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Is This A Staircase Support or Can I Remove It?

House was built in 1939. I'm finishing the basement and want to open up the space under the staircase. There was a sort of closet under there, it was enclosed with some thin wood paneling and a ...
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Concrete Pier/Footing design question

I'm designing a post and beam shed with a pier/footing foundation. I have access to an endless supply of free 2x4 and 2x6 dunnage, so I'm designing the forms with that rather than plywood. Does ...
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Framing Advice: Building a free standing stud wall for a shower backing

I am trying to determine if my stud wall would be strong enough if it was only attached to the existing wall frame and floor joists. It would also have the track attached for the shower door which ...
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Can I install diagonal cross bracing with heavy tension ties on each end?

I have an existing utility building built with large (8x8) timbers. There is little, or no, shear strength in the wall diaphragms and it would be very hard to shear them with conventional plywood ...
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what type decay in the hard wood floor joist

Today I noticed a 10cm long softened line along the hard wood floor joist and used a scraper to clear it, and all powder came down leaving a 1cm deep strip. I further noticed a few other spots like ...
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Can I anchor to the edges of sistered studs?

This seems like a very basic question but googling it just gives me articles on how to join two pieces of wood—I know how to do that. My question is, if I sister up a stud next to another one and ...
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What are some effective ways to repair water-damaged rafters in a garden shed?

After addressing a previous leak in my garden shed, which was previously used as a home gym, I discovered some water damage when I removed the compromised OSB board from the shed’s ceiling. I’m ...
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How to repair rotting porch pt plate & cedar posts?

Any suggestions on how best to repair the massive rot all around our screen porch as shown in the attached photos, without having to completely open up the area above the posts in which the tops our ...
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Carpet under framing 2x4 exterior wall ,the carpet got wet and needs to be pulled out ,do I need to support each area under bottom plate stud

Framing of wall over carpet and pad ,carpet and pad got wet and cannot be dried properly so we need to remove the carpet and pad under the bottom plate studs,do I have to brace the bottom plate studs ...
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Is discoloration in my basement wall framing a concern?

We have a leak in our foundation, so I opened up the wall to patch it. This section of the wall comes to a T, and when I cut off the 2x4, I noticed discoloration in roughly 35-40% of the 2x4 that ...
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Joist Hanger selection for 6x2 timbers

I am building a garden office, and the base is 6x2s There seem to be a lot of options on which joist hangers to get. And quite huge price differences. Multi Truss joist hanger 47x97 (approx £170 ...
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How far to place Double Wall Chimney Pipe from Beams, Woodstove from Post

I am planning to extend a half floor to become a complete floor, however this will cause it to encompass a double wall chimney pipe that is currently connected through the roof. To build this second ...
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Unsupported span of 4.3m as a mezzanine floor - what size timber and how to attach it to the walls at either side?

I'm building an internal mezzanine floor in a tall and wide room. The room is 4.3m wide and the mezzanine floor will cover half the room area - so there will be a beam that goes from one wall to the ...
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Spreader beam with knee braces - angle of mating of knee brace top to beam

I'm trying to figure out which is the correct mating angle out of Option A and Option B seen below (or perhaps something else different altogether) to properly help support the spreader beam using ...
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How can I better brace the walls of my timber building to avoid blocking window openings?

I'm rebuilding a wooden structure on a brick base, approx 5x3m footprint. The main frame is built of 6x3" timber, to increase rigidity we have added corner braces in each direction, at the ends ...
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What purpose would a flashing between the studwork baseplate and a concrete slab serve?

I have seen and read online that the baseplate is usually fixed directly to the edge of the slab. However, I also saw a passive house video on YouTube where the builder placed a rubber gasket under ...
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Do UPVC windows provide any structural support?

I am planning to install UPVC double-glazed windows into a timber structure I'm (re)building. So far we only built the main super-structure to give design flexibility for window placement, the idea ...
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Why no 4x options for headers in CRC 2019?

The California Residential Code (CRC) 2019 has a table of header sizes for various spans / building widths / roof loads: https://up.codes/viewer/california/irc-2018/chapter/6/wall-construction#R602.7 ...
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Supporting a freestanding "wall" (vertical cantilever) [closed]

I'm building a freestanding "wall" in my garage, for storage. Click any image to embiggen It's obviously incomplete in the photo (it's also only temporarily floating off the ground). I'll be ...
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Is it okay to have exposed framing on one side of a wall?

We are adding a new closet by cannibalizing space from our rather large lower-level storage room / utility space. I am trying to understand if there are any stipulations around drywalling both sides ...
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Is this an appropriate roof setup

I am creating a standard A frame roof (4.5:12 or 5:12 pitch) for my shed using rafters and a ridge board. The ridge board is 2x8 and is spanning 14 feet for the length of the shed (12x14). I am using ...
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Should I use steel brackets for shed floor framing resting on sleepers?

I am building a 12’x14’ shed on a gravel pad I built. I am going to order the wood to start the shed floor this week and had a few questions. First my plan is to do 2x6 pressure treated(ground rated) ...
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Drilling into timber frame wall from loft

I live in a 2021 new build house in the UK. Detached, timber frame, stud walls. I have a sloping roof on two sides, on the other two sides they are just vertical walls (in the shape of a triangle at ...
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Is this post supporting my roof framing intended to be permanent?

I purchased a new build last year and recently got my warranty inspection done. Both the inspector I hired before closing and the inspector I hired to do warranty inspection (different inspectors) ...
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Basement Framing Drifted ½" Away From Starting Point

I managed to make a hasty mistake last night when I was putting up some basement framing on my DIY project. I didn't realize the bottom plate of a 16' section drifted ½" away from the foundation ...
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Suggestion on deck frame joinery

I am planning to build a deck to my backyard, and I'm using a soft wood - I guess it's spruce not sure / not a very high quality wood. I am having hard time to decide on choosing the construction ...
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Sacrificial Barn Roof

So I am building a rather large (large for me anyway) barn/sheep shelter. It will measure 16x48 when complete. I have already started the framing, as you can see in the pics (the diagonal pieces are ...
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Beam size and placement for a balcony with supportive brackets? [closed]

I need to build a small timber (spruce) balcony that relies on support brackets. Beam strength calculations cause me a lot of confusion and inconfidence. So my question is, how thick should the ...
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Total max weight hung on single stud

I'd like to hang a gas central heating vertical radiator on a single timber stud behind a thin plasterboard wall. The stud is 38mm wide (actual size) and (presumably, difficult to measure) around 75mm ...
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Flat roof with Noggins and Furring Strips

When using furring strips on top of the roof joists to provide a slight slope for a flat roof, my current assumption is that you need 2 sets of noggins, one for the roof OSB and another for the ...
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Is this old 2x4 infested with termites, or something else?

I have this old 2x4 that we removed from somewhere in the house and which has been sitting outside in a pile with other lumber for a while. I wanted to cut a small piece from it and noticed that one ...
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Breathable Membrane Tyvek

Log Cabin - Would i have moisture issues if i attach a breathable membrane to the outside studded wall leaving a 20mm gap for moisture then attach treated 44mm tongue and groove on the outside. I ...
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Should I have thicker areas of foundation under posts?

I am building a structure with large frame timbers. The structure rests on 16 8x8 posts. There will be a foundation with a perimeter footer, but I want to know if the posts on the interior of the ...
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Subfloor or partition walls first in a cottage attic?

Its time for me to think about the internals of an attic in a traditional British one and a half storey cottage. Picture of 1st floor inside cottage Note this is just spare bits of timber sarking as ...
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drilling hole in external wall & mounting lights on a modern timber frame house

I have a modern timber frame house. Its timber frame with brick facade on one side and monocouche on the back of the house. I want to: Drill a hole from inside to outside to bring a cable out. Mount ...
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load bearing stair components

I've just opened up the under stair area with a plan to convert into storage. Can anyone tell me what parts A and E are doing in the following images? They don't appear to be load bearing to me. I ...
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What is this plastic edging around my window called?

I have a timber frame house that has done a bit of settling and im fairly confident its now done after 3 years, so time to fix the various cracks. Around one of the windows there is this plastic ...
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Small post and beam project sanity check

I'm planning to build a canoe rack out out of PT 4x4s, post and beam style. The goal is mostly to learn to build something that way. I've designed it in SketchUp, below. Everything is a 4x4. The ...
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What's an easy way to clad timber frame wall so as to be weatherproof?

I have recently done a repair to the back wall of my ruin of a garage and it is topped with a 2ft timber frame (5 meters long) which I will clad in plywood and then attempt to weatherproof. No one ...
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What are some alternatives to making birdsmouth cuts in a rafter?

I'd like to avoid making a birdsmouth cut in my rafters since they are extending beyond the top plate in a cantilever, and I don't want to reduce the strength too much. I've seen that there is VPA (...
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What's the difference between "Framing Lumber" and "Framing Studs"?

The Home Depot website has these two as categories under Dimensional Lumber. Why would one want to exclude items from one category during a search for wood to use in a project? What is the ...
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Can I use post being sunk for a sail shade as corner support for a deck?

I'm currently replacing a slightly above ground level deck that rotted. The deck will fit between the house and a flag stone patio. One edge is tied to the house via a ledger board. I would like to ...
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Why is my stucco cracking?

I am hoping for some advise please on the exterior cracking of our house, and how to rectify it permanently if possible, you can see from the photos painters have tried to cover this up when painting ...
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OK to attach Tyvek or any breathable membrane directly to studs?

I'm building a garden room and I want to attach a breathable membrane directly to the exterior side of my studs using staples and then cover it in some sort of exterior grade plywood sheathing, which ...
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Rolling platform to support 4000lb

I have 4000lbs of fasteners that I want to put on a rolling "flat". I have tons of pine 2x6. The dimensions would be 3'x8'. The platform is 3/4" plywood. I have four wheels that can handle that ...
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How does an end notch in a ceiling beam affect deflection calculations?

We have a ceiling beam that is a standard 4x8 over 12 feet. Let's stipulate that is properly sized for the weight load over that span. But, what if, in order to place that beam, we need to notch it ...
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Remove support under the interior stairs

Hi I’m putting storage space under my interior stairs. The area I want to open up has a piece of timber right in the middle. I’m hoping some one can tell me if it can be removed? Pic1-Purple is the ...
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Simpson A-35 (framing angle) suitable for this application?

Would an A-35 be suitable for the rafter>top-plate connection shown here? Would I need one on both sides of a rafter, or just on one side? Existing structure (grey) is 12'x 18', 6" CMU block w/rebar, ...
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Can I frame a new window without adding jack studs?

I'd like to add a small window to a blank wall above a tub/shower, without removing all of the tile (interior) or stucco (exterior) below the new opening to add jack studs. Is that possible, using ...
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non parallel walls

Well, I am building a freestanding studio in the backyard. In order to fit the space the measurements of the outer walls will be approx. 8' x 14' x 12' x 16'. Again approximate, and close enough for ...
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