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Ultimate Guide to House Framing, 3rd Edition, is the most up-to-date source for framing information. Beginning with background information, the book provides readers with everything they need to know about building, including structural loads and how they interact, sizing lumber, working with tools, and reading blueprints. The book then takes the reader through the platform-framing process--the most popular style of framing in use today--from foundations to floor framing, wall framing, roof framing, sheathing, and more. This expanded and revised edition also covers the latest in eco-friendly materials as well as green framing techniques. The book ends with three project chapters: building stairs, finishing a basement with steel studs, and framing a bay window. Each chapter covers both construction and design information.

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Over 750 illustrations and photos to help you build your own home or use the information when remodeling, building a room addition, finishing a basement, or installing doors and windows.

- Environmentally friendly building products and techniques

- Step-by-step guides for building walls, floors, and roofs

- Extra projects include building and repairing stairs and installing bay windows

Tools and materials listed for each project

Frame floors, walls, and roofs like a pro

Over 55 construction sequences


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23 of 24 people found the following review helpful
Good how to text book for Framing Oct. 10 2009
By J. Carlisle - Published on Amazon.com
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"Ultimate Guide to House Framing, 3rd edition" is a well written reference manual for how to frame a house or garage.
Well written - If you plan to do any building a must own.
What I liked:
-1/3 of the entire book is diagrams showing "how" to.
-book covers many different types of framing, and shows several different techniques.
-It points out where you should consult your local building codes to see if certain items apply ( i.e. do you need hurricane straps)
-well organized into logical chapters.
-A high emphasis is placed on safety and the proper use of power tools.
-The author take the time to explain the basics and tell you how to do thing properly.
What I didn't like.
- nothing.
11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
Gave me Confidence Needed to Begin Home-Building Process Feb. 17 2010
By George Donnelly - Published on Amazon.com
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Before I used to think building a house was impossible. I had no idea what went into it. It seemed much too difficult or complicated for me. This book has helped open what before seemed like a black box.

The book is chock-full with pictures. It starts with safety suggestions, tells you what tools you'll need, talks about some engineering basics and goes into great detail on floors, walls and different kinds of roofs. There are additional sections on stairs, basements and bay windows.

If you're new to framing and want to build your own home, or at least understand how a lot of it works, you will enjoy this book.
24 of 31 people found the following review helpful
Only For Beginners! Aug. 22 2010
By Ray - Published on Amazon.com
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This is a very well writen book with plenty of pictures, but it is for people with limited construction experence. I bought this book because I need rafter tables, specificialy jack-hip rafter tables. This book does not have any roofing tables and gives three paragraphs about reading a jack-hip rafter table (but does not have the table). If you have more than three years of residential construction experence, you should already know everything in this book.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Good Stuff. Dec 5 2012
By zats - Published on Amazon.com
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Useful for me. I am a nail-pounder NOT carpenter. My biggest difficulty in wood butchery is visualizing the finished product.

I'm told all good carpenters can do this feat; I have yet to gain this expertise. The book helps me by taking the lead in "what to do next".
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Excellent starting point June 6 2011
By Matthew J. Facas - Published on Amazon.com
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I had looked at several books on framing before ordering this book and another. I am handy and been involved in some repairs and remolding in the past. The current project is a large ground up multi-floor workshop area. While my area has no building code I want to go with generally accepted building practices. This book covers most areas extremely well. The pictures and diagrams are very clear and easy to understand.


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