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Framing basics
Peters, Rick.
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New York : Sterling Pub., [2000]

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128 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
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Includes index.
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TH2301 .P48 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
TH2301 .P48 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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Have some home improvement notches under your belt--but not feeling quite ready to tackle a major job? You can step up to the big long as you have this all-color, how-to manual by your side. Whether you're moving an interior wall or adding a shed, these instructions, tips, dozens of large-size photos, and extraordinarily detailed and colorful line drawings will show how to go about making key structural changes to your house. From codes and permits to tools and materials, become privy to the insider information the professionals know. What kind of lumber should you buy? Which nails are right for your job: ring shank or hot-dipped galvanized? How do you demolish a wall without damaging the rest of the house? What's the smart, safe way to construct a garage from the ground up? You won't want to start work without the answers to these and hundreds more important questions about tools, materials, framing systems, post-and-beam, foundations and floors, partitions, barriers, insulation, and much more.

Author Notes

The author lives in Emmaus, PA.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 4
Chapter 1 Framing Systems
Platform Framingp. 7
Balloon Framingp. 8
Post-and-Beam Framingp. 9
Foundations and Floorsp. 10
Wallsp. 13
Roofsp. 16
Roof Typesp. 19
Blueprints and Plansp. 20
Permits and Codesp. 24
Chapter 2 Tools and Materials
General-Purpose Toolsp. 27
Specialty Toolsp. 29
Dimension Lumberp. 30
Metal Framingp. 31
Sheet Stockp. 32
Engineered Beamsp. 34
Barriers and Insulationp. 35
Fasteners: Nailsp. 36
Fasteners: Screwsp. 38
Anchors and Capsp. 39
Joist Hangersp. 40
Caulk and Adhesivep. 41
Chapter 3 Framing Techniques
Layout and Measurementp. 43
Using a Tape Measurep. 44
Using Squaresp. 45
Level and Plumbp. 46
Hammer Techniquesp. 47
Nailing Patternsp. 49
Air Nailersp. 50
Pulling Nailsp. 51
Using a Handsawp. 52
Using a Circular Sawp. 53
Special Cutsp. 55
Using a Reciprocating Sawp. 56
Using a Saber Sawp. 57
Working with Metal Framingp. 58
Straightening Lumberp. 60
Fine-Tuning Jointsp. 61
Chapter 4 Framing Joints
Common Jointsp. 63
Rough Openingsp. 65
Framing Intersecting Wallsp. 66
Framing Cornersp. 68
Headersp. 70
Platingp. 72
Floor Sheathingp. 74
Chapter 5 Demolition
Identifying Problem Areasp. 77
Preparing for Demolitionp. 79
Removing Drywallp. 82
Removing Plasterp. 84
Temporary Supportsp. 86
Removing Doors and Windowsp. 89
Removing the Framingp. 91
Chapter 6 Adding a Wall
Adding a Partition Wallp. 95
Framing a Wall or Section in Placep. 99
A Knee Wall in the Atticp. 102
Finishing a Wall with Metal Studsp. 104
Adding a Wall with Metal Studsp. 106
Installing Drywallp. 108
Chapter 7 Adding Built-Ins
Built-In Anatomyp. 111
Built-In Seatingp. 112
Adding a Closetp. 116
Built-In Storagep. 119
Built-In Medicine Cabinetp. 123
Glossaryp. 126
Indexp. 128