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.


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.

Rough Framing Carpentry

Author: Mark Currie
Publisher: Craftsman Book Company
ISBN: 9780934041867
Category: House & Home
Page: 299
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This book contains all the information necessary for framing houses and light commercial buildings. Includes shortcuts to laying out, speed cutting trimmers and plates, rake walls, installing ceiling backing, ceiling joists and truss joists, arches and drop ceilings--all with time-saving techniques. Over 100 on-the-job photos of how to do it right and what can go wrong.

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.

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

Precision Framing

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

Residential Framing

A Homebuilder's Construction Guide
Author: William Perkins Spence
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
ISBN: 9780806985947
Category: House & Home
Page: 319
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“Opens the subject to anyone...explores all the standard framing methods for floors, walls, ceilings, and roofs... demystifies some of the more obscure tasks, such as building gable dormers, multiple-pitched roofs, staircase construction, and structural foundations. There’s even a section devoted to post-and-beam construction. The book concludes with a discussion about door and window installation, exterior siding and interior finishing.”—Popular Mechanics.

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.

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.

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Framing Basics Illustrated

Author: Norman Skanon
Publisher: Alpha Books
ISBN: 9781592576685
Category: House & Home
Page: 272
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Presents information on framing new construction and provides step-by-step instructions and tips on hand and power tools, types of fasteners, woodworking basics, safety, and reading a blueprint.

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.

Complete Book of Framing

An Illustrated Guide for Residential Construction
Author: Scot Simpson
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 111821644X
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 368
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The updated easy-to-learn reference for rough carpentry and framing Complete Book of Framing, Second Edition is an updated, easy-to-learn guide to rough carpentry and framing written by an expert with more than thirty years of framing experience. This book guides the reader through the steps on framing floors, walls, roofs, door and window openings, and stairs. Hundreds of color photographs and illustrations help the reader understand the basics as well as advanced framing methods. This Second Edition is updated to match the framing techniques to the 2009 International Building Code, and introduces the concept of "green framing" regarding material use and handling. Deals with the new corrosive treating methods that began to be used in 2004 for pressure treated wood Covers the time and energy-saving benefits of positive placement nail guns, which have become the industry standard for fastening light gage hardware Includes a glue-laminated beam weight chart, along with a description of crane operations for setting these beams Starting with the basics, this book begins with types of lumber, nails, and what tools are needed, followed by detailed, fully illustrated steps for framing each building element—from planning and layout through specific nailing patterns. Framer-Friendly Tips throughout the book show how to get a task done right—and more easily.

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.

Fundamentals of Residential Construction

Author: Edward Allen,Rob Thallon,Alexander C. Schreyer
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118978005
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.

Professional Practice: A Guide to Turning Designs into Buildings

Author: Paul Segal
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393733726
Category: Architecture
Page: 144
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What you need to know to protect your designs and get them built as you envision them; how to get and keep clients and become their trusted advisor and professional—every architect needs the answers in this concise, thorough, and readable guide. Who are the parties in architecture, engineering, and construction? How do you market architectural services (get the project)? What are the basic project delivery methods? What are the forms of owner/architect and owner/contractor agreements and what services do they cover? How should you charge for your services? How do you set up an office? What insurance, legal, and accounting issues must you consider? What is project management and who should do it? What are zoning and building codes about?

Wood-Frame House Construction

Author: Gerald E. Sherwood,Robert C. Stroh
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486156281
Category: House & Home
Page: 276
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Completely revised, updated edition of popular U.S. Government manual. Expert advice on site selection, design, excavation, materials, framing, roofing, plumbing, insulation — every step of construction process. Nearly 200 illustrations. Bibliography.

Constructing Architecture

Materials, Processes, Structures
Author: Andrea Deplazes
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3764371900
Category: Architecture
Page: 508
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Now in its second edition: the trailblazing introduction and textbook on construction includes a new section on translucent materials and an article on the use of glass.