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Old 05-27-2017, 10:39 PM   #1
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Input on some framing

Greetings everyone!

Driving myself nuts here.

Been working away on my bus and got a wild hair to try to make a wall before I finished up the side walls. I have build plenty of stuff but building around the curves and bumps of a bus is something new.

I am not a expert, so I am looking here for some input. I don't like the way my framing turned out, I am half ready to rip it all down and start again. To me it seems half as*, the 2x2 above the window frame sits at a bit of a angle (level left to right but tilted forwards a bit) and its' bothering me. I don't think there is much I can do. I tired to make it as level and I could but I think there is to many bumps and uneven spots.

What do you guys think? Does it seem sturdy enough to take the abuse of road travel or is all half backed and should I rip it out and start again. The 2x2's are all toe screwed mostly. The T&G pine is 3/4" thick so screw into that seems to provide plenty of support.

Keep in mind, the wall is not done, I have to add two more ties to the roof and a cross in the lower half of the wall.

I have included three photos and you can see how the design evolved.
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Old 05-27-2017, 11:41 PM   #2
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I would leave it it will be awesome. After everything gets tied together and finished it will be plenty strong.... looking good.
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Old 05-28-2017, 09:40 AM   #3
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It looks good to me.

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Old 05-28-2017, 10:08 AM   #4
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Too early for me to tell with that much framing done at the shower area.
Get familiar with curves or make a template of the curve(s). Get a bevel guage and you are off to the races. When you mark the wood or other material for cutting, cut outside the line first and then try it for size and appearance. Better lookinn at it than lookinn for it. If it then fits the curves, angles, etc, go ahead and make a final precise cut.

Just take your time and think your way through it before and sort of plan ahead. It's wise to extend lengths at times to accommodate the next area in close proximity to build.

Build it strong in any case to overcome inertia in hard braking or other circumstances. Don't allow any swaying of anything high or low for that matter and you should come up with something that will outlive you.
Good luck.
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