Common-sense Stair Building and Handrailing ...: By Fred T. Hodgson

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Frederick J. Drake & Company, 1916 - Architecture, Domestic - 254 pages

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Page 176 - ... flights falling in the same vertical planes, the steps being fixed to strings, newels and carriages, and the ends of the steps of the inferior kind terminating only upon the side of the string, without any nosing.
Page 199 - ... can also find them in Australia and South Africa. Each country and section of a country has its peculiarities as to sizes and qualities; therefore, it would be useless for us to make a list that would not be universal. Our houses, when completed, may look the same whether they are built in Canada or Florida, but the same materials will not be used, for the reason that the customs of the people and the climatic conditions will dictate the kind and amount of materials to be used in their construction.
Page 175 - It is right, when a line drawn from the vertex to the centre of the base, is perpendicular to it, as Fig, 25 ; and oblique, when this line inclines, as Fig. 26. 60. A cylinder is a solid (Fig. 27 and 28) generated or formed by the rotation of a rectangle about one of its sides, supposed to be at rest ; this quiescent side is called the axis of the cylinder. Or it may be conceived to be generated by the motion of a circle, in a direction perpendicular to its surface, and always parallel to itself....
Page 118 - Risers. of any shape on top, either beveled, rounded, or moulded, in which case much is added to the appearance of the stairs. Fig. 21 exhibits the method of attaching the rail and string to the bottom newel. The dotted lines indicate the form of the tenons cut to fit the mortises made in the newel to receive them. Fig. 22 shows how the string fits against the newel at the top; also the trimmer E, to which the newel post is...
Page 195 - ELEVATIONS ^ front, right, left and rear elevation are — — — ^ furnished with all the plans. These drawings are complete and accurate in every respect. They show the shape, size and location of all doors, windows, porches, cornices, towers, bays, and the like; in fact, give you an exact scale picture of the house as it should be at completion. Full wall sections are given showing the construction from foundation to roof, the height of stories between the joists, height of plates, pitch of roof,...
Page 44 - In placing staircases the utmost care ought to be taken, it being a difficulty to find a place convenient for them, that will not at the same time prejudice the rest of the building.
Page 200 - ... exactly according to the designs illustrated, with the one exception of having them reversed or placed in the opposite direction. It is impossible for us to make this change and draw new plans, except at a cost of about eight times our regular price. We see no reason why our regular plans will not answer your purpose. Your carpenter can face the house exactly as you wish it, and the plans will work out as well facing in one direction as in another. We can, however, if you wish, and so instruct...
Page 195 - Plans of all the walls piers^ footings posts, etc., and of what materials they are constructed; shows the location of all windows, doors, chimneys, ash-pits, partitions, and the like. The different wall sections are given, showing their construction and measurements from all the different points.
Page 173 - AUSTRAL, from auster, the south ; southern. Axis, in geometry, the straight line in a plane figure, about which it revolves to produce or generate a solid : more generally the right line conceived to be drawn from the vertex of a figure to the middle of the base.
Page 174 - Balteum and balteus were generally used by the Romans to signify the belt by which the sword or quiver was suspended. Baluster, a small column or pillar used in a balustrade.

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