ThisSmart Guide shows readers how to build and finish their own garage or carport from the ground up. The most essential information readers need to successfully handle each task is packed into this concise construction manual. Information on reading blueprints is also included.
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Consumers recognize Creative Homeowner as their leading and trusted source for the best information, inspiration, and instruction related to the house and home. Creative Homeowner is the preeminent publisher of books on all aspects of decorating and design; home repair and improvement; house plans; gardening and landscaping; and grilling. Creative Homeowner's books stand out from other publications with their complete and easy-to-follow instructions, up-to-date information, and extensive use of color photography. Among its best-selling titles are Ultimate Guide to Home Repair and Improvement, Updated Edition; Ultimate Guide: Plumbing, 4th Updated Edition; and Ultimate Guide: Wiring, 8th Updated Edition.
Table of ContentsChapter 1: Getting StartedDesign ConsiderationsCommon Sizes for Garages and CarportsBuilding Department RequirementsDo the Work Yourself?Chapter 2: Tools & MaterialsTool BasicsLayout and Excavation ToolsCutting and JoiningOther Required Construction ToolsConstruction FastenersLumberChapter 3: Siting & LayoutStructure LocationFoundation LayoutChapter 4: FoundationsSite ExcavationFootingsFoundationsChapter 5: FramingFraming a GarageBuilding a CarportCommon Header SizesFraming the RoofChapter 6: Finishing UpRoof SheathingFinished Roofing MaterialsClosing Up WallsSidingChapter 7: Garage ProjectsOne-Car Detached Garage with Gable RoofOne-Car Attached Carport with Shed RoofTwo-Car Detached Garage with Truss RoofOne-Car Detached Carport with Gable RoofChapter 8: Garage PlansOne-, Two-, and Three-Car GaragesGlossaryIndex