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 thePermalink -- click for full blog post "Rafters 12 X 16 Shed"
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 runPermalink -- click for full blog post "Deck Stairs Riser Height "
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 andPermalink -- click for full blog post "Ceiling Joists 24 X 24 Garage"
Determining roof pitch is a rather simple process if you use one of these five techniques.Permalink -- click for full blog post "How to Determine Roof Pitch"
Learning how to build stairs is one way of advancing your carpentry career. This is the method I use for site built steps.Permalink -- click for full blog post "Learn How to Build Stairs"
Use our free stair building forum to ask a question, answer one, or just to show off some of your work.Permalink -- click for full blog post "Stair Building Forum"
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 onPermalink -- click for full blog post "Dome Ceiling Roofs"
Our carpenter forums are free and require no registration to ask questions or post pictures of your work.Permalink -- click for full blog post "Carpenter Forums"
When purchasing cordless power tools it is important to be well informed. Would you rather purchase a Chinese, American, or Swiss drill?Permalink -- click for full blog post "Cordless Power Tools"
The Pythagorean Theorem makes carpentry work so much easier when it is used for squaring walls, foundations, and roof framing.Permalink -- click for full blog post "Pythagorean Theorem and Carpentry"
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.Permalink -- click for full blog post "Types of Prefab Roof Trusses"
Here you will find a list and short description of basic carpentry tools used in modern house framing.Permalink -- click for full blog post "Basic Carpentry Tools List"
Tips for using a framing square to layout and cut common rafters. Including some carpentry shortcuts gained from my many years of experience.Permalink -- click for full blog post "Framing Square Basics"
Here you will find the basics of wall framing,studs, headers, cripples, corners, and such.Permalink -- click for full blog post " Wall Framing Basics"
Gable roof framing is the most common type of roof in North America. Here is the technique used to frame a simple gable roof.Permalink -- click for full blog post "Gable Roof Framing Technique"
When roof framing it all begins with the framing square and the layout of the common rafter.Permalink -- click for full blog post "Basic Roof Framing Instructions"
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.Permalink -- click for full blog post "Framing a Hip Roof"
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.Permalink -- click for full blog post "Balloon Framing"
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.Permalink -- click for full blog post "Planning to Build a Shed"
The Construction Master 5 has a stair calculator function to greatly improve stair layout speed and accuracyPermalink -- click for full blog post "Construction Master Stair Calculator "
Free house framing carpentry instructions, roof framing, wall framing, balloon framing, installing exterior doors, and other rough framing tasks.Permalink -- click for full blog post "Basic Carpentry, Roof Framing, and House Framing Tips"
This page is a sitemap containing all the pages on Carpentry Pro Framer.Permalink -- click for full blog post "Sitemap"