Carpentry & Trimwork Step-by-Step

Carpentry & Trimwork Step-by-Step



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Carpentry & Trimwork Step-by-Step by Better Homes & Gardens

Step-by-step instructions ensure great results for beginner and intermediate do-it-yourselfers. Updated photos and detailed illustrations explain woodworking techniques. Includes dozens of doable carpentry projects, with special attention to popular trimwork jobs.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780696221101
Publisher: Meredith Books
Publication date: 08/10/2004
Series: Better Homes and Gardens Step by Step Series
Edition description: 2ND
Pages: 160
Product dimensions: 8.18(w) x 10.96(h) x 0.45(d)

Table of Contents

Working to Code7
Getting to Know Your Home8
Ideas to Build Your Dreams10
Carpentry Projects16
Building a Workbench18
Molding Ideas20
Installing Base Molding21
Installing Crown Molding24
Planning for New Cabinets27
Installing Base Cabinets29
Installing Wall Cabinets31
Installing Ceiling-Hung Cabinets33
Countertop Ideas34
Installing a Countertop35
Organizing a Bedroom Closet36
Building Shelves38
Hanging Shelves and Cabinets40
Build Decorative Molding Shelves42
Solving Door Problems44
Cutting a Door45
Installing Door Hinges46
Installing Locksets47
Installing a Deadbolt Lock48
Installing a Prehung Door49
Door Trim Ideas50
Building a Wall51
Building a Wall in Place53
Roughing In an Opening55
Wall Frame Ideas56
Installing a Wall Frame59
Planning for a Chair Rail61
Installing a Chair Rail63
Planning for a Window64
Installing a Window66
Working with Metal Studs68
Furring Basement Walls70
Laying Out and Cutting Drywall72
Hanging Drywall74
Taping Drywall76
Installing Paneling78
Tools and Materials80
Selecting Hand Tools82
Basic Power Tools85
Selecting Specialized Power Tools86
Organizing Your Tools88
Selecting and Buying Lumber90
Selecting Wood92
Selecting and Ordering Molding96
Selecting Sheet Goods98
Handling and Storing Materials99
Selecting Nails100
Selecting Screws and Bolts101
Selecting Hardware102
Carpentry Techniques104
Measuring and Marking106
Holding and Measuring in Place108
Squaring, Plumbing, and Leveling109
Using Special Marking Techniques112
Cutting with a Circular Saw114
Making Miter Cuts116
Cutting with a Handsaw118
Making Inside and Contour Cuts119
Using Chisels121
Using a Tablesaw123
Using a Radial-Arm Saw125
Using a Router126
Fastening with Screws133
Fastening with Bolts135
Removing Nails and Screws136
Gluing and Clamping138
Caulking and Applying Adhesive140
Making Simple, Strong Joints141
Making a Half-Lap or Dado Joint143
Fastening with Dowels145
Fastening with a Biscuit Joiner146
Applying Laminate147
Shaping and Planing149
Filling and Finishing153
Metric Conversions160

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