Hi micro housers The much anticipated and sought after post . Framing a wall with a window is here the video to this post will be up also .Plus a sneak peek at the SECRET PROJECT sort of 😉 So a pictorial review of how to lay out and design your wall to include a window(s) . Here are 3 new windows I purchased at a (boneyard) Thats wear they send windows that are unwanted for one reason or another. These windows were a bargain at $75 to $85 ea.
This is a view of the complete wall ready for sheeting . Here is some framing terminology The top and bottom boards are the top and bottom plates the full length boards on 16 in centers are called STUDS. The outside full length boards next to the window opening are called KING STUDS.The 2×6 at the top of the opening is the HEADER. The boards that support it to the floor are called JACK STUDS. The short 2×4 across the bottom of the opening is the SILL. The short boards under the sill and over the header are called CRIPPLES.
The theory is all the outside walls of the house are load bearing walls ( they carry the roof load to the floor when you put a door or window in the walls they can’t bear weight so you frame around them and transfer the weight of the wall around and down to the floor so the window or door is floating in the wall.
The next step will be to nail it all together and put the exterior sheeting on and raise it in place on the floor. The wall is actually 89in wide it sets inside the long side walls so the total width is 96 in or 8 ft less the thickness of the other 2 walls 3 1/2 in ea or 7 in total .
Let me know if I explained this well enough or if you have any questions. Thanks Kevin.