Carpentry, 3E continues to provide readers with all of the information needed to construct a light-frame building, from start to finish including concise explanations and detailed diagrams. Detailing some of the most important aspects of residential construction; locating a structure on a site, installing the foundation, framing the structure, finishing interior and exterior surfaces, finishing floors, and installing cabinetry, readers will find the answers they seek in this all-new edition of our best-selling carpentry book. With the latest safety considerations featured prominently in every chapter, Carpentry, 3E covers state-of-the-art tools and equipment, as well as the use of popular new construction materials such as engineered lumber and steel. Multiple construction options for the same process are presented, while topics such as scaffolding, rough and finished stairs and door installation are introduced at the point in the construction process when they are needed. As a result, the organization of Carpentry, 3E mirrors the construction process and provides a true window into current industry techniques and practices for its readers. Helpful hints reveal "tricks of the trade" that stem from decades of professional work experience, while "Building for Success" discussion topics provide glimpses into the construction industry as it is today. Review questions and discussion topics at the end of each unit, plus a glossary containing working definitions of key industry terms, are also included to ensure mastery.
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