One of a series of parallel beams to which the boards of floor and ceiling laths or plaster boards are nailed and supported in turn by larger beams, girders, or bearing walls. Back to the Top
Timbers built into or hung from walls to provide support for floors or fixing for ceilings or both.
Small beams, usually not more than five inches thick, which are in parallel and support floors and ceilings. The joists are supported by larger beams, bearing walls, girders, etc. A joist is rectangular in cross-section, the narrow face being the joist, the wide face the plank.
Members in the floor that support the floorboards
The horizontal beams which support floors and ceilings. The "floor beams".
on a deck, are the boards on top of the beams that support the full load from the decking. Joists can extend beyond the supporting beams by one-quater of the span.
Timbers supporting the floor of a building.
The horizontal structural members in framing a floor or ceiling system
A type of framing that makes up floors and ceilings.
Any of the parallel timbers that hold up the planks of a floor or the laths of a ceiling.
The horizontal support members used in constructing a floor.
Closely spaced parallel beams supporting a floor or ceiling.
The solid wood structural components of the floor and ceiling of your home are called the joists.
framing members, often a 2" x 10" pieces of lumber, which are usually spaced every 16" to 24" and support the sub-floor and flooring. Joist usually 'sit' on a load bearing wall or beam. In older homes, the flooring is usually laid directly over the joists, with no subfloor.
Horizontal timbers to which flooring or ceiling is fixed
Parallel, horizontal beams laid edgewise from wall to wall to support the boards of a floor or ceiling.
Joists are found in two areas of a building. The area first is the floor. The floor joists span on top of the floor bearers and carry the floor sheets of timber tongue and grooved boards. The second area is in the ceiling frame and these are referred to as ceiling joists, which do run from wall to wall and carry the load of the ceiling sheeting.
Horizontal timbers, beams or bars supporting a floor.
Any of the small timbers or metal beams ranged parallel from wall to wall in a structure to support a floor or ceiling.
Horizontal framing members that support decking; a system of sub-deck structural elements located directly beneath the deck boards, commonly using 2 x 6 or 2 x 8 lumber.
Horizontal beams laid on edge to support flooring or a ceiling.
A framing member, often a 2" x 10" piece of lumber, which is usually spaced every 16" to 24" and supports the sub-floor and flooring. The joist is usually 'sits' on a load barring wall or a Beam.
A series of horizontal parallel beams that support floors and ceilings.
Small beam that supports part of the floor, ceiling or roof of a building. Closely spaced beams that support a floor or the laths of a ceiling. In many cases, suspended ceiling systems are hung from joists.
FRAMING MEMBERS OF VARIOUS DIMENSION DEPENDING ON LENGTH AND LOAD, ARRANGED PARALLEL TO EACH OTHER FROM WALL TO WALL OR BEAM TO BEAM, THAT SUPPORT A FLOOR OR CEILING. THAT IS, YOU GOT FLOOR JOISTS AND CEILING JOISTS. FLOOR JOISTS ARE BIGGER IN MOST CASES SINCE THEY CARRY BOTH DEAD LOAD (FURNITURE) AND LIVE LOAD (PEOPLE).
Horizontal, parallel timbers used to support the floor, ceiling, or roof.
Horizontal framing members that support a floor and/or ceiling
Timbers that support roof panels, ceilings or floors.
Provide support for the decking boards, usually 16 inches on center.
Small, parallel timbers that complete the floor frame. Kerfing: Either a series of cuts with a circular saw set at a desired depth to remove a section of wood or the hand-sawing along the shoulder of an assembled joint to improve the fit of the joint.
One of a series of parallel beams, usually 2 inches in thickness, used to support floor and ceiling loads, and supported in turn by larger beams, girders, or bearing walls.
A parallel series of beams used to support the ceiling and floors.