- Used Books
- Staff Picks
- Gifts & Gift Cards
- Sell Books
- Stores & Events
- Let's Talk Books
Special Offers see all
More at Powell's
Recently Viewed clear list
This item may be
Check for Availability
This title in other editions
Graphic Guide to Frame Construction
Synopses & Reviews
Here for the first time is a complete visual handbook designed for architects, builders, students, and anyone else interested in wood-frame construction. Inside you'll find hundreds of meticulous drawings illustrating every detail you might ever want to know about when building wood, whether you're building basement walls or framing a chimney opening.
This wealth of visual information is mined from actual jobsites. Special attention is given throughout to durability and to energy efficiency.
Book News Annotation:
A practical, lucid set of drawings of construction details with notes explaining mechanics, materials, installation. We come away believing a complete klutz could build a house--at least an outhouse. Published by The Taunton Press, 63 South Main Street, Box 355, Newtown, CT 06470.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
This best-selling authoritative, visual handbook details all the important aspects of wood-frame construction. Hundreds of meticulous drawings provide visual explanations from actual job sites.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 220) and index.
About the Author
Rob Thallon, architect and Associate Professor of Architecture at the University of Oregon, is the author of the bestselling series of guides: "Graphic Guide to Frame Construction, Graphic Guide to Site Construction, and Graphic Guide to Interior Details." He has more than 30 years of experience in residential design construction and has designed many custom houses and housing complexes.
Table of Contents
Foundations — Floors — Walls — Roofs — Stairs.
What Our Readers Are Saying