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lloyd

03:53AM | 06/18/03
Member Since: 06/17/03
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This is our first post. Thanks in advance for any help you can provide. We are building our home with 2x6 lumber for the walls and want to make a jig to build the framing in sections and assemble when we have more help on weekends.

Can anyone advise us on how to built a jig or make a pattern to help us build our wall sections accurately and quickly.

Thanks,

Lloyd and Kim

Altereagle

06:09AM | 06/18/03
Member Since: 12/27/02
543 lifetime posts
There is no jig, you would just layout the plates, precut the jacks, headers & cripples as with any production framing project.

lloyd

09:56AM | 06/18/03
Member Since: 06/17/03
3 lifetime posts
We were think along the lines of cutting the vertical studs for each wall section of 10 x 14 all at once, then laying out a jig made from blocks of 2x4 that is 10 x 14 and nailing them up.

We thought this would be fast, insure the exact size and allow for for window and door framing.We thought we could also add the sheathing (plywood or OSB) while in the jig.

Thanks

Altereagle

05:43PM | 06/18/03
Member Since: 12/27/02
543 lifetime posts
The studs already come pre-cut, it's faster and easier to lift if you frame at the wall & stand it up... the sheathing can be done at that time. Make sure they are square if you do sheath before raising, and leave the overhang past (below) the boxers & mudsill.
Snap a line 3 1/2 inches (the plate size) in from the perimeter wall and toe-nail on an angle through the plate into the sub-floor than the nails act as a hinge to stand up the wall.

lloyd

05:47PM | 06/18/03
Member Since: 06/17/03
3 lifetime posts
Thanks so much!

lloyd

Altereagle

05:48PM | 06/18/03
Member Since: 12/27/02
543 lifetime posts
Have a look at my site, there are projects on there from foundation to finish with photos & explanations. It may help?

Alter Eagle Construction & Design

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10:10PM | 02/11/13
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