Detailed Coverage of Every Step of the Construction Process
This heavily illustrated, all-in-one guide walks you through each step of construction in such detail that you can use it to build your own house! Clear instructions along with 1,500 photos and illustrations thoroughly cover every stage of construction and remodeling, from planning and site preparation to interior finishing.
Great for do-it-yourselfers, professional house builders and contractors and students, this A-Z guide has all the task-simplifying details needed for each project, logically organized according to the stages of building--along with important safety precautions. The authors even include valuable tips on buying a new home--what to look for and how to avoid costly mistakes.
Includes such diverse projects as:
* Kitchen and bathroom remodeling
* Installing solar heating
* Termite prevention
* Installing skylights
* Constructing fences, decks, and patios
* Framing walls
* Pouring concrete slabs
* Installing windows and doors
* Craft custom cabinets
* Panel rooms
* Repair damaged drywall
* Fix a leaky roof
* Lay ceramic tile
* and much more!
NEW TO THIS EDITION: latest tools and devices, new methods of utilizing wood in construction, new methods and materials, steel framing in residential work, and much more.
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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 tile...build decks and storage sheds....panel rooms...repair damaged drywall or a leaky roof, and much more, with the skill and confidence of a veteran craftsman.Product Description:
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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