Sizes In Inches Of Framing In Buildings

Member.

Balloon-Frame Building.

Braced-Frame Building.

Slow-Burning Construction.

Area, 1,500 Sq.

Ft. or

Less. 2 Stories

High.

Area, Over 1,500

Sq. Ft. 3 Stories

High.

Area,

1,500

Sq. Ft.

or Less.

Area Over

1,500 Sq. Ft.

Corner posts

2X4 spiked to

4X6

2X6 spiked to

6X8

2X6 spiked to

4X8

2X6 spiked to

6X8

10X10

Sills

4X8

4X10

4X10

4X10

6X10

Plates

Two 2X4

Two 2X6

6X8

6X10

6X10

Interties

4X8

6X8

8X10

Girts

1X4

1 1/2X4

Studs, bearing partition and opening

3X4

3X6

3X6

4X6

2" to 3" plank for partitions.

Studs, wall and partition

2X4

2X6

2X6

3X6

Braces

2X4

2X6

4X6

5X8

6X8

Sheathing

1X9

1X9

1X9

1X9

Two 1 1/2"

Rough floor

1X6

1X6

1X6

1X6

3-4 1/2

Finished floor

1X4

7/8X4

1X4

1X4

7/8-1 1/4

Floor joists

2X8 to 3X10

2X10 to 3X12

3X8 to 3X12

3X10 to 3X12

4X10 to 10X12

Rafters

2X6 to

2X8

2X8 to 2X10

2X8 to 2X10

3X8 to 3X10

4X10 to 8X10

Tie-beams

2X6

2X8

2X10

2X12