Top 7 DIY Framing Courses Online

Framing Floors and Stairs with Larry Haun. How to Frame a Floor

Framing Floors and Stairs with Larry Haun. How to Frame a Floor

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Framing Floors and Stairs with Larry Haun. In Framing Floors & Stairs, Larry Haun and his brother Joe frame the floor of a basic 1,600-sq. ft. house.

They take you step by step through the entire process, showing you practical ways to organize tasks, streamline procedures and handle tools and materials efficiently.

Here's your chance to watch a framing master at work, and to become a better, more efficient carpenter yourself. Each section of the tape covers a specific topic in detail: sills joists posts and girders sheathing floors The companion book to this video is The Very Efficient Carpenter.

Larry Haun has been a production framer for almost 40 years and a teacher of apprentices for almost 25. He has honed his skills and techniques on hundreds of tract and custom houses, finding countless ways to save time, reduce costs, minimize problems and improve quality.)


Framing Walls with Larry Haun. How to Frame a Wall

Framing Walls with Larry Haun. How to Frame a Wall

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Framing Walls with Larry Haun. Efficient techniques from a master In this wall-framing video, Larry Haun and his brother Joe build the exterior and interior walls of a basic 1,600-sq. ft. house.

Starting from the completed floor deck, they take you step by step through the entire process, showing you practical ways to organize tasks, streamline procedures and handle tools and materials efficiently.

Here's your chance to watch a framing master at work, and to become a better, more efficient carpenter yourself. Each section of the tape covers a specific topic in detail: layout plating headers, cripples, trimmers and rough sills detailing plates building and raising walls plumbing and lining sheathing walls The companion book to this video is The Very Efficient Carpenter.

Larry Haun has been a production framer for almost 40 years and a teacher of apprentices for almost 25. He has honed his skills and techniques on hundreds of tract and custom houses, finding countless ways to save time, reduce costs, minimize problems and improve quality.)


Framing Roofs with Larry Haun. How to Frame a Roof

Framing Roofs with Larry Haun. How to Frame a Roof

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Framing Roofs with Larry Haun. They take you step by step through the entire process, showing you practical ways to organize tasks, streamline procedures and handle tools and materials efficiently.

Here's your chance to watch a framing master at work, and to become a better, more efficient carpenter yourself.


How to Build a Straw Bale House. Building a Straw Bale House

How to Build a Straw Bale House. Building a Straw Bale House

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Constructing a straw bale home requires the merging of solar design with alternative building techniques. Videos are a great way to show actual building methods and techniques. Take a front-row seat on the work site, learning from the experts as they stack the straw bales and mix the mud. Learn about post-and-beam wall framing, foundations, roof construction and insulation, interior thermal mass walls for improved efficiency, rainwater cisterns, electrical wiring, and photovoltaic systems. Learn earth-plastering techniques that create beautiful wall finishes. Understand how window placement and other structural elements can help to heat and cool your home and lower your energy bills. See how the structure works as a whole and how both energy efficiency and superb aesthetics can come from the same materials.

  • Introduction and Design of a Green Home
  • Breaking Ground On This Sustainable House
  • Rainwater Cisterns
  • Adobe Walls For a Home
  • Framing for a Straw Bale Home
  • How To Build Straw Bale Walls
  • Electrical Wiring and Generating Electricity From Sunlight
  • Windows and Insulation For An Energy Efficient Home
  • Earth Plaster for Exterior and Interior Walls
  • Finish Work With Ecological Materials
  • Finish Earth Plasters For Beautiful Wall Surfaces
  • Conclusion and Final Thoughts On Building A Straw Bale Home

How to Build a Garage

How to Build a Garage

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How to build a garage: framing a garage. In this film, you will see the full cycle of building a garage for wireframe technology from the foundation, to finish finishing.

  • Layout and foundation pouring
  • The erection of walls and roofs
  • OSB frame skins
  • How To Install Flex Tiles
  • Installation of windows and doors
  • Assembly and installation of lifting gates 
  • much more.

Foundations

  1. Step 1. Choosing the sill (bottom) plates
  2. Step 2. Laying out the wall
  3. Step 3. The Three stud corner
  4. Step 4. Wall with doors or windows
  5. Step 5. Nailing & positioning the wall
  6. Step 6. The garage door framing
  7. Step 7. The Cap plate
  8. Step 8. Ordering the trusses
  9. Step 9. Roof layout
  10. Step 10. Roof framing
  11. Step 11. Sheathing the roof
  12. Step 12. Wall sheathing
  13. Step 13. Covering the sheathing with tarpaper
  14. Step 14. Checking the window and rough opening
  15. Step 15. Installing the windows
  16. Step 16. Applying the siding
  17. Step 17. Soffits
  18. Step 18. Applying the roofing felt
  19. Step 19. Applying asphalt shingles

How To Build a Shed

How To Build a Shed

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See how the pros do it from start to finish

  • Introduction
  • Install the foundation
  • Frame the Floor
  • Frame the Gable Wall
  • Build the Bearing Walls
  • Build the Roof
  • Install the Trim
  • Install the Windows and Doors
  • Install the Lap and Shingle Siding
  • Install the Architectural Shingles
  • Foundation Systems
  • Siding Options
  • Accessorize your shed
  • Decide on shelving and storage options
  • Landscaping completes the look

Building a shed? See how an expert does it. Building a shed is a complex undertaking that involves many different skills and can easily blindside you with questions you didn’t anticipate. To help your project go smoothly, we developed this how-to video to fully prepare you for what to expect and how best to approach the job to ensure success.

Invest an hour and a half to get up to speed. Let Rick Arnold guide you through sixteen nicely paced episodes that show you how to start with the right foundation, measure for a perfect fit, construct and raise the walls, install door and window modules, attach siding, build trusses, and shingle the roof.

Learn additional techniques as you build your shed. Plus you’ll also find additional options for a laying a sturdy foundation and when to use each, how to build your own custom double doors, add interior shelving, construct a handy equipment ramp, and even landscape your shed.

Visualize critical steps with 3D plans. Before you begin, you’ll already have a complete overview of the project because demonstrations are illustrated with 3D diagrams that show you the shed from all angles. Plus you can easily review the video at any time to take another look.

Enjoy this mini-course in home building. With this video guide you’ll gain the know-how and confidence to build a handsome shed to complement your home. And you’ll also master a variety of techniques to help you accomplish other home improvement projects such as: installing flashings, timesaving ways to cut lumber, using a story pole, and more.

Master builder Rick Arnold is an experienced professional with more than 20 years experience, a nationally recognized seminar leader who conducts demonstrations at trade shows and conferences across the country.


How to Build an Addition: Planning, Foundation Framing, Insulation, Soundproofing

How to Build an Addition: Planning, Foundation Framing, Insulation, Soundproofing

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Building an Addition: Planning, Foundation Framing, Insulation, Soundproofing

You will see in this video step by step instructions on how to  plan and construct an addition to your house. You will see the construction from the excavation up till the finishing of the interior. We take you through the construction of the wood frame, the floors, the walls and the roof, as well as the complete insulation of the new addition. You will also learn how to soundproof the walls and floors using new methods available to the construction industry.The knowledge acquired from this video will allow you to better plan and undertake the construction of the addition to your house with complete confidence in attaining professional results at a fraction of the cost.

This video includes:

  • Planning
  • Taking proper measurements
  • Excavation
  • Foundations
  • Waterproofing foundations
  • Insulating foundations
  • Pouring the basement slab
  • Construction of the frame
  • The roof
  • Insulation
  • Soundproofing of walls and floors

Framing floor walls and roof introduction. Framing for the making of an annex floor, walls and roof trusts

Annex insulation walls and attic. Insulation a new annex walls and roof using fiber glass batts and polystyrene insulation boards.

Planning an addition to your house. Panning the construction of an annex to your house.

Construction of the foundations. The construction of the foundations for an annex to your house. Excavation, framing, pouring the footings and the foundation walls.

Concrete foundations insulation. How to insulate the foundation walls form the outside using polystyrene insulation boards.

Damp proofing foundations. How to install a self adhesive membrane on the foundations walls form the out-side to prevent any water infiltrations in the basement.