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The Very Efficient Carpenter

The Very Efficient Carpenter Author Larry Haun
ISBN-10 156158326X
Release 2002-01-01
Pages 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
ISBN-10 9781561581672
Release 1999
Pages 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

A Carpenter s Life as Told by Houses Author Larry Haun
ISBN-10 9781600854026
Release 2011
Pages 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

Habitat for Humanity  how to Build a House Author Larry Haun
ISBN-10 1561585327
Release 2002
Pages 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

Rough Framing Carpentry Author Mark Currie
ISBN-10 0934041865
Release 1993
Pages 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.

Working Alone

Working Alone Author John Carroll
ISBN-10 1561585459
Release 2001
Pages 152
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-- Discusses all aspects of laying foundations, raising walls, and more for small or one-person crews

Precision Framing

Precision Framing Author Mike Guertin
ISBN-10 9781561586349
Release 2002
Pages 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

Residential Framing Author William Perkins Spence
ISBN-10 0806985941
Release 1993
Pages 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 Walls

Framing Walls Author Larry Haun
ISBN-10 1561587184
Release 2003-11
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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 Roofs

Framing Roofs Author Fine Homebuilding
ISBN-10 9781561585380
Release 2003
Pages 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

Essential Guide to the Steel Square Author Ken Horner
ISBN-10 1565233425
Release 2007
Pages 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

Renovating Old Houses Author George Nash
ISBN-10 0942391659
Release 1992
Pages 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.

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Framing Basics Illustrated

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Framing Basics Illustrated Author Norman Skanon
ISBN-10 1592576680
Release 2007
Pages 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.

Complete Book of Framing

Complete Book of Framing Author Scot Simpson
ISBN-10 9781118216446
Release 2012-03-01
Pages 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.

Graphic Guide to Frame Construction

Graphic Guide to Frame Construction Author Rob Thallon
ISBN-10 9781600850233
Release 2009-01-01
Pages 243
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Graphic Guide to Frame Construction contains:

Fundamentals of Residential Construction

Fundamentals of Residential Construction Author Edward Allen
ISBN-10 9781118978009
Release 2017-02-08
Pages 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

Professional Practice  A Guide to Turning Designs into Buildings Author Paul Segal
ISBN-10 9780393733723
Release 2011-05-09
Pages 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?