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Overview

Over 750 illustrations and photos to help you build your own home or use the information when remodeling, building a room addition, finishing a basement, or installing doors and windows.

- Environmentally friendly building products and techniques

- Step-by-step guides for building walls, floors, and roofs

- Extra projects include building and repairing stairs and installing bay windows

Tools and materials listed for each project

Frame floors, walls, and roofs like a pro

Over 55 construction sequences

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781580114431
  • Publisher: Creative Homeowner Press
  • Publication date: 2/1/2009
  • Series: Ultimate Guide
  • Edition description: Third
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.70 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

John D. Wagner has been involved with the construction trade for over 20 years. His work has appeared in numerous magazines, including Journal of Light Construction, Builder, and Today's Homeowner. Wagner is the author of two other Creative Homeowner books: Drywall: Pro Tips for Hanging & Finishing and Barns, Sheds & Outbuildings. He lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

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Table of Contents


Introduction
 
Section 1: Getting Started
 
Chapter 1: House Framing Materials
Working with Wood
Plywood
Engineered Lumber
 
Chapter 2: Engineering Basics
Building Loads
Beams, Rafters, and Collar Ties
Building Plans
 
Chapter 3: Framing Tools
Measuring Tools
Levels
Squares
Marking Tools
Power Tools
 
Chapter 4: Ladders, Scaffolds & Safety Systems
Ladders
Platform Jacks
Scaffolds
Fall-Arrest Systems
 
Chapter 5: Framing Hardware
Nails
Connectors and Hurricane Ties
Anchor Bolts
Other Fasteners
 
Chapter 6: Essential Building Techniques
Measuring Accurately
Nailing Basics
Safe Circular-Saw Use
Troubleshooting Lumber Problems
 
Chapter 7: Green Framing
Wood As a Green Product
Green Adhesives and Caulks
Green Rating Programs
 
Section 2: Building the Frame
 
Chapter 8: Floor Framing
Structural Support
Girders, Beams, and Posts
Floor Joists
Subfloors
Underlayment
 
Chapter 9: Walls & Partitions
Wall Framing
Rough Openings
Wall Assembly
Sheathing
Installing Windows
Installing Doors
 
Chapter 10: Gable-Roof Framing
Roof Loads
Roof Pitch and Slope
Calculating Rafter Length
Installing Ridgeboards and Rafters
Trusses
Skylights
Roof Sheathing
 
Chapter 11: Shed, Hip & Gambrel Roofs
Framing Shed Roofs
Hip Roofs
Gambrel Roofs
 
Chapter 12: Framing Dormers
Gable Dormer
Shed Dormer
 
Section 3: Framing Projects
 
Chapter 13: Building Stairs
Straight-Run Basics
Calculating the Staircase Size
Stringer Layout
Staircase Installation
Balustrades
About L-Shaped Stairs
Calculating Rise and Run
Framing the Landing
Making the Stringers
Assembling the Stairs
Finishing the Stairs
Winder Pros and Cons
Building a Basic Winder
Adding Nosings
Design Ideas for Stairs
 
Chapter 14: Basement Framing
Estimating Materials
Basement Walls
Basement Floors
Basement Ceilings
Concealing Beams, Ducts, Pipes, and Columns
Design Ideas for Basements
 
Chapter 15: Installing a Bay Window
Bay Windows
Design Ideas for Windows
 
Resource Guide
Glossary
Index
Credits/Metric Equivalents
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