In this video, Ask This Old House general contractor Tom Silva shows host Kevin O’Connor and Mark McCullough how to frame walls while rebuilding Mark’s chicken coop.
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In Mark McCullough’s backyard, general contractor Tom Silva is getting to work on the framing. After installing oversized pressure-treated lumber around the perimeter of the foundation, Tom explains how to layout framing for fast, efficient, and accurate work. He also explains how to build inside corners and the different types of studs in a wall. With the entire crew on hand to help, the team makes and lifts the walls into place to create the structure of the chicken barn.
Cost: $300 to $500 in framing material, varying by size
Time: A weekend
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C.R. O’Neill Company provided expert assistance with this segment in Lexington, MA.
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