Graphic Guide to Frame Construction

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Taunton Press, 2008 - House & Home - 243 pages
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A classic reference, the Graphic Guide to Frame Construction is a comprehensive visual handbook filled with hundreds of meticulous drawings showing the framing details you need to understand when building with wood. This revised fourth edition reflects the most recent changes in residential frame construction. It contains more details for engineered wood products, fasteners, and seismic hold-down requirements, as well as the latest IRC code updates. It is well annotated and covers foundations, floors, walls, stairs, and roofs. Because examples are taken from actual job sites by a trusted expert, this book is an invaluable visual aid that can help builders and homeowners alike to tackle a wide range of framing projects.


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Graphic Guide to Frame Construction

User Review  - Karen Ellis - Book Verdict

Attention to the details of frame construction ensure a stable, durable structure. Author and builder Thallon (architecture, Univ. of Oregon) updates his manual with an emphasis on current building ... Read full review

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User Review  - sfisk - LibraryThing

Very good book, actually helped when I was building an addition here at home. Read full review


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Rob Thallon, architect and Associate Professor of Architecture at the University of Oregon, is the author of the bestselling series of guides: "Graphic Guide to Frame Construction, Graphic Guide to Site Construction, and Graphic Guide to Interior Details." He has more than 30 years of experience in residential design construction and has designed many custom houses and housing complexes.

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