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Title:
Wood-frame house construction
Author:
Sherwood, Gerald E.
Personal Author:
Edition:
Dover edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Dover Publications, 1990.
Physical Description:
v, 260 pages : illustrations, map ; 28 cm
General Note:
Reprint. Originally published: Rev. ed. Washington, D.C. : U.S. G.P.O., 1989.
Language:
English
Added Author:
ISBN:
9780486264011
Format :
Book

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Central Library TH4818.W6 S55 1990 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks-Oversize
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Summary

Summary

Completely revised and updated edition of popular U.S. Government manual. Authoritative presentation of construction process plus expert advice on selecting suitable building materials. Topics include site selection, excavation, framing, roofing, plumbing, insulation, flooring, more. Also options like fireplaces, garages, porches. Nearly 200 illustrations enhance easy-to-follow text. Bibliography. Glossary.


Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction
Chapter 1 Before construction starts
Regulation
Financial planning
Site selection
House design
Selecting materials
Labor-saving techniques
Materials delivery
Effience use of materials
Energy conservation
Protection of materials
Subcontracting
Schedule of activity
Chapter 2 Laying the groundwork
Site preparation
Excavation and footings
Foundation
Basement floor and crawl space
Other features
Concrete floor slabs on ground
Retaining walls
Chapter 3 Framing and closing in
Recommended nailing practices
Floor framing
Stairways
Floor sheathing
Exterior wall framing
Exterior wall sheathing
Ceiling and roof framing
Roof sheathing
Roof coverings
Skylights
Chapter 4 Completing the shell
Flashing and other sheet-metal work
Attic ventilation
Windows and exterior doors
Exterior covering materials
Exterior covering installation
Exterior trim
Chapter 5 Specialty features
"Fireplaces, wood stoves, and chimneys"
Garages and carports
Porches and decks
Driveways and walkways
Chapter 6 Working inside
Interior wall framing
"Plumbing, heating, and electrical installation"
Insulation and vapor retarders
Interior wall and ceiling finishing
Wood flooring
Other floor coverings
Interior doors
Chapter 7 Finishing touches
Interior trim
Cabinets and other millwork
"Finishes for interior walls, ceilings, and trim"
Finishes for floors
Finishes for exterior surfaces
Maintenance of finishes
Chapter 8 Special topics
Protection against decay and termites
Energy conservation
Noise control
"Wind, snow, and seismic loads"
All-weather construction
Maintenance and repair
Technical notes
Concrete
Heat flow and insulation
Lumber grades
Design values for visually graded structural lumber
Plywood markings
Finishing pressure-treated wood
Nailing schedules
Square corners
Selected Bibliography
Glossary of housing terms
Index

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