House Framing: Plan, Design, Build leads homeowners through the steps of building a structure by means of platform framing, the most popular style of framing in use today. Beginning with background information, the book provides the reader with everything they need to know about building, including structural loads and how they interact, sizing lumber, working with tools, and reading blueprints. The book then takes the reader through the framing process - from foundations to floor framing, wall framing, roof framing, sheathing, and more. This expanded and revised edition ends with three project chapters: one on building stairs, another on finishing a basement with steel studs, and the last on framing a bay window. Each chapter covers both construction and design information.
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Ultimate Guide to House FramingHouse framing provides you with the information and construction techniques you need to know to frame your dream home. Or use the easy-to-follow information to construct a room addition, install windows and doors, finish a basement, or build a shed or garage.· Over 750 photos and illustrations to guide you through the layout and framing processes· More than 55 detailed step-by-step construction sequences· Original home plans from award-winning house designers About the Author:
John D. Wagner has been involved with the construction trade for over 20 years. His work has appeared in numerous magazines, including Journal of Light Construction, Builder, and Today's Homeowner. Wagner is the author of two other Creative Homeowner books: Drywall: Pro Tips for Hanging & Finishing and Barns, Sheds & Outbuildings. He lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
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