Carpentry & Construction

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Discusses kitchen and bathroom planning, solar heating, installing skylights, termite protection, and constructing fences, decks, and patios

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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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Mark A. Miller (Denver, CO) P.E. is President of DigiNet Corporation, an engineering consulting firm which provides services in Internetwork design, strategic planning, network management and product development. He is on the faculty of INTEROP University, and teaches the official INTEROP course on Troubleshooting TCP/IP: Analyzing the Protocols of the Internet and is a regular participant in Network World Seminars.

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