Carpentry & Construction, 5th Edition

Book Description

A complete, step-by-step guide to CARPENTRY AND

Revised and updated, Carpentry & Construction, Fifth Edition, takes you through every step of house construction in such detail that you can use it to build your own home! Clear instructions, along with more than 1,500 photographs and illustrations, demonstrate each phase of construction--from selecting tools, to pouring the foundation, to finishing the interior. This how-to handbook also covers remodeling, additions, and repairs.

Whether you're a do-it-yourselfer or a professional contractor, you'll find all the task-simplifying details you need for your , each logically organized by building stages. Learn how to tackle:

  • Footings and foundations
  • Framing and roofing
  • and doors
  • Exterior and interior walls
  • Wiring
  • Plumbing
  • Insulation
  • Interior finishing
  • Kitchen and bathroom remodeling
  • Tiling
  • Solar heating
  • Termite prevention
  • Skylights
  • Fences, decks, and patios
  • Private ater and sewage
  • And much more

Featuring new material covering the latest green building options, tools of the trade, construction methods, updates, and a 16-page color insert, this book helps you get the job done better and faster. There's no other resource that covers the home building process as thoroughly and expertly as Carpentry & Construction, Fifth Edition.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Let’s Get Started
Chapter 2: Site Preparation
Chapter 3: Footings and Foundations
Chapter 4: Concrete Slabs and Floors
Chapter 5: Floor Frames
Chapter 6: Framing Walls
Chapter 7: Framing the Roof
Chapter 8: Roofs and Roofing
Chapter 9: Windows and Doors
Chapter 10: Exterior Walls
Chapter 11: House Wiring
Chapter 12: Plumbing
Chapter 13: Insulation
Chapter 14: Interior Walls and Ceilings
Chapter 15: Interior Finishing
Chapter 16: Special Construction Methods
Chapter 17: Maintenance and Remodeling
Chapter 18: The Carpenter and the Industry
Chapter 19: Bathrooms
Chapter 20: Construction for Solar Heating
Chapter 21:Alternative Framing Methods
Chapter 22: Permanent Wood Foundation System
Chapter 23: Private Water Systems
Chapter 24: Private Sewage Facilities

Book Details

  • Title: Carpentry & Construction, 5th Edition
  • Author: ,
  • Length: 784 pages
  • Edition: 5
  • Language: English
  • Publisher:
  • Publication Date: 2009-11-10
  • ISBN-10: 0071624716
  • ISBN-13: 9780071624718
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