Foolproof Layout Method Plans Rome NY

When framing walls in Rome, 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

Robbins Landscaping
(315) 339-9305
7656 Old Floyd Rd
Rome, NY
Kelly Landscaping LLC
(315) 736-4904
Utica, NY
Ginos Lawn Service
(315) 525-5506
309 W Locust St
Rome, NY
Sykes Services
(315) 266-0051
Utica, NY
Advance Applications
(315) 732-0091
5666 Horatio St
Utica, NY
Heritage Landscaping
(315) 337-0644
309 W Embargo St
Rome, NY
Hilltop Nursery & Landscaping
(315) 337-6073
7379 Canterbury Hill Rd
Rome, NY
Tce Landscaping & Lawn Care
(315) 797-2018
730 Deerfield Dr E
Utica, NY
Alliance Paving Materials Incorporated
(315) 337-0795
846 Lawrence St
Rome, NY
Art's Tree & Stump Removal
(315) 732-5428
476 Euclid Rd
Utica, 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
- Eliminating Swirls in Precast Panels Rome NY
What can we do to eliminate swirls in precast panels? Sid Freedman of the Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute says such swirls are signs of segregation caused by the placing method. Read on to know more.
- Framing Gable and Shed Dormers Rome NY
- Framing Square Rome NY
- Framer's Guide to Engineered Lumber Rome NY
- Hidden-Fastener Tool Rome NY
- How Masonry Buildings Resist Earthquakes Rome NY