-floor has been popped out and the walls and
openings marked on the bottom and top plate, you are ready to layout the studs.
The walls are ready now to be put together and raised. The exterior walls are,
as in the first floor, normally the first walls to be raised. Once these walls are
raised, the interior walls can be put together and raised. Once all the walls are
raised it will be necessary to brace the walls and straightened to get ready for
ceiling joists.