The Pocket Size Carpenter's Helper, 3rd Edition
Every step of home building, from pouring the concrete foundation to nailing roof tiles, is addressed in this compact construction guide. Each chapter contains a bevy of helpful tips and guidelines, including rafter formulas that show how to create roofs at different pitches, instructions for building stairs of various degrees, and even a guide to reading common blueprint symbols and abbreviations. The professional builder, amateur carpenter, and home handyman alike can find concise information on insulation, thermal efficiency, drywall, plywood, nails, interior finish, and cutting tools. Whether the project is replacing a window or building a home from scratch, this is a must-have resource.
Author: R. F. Bailey