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Ultimate Guide to House Framing, 3rd edition [Paperback]

John D. Wagner

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Feb. 1 2009 Home Improvement
Ultimate Guide to House Framing, 3rd Edition, leads homeowners through the steps of building a structure by means of platform framing, the most popular style of framing in use today. The book also covers the latest in eco-friendly materials as well as green framing techniques. Ultimate Guide to House Framing 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 framing process-from foundations to floor framing, wall framing, roof framing, sheathing, and more. This expanded and revised edition 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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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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Amazon.com: 4.3 out of 5 stars  36 reviews
18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good how to text book for Framing Oct. 10 2009
By J. Carlisle - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
"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.
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Gave me Confidence Needed to Begin Home-Building Process Feb. 17 2010
By George Donnelly - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
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.
21 of 27 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars 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.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars TOO GENERAL Sept. 10 2013
By The Hoang - Published on Amazon.com
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Now I understand why this book is so cheap compare to others. After reading through this book I can't start building my additional room for my house because of lack of info. I'm a beginner and expect this book to give me an ultimate guide, which a specific and through out plan to frame at least a room. But the beginning of the framing process, the author skip through a lot of step, for example, if one is to build the frame from the existing concrete slab, what should the builder first do. I have to go to the Internet to check for the answer and for sure it's not cover in the book. Yes the book has picture and many helpful stuffs to build but then, it's too general you have to compare and read through other books to get the specific idea or instruction how to build your own. Just by reading this book, it wont help for sure, because it only gives a GENERAL IDEA on how to build frame. Disappointed.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 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".
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