Framing basement

Old 01-02-16, 05:02 PM
Thread Starter
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: USA
Posts: 11
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Framing basement

Whats the easier way to frame out the walls with 2x4's? Build them in place or build sections on the ground and lift up into place? My floor and ceiling joists are pretty level. Thanks.
Old 01-02-16, 05:20 PM
XSleeper's Avatar
Group Moderator
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: USA
Posts: 29,444
Received 1,581 Likes on 1,417 Posts
For a remodel, I frame them in place.
Old 01-02-16, 05:37 PM
Join Date: May 2015
Location: USA
Posts: 3,288
Received 67 Likes on 52 Posts
I mount the pressure treated bottom plate to the floor first. Then I build a wall section flat on the floor, making it 1/8 to 1/4 short. I tilt this up onto the PT plate (giving essentially a double bottom plate) and then use shims between the top plate and floor joists above, after getting everything plumb.

If the floor or the joists are visibly wavy, I tack a 2x temporary top plate to the joists and measure from that.

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Ask a Question
Question Title:
Your question will be posted in: