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Modern Carpentry

Modern Carpentry - rev edition

Modern Carpentry - rev edition

ISBN13: 9781566375696

ISBN10: 156637569X

Modern Carpentry by Willis H. Wagner and Howard "Bud" Smith - ISBN 9781566375696
Edition: REV 00
Copyright: 2000
Publisher: Goodheart-Wilcox Co.
International: No
Modern Carpentry by Willis H. Wagner and Howard "Bud" Smith - ISBN 9781566375696

ISBN13: 9781566375696

ISBN10: 156637569X

Edition: REV 00

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Modern Carpentry is a colorful, easy-to-understand source of authoritative and up-to-date information on building materials and construction methods. The text provides detailed coverage of all aspects of light frame construction, including site preparation and layout; foundations; framing; sheathing; roofing; windows and doors; exterior finish; and interior wall, floor, and ceiling finish. Special emphasis is placed on the use of modern tools, materials, and prefabricated components in the application of interior trim, and the construction of stairs and cabinetwork.

  • Uses clear, nontechnical language and detailed illustrations to provide the clearest presentation of any carpentry book on the market.
  • Units are arranged in a logical sequence -- similar to the order in which various phases of construction are performed.
  • Includes step-by-step procedures, which are set off from the text.
  • Separate unit devoted to safety, plus additional safety material printed in red type throughout the text.
  • Provides detailed coverage of residential and light commercial construction.
  • Math appendix covers skills required for carpentry.
  • Chapters include Review Questions to reinforce technical concepts, while Outside Assignments provide hands-on activities and development of important math skills.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Preparing to Build

1. Building Materials
2. General Safety Rules
3. Hand Tools
4. Power Tools
5. Leveling Instruments
6. Plans, Specifications, and Codes

Footings, Foundations, and Framing

7. Footings and Foundations
8. Floor Framing
9. Wall and Ceiling Framing
10. Roof Framing

Closing In

11. Roofing Materials and Methods
12. Windows and Exterior Doors
13. Exterior Wall Finish


14. Thermal and Sound Insulation
15. Interior Wall and Ceiling Finish
16. Finish Flooring
17. Stair Construction
18. Doors and Interior Trim
19. Cabinetmaking
20. Painting, Finishing, and Decorating

Special Construction

21. Chimneys and Fireplaces
22. Post-and-Beam Construction
23. Systems-Built Housing
24. Passive Solar Construction
25. Remodeling, Renovating, and Repairing

Mechanical Systems

26. Electrical Wiring
27. Plumbing Systems
28. Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning

Scaffolds and Careers

29. Scaffolds and Ladders
30. Carpentry -- A Career Path