Always Think Ahead While Framing A House

One of the most important things that my father taught me and his grandfather taught him, was the importance of thinking ahead while we were framing the house. If a carpenter is working by the hour and isn't getting paid by what he produces on a daily basis, he's not going to be very concerned about thinking ahead.

However, if you're getting paid by the amount of work that you produce on a daily basis, you had better think about everything, before it's actually done to save you some time and in this case time is money. Here is an example of what I'm talking about.

If you're building the sub floor, you need to think about plumbing pipe placements so that you don't install a floor joist right in the middle of the toilet pipe. This will require you to think ahead while framing the house and if you don't, you could find yourself repairing or moving floor joist to accommodate plumbing pipes.

This is just one of the many things that you need to think about on a daily basis while framing a house. You need to make sure that the lumber you need to work on the house is there, before the next day starts. If you're framing the walls and you don't have enough two by fours, make sure that you purchase them and get them to the job before you need them.

There are plenty of things like this that can hold up or slow a job down and this isn't going to make you a lot of money while you're framing the house. Anyone who has framed a house knows what I'm talking about. This article is for those people who are trying to improve their house framing skills or looking for tips to become better carpenters.

It's going to take practice to learn to think ahead, but the sooner you start practicing, the faster you will develop the skill of thinking ahead while you're working.