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Interior Framing Part 4 | Single Story Barndominium | 40x96x12

Welcome back to MR Post Frame! Today marks part four of our series on the Interior Framing of a Single-Story Barndominium. But before we delve into thedetails, I want to extend a warm welcome to all our readers. If you're enthusiastic about designing your own barndominium, we are here to help. Our design services cater to clients nationwide. Back Forty Buildings is our architectural design firm. We offer custom design services along with having a wide variety of stock designs.

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Now, let's pick up where we left off – the Double Top Plate. While not strictly necessary for non-load-bearing walls, employing a double top plate is a personal preference of mine. It adds an extra layer of structural stability and offers advantages for the subsequent drywall installation. I typically initiate the process by constructing all the long walls from side to side and then seamlessly integrating the shorter walls in between. The first top plate acts as the unifying element, connecting all the walls into a robust and cohesive framework.

Framing interior walls of a barndo

Transitioning to "The Plan," our focus today encompasses framing doorways, blocking windows, and introducing blocking to walls exceeding 8 feet in height. The significance of blocking lies in its multifaceted role – fortifying the wall structure, aligning studs in the presence of crowns, and providing additional support for drywall installation. The discussion also touches on crafting blocking specifically designed for drywall in walls parallel to ceiling joists.

Moving right along, we tackle the Tray Ceiling in the master bedroom. This involves measuring one foot down from the ceiling, projecting a laser line around the room, and installing a framework for the tray ceiling, introducing a creative touch to the living space.

DIY barndominium interior framing

Now, door openings – an essential element in the framing process. We meticulously outline the methodology, emphasizing the critical aspect of precision in leveling. The approach involves using jacks and headers for optimal support, ensuring a level and stable framework for door installations.

Let's not forget window blocking. We emphasize the necessity of adding support across the top of windows, facilitating the attachment of trims and ensuring a robust foundation for drywall installation.

And now, Wall Blocking – a critical step that serves various purposes, from enhancing structural integrity and aligning boards to acting as fire blocking for code compliance. This is particularly vital for 12-foot walls, where fire blocking is required.

Using a laser for measuring

You can watch a walkthrough in the video linked below. The detailed walkthrough encompasses the open living space, master suite, bedrooms, garage, utility room, and storage areas. Special features include a walk-in pantry, a master bedroom with a tray ceiling, an accessible laundry room, and a storage room.

As we conclude this segment, we're eagerly looking forward to future videos covering the rough-ins for electrical, plumbing, and HVAC systems, as well as the completion of the garage and metal preparation. Stay tuned for more updates! If you have any questions, feel free to drop them in the comments.

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