Synopses & Reviews
provides detailed coverage of all aspects of light frame construction, including site preparation and layout, foundations, framing and sheathing, roofing, windows and doors, exterior finish, stairs, cabinetry, and finishing procedures for interior walls, floors, and ceilings. Beyond a solid discussion of building basics, this text covers special topics, such as chimneys, fireplaces, and decks. Systems-built housing, remodeling, solar construction, and painting and decorating are also covered.
- Chapters are arranged in a logical sequence similar to the order in which the phases of building construction are performed.
- Includes step-by-step procedures graphically offset from the text.
- Presents clear, nontechnical language and detailed illustrations in an easy-to-understand format.
- Provides useful career information in a dedicated chapter, plus more than 20 On-the-Job features describing building trades occupations.
"Modern Carpentry" provides detailed coverage of all aspects of light frame construction. Throughout the text, safe working practices are emphasized and special attention is paid to proper use of tools, materials, and prefabricated components.
Organized to follow the textbook on a chapter-by-chapter basis, providing questions to help the student review the material presented in the chapter. This supplement is a consumable resource, designed with perforated pages so that a given chapter can be removed and turned in for grading or checking.