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The intricate system of contemporary light frame building construction is presented in straightforward, step-by-step procedures in this popular bestseller. Carpentry, 5th Edition follows the logical path of a residential project, using reader-friendly presentations and easy-to-follow diagrams to explore building plans, site work, layout, footings, foundations, framing, interior and exterior surfaces, cabinetry, flooring, and more. This text provides a unique blend of all the need-to-know information for both traditional and up-to-date construction practices. Beginning with the layout of the building and finishing with trim carpentry, each section features step-by-step procedures for key carpentry jobs, critical safety information, tips of the trade, and insight into the construction industry. Stunning, photo-realistic drawings convey many concepts and procedures with detailed, easy to understand information.

What's Wrong with this Picture?: At the end of each unit, this new feature poses questions about a photograph which shows a situation in which one or more things is wrong. The companion photo shows the situation corrected with a textual description of the problem and how it was corrected.

Estimating Formulas: At the end of some chapters, a description of an estimating process is followed by an "Estimating Formula" -a figure that summarizes in a table the shorthand estimating formulas and includes an example. The summarizing graphic makes the estimating content more user-friendly and provides an application opportunity.

Going Green Tips: Throughout the text this feature will highlight environmental resources and green building techniques, focusing onsustainability and eco-friendly architecture.

Updated Content to Reflect Changes in The Industry: The author has streamlined content and cut material based on the latest innovations in residential construction.

Refined Illustration and Photo Program: The full-color design showcases photo-realistic line art and dozens of new photos offering a realistic representation of residential construction from which learners can make practical connections between descriptions and application of concepts.

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"Writing is clear and accessible to the average student. I have no issues. I appreciate that Mr. Vogt allows that different part of the country have different terms for the same thing . . . Mr. Vogt strikes a very good balance. The rigor is right for the level of student I see-- not too remedial, and not beyond reach . . . Clear, concise narrative and excellent graphics… I find the step-by-step procedures to be some of the strongest aspects of the book." "For its deft narrative and illustrations of a difficulty topic, I think chapter 43 (Hip Roofs) is quite strong."

"[The strongest selling point of the Vogt text is] its clear concise use of language, both in tone and content, and excellent detailed drawings and step by step procedures--the look of precision without obfuscation." "I think the writing in the unit [Unit 15] is exceptional in its manner of making the complex and potentially confusing subject of roof framing as clear as possible."

:"The vocabulary, tone, and writing level are very comfortable for the student… The Step-by-Step Procedures are well liked by the students." "All supplements are being utilized in our course. The Powerpoint presentations are instrumental when it comes to visualization aspects. The workbook works well in the development of student study guides for quizzes and test. The test bank saves a lot of time for the instructor and the ability to pick and choose within the test bank makes it especially nice."

"I am very impressed with the step by step procedures and the artwork. It is very obvious that the author is a true professional. The scenarios are very relevant."

"[The strongest units are] Section 1 and the units on framing. The units are clear and understandable for the newbies coming into the field… [The Vogt text is]straight to the point, not any embellishing. Written at the proper grade level."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781435484054
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 8/4/2009
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 919
  • Product dimensions: 8.80 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Floyd Vogt is a sixth-generation carpenter and contractor. His family operated a small business devoted to all phases of home construction, and he began working in the family business at age 15. After completing a B.A. in chemistry at the State University of New York College at Oneonta, Mr. Vogt returned to the field as a self-employed remodeler. In 1985 he began teaching in the Carpentry program at the State University of New York, Delhi. He has taught many courses, including light framing, advanced framing, math, energy-efficient construction, finish carpentry, finish masonry, and estimating. Mr. Vogt is currently a professor in the Construction Design-Build Management bachelor's degree program, where his course responsibilities include residential construction, AutoCAD, construction seminar, and physical science applications. He has also served as a carpentry regional coordinator for Skills-USA and as a post-secondary Skills-USA student advisor. Mr. Vogt is also the co-author or CARPENTRY, 6E and he is a member of a local town planning board.
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Table of Contents

Preface viii

Introduction xv

Section 1 Tools and Materials 2

Unit 1 Wood and Lumber 4

1 Wood 5

2 Lumber 8

Unit 2 Engineered Panels 23

3 Rated Plywood and Panels 24

4 Nonstructural Panels 29

Unit 3 Engineered Lumber Products 37

5 Laminated Veneer Lumber 38

6 Parallel Strand Lumber and Laminated Strand Lumber 40

7 Wood I-Joists 44

8 Glue-Laminated Lumber 47

Unit 4 Fasteners 52

9 Nails, Screws, and Bolts 53

10 Anchors and Adhesives 58

Unit 5 Hand Tools 70

11 Layout Tools 71

12 Boring and Cutting Tools 81

13 Fastening and Dismantling Tools 91

Unit 6 Portable Power Tools 102

14 Saws, Drills, and Drivers 103

15 Planes, Routers, and Sanders 113

16 Fastening Tools 119

Unit 7 Stationary Power Tools 128

17 Circular Saw Blades 129

18 Miter and Radial Arm Saws 134

19 Table Saws and Other Shop Tools 138

Unit 8 Architectural Plans and Building Codes 150

20 Understanding Architectural Plans 151

21 Floor Plans 169

22 Sections and Elevations 181

23 Plot and Foundation Plans 185

24 Building Codes and Zoning Regulations 196

Section 2 Rough Carpentry 204

Unit 9 Building Layout 206

25 Leveling and Layout Tools 207

26 Laying Out Foundation Lines 228

Unit 10 Concrete Form Construction 238

27 Characteristics of Concrete 239

28 Forms for Footings, Slabs, Walks, and Driveways 248

29 Wall and Column Forms 259

30 Concrete Stair Forms 276

Unit 11 Floor Framing 287

31 Types of Frame Construction 288

32 Layout and Construction of the Floor Frame 298

33 Construction to Prevent Termite Attack 319

Unit 12 Exterior Wall Frame 330

34 Exterior Wall Frame Parts 331

35 Framing the Exterior Wall 337

Unit 13 Interior Rough Work363

36 Interior Partitions and Ceiling Joists 364

37 Backing and Blocking 374

38 Steel Framing 380

Unit 14 Scaffolds, Ladders, and Horses 393

39 Wood, Metal, and Pump Jack Scaffolds 394

40 Brackets, Horses, and Ladders 414

Unit 15 Roof Framing 422

41 Roof Types and Terms 423

42 Gable and Gambrel Roofs 427

43 Hip Roofs 449

44 The Intersecting Roof 465

45 Shed Roofs, Dormers, and Other Roof Framing 477

46 Trussed Roofs 483

Unit 16 Stair Framing 497

47 Stairways and Stair Design 498

48 Stair Layout and Construction 508

Unit 17 Insulation and Ventilation 521

49 Thermal and Acoustical Insulation 522

50 Condensation and Ventilation 536

Section 3 Exterior Finish 548

Unit 18 Roofing 550

51 Asphalt Shingles and Tile Roofing 551

52 Wood Shingles and Shakes 563

53 Flashing 572

Unit 19 Windows 582

54 Window Terms and Types 583

55 Window Installation and Glazing 590

Unit 20 Exterior Doors 601

56 Door Frame Installation 602

57 Door Fitting and Hanging 608

58 Installing Exterior Door Locksets 619

Unit 21 Siding and Cornice Construction 625

59 Siding Types and Sizes 626

60 Applying Vertical and Horizontal Siding 631

61 Wood Shingle and Shake Siding 645

62 Aluminum and Vinyl Siding 650

63 Cornice Terms and Design 659

64 Gutters and Downspouts 663

Unit 22 Decks, Porches, and Fences 671

65 Deck and Porch Construction 672

66 Fence Design and Erection 683

Section 4 Interior Finish 694

Unit 23 Drywall Construction 696

67 Gypsum Board 697

68 Drywall Application 701

69 Concealing Fasteners and Joints 712

Unit 24 Wall and Ceiling Finish 722

70 Types of Wall Paneling 723

71 Application of Wall Paneling 726

72 Ceramic Tile 734

73 Suspended Ceilings 738

Unit 25 Finish Floor 755

74 Description of Wood Finish Floors 756

75 Laying Wood Finish Floor 761

76 Underlayment and Resilient Tile 770

Unit 26 Interior Doors and Door Frames 778

77 Description of Interior Doors 779

78 Installation of Interior Doors and Door Frames 783

Unit 27 Interior Trim 797

79 Description and Application of Molding 798

80 Application of Door Casings, Base, and Window Trim 808

Unit 28 Stair Finish 823

81 Description of Stair Finish 824

82 Finishing Open and Closed Staircases 832

83 Balustrade Installation 842

Unit 29 Cabinets and Countertops 862

84 Description and Installation of Manufactured Cabinets 863

85 Countertops and Cabinet Components 871

Glossary 887

Index 904

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