Building Process Video 17

Framing: First Floor

Here is the 17th Video in our ongoing Building Process Video Series. Our next step is to frame the structure. Framing is divided into stages and the second stage is "framing" or standing walls. We cover the assembly and standing of the first floor walls on this construction video.

Framing contractors and individual carpenters have an important, challenging and dangerous job. Teamwork and good management are essential to construct, move and install heavy walls. Attention to detail ensures that rough openings for doors and windows are the proper size and installed exactly where the blueprints have indicated. Hopefully, after viewing this video, you will garner a new respect for construction tradesmen, particularly framing carpenters.



First Floor Framing

THE NEXT STEP

FLOOR TRUSSES

BUILDING PROCESS VIDEOS

LOT PREPARATION 1
LOT PREPARATION 2: GRADING
CORNERSTAKING/FOOTING LAYOUT
FOOTING EXCAVATION
SETTING FORMS
UNDERSLAB PLUMBING I
UNDERSLAB PLUMBING II
BACKFILL AND COMPACTION
BACKFILL AND COMPACTION
INTERIOR
PRESLAB ELECTRICAL
SLAB REINFORCEMENT VIDEO
CONCRETE POUR
STRIPPING FORMS
LOT SPINOFF
FRAMING LAYOUT AND PLATE
FRAMING: FIRST FLOOR

STAY TUNED, MORE TO COME..



Las Vegas Project

We will be continuing our Building Process Video Series for the next several months. The typical residential project takes 4-6 months, however, our Las Vegas Project is a 10,000 square foot custom home. It will take a total of 12 months to complete. While it may not be exactly what most owner builders are undertaking, it will demonstrate the building process that is common to all projects.

Remember, these videos are brief and fairly general. They are meant to familiarize owner builders with the building process. There is a lot of additional education and experience that an owner builder should seek out before starting their own project. As they say, knowledge is power.

Our goal is to show owner builders that a complicated, enormous custom home is built the in same way, using the same contractors, subcontractors, steps and materials, as the smaller, "simpler" projects that most of us plan to build. Of course, there will be unique challenges that may not apply to an individual's owner builder experience. They will, however, hopefully address another's issues.

I hope the videos are enjoyable and informative. I am still learning how to shoot and edit video. As time goes on, I will probably go back and re-edit some of the videos I have already done.

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