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Audel Carpenters and Builders Library: Millwork, Power Tools, Painting [Hardcover]

John E. Ball , John Leeke


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Nov. 20 1991 Carpenters & Builders Library
Volume four gives step-by-step instructions for interior finishing

This volume covers stairs, flooring, kitchen cabinets, painting techniques, insulation and heating, termite protection, and aesthetic additions like decks and fireplaces. Updates include wood and plastic millwork, power tools, high-pressure water treatments, paint colors and coverage rates, spray gun vs. paintbrush, chimneys, a glossary of housing terms, and more.


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How to achieve a perfect finish

You already know that the building isn't finished just because the walls are up and the roof is on. Interior details—flooring, stairs, trimwork, cabinets, fireplaces, and painting—finish the project and give it character. This guide clearly explains each step, discusses the tools involved, and even examines insulation, termite protection, maintenance, and how to set up a workshop that makes it all easier.

  • Determine coverage rates for various paints and make the selection that fits your project
  • Explore the advantages of paint spray guns and high-pressure water treatments
  • Analyze types of insulation and choose one that provides peak efficiency
  • Learn the pros and cons of different types of chimneys and prefabricated fireplaces
  • Design and plan a workshop with the equipment and machinery you'll need for finishing
  • Take advantage of an extensive glossary of carpentry and building terms
--This text refers to the Paperback edition.

About the Author

Rex Miller was a Professor of Industrial Technology at The State University of New York, College at Buffalo for more than 35 years. He has taught on the technical school, high school, and college level for more than 40 years. He is the author or coauthor of more than 100 textbooks ranging from electronics through carpentry and sheet metal work. He has contributed more than 50 magazine articles over the years to technical publications. He is also the author of seven Civil War regimental histories.

Mark Richard Miller finished his BS degree in New York and moved on to Ball State University, where he obtained the Masters and went to work in San Antonio. He taught in high school and went to graduate school in College Station, Texas, finishing the doctorate. He took a position at Texas A&M University in Kingsville, Texas, where he now teaches in the Industrial Technology Department as a Professor and Department Chairman. He has coauthored 11 books and contributed many articles to technical magazines. His hobbies include refinishing a 1970 Plymouth Super Bird and a 1971 Road-Runner. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.


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