So the Volks Cottage is framed 24" O.C.?

Started by maggiethecat, March 04, 2022, 10:49:58 AM

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maggiethecat



Hi everyone, I've owned the Volks Cottage plans for some time now and going over it today I noticed that the framing is listed as 24" O.C., is there a reason for this? I'm all for saving some money but I was wondering if this was a mistake since I always see 16" O.C. framing.

Thank you!
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Nate R

2x6s are often 24oc, saves a bit of money, more room for insulation, and plenty strong. I doubt it's a mistake.


Don_P

We've experimented with it since "Mod24" was a buzzword in the 70's, remember the Mod Squad, the building gods were trying to be hip :D. It works, I'm working on a remodel from the ~30's-40's, 24" framing. I typically frame on 16", stuff works better and by the time the project is over I doubt 2' has saved much if anything, there is usually increased waste as the frame gets covered.

azgreg

Quote from: maggiethecat on March 04, 2022, 10:49:58 AM


Hi everyone, I've owned the Volks Cottage plans for some time now and going over it today I noticed that the framing is listed as 24" O.C., is there a reason for this? I'm all for saving some money but I was wondering if this was a mistake since I always see 16" O.C. framing.

Thank you!

Take a look at advanced framing.

https://www.apawood.org/advanced-framing

NathanS

We did 24" oc in our walls. It does make a difference in insulation value, as thermal bridging can really undermine whole wall r value.

Don is probably right that it doesn't save much money... Although it is probably worth calculating with the price of a 2x6 tripling right now.

One negative is fewer studs for hanging cabinets and attaching things, though it was never much of a headache in our house.

Some of the advanced framing is really not worth it. A single top plate means all framing members must line up.