How to Build Wood Joist Floor Plans

How to Build Wood Joist Floor Plans

How to Build Wood Joist Floor Plans

foundation knee wall



Floor plans



floor plans

How are Floors constructed?

Floors may be based on shafts or joists or use structures like pre-assembled empty center chunks. The subfloor expands on those and joins by different means specific to the bolster structure however the backing and subfloor together dependably gives the quality of a story one can sense underneath. These days, subfloors are for the most part produced using no less than two layers of dampness safe ('AC' grade, one side completed and sanded level) plywood or composite sheeting, together additionally termed Underlayments on floor joists of 2x8, 2x10, or 2x12's (dimensional wood) dispersed for the most part on 16-inch (40.6 cm) focuses, in the United States and Canada.

Some ground surface parts utilized singularly on solid pieces comprise of a dimpled rubber treated or plastic layer much like air pocket wrap that give minuscule columns to the one-half-crawl (12.7 mm) sheet material above. These are produced in 2 ft × 2 ft (61 cm × 61 cm) squares and the edges fit together like a mortise and tenon joint. Like a story on joists not on cement, a second sheeting underlayment layer is added with amazed joints to scatter constrains that would open a joint under the anxiety of live loads like a man strolling.

Three layers are regular just in top of the line most astounding quality development. The two layers in amazing development will both be thick 3⁄4 inch (19.1 mm) sheets (as will the third when present), however the two layers may accomplish a joined thickness of just a large portion of that in less expensive development — 1⁄2 in (12.7 mm) board overlaid by 1⁄4 in (6.4 mm) plywood subflooring. At the most astounding end, or in select rooms of the building there power well three sheeting layers, and such firm subflooring is important to keep the breaking of substantial floor tiles of 9–10 inches (22.9–25.4 cm) or more on a side, and the structure under such a story will much of the time likewise have additional "propping" and "blocking" joist-to-joist planned spread the weight to have as meager hanging on any joist as would be prudent when there is a live load on the floor.

Planning on building a new house, cottage, garage, barn or shed?

Need help building the floor yourself?

This listing is your opportunity to purchase this set of step by step floor plans or instructions with drawings for you to custom build your own floor with pier and beam construction ( as in the 3rd picture above) "or" start from a cement basement foundation with a cripple or knee wall (as in the 1st picture above) "or" simply build from a concrete foundation wall as in the 2nd picture above.

These Floor plans will show you how to:

  • Build the cripple or knee walls with window openings,
  • Make and install the center stringer(s) in place,
  • Make and install the beams in place,
  • Measure,cut and install the piers,
  • Measure, space and install the floor joist etc..
  • Straighten and install the outside trimmer joists in place,
  • Square the floor perfectly,
  • Frame an opening for a stairwell if needed?
  • Place the wood joists the correct way (there is a wrong way to place them so your finished floor will be wavy so I will guide you not to do this).

Everything you need to build no matter which way you will be building them.


These floor plans will work for any size house, garage, shed, cottage, workshop, home addition etc...... you need to build .You decide your size and the plans will show you how to construct to that exact size. Will also work for either a flat of uneven ground surface (sloped or bumpy).

Pier and beam is the strongest foundation next to concrete. They will show you how to build the foundation that is flush with the outside edges of the floor therefore being a much more stable building. Will therefore have no overhangs or not be cantilevered so in other words just like a regular standard house.


These basic instructions or  floor plans are simple enough for any do it yourselfer with basic construction skills to make their own floor. If you can build a wall you should be able to build a floor.

Also included free will be a free plan for you too make a vinyl siding installation square tool jig ( $4.68 total value).


Try it risk free:

Click the Add To Cart button, get them delivered to you, give it a try, then if you are not completely satisfied your payment will be refunded in full( including the shipping cost)

If sent by postal mail these will come with drawings and detailed text descriptions printed on paper,not on a CD or DVD! These can also be purchased as a digital download (no shipping cost) that you can download and have on your computer within minutes ready to start.



My other Plans and CD's

Please take a look at my other woodworking plans or to purchase a CD with all 18 of my construction plans from this site by clicking "Do It Yourself Plans" in the black menu bar above on the very Left?



Select first if you want a Hard copy or Digital download of your purchase(s).

from $4.99Price:
Loading Updating cart...