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a shortened stud that carries a header above a wall opening
thick framing member that supports the weight around rough opening.
A full-length stud found on either side of a rough opening, always located directly next to the trimmer stud
Bottom framing member of a wall that runs horizontally
A horizontal structural member located on top of the studs.
Double Top Plate
Located on top of the top plate and used to hold the walls together
Short studs placed between the header and a top plate or between a window sill and bottom plate.
used for interior walls
Increasingly popular for exterior walls, because it allows for more room for additional insulation
4'X8' panels attached to outside of framed walls, usually plywood or OSB
Rough Opening (R.O)
The space in a wall in which a window or a door will fit.
an assembly of studs found at the ends of walls
An assembly of studs found in the middle of a wall where two walls intersect or form a T. Used to provide support where two walls come together
Horizontal member beneath a window opening, usually supported by a cripple stud
common stud or pre-cut stud
Full length 2x4 placed 16" or 24" O.C
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