The Complete Visual Guide to Building a House

March 18, 2014|
The Complete Visual Guide to Building a House by John Carroll
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Today''s most comprehensive course in residential construction. The Complete Visual Guide to Building a House not only lives up to its name, but the detailed illustrations put this reference in a league of its own. It''s your single source for reliable instruction in building a house from foundation to finishing touches - and it''s a beautiful book as well.

An essential reference for builders, carpenters, and homeowners! Find everything you need in one easy-to-navigate guide that covers all the bases:

  • Building the structure: foundations; floors; walls; ceilings; raftered and trussed roofs
  • Closing the house to weather: roofing; installing windows, doors, siding and trim; controlling moisture
  • Finishing the house: wall and floor coverings; hanging interior doors; installing trim and cabinets; building stairs

Expert step-by-step instruction and detailed illustrations. The Compete Visual Guide to Building a House combines the expertise of builder-author John Carroll with over 1,200 full-color drawings by illustrator Chuck Lockhart. Finally, a step-by-step guide that provides a complete course in residential carpentry and construction from two pros who, together, have over 65 years of experience in the building trades. 

Eliminate guesswork and avoid costly missteps. Building a house is a complex and challenging undertaking that requires knowing what needs to be done at every critical step  - and that''s exactly what you will find in The Complete Visual Guide to Building a House. With this guide in hand, you''ll be armed with the right information and clear illustrations whenever you need them.

John Olson is an American poet and novelist. Born August 23, 1947 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Olson has lived for many years in Seattle, Washington. He has published eight collections of poetry and one novel, Souls of Wind, nominated for The Believer Magazine book of the year award. In 2004, Seattle''s weekly newspaper, The Stranger, fo...
Title:The Complete Visual Guide to Building a House
Format:Paper over Board
Product dimensions:528 pages, 10.88 X 8.5 X 0.87 in
Shipping dimensions:528 pages, 10.88 X 8.5 X 0.87 in
Published:March 18, 2014
Publisher:Taunton Press
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781600850226

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