The standard man door at the east corner
of the north wall features header built up of 3 2x10s, with two layers
of 1/2" plywood sandwiched between to make up the thickness so the
header is the same thickness as the 2x6 framing (5-1/2").
As is typical, the header is supported by
jack studs on the inside of the full-height main studs on either
side. The additional studs on either side--particularly on the
right side in these photos--are installed as necessary to maintain the
standard 16" OC frame spacing.
There are also a complementary set of
studs--I hesitate to call them jack studs in this application--above the
header and in line with the jack studs beneath.
Note also the diagonal metal bracing,
which is installed on each wall in a similar manner. The bracing
fits into a slot sawn into the framing, and is nailed in place.
The rough opening for this door, as seen
here, is 38-1/2" wide by 81" high, to fit a standard 3' by
6'-8" door (3068).
The north wall (looking towards the back
of the barn in this photo) is quite simple and features typical 2x6
studs on 16" centers. The only feature breaking up this wall
is the man door opening described above, which is located towards the
front of the building.
Here's another view of the back part of
the north wall, and also part of the south wall, with the framed window
opening. Note the metal bracing and its position.
This is the rough opening for the side
door located 8' forward of the back (west side) of the barn on the south
wall. The rough opening is 6'4" wide and 10' high.
Note that the window openings (2 of 7
total shown) are in line with the door opening beneath for visual
Here's a more detailed view of the
header. Like the man door on the opposite side, this header is 3
lengths of 2x10 with 2 layers of 1/2" plywood between, making a
total thickness of 5-1/2" and therefore flush with both sides of
the framing. Note also the triple studs between each window
Here's a detail view of the window
framing, looking towards the "bottom" of the wall (top of the
Details to notice:
jambs, with continuous stud running from top plate to bottom plate
in the center
2x10 header with two layers of 1/2" plywood between, keeping
the header flush with both sides of the framing
and bottom window frame plates in addition to the framing above and
beneath, finishing off the rough opening nicely for ease of
installation and leveling
Here's a view of several of the window
headers and associated framing. The rough opening is 36-1/2"
wide by 35-1/2" tall, for a window of nominal size 3' x 3' (3030).
More of the same from a slightly
Here's a more detailed shot of the end
window framing, with full-length stud outside the jamb, doubled bottom
plate, and other details.
Here's an overall shot of the south well,
showing the line of clerestory
windows and their general relationship to the doorway and other features
of the wall.
This shows the window framing from a
different angle. Note the triple studs beneath each set of tripled
jambs--but separate from the jamb liners and bottom plates, though the
center stud in each case extends all the way to the top plate. The
headers span the distance between these full-length studs, and the jambs
inside support the headers. Refer to photo 9 for a more detailed