Carpentry & Construction  by Mark R. Miller (Author)

Books-On-Line : The project I'm working on right now in the hundred year old house I bought is refinishing some hardwood floors. So first I turned to the index to see what they said about doing that task. It was there. The description was rather short, but exactly what I needed to know.

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Books-On-Line : The project I'm working on right now in the hundred year old house I bought is refinishing some hardwood floors. So first I turned to the index to see what they said about doing that task. It was there. The description was rather short, but exactly what I needed to know.

I then turned to how to install a toilet, yup, it was there too. So was wiring, framing walls, building a stair way, roofing, venting gas appliances, and there's a section on solar heating systems. In short, I couldn't find anything about building a house that wasn't covered (except for finding the money to cover the cost). If you're going to build a house, or have one built, I can't recommend any book higher than this one.

Book Description
Detailed Coverage of Every Step of the Construction Process

This heavily illustrated, all-in-one guide walks you through each step of construction in such detail that you can use it to build your own house! Clear instructions along with 1,500 photos and illustrations thoroughly cover every stage of construction and remodeling, from planning and site preparation to interior finishing.

Great for do-it-yourselfers, professional house builders and contractors and students, this A-Z guide has all the task-simplifying details needed for each project, logically organized according to the stages of building--along with important safety precautions. The authors even include valuable tips on buying a new home--what to look for and how to avoid costly mistakes.

Includes such diverse projects as:

* Kitchen and bathroom remodeling
* Installing solar heating
* Termite prevention
* Installing skylights
* Constructing fences, decks, and patios
* Framing walls
* Pouring concrete slabs
* Installing windows and doors
* Craft custom cabinets
* Panel rooms
* Repair damaged drywall
* Fix a leaky roof
* Lay ceramic tile
* and much more!

NEW TO THIS EDITION: latest tools and devices, new methods of utilizing wood in construction, new methods and materials, steel framing in residential work, and much more.

From the Back Cover
FOUNDATION TO FINISHING DETAILS -- THIS BOOK SHOWS YOU HOW TO BUILD A HOME!

Carpentry & Construction takes you through every step of house construction, in such detail that you can use it to build your own home! Clear instructions, along with over 1,300 photographs and illustrations, show you each stage of construction, from selecting the tools, to pouring the foundation, to finishing the interior.

This complete how-to guide also covers remodeling and adding on to an existing house, plus repair. You'll find illustrated instructions on such projects as:

* Kitchen and bathroom remodeling
* Installing solar heating
* Termite prevention
* Building in skylights
* Constructing fences, decks, and patios

Whether you're a do-it-yourselfer, professional house builder, or contractor, you'll find that Carpentry & Construction has all the task-simplifying details you need for your projects, each logically organized by building stages: preparing the site ... pouring concrete slabs and floors ... framing walls ... covering roofs ... installing windows and doors ... insulating for thermal efficiency ... and more.

The Fourth Edition features a wealth of new material focusing on recently developed tools and methods, and code changes, that help you get the job done better and faster. It shows you how to craft custom cabinets or install ready-made ones ... lay ceramic tile ... build storage sheds ... panel rooms ... repair damaged drywall and fix a leaky roof. With this reference in hand, you can do it all with the skill and confidence of a construction veteran. There's simply no other resource that covers the home construction process as thoroughly -- and expertly -- as this one.

About the Author
Rex Miller is Professor Emeritus of Industrial Technology at State University College at Buffalo and has taught technical curriculum at the college level for more than 40 years. He is the co-author of McGraw-Hill's best-selling third edition of this book, and the author of more than 75 texts for vocational and industrial arts programs. He lives in Round Rock, Texas.

Mark R. Miller is Chairman and Associate Professor of Industrial Technology at Texas A&M University in Kingsville, Texas. He teaches construction courses for future middle managers in the trade. He is coauthor of several technical books, including McGraw-Hill’s best- selling prior edition of this one. He lives in Kingsville, Texas.

Glenn E. Baker is Professor of Industrial Education at Texas A&M University and the author of more than 15 books and 100 articles on technical subjects. He lives in College Station, Texas.