Definitions for "Balloon Frame"
Keywords:  sill, studs, twentieth, america, planks
A type of wood frame construction in which the exterior wall studs run continuously from the sill plate to the roof.
A method of timber frame construction popular in America during the nineteenth and early part of the twentieth centuries. All vertical load-baring elements consist of continuous tall members called studs which extend the full height of the frame.
Simple frame technique of construction consisting of vertical planks forming the inner and outer walls alike. The system became popular in America in the 1800s and is still the basic design for simple structures.