Finishing a House: A Complete Guide from Installing Insulation to Running Trim

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Roe Osborn's first book, "Framing a House," tackled the complex art of house framing. Now, in this follow-up volume, he lays out all the steps and instruction required to complete the inside. The timing of each step is critical, and it's important to understand what needs to be done first. Whether finishing one room or the whole house, this highly illustrated reference demystifies the process and follows a logical progression from installing insulation and drywall to hanging cabinets and doors to putting down ...

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Overview

Roe Osborn's first book, "Framing a House," tackled the complex art of house framing. Now, in this follow-up volume, he lays out all the steps and instruction required to complete the inside. The timing of each step is critical, and it's important to understand what needs to be done first. Whether finishing one room or the whole house, this highly illustrated reference demystifies the process and follows a logical progression from installing insulation and drywall to hanging cabinets and doors to putting down floors and running trim. Each chapter begins with the question: Should I tackle this step myself? The pros and cons of hiring someone are then discussed. Applicable both for new construction and remodels and with 400 photographs and 20 drawings, this book shows DIYers how to make a house their own.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781600853937
  • Publisher: Taunton Press, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/30/2012
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 1,360,524
  • Product dimensions: 9.10 (w) x 10.70 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

ROE OSBORN spent many years as a professional builder, learning each aspect of the homebuilding trade. After two decades with a hammer and tool belt, Roe joined the staff of "Fine Homebuilding "magazine in 1994. As a senior editor, he honed the craft of turning complex construction subjects into reader-friendly packages of informative text and clear photography. Today he makes a living as a professional photographer on Cape Cod.

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Table of Contents

1. Making Sure the House Is Ready
2. Insulating and Sealing the Building Envelope
3. Installing Drywall
4. Installing Cabinets and Vanities
5. Installing Interior Doors
6. Putting Down Floors
7. Trimming Windows and Doors
8. Running Baseboard
9. Trimming Out Stairs
10. Final Finish

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