Synopses & Reviews
Here's knowledge you can build on
Whether you're building a storage shed or your dream house, the same principles govern choosing a site, setting the foundation, erecting the walls, and putting on the roof. This handy how-to guide has been totally revised and updated to cover new building materials and the latest techniques in construction and framing. It's where to find answers and solutions, from the first stake to the last roofing nail.
- Choose an appropriate site and lay out the structure
- Construct a foundation that meets structural needs and weather conditions
- Work with block building materials
- Understand balloon frame, post-and-beam, and platform frame construction
- Calculate rafter length and choose the right roofing materials
- Install skylights, cornices, doors, windows, and various types of siding
Section One— Site and Foundation Layout Foundations Concrete Forms Site Equipment
Section Two— Concrete Block Construction Concrete Block Construction
Section Three— Wood Framing Framing Terms and Types Floors, Girders, and Sills Walls Roof Framing Chimney and Fireplace Framing
Section Four— Closing In Roofing, Skylights, Cornice Details Doors, Windows, Siding
Updates include latest wood products, lumber changes, new materials and techniques in steel framing and concrete and foam houses.
About the Author
Mark Richard Miller
finished his BS in New York and moved on to Ball State University, where he earned a master’s degree, then went to work in San Antonio. He taught high school and finished his doctorate in College Station, Texas. He took a position at Texas A&M University in Kingsville, Texas where he now teaches in the Industrial Technology Department as a Professor and Department Chairman. He has co-authored 11 books and contributed many articles to technical magazines. His hobbies include refinishing a 1970 Plymouth Super Bird and a 1971 Road-runner.
Rex Miller was a Professor of Industrial Technology at The State University of New York, College at Buffalo for more than 35 years. He has taught at the technical school, high school, and college level for more than 40 years. He is the author or co-author of more than 100 textbooks ranging from electronics through carpentry and sheet metal work. He has contributed more than 50 magazine articles over the years to technical publications. He is also the author of seven Civil War regimental histories.
Table of Contents
About the Authors.
Chapter 1: Locating a Building.
Chapter 2: House Foundations.
Chapter 3: Concrete Forms and Hardware.
Chapter 4: Site Equipment.
Chapter 5: Concrete-Block Construction.
Chapter 6: Frames and Framing.
Chapter 7: Floors, Girders, and Sills.
Chapter 8: Constructing Walls and Partitions.
Chapter 9: Framing Roofs.
Chapter 10: Framing Chimneys and Fireplaces.
Chapter 11: Roofs and Roofing.
Chapter 12: Skylights.
Chapter 13: Cornice Details.
Chapter 14: Doors.
Chapter 15: Windows.
Chapter 16: Siding.