Books & Manuals for Contractors
Design/Build: Carpentry & Stairbuilding

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Finish Carpentry (For Pros By Pros) Finish Carpentry (For Pros By Pros)

Paperback: 250 pages
Publisher: Taunton Press; Original edition
(December 9, 2008)   ISBN: 1561588180
Whether it's new construction or remodeling, finish carpentry is what gives a home warmth, personality, and style -- and this new, thoroughly illustrated reference provides the step by step information a professional or ambitious do-it-yourselfer needs to get the job done right the first time. Starting with how to damage-proof a house before the carpentry begins, the authors take the reader through every aspect of the craft. From running baseboards and installing interior doors to trimming windows and installing crown and wainscot, the authors tackle the hard parts such as working with out-of-plumb, out-of-square, and out-of-level conditions. The authors also include an invaluable appendix on wood basics that details grain, shrinkage, joint design, finishes, and composite materials.


Carpentry Carpentry

Hardcover: 928 pages
Publisher: Delmar Cengage Learning; 5th ed
(August 4, 2009)  ISBN: 1435484053

This text provides a unique blend of all the need-to-know information for both traditional and up-to-date construction practices. Beginning with the layout of the building and finishing with trim carpentry, each section features step-by-step procedures for key carpentry jobs, critical safety information, tips of the trade, and insight into the construction. Stunning, photo-realistic drawings convey many concepts and procedures with detailed, easy to understand information.


Carpentry (For Pros By Pros) Carpentry (For Pros By Pros)

Paperback: 313 pages
Publisher: Taunton Press; illust edition
(April 3, 2007)  ISBN: 1561589152

For builders and remodelers, Carpentry has the best field-tested advice, tips, techniques and instruction on the most common carpentry jobs, from basic to advanced. This biggest volume ever gives builders, remodelers and homeowners hard-to-find and spot-on accurate information on all key aspects of carpentry, from framing floors, walls, ceilings and roofs, to all types of interior and exterior finishes, stairs, and built-ins. All written by the country's best carpenters.


Carpentry & Construction, Fifth Edition Carpentry & Construction, Fifth Edition

Paperback: 784 pages
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Pro; 5th ed
(October 20, 2009)  ISBN: 0071624716

Revised and updated, Carpentry & Construction, Fifth Edition, 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 more than 1,500 photographs and illustrations, demonstrate each phase of construction--from selecting tools, to pouring the foundation, to finishing the interior. This how-to handbook also covers remodeling, additions, and repairs.


Building Stairs (For Pros By Pros) Building Stairs (For Pros By Pros)

Paperback: 234 pages
Publisher: Taunton Press; 1st ed
(November 27, 2007)  ISBN: 156158892X

Stair building combines precision carpentry with tricky math, so even experienced builders can find it challenging. But as this extensively illustrated book demonstrates, any builder who can measure the distance between two floors can plan and build a stunning set of stairs. From building and installing railings to using off-the-shelf stair parts, Building Stairs lays out the process clearly and completely.


Basic Stairbuilding Basic Stairbuilding

Paperback: 121 pages
Publisher: Taunton Press; illust edition
(October 19, 1998)  ISBN: 1561583227

This book includes instructions for straight-run stairs, L-shaped stairs, and open-riser ladder stairs.


V-Framing Floors & Stairs DVD V-Framing Floors & Stairs DVD

Format: Color, DVD, NTSC
Number of discs: 1 (Release: 2003)
ASIN: 1561587176

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