Synopses & Reviews
“Spence has produced a hefty...guide to carpentry that covers the entire process of building from planning through finishing. The scope is impressive—704 pages and 2,300 black-and-white photographs and drawings, building codes, foundations, framing, doors and windows, exterior finishing, cabinet construction, and tools....There is something here for everyone, beginner to expert....will appeal to both do-it-yourselfers and professionals.”—Library Journal.
Pick up the hammer, nails, and boards, and learn how to use them perfectly with this definitive guide to home construction. Crammed with all the information a do-it-yourselfer needs, the book covers reading architectural drawings, choosing materials, meeting building codes, and much more. 2,300 illustrations.