Foolproof Layout Method Plans Clifton Park NY

When framing walls in Clifton Park, pull all layout measurements from the same control point, and always move in the same direction, for example, start at the front of the building and always move left to right.

Local Companies

Breedlove Landscaping
(518) 248-5400
Troy, NY
Small Engine Mobile Medic
(518) 489-5720
65 Russell Ct
Troy, NY
NY State Council-Lndscp
(518) 465-5176
33 Elk St
Albany, NY
Wm Biers Incorporated
(518) 434-2747
100 S Port Rd
Albany, NY
Blay's Landscaping & Excavtg
(518) 381-6527
1685 Watt St
Schenectady, NY
Dave's Landscaping & Tree Service
(518) 843-1841
101 Erie St
Amsainterdam, NY
Nick's Lawncare
(518) 892-1522
400 Mcchesney Ave Ext
Troy, NY
L & R Landscaping
(518) 782-7172
115 Vermont View Dr
Watervliet, NY
Nagengast Landscaping
(518) 482-8410
36 Croswell St
Albany, NY
AAA Lawn Beautician Incorporated
(518) 439-7342
14 Golder St
Albany, NY

Provided By:

Source: TOOLS OF THE TRADE Magazine
Publication date: November 1, 2003

By Steve Veroneau

Picture these scenarios: You've agonized to measure, double-check, and line up a complicated roofline, but after nailing up the rafters, you notice that the fascia lines are out of whack. Or, you've cut out all of your tair stringers, only to realize they don't fit and now you're racing rush-hour traffic to the lumberyard. Here are a few layout methods with built-in double-checks that can help solve problems before they start.

Layout Direction. When framing walls, pull all layout measurements from the same control point, and always move in the same direction, for example, start at the front of the building and always move left to right. The direction doesn't matter as long as it's the same throughout the building, including the second and third floors. Consistent layout direction ensures that studs, rafters, and joists align throughout construction. This makes life easier for installing duct work, pipes, or conduit later, leaving any bay useable as a chase throughout the structure.

Repeating Wall Patterns. Plate and detail any lined-up, same-dimension walls at the same time, so you only pull your tape once for multiple walls. For example, architects often load long hallways with closets that are usually the same size; cutting them and laying them out in one shot is easier, more accurate, and faster than laying them out as you go. It's also common to see repeating wall patter...

Click here to read full article from Tools of the Trade

Related Articles
- How Masonry Buildings Resist Earthquakes Clifton Park NY
Because masonry buildings usually have many structural wall elements, they tend to be stiff laterally. Because masonry buildings are stiff laterally, even moderate earthquakes can subject them to large shear loads at their base.
- Eliminating Swirls in Precast Panels Clifton Park NY
- Hidden-Fastener Tool Clifton Park NY
- Framing Square Clifton Park NY
- Framing Gable and Shed Dormers Clifton Park NY
- Framer's Guide to Engineered Lumber Clifton Park NY