The Pocket Size Carpenter's Helper

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Every step of home building, from pouring the concrete foundation to nailing roof tiles, is addressed in this compact construction guide. Each chapter contains a bevy of helpful tips and guidelines, including rafter formulas that show how to create roofs at different pitches, instructions for building stairs of various degrees, and even a guide to reading common blueprint symbols and abbreviations. The professional builder, amateur carpenter, and home handyman alike can find concise information on ...

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Overview

Every step of home building, from pouring the concrete foundation to nailing roof tiles, is addressed in this compact construction guide. Each chapter contains a bevy of helpful tips and guidelines, including rafter formulas that show how to create roofs at different pitches, instructions for building stairs of various degrees, and even a guide to reading common blueprint symbols and abbreviations. The professional builder, amateur carpenter, and home handyman alike can find concise information on insulation, thermal efficiency, drywall, plywood, nails, interior finish, and cutting tools. Whether the project is replacing a window or building a home from scratch, this is a must-have resource.

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Editorial Reviews

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"There's not only a wealth of information, it’s superbly organized with a table of contents broken down into sub sections such as foundations, loads, wood, roofing, and so on."  —Sacramento Bee

"Everything you wanted to know about building. It’s all there. Nothing appears to have been left out. You may not need all the information at once, but it is there when you need it."  —Boston Sunday Globe

"This loose-leaf book purports to cover a lot of territory. It does, and in a hurry. Robert Bailey has wedged a houseful of information into a package you can carry around in your shirt pocket or park in the top tray of your toolbox." —Fine Homebuilding Magazine

"A reference booklet for all seasons. Packed with information useful to the do-it-yourselfer as well as the professional builder."  —The Miami Herald

The Miami Herald
A reference booklet for all seasons. Packed with information useful to the do-it-yourselfer as well as the professional builder.
Boston Sunday Globe
Everything you wanted to know about building. It's all there. Nothing appears to have been left out.
The Sacramento Bee
There's not only a wealth of information, it's superbly organized.
Fine Homebuilding Magazine
This loose-leaf book purports to cover a lot of territory. It does, and in a hurry. Robert Bailey has wedged a houseful of information into a package you can carry around in your shirt pocket or park in the top tray of your toolbox.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781933502199
  • Publisher: Linden Publishing
  • Publication date: 4/1/2008
  • Format: Spiral Bound
  • Edition description: Third Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 124
  • Product dimensions: 3.10 (w) x 6.30 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

R. F. Bailey has worked in the construction industry for 40 years as a draftsman, designer, carpenter, and general contractor. He lives in Appleton, Maine.

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