White River Lumber #001

Wall Framing - Variations
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Below are a few of the variations that occur in the caboose framing.


This is an example of how the A-end, right side (RSA) wall was framed. This wall section is unique on the caboose.


This is the way the rest of the caboose was framed.


The right side interior walls have this short stud section to help support the cupola platform.


The left side interior walls lack the short stud section. The unpainted board at the top of the pic was a temporary piece used to aid in the installation of the wall section.


The right side interior walls also have a 2X4 flat against the wall boards. It acts as a nailer and a support for the cupola platform deck.


The left side interior walls lack the 2X4 nailer. The wall boards are nailed to the end of the cupola platfrom deck boards.


On the A-end, the hand hold bolts thru the carline, just above the interior post carriage bolts.


On the B-end, the hand hold is lag bolted into the interior posts. Only the interior post carriage bolts come thru the carline.


On the left side, the cupola X-brace is attached directly to the frame. A notch allows the X-brace to extend thru the floor.


On the right side, the cupola X-brace extends to the top of the floor.


All photos Copyright 2007 by Martin Nemerever. Copying prohibited without permission.