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Tree Houses You Can Actually Build
David R. Stiles
0395892732
May 1998
Paperback
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Book Description
Tree houses capture the imagination of the child in all of us, and they have never been more popular than they are today. This inspirational yet thoroughly practical guide shows even the most inexperienced weekend carpenter how to design and build a lifetime of memories for the entire family. With more than 200,000 copies of their popular Weekend Project Books sold, David and Jeanie Stiles have become America's First Couple of do-it-yourself woodworking. In Tree Houses You Can Actually Build, they explain basic building procedures through clear, simple instructions and non-technical line drawings that illustrate every step of the project, from the earliest sketches to the final cedar shingle. The authors outline five basic designs that can be adapted to virtually any set of conditions, and throughout the book, they...


Graphic Guide to Frame Construction : Details for Builders and Designers (For Pros by Pros)

1561583537


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From Library Journal
For over 100 years, the majority of North American homes have been built using wooden framing. This technique is strong, conserves materials, and allows great design flexibility. Framing Basics (part of Sterling's excellent "Basics" series, which covers numerous tools and woodworking techniques) offers a helpful introduction to framing for do-it-yourselfers. Readers for whom this book is intended aren't going to build an entire house; they are homeowners who want to move, remove, or install a wall or create built-in storage. Peters covers tool-use, materials, methods of work, and demolition in easily understood text supplemented with numerous color photographs. Thallon, a professor of architecture, takes frame construction to the next level, showing how to build a house's entire shell from the foundation to the...


Carpentry and Building Construction, Student Text
Mark D. Feirer
007822702X
January 2003
Textbook Hardcover
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Book Description
Provides students with quality construction skills.
This comprehensive carpentry textbook focuses on residential construction that is also applicable for light commercial construction.


Complete Guide to Home Carpentry
Manufactured by Black & Decker
0865735778
October 2000
Paperback
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Book Description
About This Book: The Complete Guide to Home Carpentry combines the most popular carpentry projects with up-to-date information on tools, techniques, and materials required for home projects. Easy-to-use photo-driven pages show readers the most common saw cuts, nailing techniques, router designs, and skills for using dozens of other tools. Projects range from framing a partition wall, building shelves, and installing windows and doors, to hanging cabinets, cutting countertops, and installing trim. Readers even learn how to remove walls for remodeling projects.
This book contains everything readers need for their projects - both new construction and repairs - in user-friendly detail. Color photos accompany each technique and project. The result is an indispensable resource for any homeowner planning a carpentry...


The Ultimate Guide to Trim Carpentry : Plan, Design, Install

158011279X


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Book Description
Ultimate Guide to Trim Carpentry shows how easy it is to enhance any home by adding decorative trimwork or molding–the right way. This book takes a practical, no-nonsense approach to trimwork design and construction. Sections on specific styles help readers choose the type of molding that best suits the design and character of their homes. The beautiful, eye-catching photographs of real rooms provide inspiration for dressing up any space that lacks texture or ornament. Renowned woodworker Neal Barrett details the techniques that ensure a professional-looking job every time. Even novices will be able to install door and window casings, chair rails, crown moldings, and much more like a pro.


The New Decorating with Architectural Trimwork
Jay Silber
1580111815
Apr 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
In this new, expanded edition of Jay Silber's ground-breaking first book, The New Decorating with Architectural Trimwork focuses on the aesthetic uses of architectural trimwork. There are plenty of books that tell the reader how to install trim around windows and doors, but few that also explain how architectural trim can enhance a room's aesthetic appeal. Silber shows readers even more ideas on how to choose and use a wide variety of moldings, trim, and design concepts to transform the all-too-common sterile, open floor plan into a warm, inviting, richly textured home. This new edition of Trimwork provides ideas for how to decorate homes with trim and wall panels so that walls, passageways, and stairways can radiate the warmth, character, and beauty of the well-trimmed homes of eras gone by.


Carpentry & Building Construction: A Do-It-Yourself Guide
William Perkins Spence
0806998458
June 1999
Paperback
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Book Review
Carpentry & Building Construction is a comprehensive collection of information for do-it-yourselfers. It serves not only as an excellent introduction for novices to various projects, but also as a valuable reference guide for more experienced carpenters. In its most introductory moments, Carpentry & Building Construction covers topics such as the proper use of ladders, including an explanation that extension ladders must extend 36 inches above the edge of a roof for safe access. Those with advanced skills will find more useful information in sections devoted to topics such as framing flat, shed, gambrel, and mansard roofs. Regardless of skill level, however, readers will find clear writing and explanations made even more useful with over 2,000 photos, diagrams, and detailed drawings. Chapters are devoted to a variety of...


Measure Twice, Cut Once
Norm Abram
0316004944
June 1996
Hardcover
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From Library Journal
Abram, star of TV's New Yankee Workshop and This Old House, is renowned for having more power tools than a well-stocked home center. Regular viewers will therefore be surprised to see that here he deals mainly with hand tools. Abram covers items such as levels, chalk lines, and plumb-bobs, detailing his experiences with them and his preferences. Unlike power tools, these tools aren't exciting, but they're the meat-and-potatoes tools that must be mastered to do good carpentry. This type of information is passed down from generation to generation, and it is in this spirit that Abram dedicates his book to his late father, also a carpenter. Even experienced woodworkers will pick up a tip or two from this book. Given Abram's name recognition, his book will appeal both to woodworkers and to TV viewers. Recommended for...


Modern Carpentry: Building Construction Details in Easy-to-Understand Form
Willis H. Wagner
1590702026
January 2003
Textbook Hardcover
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Easy Carpentry Projects for Children
Jerome Edward Leavitt
0486250571
March 1986
Paperback
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Book Description
This unique woodworking primer teaches boys and girls age 7 and up basic carpentry skills through easy-to-make projects: bird feeder, sailboat, tie rack, flower box and 11 more. Young carpenters will beam with pride at having constructed useful objects to keep or give as presents to parents or friends. Over 100 black-and-white illus.


Handmade Modern
Todd Oldham
0060591250
Apr 2005
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Qualified do-it-yourselfers can go retro with enough projects by legendary designer Oldham to fill entire rooms. Taking inspiration from such mid-century designers and artists as Isamu Noguchi, George Nakeshima, Alexander Girard and Florence Knoll, Oldham revisits modernism in the new millennium. Bold, vibrant, unpretentious and suitable for small urban spaces, Oldham's pieces for the bedroom, living room and "reading room" play to function as well as form. Projects are rated for "ease level" on a scale of one to five, but readers unskilled in using jigsaws and sewing machines are left with rather unfulfilling tasks, such as a sand-art incense bowl or kaleidoscope art glass. However, those with the know-how and the right equipment in their tool boxes (Oldham suggests "mod podge" and a "respirator" as must-haves...


Carpentry
Floyd Vogt
1401870694
November 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
The intricate system of contemporary light frame building construction is presented in straightforward, step-by-step procedures in this popular bestseller. Carpentry, 4th Edition follows the logical path of a residential project, using reader-friendly presentations and easy-to-follow diagrams to explore building plans, sitework and layout, footings and foundations, framing, interior and exterior surfaces, cabinetry and flooring, and more. This edition includes new materials and techniques with updated references to the International Residential Code (IRC), as well as a national approach to construction styles that takes into account regional variations caused by local environmental factors

About the Author
Floyd Vogt, is a sixth generation carpenter/contractor. He was...


Roof Cutters Secrets
Will L. Holladay, Journal of Light Construction (Editor)
1928580149
February 28, 2003
Paperback
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Trim Carpentry and Built-Ins
Clayton DeKorne
1561584789
October 2002
Paperback
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Book Description
Installing trim requires precision and know-how. This is the book that shows how to handle all common trim projects, including window and door casings, baseboards, wainscoting and crown molding -- and get professional results every time. Presented in a highly accessible format with 34 drawings and 230 color photos, this is a complete do-it-yourself book written by a professional carpenter.


Decks 1-2-3
Home Depot
0696211858
Apr 2001
Hardcover
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Book Description
75 projects teach how to design, build, accessorize, repair, and maintain decks.

Includes expert tips on customizing plans.



Modern Carpentry: Building Construction Details in Easy-to-Understand Form
Willis H. H. Wagner
1590702034
March 2003
Textbook Paperback
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Carpentry and Building Construction
John Louis Feirer, et al
002838699X
June 1997
Hardcover
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Finish Carpentry: A Complete Interior & Exterior Guide
William Perkins Perkins Spence
0806907002
December 1995
Paperback
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Book Description
“Spence brings a fresh perspective to familiar subject matter by treating it in a way that stresses professional craftsmanship....He opens with sections on tools and safety before moving on to a subject-by-subject treatment of interior and exterior finish work. A whopping 650 detailed drawings and...photographs make it simple.”—Journal of Light Construction.


Complete Guide to Building Log Homes
Monte Burch
0806974869
Sept 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
From buying land and drawing floor plans to choosing log styles and joinery, every phase of construction is covered in over 800 photos and drawings with complete how-to instructions. From the experts at Popular Science. “Whether you need to know about slab walls or building that first fire in your new home’s fireplace, the Guide covers it.”—Country Journal.


Carpentry: Building Trades
Leonard Koel
0826907385
July 2003
Textbook Hardcover
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Cabinets, Shelves & Home Storage Solutions
Creative Homeowner
1580112129
Oct 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
Today's homeowners are looking to create additional storage space in the home with the most design flair possible. Home Storage addresses a problem that is common to all homeowners: lack of adequate storage. The book presents the reader with the latest in storage solutions from some of the country's leading designers. The book also covers the latest in storage ideas and products. For the do-it-yourselfer, there are 24 fully illustrated projects for the kitchen, bath, bedroom, living room, and utility room to improve the storage possibilities of any home. An extensive techniques section provides the novice handyperson with the skills they will need to complete the projects.


Measuring, Marking, and Layout: A Builder's Guide
John Carroll
1561583359
December 31, 2001
Paperback
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Book Review
The common and sensible dictum among carpenters--"Measure twice, cut once"--is only the beginning for Carroll, who manages to take some very complex information and distill it into readable and understandable form. There are chapters devoted to laying out foundations, frames, roofs, stairs, masonry units, and finishing materials, and many little-known tricks of the trade and shortcuts. Carroll covers all the basics of tools and techniques, shows how to measure larger dimensions on projects while working alone, and shows that one needn't be a master mathematician to assure accuracy in projects, nor use space-age, high-tech equipment to achieve near-perfect results in a building project. From the simplest how-to project for a home handyperson to constructing an entire house, proper, accurate measurements are the very...


The Dock Manual : Designing/Building/Maintaining
Max Burns
1580170986
January 4, 1999
Paperback
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Book Description
The Dock Manual is the only book devoted entirely to planning, constructing, and maintaining residential docks on rivers, lakes, and oceans.

From the Author
My writing of service and how-to journalism has always been guided by the belief that given the reasons why, folks are more likely to do the job right than if simply told how to go about some esoteric task. Knowledge converts the drudgery of work into understanding. Understanding puts you in control, which is where you should be as the owner/operator of your very own water and sewage system. So in common with my other how-to books and articles, The Dock Manual is not just a how-to book, it's also a "why?" book. I also believe that no matter who the reader--from novice to expert--that person should enjoy the read and learn...


Carpentry
Leonard Koel
0826907350


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Timber Construction Manual

047123687X
October 18, 2004
Hardcover
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Book Description
Since its first publication in 1966, Timber Construction Manual has become the definitive design and construction industry source for building with wood, both sawn lumber and structural glued laminated timber. Timber Construction Manual, Fifth Edition features an improved organization of content to provide architects, engineers, contractors, educators, the laminating and fabricating industry, and all others having a need for reliable, up-to-date technical data and recommendations on engineered timber construction with essential knowledge of wood and its application to specific design considerations.

Based on the most reliable technical data available, this defining guide has been thoroughly revised to encompass: The latest design procedures for timber construction, featuring thorough updates of all...


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