Started by Cropping Up, December 12, 2011, 03:11:30 PM
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Quote from: Cropping Up on December 12, 2011, 03:11:30 PMI've been reading through pages and pages of posts here and searching old threads (this place is amazing!) and have realized I know a lot less about windows and framing (among other things) than I had thought. I've Amazoned a few books you guys recommend and in the meantime am toying with some rough building ideas for a small house/cabin. I keep coming back to questions about windows and framing, if I can bother you with them.1) What is the maximum wall depth for a standard window without resorting to extensions or custom pieces? I've read several posts about standard windows fitting a 2x6 wall but with limits on sheathing and sheetrock, etc. Also, if a wall exceeds that depth, how hard is it to 'make it work' without custom-ordering anything?2) How much is too much window? If a wall is say 16 feet long and I have two 36" windows, how far apart should they be? Is it unsafe to go larger than that (like two 48")? What about one 48"?This is all new to me, unfortunately. And if I should just keep quiet and wait for the books, tell me.