• Framing Video

Framing Video

$24.99-39.99

This double DVD set with nearly 3 hours of step-by-step footage will walk you through the entire framing process from start to finish.  Whether you have never framed before or if you know how to frame but aren’t clear on what the differences are between standard construction and straw bale wall framing, this video will provide you valuable information.

Plus, with every Framing Video purchase, you’ll receive a FREE Instant Download of the Mountain View Cabin architectural plans, which is the structure we built in filming the Framing Video.  

INCLUDED IN THE VIDEO

• A discussion on properly staging your materials at delivery.
• Toe Up installations.
• Layouts for wall and roof framing.
• Raising and bracing post and beam walls.
• Window and door framing methodology.
• Learn the often-overlooked details about gable roof framing.
• Roof sheathing, felting, and final preparation.
• Bonus Chapter on Framing Terms Defined

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WHAT’S COVERED BREAKDOWN:

Securing Your Exterior Toe Ups

• How to layout toe up boards and code required anchor bolts.
• Learn the pros and cons of wedge, pin drive, and epoxy installation anchor bolts.
• Learn a simple method for securing your frame to the toe ups.
• See how to assess your lumber for “crown” and “sway.”
• Learn how to keep your boards straight, even when crown is present.
• Learn how to avoid lifting walls over anchor bolts when standing wall sections.

Detailed Instruction on Wall Framing

• Learn how to quickly and accurately layout wall frames.
• Speed your project by avoiding the need to brace each post as you build.
• Include some conventional techniques and improve your post and beam structure.
• Learn about material choices for simplifying the baling process later on.
• The best method to temporarily brace your walls.
• Secrets of standing walls by yourself or with help.
• Learn to frame conventional sections to perfectly match up with bale sections.
• How to plumb, straighten, and square your structure.
• Installing beams and using them to your advantage.

Holes in Your Walls: Windows and Doors 

• Learn why using different framing sizes can ease the process during baling.
• Learn the best way to frame so to minimize cracks in your plaster.
• Learn two different techniques for supporting bales over your openings.
• Learn proper sill construction for adequate window support and baling ease.
• Discover the difference between box beams over doors and those over windows.
• How to incorporate your structural frame as part of your window and door layout.
• Trimmers: Transitioning from 2×6 in a rough opening to 2×4 below is essential.
• Framing a window seat back to match with bale walls and provide extra seating.

Time For A Hat: Roof Framing 

• Introduction to laying out and cutting rafters: 101.
• See why using a pattern is more accurate and saves you time and effort.
• Learn how to determine the ridge height.
• Learn the secret to hanging rafters while keeping your ridge straight.
• Keeping a good visual line of site on your rafter tails: straight is best.
• Learn how to install bird blocking and to provide adequate roof ventilation.
• Learn how to install look-outs and barge rafters for a tight, finish on the gable.
• Hanging fascia with success: straight rafter tails and proper detailing required.
• Incorporate a special circle detail on the gable end for an architectural touch.
• Learn why and how to install code required rafter tie downs.
• Keep yourself safe on the roof when installing sheathing, see how.
• Proper rafter layout simplifies sheathing installation.
• Learn the code requirements for proper nailing of roof sheathing.
• Learn how to protect the frame: installing roofing felt for a low slope roof.

 CHAPTER BREAKDOWN:  

  • 1: FRAMING DEFINITIONS
  • 2: TOE UPS
  • 3: WALL LAYOUT
  • 4: BUILDING YOUR WALLS
  • 5: RAISING YOUR WALLS
  • 6: ANCHORING TOE-UPS
  • 7: FRAMING FOR WINDOWS
  • 8: REMAINING WALLS
  • 9: DOOR FRAMING
  • 10: TOP PLATE BEAM
  • 11: STRAIGHTENING WALLS
  • 12: ROOF FRAMING LAYOUT
  • 13: ROOF RIDGE BEAM
  • 14: RAFTER LAYOUT
  • 15: SETTING RAFTERS
  • 16: ANCHOR PLATES
  • 17: LOOK-OUT INSTALLATION
  • 18: BIRD BLOCKING
  • 19: BARGE RAFTERS
  • 20: FASCIA INSTALLATION
  • 21: CIRCLE DETAIL
  • 22: ROOFING PLYWOOD
  • 23: HURRICANE CLIPS
  • 24: ROOFING FELT
  • 25: NON-BALE SECTIONS
  • 26: BOX BEAM CONSTRUCTION
  • 27: CONCLUSION

MOUNTAIN VIEW CABIN:

With every Framing Video purchase you’ll receive as a FREE Instant Download the plans for the Mountain View Cabin, our brand new 199 sqft, no permit required cabin designed by Chris Keefe of Organic Forms Design.  This beautiful and simple cabin is ideal for anyone interested in learning straw bale construction techniques and/or wanting a special space on their property. The cabin can be the perfect art studio, meditation space, guest cabin, quiet getaway, or even a tiny house. The space feels special no matter how you use it. As an added benefit, the structure has many of the details needed in larger homes so if you plan to build a full scale home at sometime, this is the perfect “test run” to get you off on the right foot. You will learn so much in the process of building this structure, and when you are done, you’ll have a beautiful cabin to boot.  It’s like a class that gives back!

SPECIFICATIONS:

• Cost: $24.99 for Instant Download; $39.99 DVD Including Shipping and Handling
• Running time: 2:53:00 
• DVD Region: 1 (US/Canada).  Compatible w/ all computers globally
• Shipping TimeShips within 3 business days
• Shipping Costs:  None.  Shipping and Handling is FREE. SORRY, we do not ship to South Africa.
• Return Policy: 365 days No Questions Asked Money Back

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