Foolproof Layout Method Plans Yorktown Heights NY

When framing walls in Yorktown Heights, 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

White Plains Landscaping Incorporated
(914) 949-1214
114 N Broadway
White Plains, NY
Attil Landscaping Unltd
(914) 220-6400
158 Westmoreland Ave
White Plains, NY
Luna Landscape Corporation
(914) 428-3317
White Plains, NY
Behanto Landscaping
(914) 682-1676
20 General Heath Ave
White Plains, NY
Cipriano Landscaping
(914) 686-5607
38 Buckout Rd
White Plains, NY
Visione Landscaping Inc.
914-769-7586
343 Sherman Avenue
Hawthorne, NY
L Franz Landscaping Incorporated
(914) 946-4188
66 Longview Ave
White Plains, NY
M & A Landscaping Incorporated
(914) 949-3015
91 Lincoln Ave E
White Plains, NY
A Aversa Landscaping & Masonry
(914) 946-6339
220 Gainsborg Ave E
White Plains, NY
Chavez Landscaping
(914) 949-2084
24 Longdale Ave
White Plains, 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 Gable and Shed Dormers Yorktown Heights NY
Whenever adding any type of dormer, it's essential to determine the roof load and design the load path transfer to the existing floor joists or roof rafters. Then you can ensure adequate bearing points, or add framing and install beams to carry the loads through the walls down to the foundation. It wouldn't be a bad idea to consult a structural engineer for guidance, especially on larger dormers.
- Framer's Guide to Engineered Lumber Yorktown Heights NY
- Framing Square Yorktown Heights NY
- Eliminating Swirls in Precast Panels Yorktown Heights NY
- How Masonry Buildings Resist Earthquakes Yorktown Heights NY
- Hidden-Fastener Tool Yorktown Heights NY