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Whether you're building a storage shed or your dream house, the same principles govern choosing a site, setting the foundation, erecting the walls, and putting on the roof. This handy how-to guide has been totally revised and updated to cover new building materials and the latest techniques in construction and framing. It's where to find answers and solutions, from the first stake to the last roofing nail.
* Choose an appropriate site and lay out the structure
* Construct a foundation that meets structural needs and weather conditions
* Work with block building materials
* Understand balloon frame, post-and-beam, and platform frame construction
* Calculate rafter length and choose the right roofing materials
* Install skylights, cornices, doors, windows, and various types of siding
About the Authors.
Chapter 1: Locating a Building.
Chapter 2: House Foundations.
Chapter 3: Concrete Forms and Hardware.
Chapter 4: Site Equipment.
Chapter 5: Concrete-Block Construction.
Chapter 6: Frames and Framing.
Chapter 7: Floors, Girders, and Sills.
Chapter 8: Constructing Walls and Partitions.
Chapter 9: Framing Roofs.
Chapter 10: Framing Chimneys and Fireplaces.
Chapter 11: Roofs and Roofing.
Chapter 12: Skylights.
Chapter 13: Cornice Details.
Chapter 14: Doors.
Chapter 15: Windows.
Chapter 16: Siding.