DIY Network

Framing

Episode DCON-204H

What are the best materials for framing your home? We're gonna break it down all the way to the studs. Is it better to frame with two by fours or prefabricated SIPS? (Structural Insulated Panels) We'll see SIPS made and then put through some impressive stress tests. We're shooting off a lumber canon and setting fires to dimensional lumber and composite I-joists to see which burns faster. And what's the best brace for a wall? Matt's gonna find out with his own tug-of-war racking test.

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