platform framing[′plat‚fȯrm ‚frām·iŋ]
A construction method in which each floor is framed independently by nailing the horizontal framing member to the top of the wall studs.
A system for framing wooden structures in which the studs are only one-story high; the floor joists rest on the top plates of the story below, and the bearing walls and partitions rest on the subfloor of each story.
framing for a building of wood construction several stories high, in which the studs are only one story high; the floor joists for each story rest on the top plates of the story below or on the soleplate of the first story; the bearing walls and partitions rest on the subfloor of each story, i.e., rest on the rough floor that serves as the base for the finish floor. Also called western framing. Compare with balloon framing.A system of
platform framing, western framing
A method of timber building construction making use of a platform frame.