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Ultimate Guide to House Framing, 3rd edition Paperback – Feb 1 2009

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Creative Homeowner; Third edition (Feb. 1 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1580114431
  • ISBN-13: 978-1580114431
  • Product Dimensions: 21.6 x 1.1 x 27.6 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 771 g
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #150,122 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Book Description

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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Ultimate Guide to House Framing

House framing provides you with the information and construction techniques you need to know to frame your dream home. Or use the easy-to-follow information to construct a room addition, install windows and doors, finish a basement, or build a shed or garage.

• Over 750 photos and illustrations to guide you through the layout and framing processes

• More than 55 detailed step-by-step construction sequences

• Original home plans from award-winning house designers

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Amazon.com: HASH(0x9fde0a98) out of 5 stars 55 reviews
24 of 25 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9f961b28) out of 5 stars Good how to text book for Framing Oct. 10 2009
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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
HASH(0x9fb36ea0) out of 5 stars 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.
26 of 33 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9fd03e28) 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.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9f969ea0) out of 5 stars Great Guide for Us Amateurs June 16 2012
By PVEHiker - Published on Amazon.com
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I can cut wood, nail it together, and make nice things. But I would never attempt to frame a building. I bought this book to show me how to build a shed in my backyard. I also will use it to build dormers on my roof and a covering over my front porch.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9fd3fbb8) 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".