From buying the right decking materials to digging a footing, this book familiarises readers with the basics before covering framing and finishing skills through attaching posts to beams, building stairs, installing guards and handrails.
Provides the best field-tested information on framing efficiently, safely and the right way the first time. This title distils centuries of hands-on builder-tested methods and techniques as the finest builders in the US pass on their hard-won trade secrets for better construction. It covers the basics of framing, as well as advanced techniques.
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.
Demystifies the challenges and opportunities facing new homebuyers. In this title, the author lays out the new green, high-tech, aging in place, space planning and construction options available in today's market. It helps buyers determine which features will improve their living experience and create value if they sell their home down the road.