Homebuilding Basics: Carpentry

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Homebuilding Basics: Carpentry is the essential manual for anyone who isn't fortunate enough to have a carpentry teacher as wise and knowledgeable as Larry Haun. With close to 50 years of production framing experience, Haun offers newcomers to the trade smart ways to build efficiently, accurately, and safely. It's the only current book with complete coverage of basic carpentry techniques. Beginning carpenters, vocational teachers, and homeowners will find step-by-step instructions, clear illustrations, color photographs, and drawings on every aspect of building.

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A longtime teacher of carpentry with nearly 50 years of experience as a production framer, Larry Haun is considered to be one of the masters of his trade. His expertise in building accurately, efficiently, and safely makes him the perfect writer for this book on the fundamentals of carpentry. In straightforward prose, Haun shares his expert advice on a number of topics, including the basics of using hand and power tools, how to read plans and order building materials, how to understand and choose the proper grade of materials, and a rundown on the steps to building an entire house from the ground up. Haun's love of wood and woodworking comes through clearly in this well-illustrated, diagrammed, thoroughly indexed, and comprehensive guide to basic carpentry. --Mark A. Hetts

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All contributing authors are seasoned professionals whose articles have appeared in Fine Homebuilding magazine.

Since 1981 Fine Homebuilding has been providing information and inspiration to everyone who cares about quality home improvement and construction. the magazine is the best source of home improvement information and helps readers build projects better, faster, and more efficiently.

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