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Balloon framing is method of This article describes the wood that comprises trees and boards. ... wood construction used primarily in Scandinavia is the cultural and historic region of the Scandinavian Peninsula. ... Scandinavia and the The United States of America — also referred to as the United States, the U.... United States. It utilizes long continuous framing members that run from In geology, a sill is a tabular mass of igneous rock that has been intruded laterally between layers of older rock. ... sill to eave line with intermediate floor structures nailed to them. Once popular when Lumber is the name used, generally in North America, for wood that has been cut into boards or other shapes for the purpose of woodworking or construction. ... lumber was plentiful, balloon framing has been largely replaced by platform framing.


The main difference between platform and balloon framing is at the floor lines. The balloon wall studs extend from the In geology, a sill is a tabular mass of igneous rock that has been intruded laterally between layers of older rock. ... sill of the first floor all the way to the top plate or end rafter of the second floor. The platform-framed wall, on the other hand, is complete for each floor.


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Balloon framing is method of wood construction used primarily in Scandinavia and the United States.
The balloon wall studs extend from the sill of the first floor all the way to the top plate or end rafter of the second floor.
Whereas with platform framing workmen can readily reach the top of the walls being erected, balloon construction requires scaffolding to reach the tops of the walls (which are often two or three stories above the working platform).
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