Carpentry & Construction

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Revised to include the latest home construction methods, materials, and equipment, this volume is designed as both a vocational education text and an on-site reference for carpentry projects. Instructions and photos and illustrations guide readers through each step in building or remodelling a home, from initial planning and site preparation to interior finishing and porch completion. Topics of particular interest to practising contractors and homeowners include remodelling kitchens and bathrooms, installing decks and patios, working with treated lumber, building for solar heating, and preventing termite damage.

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FOUNDATION TO FINISHING DETAILS -- THIS BOOK SHOWS YOU HOW TO BUILD A HOME!

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 tools, to pouring the foundation, to finishing the interior.

This complete how-to guide also covers remodeling and adding on to an existing house, plus repair. You'll find illustrated instructions on such projects as:

* Kitchen and bathroom remodeling
* Installing solar heating
* Termite prevention
* Building in 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-simplifying details you need for your projects, each logically organized by building stages: preparing the site ... pouring concrete slabs and floors ... framing walls ... covering roofs ... installing windows and doors ... insulating for thermal efficiency ... and more.

The Fourth Edition features a wealth of new material focusing on recently developed tools and methods, and code changes, that help you get the job done better and faster. It shows you how to craft custom cabinets or install ready-made ones ... lay ceramic tile ... build storage sheds ... panel rooms ... repair damaged drywall and fix a leaky roof. With this reference in hand, you can do it all with the skill and confidence of a construction veteran. There's simply no other resource that covers the home construction process as thoroughly -- and expertly -- as this one.

About the Author:

Rex Miller is Professor Emeritus of Industrial Technology at State University College at Buffalo and has taught technical curriculum at the college level for more than 40 years. He is the co-author of McGraw-Hill's best-selling third edition of this book, and the author of more than 75 texts for vocational and industrial arts programs. He lives in Round Rock, Texas.

Mark R. Miller is Chairman and Associate Professor of Industrial Technology at Texas A&M University in Kingsville, Texas. He teaches construction courses for future middle managers in the trade. He is coauthor of several technical books, including McGraw-Hill’s best- selling prior edition of this one. He lives in Kingsville, Texas.

Glenn E. Baker is Professor of Industrial Education at Texas A&M University and the author of more than 15 books and 100 articles on technical subjects. He lives in College Station, Texas.

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