Wall Framing Stud Spacing - Contractor Tips
What I'm about to tell you, even a lot of contractors who
have been framing homes for quite some time, might not be familiar with.
Most home builders are interested in saving a few dollars, during every
single phase of the construction project, but tend to forget, that they
can save money, using some of my professional framing contractor tips.
You can frame your walls and space your studs at, 12 inches on center, 16 inches on center and 24 inches on center. But most people don't know that there's a mark on your tape measure that allows you to space wall studs, roof rafters and ceiling joist at 19 1/4 inch on center.
Here's what you need to do, grab your tape measure and open it up until you reach 19 1/4 inches and you will see a little diamond shaped mark that you can use when laying out your wall framing or any other part of the home that you will be building.
The measurements will be located at 19 1/4 inches, 38 1/2 inches, 57 1/2 inches 76 3/4" and last but not least 96 inches. If laid out properly, you will be able to use eight-foot sheets of plywood and drywall, depending on which areas of the home you use for this specific framing layout.
Here's another professional framing contractor tip that you should pay special attention to. You can't use these measurements on most structural sheer walls and you should check your structural framing plans, to make sure that you're allowed to use them on to other sections of the home.