House Framing

House Framing

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by John D. Wagner Mr.
     
 


Framing a structure-whether it's a house, a garage, or some other building-can be an intimidating task unless you have an expert to help you along the way. Consider this book your personal framing expert.

House Framing leads you through the steps of building a structure using platform framing, the most popular method in use today. The book provides you with…  See more details below

Overview


Framing a structure-whether it's a house, a garage, or some other building-can be an intimidating task unless you have an expert to help you along the way. Consider this book your personal framing expert.

House Framing leads you through the steps of building a structure using platform framing, the most popular method in use today. The book provides you with everything you need to know about building, including structural loads and how they interact, sizing lumber, working with tools, and reading blueprints.

The book then takes you through the framing process, from installing mudsills on the foundation through sheathing. Unlike any other similar book, House Framing uses more than 500 full-color drawings to illustrate each step in the framing routine. Each task is rated for difficulty and is accompanied by a list of the tools you'll need. "The Pros Know" boxes, sprinkled throughout the text, provide work-saving, field-tested tips.

House Framing concludes with three project chapters, one on building stairs, one on finishing a basement with steel studs, and one on framing a bay window.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781880029985
Publisher:
Creative Homeowner Press
Publication date:
03/28/1998
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
8.41(w) x 10.78(h) x 0.56(d)

Meet the Author


John D. Wagner is a writer based in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. He has been involved with the construction trades for 20 years. Wagner is a frequent contributor to the trade magazine Tools of the Trade as well as several construction and homeowner magazines, including Builder, Fine Woodworking, The Journal of Light Construction, Old-House Journal, and Popular Science. In his former position as a staff editor at The Journal of Light Construction, Wagner edited and produced the book Advanced Framing, now in its second printing. House Framing is Wagner's fourth book.

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