House Framing: Plan, Design, Build leads homeowners through the steps of building a structure by means of platform framing, the most popular style of framing in use today. 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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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