Carpentry and Construction

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9780070420533: Carpentry and Construction

All-in-one residential building and remodeling guide. Why slog through several scattered sources for the latest home building, remodeling and repair techniques when they're all crammed into one time-saving resource. With crystal-clear explanations, photos and drawings, Carpentry & Construction, by Rex Miller, Glenn Baker, and Mark Miller shows you how to tackle every conceivable residential construction and remodeling job, large or small. Seasoned pros will find this an A-to-Z guide to building a new home from the ground up: *preparing the site or building floor, framing walls, erecting roof frames, installing windows and doors, covering roofs, putting in thermal insulation, preparing interior walls and ceilings, wiring the house, finishing the interior or building stairs, and more. You'll also get up to speed fast on the newest materials and equipment, and directions for working competently on such in-demand projects as solar heating and underground building. It's even a remodeling, maintenance and repair primer for do-it-yourselfers. With this ready reference, you can install skylights...craft custom cabinets or hang ready-built ones...lay ceramic decks and storage sheds....panel damaged drywall or a leaky roof, and much more, with the skill and confidence of a veteran craftsman.

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Build up your home carpentry skills. Want to tackle every residential construction and remodeling job-large or small-with complete confidence? Rex Miller and Glenn E. Baker's Carpentry & Construction, Second Edition, shows you how! This exhaustively illustrated nuts-and bolts guide takes you step-by-step through a huge range of projects-from minor repairs and maintenance to every facet of building a new home. Regardless of your experience, you'll find innovative techniques and best practices you can apply on the job when: preparing the site; building floor frames; framing walls; erecting roof frames; installing windows and doors; covering roofs; insulating for thermal efficiency; preparing interior walls and ceilings; fininshing the interior; building stairs, fire place forms, decks, and patios; handling maintenance and remodeling work.

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Carpentry & Construction takes you through every step of house construction, in such detail that you can use it to build your own home! Clear instructions, along with over 1,300 photographs and illustrations, show you each stage of construction, from selecting the right tools, to pouring the foundation, to handling the finishing details on the interior of the house. This complete how-to guide also covers remodeling and adding on to an existing house, and enables you to easily--and safely--handle such projects as: kitchen and bathroom remodeling; installing solar heating; termite prevention; installing skylights; constructing fences, decks, and patios. Whether you're a do-it-yourselfer, professional house builder, or contractor, you'll find that Carpentry & Construction has all the task-simplyfing details you need for your project, each logically organized according to the stages of building: preparing the site...pouring concrete slabs andfloors...framing wallls...covering roofs...installing windows and doors...insulating for thermal efficiency...and much more.

The Third Edition has new, comprehensive chapters on plumbing and electrical wiring. Turn to just about any page, and you'll see that the book is totally updated with all the latest building methods, materials, and equipment. No matter how you use this reference, one thing will be clear above all else: that you'd be hard-pressed to find another resource that covers the home construction process as thoroughly--and expertly--as this one.

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