06 11 00 Framing and Sheathing

06 11 00 Framing and Sheathing

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Framing and Sheathing

Use this CSI 3 part SimpleSpecs master specification to specify wood framing and sheathing for floors, walls, ceilings, and roofs. Framing may be dimensional lumber or laminated veneer lumber.


Laminated veneer lumber and  and headers are factory fabricated structural wood members that can be field cut to length and to accommodate utility penetrations.


Wood used in contact with concrete, masonry, or roofing, and wood exposed to weather should be preservative treated.


Some treatment chemicals can cause corrosion of metal fasteners. The use of stainless steel fasteners or fasteners with heavy galvanized coatings can reduce the possibility of corrosion.


Related resource:

National Institute of Standards and Technology – NIST PS 20 


Related SimpleSpecsmaster specifications:

06 12 19 – Structural Insulated Panels 

06 17 33 – Wood I-joists 

06 17 53 – Shop fabricated wood trusses

06 18 00 – Glued-laminated construction

06 73 00 – Composite wood decking


Framing and Sheathing


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