western framing

noun

Definition of western framing

: a method of building construction in which the supporting studs extend from the top of each tier of joists to the underside of the tier next above so that each floor is independently framed

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History and Etymology for western framing

so called from its use in the western U.S.

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“Western framing.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/western%20framing. Accessed 22 Sep. 2021.

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