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Carpentry, 5th Edition


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Book News Annotation:

The fifth edition of a standard textbook for self-study, technical high school, and vocational college courses has added some predictable--and needed--topics: green techniques, SIP (insulated panels), ties & anchors against wind and earthquakes, mold, housewrap, paperless wallboard, fiber-cement siding together with the standard curriculum. Accompanying CD-ROM provides quizes, glossary, Canadian-specific codes, practices, materials, flash-cards. Heavily illustrated with color photos, charts and diagrams--a lucid, intuitive text/reference. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (


Carpentry, the professional’s book of choice, provides a highly illustrated and straight-forward approach to step-by-step carpentry skill development. In addition to comprehensive coverage of trade practices, tools, equipment, and materials, this edition includes expanded coverage of OSHA requirements, insulating concrete forms (ICFs), vinyl siding installation, deck construction, stairway code requirements, and trade organizations.

New content for this edition includes:

Green Building and LEED® Certification
Structural Insulated Panel (SIP) Construction
Seismic/Hurricane Ties and Anchors
Waterborne Preservatives
Mold Prevention
Building Science
New Truss Shapes and Metal Truss Braces
Housewrap Installation
Paperless Gypsum Board
Fiber-Cement Siding Installation
Cement Board Underlayment
Superflat Floors

Carpentry has been thoroughly updated and expanded in this new edition to reflect both the latest trends and accepted practices of the carpentry trade. This full-color text provides a comprehensive overview of tools, equipment, materials, and trade practices.

The CD-ROM included with Carpentry contains information to supplement the textbook including the following:

Quick Quizzes
Illustrated Glossary
Flash Cards
Master Math™ Problems
U. S. and Canadian Resources
Media Clips

Contents include:

Carpentry and Construction
Construction Materials
Hand Tools
Power Tools
Construction Equipment, Job Site Safety, and Working Conditions
Building Design and Printreading
Survey Instruments and Operations
Foundation and Outdoor Slab Construction
Floor, Wall, and Ceiling Frame Construction
Roof Frame Construction
Energy Conservation: Insulation and Construction Methods
Exterior Finish
Interior Finish
Stairway Construction
Post-and-Beam Construction
Heavy Concrete Construction
Glossary and Trade Tips

Product Details

American Technical Publishers
Homewood, Ill.
Koel, Leonard
Construction - Carpentry
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Engineering » Construction » Carpentry
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