House Framing Steps
House Framing Raising Walls and Sheathing
Once the foundation has been popped out and the walls and
openings marked on the bottom and top plate, you are ready to
raise the walls. The walls are ready now to be put together and
raised. The exterior walls are normally the first walls to be
raised. Once these walls are raised, the interior walls can be
put together and raised.
The walls are made up of two top plates and one bottom plate.
The very top plate of the two top plates will lap over an
intersecting wall and nail together. An intersecting wall will be
made up of a "T" and all outside corners are made up of a
Once all the walls are raised it will be necessary to brace the
walls. When bracing the walls, it will be necessary to pull a
string around all of the exterior walls. The walls will be pushed
or pulled as necessary in order to get them straight.
Next you will need to straighten the interior walls. Once all the
walls are raised and braced off straight you will be ready to
install the second floor joist.
Category Construction Glossary
Raising Walls and Sheathing