Wall Framing Tips for New Construction

Avoid common framing errors with these pro tips

Required Tools for this Project

Have the necessary tools for this DIY project lined up before you start—you’ll save time and frustration.

  • Chalk line
  • Hammer
  • Speed square
  • Tape measure
  • Circular saw
  • Miter saw

Required Materials for this Project

Avoid last-minute shopping trips by having all your materials ready ahead of time. Here's a list.

  • 2 x 4 or 2 x 6 studs
  • 8d framing nails
  • 16d framing nails
  • 2 x 8, 2 x 10 for headers
  • 1/2-in. plywood for headers