Miller's Guide To Home Remodeling


Experts show reader how to remodel, repair, and maintain residential properties from planning the job to tips and techniques. An essential resource to begin a construction project.
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Experts show reader how to remodel, repair, and maintain residential properties from planning the job to tips and techniques. An essential resource to begin a construction project.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071445535
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
  • Publication date: 10/13/2004
  • Series: Home Reference Ser.
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 0.41 (w) x 8.25 (h) x 11.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Authors Mark R. Miller, Rex Miller, and Glenn E. Baker have a proven record in easy-to-follow construction guides. Their Carpentry & Construction has been in print for more than 25 years and may be the most popular home building guide ever! One online reviewer said, "It has given me the confidence to build my own house, even though I can't swing a hammer without hitting my thumb." The authors know how to teach. All have taught construction, management, and technical skills at the university level for many years.
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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Planning the Job; Diagnosing Problems and Needs; Identifying Needed Operations; Sequencing the Work to be done

Chapter 2: Starting the Job; Job Hazards; Job Sequence; Ladders and Scaffolds; Personal Attitudes; Protective Clothing; Scaffolding Safety Rules; Tools and Equipment needed

Chapter 3: Converting Existing Space; Adding a Bathroom; Enclosing a Porch; Providing Additional Storage; Remodeling the Kitchen

Chapter 4: Adding Space to Existing Buildings; Planning an Addition; Specifications. Chapter 5: Creating New Structures; Custom-Built Tool or Storage Shed. Decks, Walks, and Gardens

Chapter 6: Building Codes and Zoning Provisions; Local Permits; Community Planning and Zoning; Overbuilding.

Chapter 7: Minor Repairs and Remodeling; Adjusting Doors; Adjusting Locks; Installing a Ceiling; Installing Drapery Hardware; Installing New Countertops; Paneling a room; Repairing a Leaking Roof; Repairing Damage Sheetrock (Drywall) Walls; Replacing a Floor; Replacing an Outside Basement Door; Replacing Guttering

Chapter 8: Repairs and Maintenance; Applying Wallpaper; Painting Old Surfaces; Remodeling and Refinishing Furniture; Special Application Techniques; Special Effects

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