Wall Framing Page one
1. Identifying the members
Wall Framing, excepting headers, is usually of 100×50 (2×4) stock, for perimeter or bearing walls. Internal non-load bearing walls can be of 75×50 (3×2) stock.
Partly cut underside of Bottom Plate at each side of doorway before standing the wall frame up. This is to enable the Bottom Plate in the doorway to be cut out (from the top side) when the Wall Frame has been squared, straightened and fixed in place.
2. Marking the Top and Bottom Plates for Studs
First of all, cut all the Wall Plates in place, top and bottom and place on the floor or surface where they are intended to go, just to make sure that they all fit according to plan.
Take the top and bottom Wall Plates of one wall, temporary nail or clamp together and place on a couple of saw stools for marking Stud and Trimmer Stud positions.
The overlapping Wall Frame has a double Stud at the overlap end separated by blocking pieces that are usually the same thickness as the Studs.