Figure 1-44.Framing typical door and window openings.
figure 1-44 shows typical door framing; view B shows
typical window framing. After stud layout, cripple studs
are laid out (usually 16 inches OC) and nailed between
the header and top plate and rough window sill and
soleplate. It is a good practice to place a cripple stud
under each end of a sill.
After the corners and openings for doors and
windows have been made up, the entire wall can be
nailed together .on the subfloor (fig. 1-45). Place top
and bottom plates at a distance slightly greater than the
length of the studs. Position the corners and openings
between the plates according to the plate layout.
Place studs in position with the crown side up. Nail
the plates into the studs, cripples, and trimmers. On
long walls, the breaks in the plates should occur
over a stud or cripple.
Placing the Double Top Plate
The double top plate (fig. 1-46) can be placed while
the wall is still on the subfloor or after all the walls have