House Framing: Plan, Design, Build

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Creative Homeowner, 2005 - House & Home - 239 pages
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House Framing: Plan, Design, Build leads homeowners through the steps of building a structure by means of platform framing, the most popular style of framing in use today. Beginning with background information, the book provides the reader with everything they need to know about building, including structural loads and how they interact, sizing lumber, working with tools, and reading blueprints. The book then takes the reader through the framing process - from foundations to floor framing, wall framing, roof framing, sheathing, and more. This expanded and revised edition ends with three project chapters: one on building stairs, another on finishing a basement with steel studs, and the last on framing a bay window. Each chapter covers both construction and design information.

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House Framing

User Review  - tink614 - Overstock.com

Easy read, lots of diagrams, no nonsense direct instruction and advice, none of the unnecessary dialogue found in other text. We learned a great deal and used this as a tool to build for ourselves, without the expense of an outside vendor. Money saved gave us more for extra updates. Read full review

About the author (2005)

John D. Wagner has been involved with the construction trade for over 20 years. His work has appeared in numerous magazines, including Journal of Light Construction, Builder, and Today's Homeowner. Wagner is the author of two other Creative Homeowner books: Drywall: Pro Tips for Hanging & Finishing and Barns, Sheds & Outbuildings. He lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

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