Housebuilding: A Do-It-Yourself Guide

Housebuilding: A Do-It-Yourself Guide

by R. J. DeCristoforo
     
 

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In over 600 pages and over 1,000 drawings, this lifetime reference from Popular Science, explains it all--whether you want to build an entire house or a garage, expand a den, or just watch costs while you contract the work. Everything is here: selecting land, reading plans, putting in floors, walls, and ceilings. "Do-it-yourselfers will find everything they need

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In over 600 pages and over 1,000 drawings, this lifetime reference from Popular Science, explains it all--whether you want to build an entire house or a garage, expand a den, or just watch costs while you contract the work. Everything is here: selecting land, reading plans, putting in floors, walls, and ceilings. "Do-it-yourselfers will find everything they need to know about home construction and improvement."--Publishers Weekly.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Most do-it-yourselfers are part-timers and only a few are likely to attempt to build a house from scratch, but in this Popular Science reworking of the author's 1977 book, they will find everything they need to know about home construction and improvement. In clear text accompanied by tables, photographs and line drawings, DeCristoforo describes the basics and many options concerning, for example, site selection, tools and materials, foundation, frame, roof, walls and partitions, doors and windows, stairways, chimneys, flooring, plumbing, heating and electricity. This manual is an excellent guide to more limited projects, such as refinishing an attic or adding a room, for making repairs or for dealing knowledgeably with hired professionals. Of particular interest is DeCristoforo's advice for using maximum solar energy and minimum outside fuel consumption. (December)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780806965123
Publisher:
Sterling
Publication date:
07/01/1987
Edition description:
REPRINT
Pages:
672
Product dimensions:
7.34(w) x 9.05(h) x 1.87(d)

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