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. Learn More$49.95
This exceptionally produced trainee guide features a highly illustrated design, technical hints and tips from industry experts, review questions and a whole lot more! Key content includes Site Layout One — Distance Measurement and Leveling, Site Layout Two — Angular Measurement, Advanced Roof Systems, Advanced Wall Systems, Advanced Stair Systems, Introduction to Light Equipment, Welding, Commercial Finish Work, Site Preparation, and Introductory Skills for the Crew Leader.Learn More$128.50
Carpentry Framing & Finishing, Level 2 Trainee Guide, 2007
This exceptionally produced trainee guide features a highly illustrated design, technical hints and tips from industry experts, review questions and a whole lot more! Key content includes Commercial Drawings, Roofing Applications, Thermal and Moisture Protection, Exterior Finishing, Cold-Formed Steel Framing, Drywall Installation, Drywall Finishing, Doors and Door Hardware, Suspended Ceilings, Window, Door, Floor, and Ceiling Trim, Cabinet Installation and Cabinet Fabrication.Learn More$128.50
Carpentry Forms Level 3 Trainee Guide, Softcover
This exceptionally produced trainee guide features a highly illustrated design, technical hints and tips from industry experts, review questions and a whole lot more! Key content includes Rigging Equipment, Rigging Practices, Properties of Concrete, Reinforcing Concrete, Handling and Placing Concrete, Trenching and Excavating, Foundations and Slab-On-Grade, Vertical Formwork, Horizontal Formwork, and Tilt-Up Wall Panels.Learn More$128.50
Everything you need to know to be a finish carpenter: assessing a job before you begin, and tricks of the trade from a master finish carpenter.
Easy-to-follow instructions for installing doors and windows, ceiling treatments (including fancy beams, corbels, cornices and moldings), wall treatments (including wainscoting and sheet paneling), and the finishing touches of chair, picture, and plate rails. Specialized interior work includes cabinetry and built-ins, stair finish work, and closets. Also covers exterior trims and porches.
Includes manhour tables for finish work, and hundreds of illustrations and photos.Learn More$22.50
This handbook has all of the information you need to design and build the right wood staircase for any job. All you have to know is the floor-to-floor rise from 3 feet to 12 feet. Then select the number of risers. The tables give you the height of each riser, the number and width of treads, the well opening at 6'8" headroom, the angle of incline, the length of the carriage, even the framing square settings for the carriage cuts. And every stairway in this book uses the most widely-accepted relationship between riser and tread: Riser height plus tread width equals 17-1/2 inches.Learn More$19.50
This manual is written by a skilled master framer, who learned it all the hard way so you don't have to. If saving time on the job, doing top-quality work and making better money by building smarter appeal to you, glance through the pages of this book. It comes with a guarantee: Rough Framing Carpentry will help you save time and make more money on framing jobs, or your money back.Learn More$26.50
Master the complexities of structural design and advanced framing techniques with this hands-on guide for builders and remodelers. With simple explanations in plain English, you'll learn how to calculate loads, size joists and beams, and tackle many of the common structural problems faced by residential contractors – including cantilevered floors, complex roof structures, tall windows walls, and seismic and wind bracing. Plus, you'll learn field-proven production techniques for advanced wall, floor, and roof framing with both dimensional and engineered lumber.Learn More$34.95
Steel Framing is the Wave of the Future
Significantly reduces construction time and costs.Learn More
Substantially reduces fire risk.
Lowers insurance costs.
Stronger and lighter than wood.
Guarantees straight walls.
Impervious to termites and vermin.
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Non-toxic and recyclable.
Enhances architectural and structural design flexibility.
Environmentally friendly. Saves forests and wildlife.
Strengthens seismic and hurricane design tolerances.$38.80
This easy-to-use Flip Format allows you to easily access important construction formulas quickly. If you need to estimate drywall, grab the tab, flip it up and see the formulas for estimating the number of screws you will need, the LF of tape, mud, boards and more. Same easy to use process for excavating, block, paint, wallpaper, roofing and much more. Learn More$7.00