The Very Efficient Carpenter

Basic Framing for Residential Construction
Author: Larry Haun,Milagros M. Haun
Publisher: Taunton
ISBN: 9781561583263
Category: House & Home
Page: 213
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Presents techniques for framing a house, discussing floors, walls, ceilings, roofs, and stairs, as well as tools, plans, codes, permits, lumber, and materials.

Carpentry


Author: Larry Haun
Publisher: Taunton Press
ISBN: 1561581674
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 201
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Drawing on his half-century of experience as a builder, the author outlines step-by-step instructions on how to construct a home safely, complete with trade tips and shortcuts from the pros. IP.

A Carpenter's Life as Told by Houses


Author: Larry Haun,Kevin Ireton
Publisher: Taunton Press
ISBN: 1600854028
Category: Architecture
Page: 264
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Installing a beautiful walkway made of pavers, creating a dramatic brick-covered wall, or even repairing foundational cracks to preserve your home--projects like these are easier than ever for DIY-ers with Masonry Complete, today's most comprehensive reference on masonry. Written for both beginner and advanced home improvers by a second-generation stonesman, this complete masonry guide delves deeply into everything, including buying the right tools, setting up safety precautions, digging a footing, pouring concrete, building a stone fireplace, repairing old masonry, and more. With Cody Macfie's step-by-step approach and you-can-do-it attitude, readers will feel empowered and confident to tackle any project, deal with challenges should they arise, and proudly net a finished product in less time than imagined.

Habitat for Humanity, how to Build a House


Author: Larry Haun,Vincent Laurence,Tim Snyder
Publisher: Taunton Press
ISBN: 9781561585328
Category: House & Home
Page: 282
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Professional woodworker Paul Anthony has gathered the best examples of workshop accessories, shop aids, and storage solutions and provides plans and instructions for building them. A perennial woodworking favourite, shop improvement is on every woodworker's mind.

Framing a House


Author: Roe Osborn
Publisher: Taunton Press
ISBN: 1600851010
Category: House & Home
Page: 234
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House framing can be an intimidating challenge. This comprehensive, accessible, and highly visual book by former "Fine Homebuilding" editor and builder Osborn walks readers through this complicated process with ease.

Working Alone

Tips & Techniques for Solo Building
Author: John Carroll
Publisher: Taunton Press
ISBN: 9781561585458
Category: House & Home
Page: 152
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-- Discusses all aspects of laying foundations, raising walls, and more for small or one-person crews

Framing Roofs


Author: Fine Homebuilding
Publisher: Taunton Press
ISBN: 1561585386
Category: House & Home
Page: 156
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In Working with Concrete, veteran builder Rick Arnold explains everything from mix characteristics and formwork options to waterproofing details and repair procedures. You'll benefit from Arnold's years as a general contractor, framer, and foundation contractor as he offers time and money saving advice that comes from understanding the subject from all angles. Get the rock-solid results you're after with this comprehensive guide to building with concrete.

Framing Walls


Author: Larry Haun
Publisher: Taunton
ISBN: 9781561587186
Category: House & Home
Page: N.A
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Larry Haun takes you step-by-step through the entire process of building the walls in a basic house, showing you practical ways to organize tasks, streamline procedures, and handle tools and materials efficiently.

Framing Floors, Walls, and Ceilings


Author: Fine Homebuilding
Publisher: Taunton Press
ISBN: 9781561587582
Category: House & Home
Page: 156
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All of the major shop machines are covered from drill presses to jointers and planers. There are articles on choosing machines, setting them up, and safe operation. Taken together, these articles comprise a good overview of woodworking machinery as well as providing plans and instructions for building jigs and accessories to make machines more useful.

Precision Framing


Author: Mike Guertin,Rick Arnold
Publisher: Taunton Press
ISBN: 156158634X
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 218
View: 1978

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Developed as a guide for the authors' crews, this book has evolved into a comprehensive framing handbook -- from basics to finishing techniques. It combines common sense, sound engineering, and craftsmanship. Custom framers can use these procedures -- or adapt them to their needs -- to achieve labor efficiency and excellent results every time.

A Roof Cutter's Secrets to Framing the Custom Home


Author: Will Holladay
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780945186069
Category: House & Home
Page: 352
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Here is your opportunity to own a copy of the latest version of A Roof Cutter s Secrets (2012). This is the very book that many believe revolutionized the modern home framing industry. It has been the go to reference book of choice for rough carpenters since the late 80s. It remains unrivaled in popularity and relevance. In 350 pages of clear, concise instructions, including over 300 drawings and photos, professional roof cutter Will Holladay shares the knowledge he has gathered over his lengthy career in rough carpentry. There are speed and production tricks/techniques from his years as a roof cutter and stacker in the Los Angeles housing tracts during the 70s; complicated custom home framing methodology from his years as a high end framing contractor along the California Coast during the 80s - 90s; and finally lessons learned from various arcane and oddball situations that he has faced through the 00s and onward as a framing consultant. In KISS format, Will presents the how to principles required to conquer nearly any type of complicated framing challenge. From steep hillside lot underpinning to detailing plates, from plumb and line issues to beam work, from regular roofs to unequal pitch versions, from bastard intersections to polygon and round shaped roofs, from eyebrow dormers to hanging fascia, from simple stair layout to elaborate circular staircase construction, from pop-out Bay windows to chandelier domes - it is all there. Situations not found anywhere else. The amount of information jam packed into this book is absolutely amazing! There is even a special section at the end of the book devoted specifically to applying the Construction Master Calculator to various situations found in the book. A Roof Cutter s Secrets is one resource that you will most certainly want to keep in your tool box. So, no matter where you fit in the construction industry apprentice, journeyman, foreman, supervisor, contractor or architect you re bound to pick up some new techniques and methods from A Roof Cutter s Secrets that will help increase job site productivity and improve the delivered job quality.

Essential Guide to the Steel Square

Facts, Short-Cuts, and Problem-Solving Secrets for Carpenters, Woodworkers and Builders
Author: Ken Horner
Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing Company Incorporated
ISBN: 9781565233423
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 181
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Ideal for solving virtually every geometric and layout problem, this guide to the steel square blends practical advice with skill-building exercises designed to help readers get the most out of this amazing tool. Unlocking the secrets of this versatile device, professional advice covers a wide range of topics—including making measurements as fine as one-hundredth of an inch, finding the center of a circle, and building stairs—making this guide a must-have reference for woodworkers, carpenters, tool collectors, and anyone interested in the history of tools.

Renovating Old Houses


Author: George Nash
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780942391657
Category: House & Home
Page: 343
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"Plain talk for restorers, from soup to nuts (and bolts). Here's thorough, practical advice that's sensitive to both history and budget".--The Old House Journal.

Carpentry


Author: Floyd Vogt
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1285692268
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 928
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Refine the skills needed to become an accomplished professional carpenter with the in-depth coverage and practical applications found in Carpentry, 6E. This popular bestseller by well-known expert Floyd Vogt presents the intricate system of contemporary light frame building construction using step-by-step procedures. CARPENTRY, 6E follows the logical path of a residential project, using thorough explanations and easy-to-follow diagrams to explore building plans, sitework and layout, footings and foundations, framing, interior and exterior surfaces, cabinetry, and more. This edition blends traditional construction techniques with today's latest practices, including contemporary safety tools, alternative construction, such as concrete forms, and green building techniques. This edition also introduces more commercial drawings and construction. Photo-realistic drawings showcase concepts and procedures with detailed, easy to understand information. The new online CourseMate provides interactive learning tools to further ensure carpentry success. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Fundamentals of Residential Construction


Author: Edward Allen,Rob Thallon,Alexander C. Schreyer
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118978013
Category: Architecture
Page: 752
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The leading guide to professional home construction, updated and expanded Fundamentals of Residential Construction is the definitive guide to single family and multifamily home building that details every step of the construction process. From siting and foundations to finishing details, this book provides a complete walk-through of professional home construction. Over 1,200 drawings and photographs animate the textbook, while interactive supplementary online resources help facilitate an understanding of the material. This fourth edition accommodates the latest developments in materials and methods, including new coverage of sustainable building and energy efficiency, multifamily construction, prefabricated building components, and CAD/BIM planning tools in residential construction. Authoritative coverage of wood light-frame construction, building systems, industrialized fabrication, insulating concrete forms, light-gauge steel and masonry construction, multi-family buildings, and more provides a solid foundation in residential construction methods, tools, and processes. Building a home requires a deeply integrated understanding of materials, structures, codes, and management procedures. Because the process involves such a broad array of considerations and challenges, construction professionals must regularly draw on a clear body of knowledge to keep a project running smoothly. This book helps you lay the groundwork of expertise required to successfully complete a residential project. • Learn the advantages and disadvantages of common materials and systems • Understand site preparation, foundations, and framing • Delve into the details of roofing, finishing, and energy efficiency • Understand heating/cooling, plumbing, and electrical options • Examine the latest codes, costs, and management best practices Designing and constructing a home presents a unique project dynamic; people's homes are their sanctuaries, where they make the memories of a lifetime. They must be designed to be lived in, not simply "used." Lifetime costs play a major role in decision-making, materials must be carefully chosen and sourced, and spaces must be structured to be efficient yet enjoyable. Fundamentals of Residential Construction shows you how to bring it all together to turn a project into a family's cherished home.

Ortho's All about Carpentry Basics


Author: Meredith Books,Ortho Books
Publisher: Ortho Books
ISBN: 9780897214360
Category: House & Home
Page: 96
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Explains how to make simple repairs in the home and complete basic projects such as installing windows, cabinets, and wallboards.

Ship modeling simplified

tips and techniques for model building from kits
Author: Frank Mastini
Publisher: Intl Marine Pub
ISBN: 9780877422723
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 161
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Tells how to select a kit and set up a model making workplace, demonstrates the techniques for building the hull, masts, and rigging, and shows how to add the finishing touches

Working with Tile


Author: Tom Meehan,Lane Meehan
Publisher: Taunton Press
ISBN: 1600853730
Category: House & Home
Page: 232
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So many of us love the idea of whipping up a fabulous dinner during the week, but when it comes to putting the pan on the flame, we lose confidence. Do I have the skills to pull this off? Do I have the time? The answer is "yes" when you have Joanne Weir's Cooking Confidence at your fingertips. Award-winning cooking teacher, author, chef, and TV personality Joanne Weir demystifies cooking techniques and makes 100 delicious, main-course recipes easy and approachable. Written as the companion cookbook to her new public television show, Joanne Weir'sCooking Confidence, this book will be a go-to resource for every cook, for every day, as it inspires a "you can do it" spirit in the kitchen and a confident, uncomplicated response to your daily bread: "What's for dinner tonight?"

Graphic Guide to Interior Details

For Builders and Designers
Author: Rob Thallon
Publisher: Taunton
ISBN: N.A
Category: House & Home
Page: 208
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This is the essential resource for designers, builders and others who select and install panelling, flooring, cabinetry, stairways and trim. Just as Thallon's Graphic Guide to Frame Construction is the standard for residential frame construction details, this carefully researched volume is the authoritative guide to interior construction details.