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C05 - A framing and rough carpentry contractor performs any form work, framing or rough carpentry necessary to construct framed structures; installs or repairs individual components of framing systems and performs any rough carpentry or associated work, including but not limited to the construction or installation of: sub-flooring, siding, exterior staircases and railings, overhead doors, roof decking, truss members, and sheathing.


The amendments made to this section in 2002 shall become operative January 1, 2003, or as soon thereafter as administratively feasible, whereupon any licensee who has passed the C-5 Carpentry, Cabinet and Millwork trade examination on or after January 10, 2000, up to the effective date of this section, shall have the C-6 Cabinet, Millwork and Finish Carpentry classification added to the applicable license.

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  • A Framing and Rough Carpentry Contractor
  • Framing and Rough Carpentry Contractor's Exam
  • Math
  • Measurement
  • Materials and Hardware
  • California Building Code (CBC)
  • CBC Building Classifications
  • CBC Foundations For Stud Walls
  • CBC Minimum Foundation and Footing Requirements
  • CBC Miscellaneous CBC Requirements
  • CBC Fill-In Exercises
  • Accessibility
  • Wood Framing
  • Metal Framing
  • Shear Walls
  • Trusses
  • Roofing
  • Formwork
  • Fences
  • Glossary
  • Health & Safety Orders
  • Framing Review Questions

1. If a quoted price for framing lumber is $800 per thousand board feet, what would be the cost of nine 2” x 8” x 10’ pieces and one 2” x 12” x 10’ piece?

a. $97
b. $107
c. $112 #
d. $118

2. What is the MINIMUM clear width of a single residential unit staircase?

a. 24”
b. 30”
c. 36” #
d. 42”

3. Three primary factors determine the size and the type of rafter to use in construction. Two of these are the distance spanned and the weight supported. What is the third factor?

a. The spacing of the rafters #
b. The spacing of joists
c. The type of sheeting to be used
d. The height of the wall