Figure 1-29.Floor joists layout.
Figure 1-30.Comp1ete layout for floor joists.
Joists should be laid out so that the edges of
edge of the building. From then on, the layout is 16
standard-size subfloor panels break over the centers of
inches OC. A layout for the entire floor is shown in
the joists (see insert, fig. 1-29). This layout eliminates
additional cutting of panels when they are being fitted
Most of the framing members should be precut
and nailed into place. One method of laying out joists
before construction begins. The joists should all be
this way is to mark the first joists 15 1/4 inches from the
trimmed to their proper lengths. Cross bridging and