Carpentry & Trimwork Step-by-Step

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Step-by-step instructions ensure great results for beginner and intermediate do-it-yourselfers. Updated photos and detailed illustrations explain woodworking techniques. Includes dozens of doable carpentry projects, with special attention to popular trimwork jobs.
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Overview

Step-by-step instructions ensure great results for beginner and intermediate do-it-yourselfers. Updated photos and detailed illustrations explain woodworking techniques. Includes dozens of doable carpentry projects, with special attention to popular trimwork jobs.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780696221101
  • Publisher: Meredith Books
  • Publication date: 8/10/2004
  • Series: Better Homes and Gardens Step by Step Series
  • Edition description: 2ND
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 160
  • Product dimensions: 8.18 (w) x 10.96 (h) x 0.45 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 4
Safety 6
Working to Code 7
Getting to Know Your Home 8
Ideas to Build Your Dreams 10
Carpentry Projects 16
Building a Workbench 18
Molding Ideas 20
Installing Base Molding 21
Installing Crown Molding 24
Planning for New Cabinets 27
Installing Base Cabinets 29
Installing Wall Cabinets 31
Installing Ceiling-Hung Cabinets 33
Countertop Ideas 34
Installing a Countertop 35
Organizing a Bedroom Closet 36
Building Shelves 38
Hanging Shelves and Cabinets 40
Build Decorative Molding Shelves 42
Solving Door Problems 44
Cutting a Door 45
Installing Door Hinges 46
Installing Locksets 47
Installing a Deadbolt Lock 48
Installing a Prehung Door 49
Door Trim Ideas 50
Building a Wall 51
Building a Wall in Place 53
Roughing In an Opening 55
Wall Frame Ideas 56
Installing a Wall Frame 59
Planning for a Chair Rail 61
Installing a Chair Rail 63
Planning for a Window 64
Installing a Window 66
Working with Metal Studs 68
Furring Basement Walls 70
Laying Out and Cutting Drywall 72
Hanging Drywall 74
Taping Drywall 76
Installing Paneling 78
Tools and Materials 80
Selecting Hand Tools 82
Basic Power Tools 85
Selecting Specialized Power Tools 86
Organizing Your Tools 88
Selecting and Buying Lumber 90
Selecting Wood 92
Selecting and Ordering Molding 96
Selecting Sheet Goods 98
Handling and Storing Materials 99
Selecting Nails 100
Selecting Screws and Bolts 101
Selecting Hardware 102
Carpentry Techniques 104
Measuring and Marking 106
Holding and Measuring in Place 108
Squaring, Plumbing, and Leveling 109
Using Special Marking Techniques 112
Cutting with a Circular Saw 114
Making Miter Cuts 116
Cutting with a Handsaw 118
Making Inside and Contour Cuts 119
Using Chisels 121
Using a Tablesaw 123
Using a Radial-Arm Saw 125
Using a Router 126
Drilling 127
Nailing 131
Fastening with Screws 133
Fastening with Bolts 135
Removing Nails and Screws 136
Gluing and Clamping 138
Caulking and Applying Adhesive 140
Making Simple, Strong Joints 141
Making a Half-Lap or Dado Joint 143
Fastening with Dowels 145
Fastening with a Biscuit Joiner 146
Applying Laminate 147
Shaping and Planing 149
Sanding 151
Filling and Finishing 153
Glossary 155
Index 157
Metric Conversions 160
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