# How To Frame A Wall?

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• 1.

### In wall framing, the short framing stud that fills the space between the header and the top plate or between the sill and the soleplate is _________________.

Explanation
A short framing stud that fills the space between the header and the top plate or between the sill and the soleplate is called a cripple stud.

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• 2.

### A horizontal, structural member that supports the load over an opening such as a door or window is called a ____________________.

• A.

Stud.

• B.

Rough opening.

• C.

Soleplate.

• D.

Explanation
A horizontal, structural member that supports the load over an opening such as a door or window is called a header. It is typically made of wood or steel and is placed above the opening to distribute the weight of the structure above it, ensuring the integrity and stability of the opening. The header helps to transfer the load to the surrounding walls or columns, preventing sagging or collapsing of the opening.

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• 3.

### The full length stud next to the trimmer stud in a wall opening is called a _______________.

king stud
kingstud
Explanation
The full length stud next to the trimmer stud in a wall opening is called a king stud. The king stud provides support and stability to the wall opening, particularly around doors and windows. It runs from the bottom plate to the top plate of the wall, providing a strong framework for the surrounding structure. The term "king stud" is commonly used in construction and carpentry to refer to this specific type of stud.

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• 4.

### The main vertical framing member in a wall or partition is called a ______________.

stud
Explanation
A stud is the main vertical framing member in a wall or partition. It is usually made of wood or metal and provides structural support to the wall. The studs are placed at regular intervals and serve as the framework for attaching the wall covering, such as drywall or paneling. They also help to distribute the weight of the wall evenly and provide stability to the overall structure.

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• 5.

### The lowest horizontal member of a wall or partition to which the studs are nailed is called the ___________________.

• A.

Rough seal

• B.

Soleplate

• C.

Top plate

• D.

Blocking

B. Soleplate
Explanation
The lowest horizontal member of a wall or partition to which the studs are nailed is called the soleplate. This is the foundational element that provides stability and support to the structure. It acts as a base for the studs to be attached to, ensuring the overall strength and integrity of the wall or partition. The soleplate is typically made of wood and is securely fastened to the floor, creating a solid connection between the structure and the ground.

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