DEWALT Carpentry and Framing Complete Handbook

DEWALT Carpentry and Framing Complete Handbook

by Gary Brackett
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Cengage Learning
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DEWALT Carpentry and Framing Complete Handbook

Whether you are a seasoned professional or just entering the construction industry, this is the ultimate handbook for residential wood framing and related topics. Packed with powerful, full-color diagrams and an easy-to-understand writing style, DEWALT Carpentry and Framing Complete Handbook does just that by spelling out, through pictures, the step-by-step procedures associated with key carpentry concepts. The accompanying text is clear, straightforward, and accessible, clarifying and elaborating on the visuals. Coverage begins with a discussion of house types and foundations, gradually progressing to more complex areas, such as wall and floor framing. The book concludes with a chapter on special topics, which includes an exploration of the construction of stairs, railings, porches, and decks. Logically organized for easy reference, this is a thorough yet concise introduction to the world of carpentry and framing for professionals. Check out our app, DEWALT Mobile Pro™. This free app is a construction calculator with integrated reference materials and access to hundreds of additional calculations as add-ons. To learn more, visit

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781111136130
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Publication date: 03/22/2011
Series: DeWalt Series
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 123,095
Product dimensions: 7.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

1. Houses. House types. House shape vs. material & energy efficiency. 2. Foundations. Glossary. Footings. Common foundation types. Squaring & checking for square. 3. Sills, Posts & Girders. Glossary. Sill plates. Girders. Post types & spacing. 4. Floor Framing. Glossary. Methods of assembly. Layout process & symbols used. Framing floor openings & order of assembly. Framing procedures at the sill and options at the girder. Bridging/blocking. Notching & boring holes in joists. Dead vs. live loads for floor systems. Sub-floor application. Cantilevered areas. Engineered lumber options. 5. Wall Framing. Glossary. Wall/partition layout. Identifying wall/partition type. Framing details. Other framing details. Framing sequencing/techniques. 6. Rafters/roof framing. Different roof types. Glossary - basic roof components. The gable roof. Glossary - rafter calculation terminology. Common rafter layout. Assembly techniques for the gable roof. Special cases for common rafters. Gable studs.The hip roof. Glossary - Hip/valley component terminology. Calculation of the hip/valley rafters. Calculating the hip ridge length. Layout of a hip rafter. Layout of valley rafter. Calculation of a shortened valley rafter. Calculation of a hip jack rafter. Calculation of a valley jack rafter. Calculation of a valley cripple jack rafter. Calculation of a hip/valley cripple jack rafter. Assembly of a hip roof. The rafter square. Complex roof hip/valley & ridge intersections. Cathedral ceiling framing. Unequal sloping roofs. Measuring roof slope. Dormers. Octagon roof framing. Octagon calculations. Rafter span tables. Truss construction. 7. Special Topics. Stairs. Glossary - Stairs. Stair calculations. Stair layout. Methods of construction. Newel posts. Railings/balustrade systems. Porch/deck framing concerns. An overview of wood movement issues. Covered porch construction.

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