1: Introduction, & about the lumber
2: The plans: Side and front elevations
3: The floor & frame cutting list, & Instructions
4: The base and the floor, & the floor plan
5: The wall frames, & the stud layout plan
6: The roof frame, & roof detail plan
7: The roof blocking, detail plan, & legend
8: The covering, detail plan, & cutting pattern
9: The roof trim and the door
10: The window and the handrail
11: The materials list
● User Photos and Comments
Note: this is the standard (ft and inch) version. For the metric version click here
Step three: the wall frames
Lay out the bottom plates [d] flat on the floor to form a rectangle 48" x 92". Lay the top plates [e] on top of the bottom plates and mark the stud positions on the edge of both plates (see the plate and stud layout diagram below).
Separate the plates [d] & [e] and lay the studs [f] in place. Cut and fix blocking [g] between studs [f] as shown in 'the plans' diagram.
Nail the wall frame together.
There will be four wall frames in all, the two end frames and the front and back frame.
Stand the frames up in place and nail together. Ensure the bottom plates are straight and fix to the floor.
Check all corners are vertical (plumb) and fix temporary diagonal braces to the insides of the wall frames.