About House framing

Framing exterior walls is a pretty straightforward process. Assembling walls on a level surface - probably the subfloor or slab - and raising them into place will help you frame faster. However, raising walls usually requires some extra help.

Standard walls are 8' to 12' high. Older homes and warmer climates will have 2x4 wall studs. Newer homes in colder climates will use 2x6s, to create more space for insulation.

Framing consists of top and bottom plates, wall studs and headers, with trimmers and king studs as needed for window and door openings.

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