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Old 03-27-2007, 08:29 PM   #1
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I was wondering if there is such a thing as a "Framing Template" for framing walls. Rather than measuring 16 or 18 inches each time, you can just place the boards in the template and tack them together. I heard that there is such a thing, but Home Depot and Lowes doesn't even know about it. Please advise. Thanks!

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Old 03-27-2007, 08:34 PM   #2
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Never heard of such a thing. Tape measures are marked every 16 inches to help with layout so you don't have to add in your head. It's so much quicker to just hook your tape and start marking at the red square every 16 inches instead of nailing in a board then moving the template and so on.

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I've used a layout stick on 2nd story floors to help with installing hangers. It did help a bit and wasn't much to move. Never heard of a template persee. It does seem to be a waist of time.
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I'm trying to locate the web page for an item used for roof trusses, where it would clamp to the first, then you would basically unfold it over the rest of the trusses. In the folding pivot point, it had small claws that would grab the truss, lock it in place then on to the next. Something similar to that would work well if set 16" OC. But I'm sure those in the trades would say it's too slow and not needed.

Personally if I have a straight run with standard studs, I just use a block set in between the studs, for 14-1/2" for 16 OC. Nail off move the block to the next cavity.
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You looking for one of these?

http://www.perfectcenters.com/
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Looks like it would be hard to fit in my tool belt!
I think a tape and lay out would be much more practical. I have a hard enough time keeping track of my speed square!
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I was wondering if there is such a thing as a "Framing Template" for framing walls. Rather than measuring 16 or 18 inches each time, you can just place the boards in the template and tack them together. I heard that there is such a thing, but Home Depot and Lowes doesn't even know about it. Please advise. Thanks!
Yes, there is a tool called the "Layout Stick" and it marks 16" and 24" centers. I don't know where you got 18" from though.

Click on this website and then click on Layout Stick.


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I was wondering if there is such a thing as a "Framing Template" for framing walls. Rather than measuring 16 or 18 inches each time, you can just place the boards in the template and tack them together. I heard that there is such a thing, but Home Depot and Lowes doesn't even know about it. Please advise. Thanks!
For a while I was using a scrap piece of 2x4 which I had cut to just a hair under 14.5" in lenght (the interior measurement between 16" O.C. studs). I'd just drive in my first toe-nail on the opposite side of the stud and then knock the scrap piece out from the base of the studs (and finish the rest of my nailing).

I am also using a framing nailer so that makes things a lot easier too.

It actually worked pretty well, but after a while it just became faster and easier for me to measure and use a level on each stud.

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The ONLY time I use temporary blocking is for setting trusses... and I still mark the wall top plates first so it can be eyeballed as I go to make sure you're not running off.

The quickest way to do what you're saying is just to memorize 16, 32, 48, 64, 80, 96, 112, etc. and mark the plates out before you start with one swoop of the tape measure.
If you cant memorize but you know your multiplication tables, just remember to start with 8x2=16 then it's 8x every even number sequentially
8x4=32
8x6=48
8x8=64 etc

Or... a good tape will have these highlighted! lol
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You looking for one of these?

http://www.perfectcenters.com/

I can layout a wall and frame it before you could build a wall with that thing. Spend you money on a good tape
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I think what you may be looking for is this....

http://www.thepicturewallcompany.com/order.html
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google for GTAPE.....
flourescent tapes for layouts and saftety concerns when used on roofing shingles.....
http://www.g-tape.com

hope this helps
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I can layout a wall and frame it before you could build a wall with that thing. Spend you money on a good tape
No kidding, I was thinking the same exact thing.

Learn how to layout a wall using a tape.

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