Residential Framing: A Homebuilder's Construction Guide

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Sterling Publishing Company, Inc., 1993 - House & Home - 319 pages
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"Opens the subject to anyone...starts out with detailed coverage of standard building materials and up-to-date how-to information about modern power tools and safety requirements...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

. 320 pages, 654 b/w illus., 8 1/4 x 11.

  

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Over 300 pages of excellent material. No color photos or material, but the illustrations are very clear and the documentation precise. For the Do-It-Yourselfer this is an ideal book. The 1993 ... Read full review

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I would like to buy this book. Just read the pages that were made available online and i like it because its a complete guide from foundation to finishing.

Contents

Preface
9
Treated Wood and Plywood 38 Ordering APA Performance
43
Beam Framing 82 TrussFramed System 82 Panellized
86
Framing Exterior Corners 126 Framing
142
10
162
Finishing the Building
227
This
244
Stairs
248
Vertical Solid Wood Siding 268 Nails
273
Cornice
279
Foundations 281 Building Wood
288
Appendix
292
Appendix 0
296
Appendix
298
Appendix
307
Appendix
309

Installing Ceiling Moulding 260 Installing
262

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About the author (1993)

William Spence was previously a Professor of Construction Engineering Technology at the School of Technology and Applied Science. He has written numerous successful books in his field, including Residential Framing and Woodworking Basics, in addition to magazine articles. Spence has designed homes--and built two of his own.

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