For the DIY-er who wants to build a
new home from scratch, add on an addition, or tackle a major renovation, the mix of
articles featured in this guide shows how to do it right the first time - from trueing up
a mudsill and cutting multiple parts all at once (a tremendous timesaver) to selecting
headers, erecting trusses, and completing cathedral and coffered ceilings. Each project is
accompanied by step-by-step instructions and extensive color photos and illustrations.
This title's intended audience is
professional builders and designers; a great deal of reader knowledge is assumed by the
author. Teaching through hundreds of meticulous drawings, Rob Thallon's guide covers
foundations, floors, walls, roofs, stairs, building systems and materials, durability,
energy efficiency, and more. The text is brief and to the point, with a huge number of
excellent illustrations providing the details.
Learn how to maximize the usable
but unfinished areas in your house as new living space for your growing family, without
the expense of a costly addition and without the trouble of moving to a larger house. Over
580 full-color drawings and photographs illustrate construction techniques in detailed,
step-by-step procedures. Some of the topics covered include planning and design; framing
attics, basements, and garages; installing skylights; finishing walls and ceilings;
building stairs and framing floors; installing windows and doors; and much more.
All the technical information,
design advice, and field-tested expertise of Fine Homebuildings best deck builders
are packed into Windows and Doors: Installing, Repairing, Replacing. For professionals who
need a broader source of information, or for ambitious homeowners, this volume delivers
the best available intelligence on deck construction. From railings to stairs, material
choices to fasteners, serious builders will find what they need.
A frequent contributor to Fine
Homebuilding magazine, Scott McBride offers this comprehensive guide covering all aspects
of an often daunting task. Step-by-step instructions take the homeowner through each
process, including prepping and adjusting basic and specialized types of doors and
windows. Lavishly illustrated with 225 color photos and 114 color illustrations, the book
features tips, shortcuts, and advice on solving common challenges cut even difficult jobs
down to manageable size.
Installing and Hanging Doors gives
carpenters and do-it-yourselfers of all levels all the information they need to get a
perfect fit every time. This book covers how to select the best doors, and how to choose
hardware and jambs for any installation--from a grand front entrance to simple bi-fold
closet doors. It also provides professional techniques for installing all kinds of doors,
including simple hinged doors to French doors, arched doors and double-acting doors. A
final chapter explains several professional techniques for making doors weather-tight.