Foolproof Layout Method Plans North Tonawanda NY

When framing walls in North Tonawanda, 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

Doro Landscape
17164389199
Ridge Road
Lewiston, NY
Spectrum Landscaping of Wny
(716) 542-5763
Akron, NY
Traditional Home Landscaping
(716) 681-5766
3294 Walden Ave
Depew, NY
Four Seasons Landscaping & Snow Plowing
(716) 884-7400
263 Baynes St
Buffalo, NY
Pinelli Landscaping Incorporated
(716) 656-1000
4524 Clinton St
Buffalo, NY
Arbordale Nurseries
(716) 688-9125
480 Dodge Road
Getzville, NY
Doro Landscape & Design
716-438-9199
P.O. Box 56
Newfane, NY
Lipinoga Florist & Landscaping
(716) 759-6563
9890 Main St
Clarence, NY
Frank's Landscaping & Drainage
(716) 877-3008
90 Pearce Ave
Tonawanda, NY
Militello Landscaping
(716) 873-4960
75 Bird Ave
Buffalo, NY
Data Provided by:
  

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
- Framing Square North Tonawanda NY
When someone says "framing square," we all probably think of the same object. But before it became a mass-produced tool in early 19th century America–and the tool we all think of–medieval European timber framers used framing squares to lay out bents and ribbed vaults for houses and cathedrals.
- Framing Gable and Shed Dormers North Tonawanda NY
- How Masonry Buildings Resist Earthquakes North Tonawanda NY
- Eliminating Swirls in Precast Panels North Tonawanda NY
- Hidden-Fastener Tool North Tonawanda NY
- Framer's Guide to Engineered Lumber North Tonawanda NY