When building a wooden house frame, you want to make sure you’re doing it right. Here you will find instructions on how to plan and build a house frame correctly.
Have you ever heard of a house with good bones? When people compliment a house, they talk about its foundation and framework.
When it comes to building a house, a strong framework makes the difference.
As a skeleton of the house, it supports the surrounding structure and holds everything together. Even the finest interior decorations such as granite surfaces and hand-scratched wooden floors can fall apart if the frame is not firm or secure.
Today we discuss how to build a wooden house frame. If you are ready to start your own construction project, this is a good place to start.
Are you ready to learn more? Let’s begin!
1. Choose your wood
While most wood looks similar, it is far from the same.
Before you start with your wooden house frame, you need to choose the type of wood you want to use.
Lumber is usually divided into “varieties”. The top quality lumber is the best you can buy. It is less likely to shrink and contract over time and offers a more consistent appearance with fewer knots.
Ask about the wood quality available, regardless of whether you source your materials from a local timber yard or a hardware store. Remember that while you increase the quality as the grade decreases, you pay more for the difference. Make sure you budget accordingly.
2. Pour the foundation
Once you have selected your wood, you can start building your frame. Everything starts with the foundation.
Select a location for your location and hire a professional to survey your property so you know exactly where the corners of the house are.
Next, dig and pour the foundation, carefully installing and sealing the foundations to keep out any moisture.
3. Build your wooden house frame
With your foundation you can build your wooden house frame. Their structure consists of three main components.
The first parts you install are the door sills. These are usually pressure-treated pieces of wood that are attached directly to your concrete foundation.
Your purpose is to keep your home free from soil-related problems such as water rot and insect invasions that could damage your foundation.
After your sill plates are in place, you can start installing your bolts.
Essentially, the studs are vertical pieces of wood that make up your walls. You have to take doors and windows into account when laying them out.
While the studs are vertical, the bars are horizontal. There are plates on the studs on which you can attach the beams.
They use beams to support floors and ceilings (required in multi-storey houses) and roofs.