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Miller's Guide to Home Remodeling (Miller's Guides)by Mark R Miller
Synopses & Reviews
GO WITH THE PROS FOR THE BEST REMODELING TECHNIQUES
There's simply no better place to get instruction in home remodeling techniques. Clear directions, along with 375 photographs and illustrations, help you with each stage of every job, from small to large. The authors help you diagnose problems and needs, plan the work, obtain permits, work safely and effectively, and achieve professional results.
EVERY STEP OF EVERY PROJECT
This complete how-to guide covers the gamut of home remodeling projects, from alterations to existing spaces, to additions, to building new, freestanding structures. It also covers minor repairs such as painting on old surfaces, putting in paneling, installing new countertops, and replacing gutters. You'll even find detailed help with tasks such as furniture refinishing and creating special effects with paint.
WHY THIS BOOK IS BETTER
Whether you're a do-it-yourselfer, building professional, or contractor, you'll find that Miller's Guide to Home Remodeling has what it takes to make your projects go smoothly. Only Miller's Guide to Home Remodeling offers you:
Authors Mark R. Miller and Rex Miller have a proven record in easy-to-follow construction guides. Their Carpentry & Construction (coauthored with Glenn E. Baker) has been in print for more than 25 years and may be the most popular home building guide ever! One online reviewer said, "It has given me the confidence to build my own house, even though I can't swing a hammer without hitting my thumb." The Millers know how to teach. Both have taught construction, management, and technical skills at the university level for many years. Between them, they have written close to 80 books on construction and industrial arts topics.
Experts show reader how to remodel, repair, and maintain residential properties from planning the job to tips and techniques. An essential resource to begin a construction project.
Introducing the Carpentry & Construction Series from McGraw-Hill
The experts show you how to tackle any wiring, remodeling, or plumbing project
Written by authors of McGraw-Hill's popular Carpentry & Construction, Fourth Edition, this new, dollar-saving series is great for do-it-yourselfers, weekend repairmen and home owners, as well as seasoned pros who want to stay on top of the latest methods, materials, equipment and code requirements. Organized according to the actual stages of construction, these titles detail everything needed to successfully plan, manage, and complete a job. All are heavily illustrated and contain valuable tip-boxes throughout.
* Covers converting existing space, adding space, and creating new structures
* In-depth coverage of minor repairs as well as complete remodeling projects
About the Author
Authors Mark R. Miller, Rex Miller, and Glenn E. Baker have a proven record in easy-to-follow construction guides. Their Carpentry & Construction has been in print for more than 25 years and may be the most popular home building guide ever! One online reviewer said, "It has given me the confidence to build my own house, even though I can't swing a hammer without hitting my thumb." The authors know how to teach. All have taught construction, management, and technical skills at the university level for many years.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Planning the Job; Diagnosing Problems and Needs; Identifying Needed Operations; Sequencing the Work to be done
Chapter 2: Starting the Job; Job Hazards; Job Sequence; Ladders and Scaffolds; Personal Attitudes; Protective Clothing; Scaffolding Safety Rules; Tools and Equipment needed
Chapter 3: Converting Existing Space; Adding a Bathroom; Enclosing a Porch; Providing Additional Storage; Remodeling the Kitchen
Chapter 4: Adding Space to Existing Buildings; Planning an Addition; Specifications. Chapter 5: Creating New Structures; Custom-Built Tool or Storage Shed. Decks, Walks, and Gardens
Chapter 6: Building Codes and Zoning Provisions; Local Permits; Community Planning and Zoning; Overbuilding.
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