The visual handbook of building and remodeling: the only guide to choosing the right materials and systems for every part of your home
"This book is packed with hard-to-find information on home & home improvement."-Gene Austin, Chicago Tribune "...a copiously illustrated guide describing materials used in both house construction & remodeling with specific advice on making the right choices."-John Warde, The New York Times
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