Books & Manuals for Contractors
Design/Build: Framing

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Graphic Guide to Frame Construction Graphic Guide to Frame Construction
(For Pros By Pros)


Paperback: 243 pages
Publisher: Taunton Press; 3 edition
(January 1, 2009)  ISBN: 1600850235
The book that builders, architects, and students have relied on for almost 20 years has been completely updated to cover new materials, construction methods, and the latest building code revisions. The standard reference in its field, the Graphic Guide to Frame Construction is filled with hundreds of detailed drawings, helpful annotations, and field-tested advice. The guide covers foundations, floors, walls, roofs, and stairs and also offers additional information on advanced framing, engineered and composite materials, and construction in high-wind and seismic areas.

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Ultimate Guide to House Framing, 3rd edition Ultimate Guide to House Framing, 3rd edition

Paperback: 240 pages
Publisher: Creative Homeowner; 3rd edition
(February 1, 2009)  ISBN: 1580114431

The most up-to-date source for framing information, the book provides readers with everything they need to know about building, including structural loads and how they interact, sizing lumber, working with tools, and reading blueprints. The book includes the platform-framing process--the most popular style of framing in use today--from foundations to floor framing, wall framing, roof framing, sheathing, and more...

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A Roof Cutter's Secrets to Framing the Custom Home A Roof Cutter's Secrets to Framing the Custom Home

Paperback: 339 pages
Pub: Journal of Light Construction Books; 2nd ed
(December 31, 2006)  ISBN: 1928580327

Unveil the hidden tricks of a professional roof cutter. Quick layouts, cutting and framing techniques for every type of roof, ceiling and wall imaginable, plus an appendix with key calculations using Construction Master calculator make this an invaluable resource.

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Framing Floors, Walls & Ceilings (For Pros By Pros) Framing Floors, Walls & Ceilings (For Pros By Pros)

Paperback: 281 pages
Publisher: Taunton Press; Upd Rev edition
(February 1, 2009)   ISBN: 1600850693

The latest edition of this essential volume stands as the most authoritative and exhaustive source of information on the basics of framing, as well as such trickier techniques as building curved walls and cathedral ceilings. This updated version features cutting-edge insights into the very latest framing tools and materials, including engineered lumber, I-joist trusses, and LVLs. Packed with field-tested, hands-on techniques and trade secrets from the finest builders in the country, this fully illustrated manual is a must for any framer.

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Complete Book of Framing: An Illustrated Guide for Residential Construction Complete Book of Framing: An Illustrated Guide for Residential Construction

Paperback: 336 pages
Publisher: R.S. Means Company
(June 30, 2007) ISBN: 0876290144

This straightforward, easy-to-learn method will help framers, carpenters, and handy homeowners build their skills in rough carpentry and framing. It shows how to frame all the parts of a house: floors, walls, roofs, door & window openings, and stairs - with hundreds of color photographs and drawings that show every detail. The book gives beginners all the basics they need to go from zero framing knowledge to a journeyman level, and it provides valuable tips and tables for the experienced carpenter.

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