Wood framing

Wood framing, or light frame construction, is the assembly of dimensional lumber or engineered wood lumber that is regularly spaced and fastened together with nails to create floor, wall and roof assemblies.  Wood is the most common material used within the construction industry today.

Floor, wall, roof and stair assemblies are each made up of specific dimensional wood components, similar to a skeleton.  These components are fastened together to form the structure and allow the interior spaces to function as desired. The following list identifies and describes each component within each type of assembly.