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

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

by Roe Osborn
     
 

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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781600853937
Publisher:
Taunton Press, Incorporated
Publication date:
04/30/2012
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
746,755
Product dimensions:
9.10(w) x 10.70(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author

Although he has a degree in sculpture from Georgetown University, once out of college, Roe Osborn had to make a living. He soon found his way into construction, where he spent years as a professional builder, learning each aspect of the homebuilding trade. After 15 years with a hammer and tool belt, Roe joined the staff of Fine Homebuilding magazine in 1994, where as a senior editor he transformed complex construction subjects into approachable, understandable packages of concise text and clear photography. Today he makes a living as an architectural photographer on Cape Cod, where his network of construction contacts has allowed him to find just the right small house to use as the model for this book

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