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Author: Willis H. Wagner
Release Date: July 2007
provides detailed coverage of all aspects of light frame construction, including site preparation and layout, foundations, framing and sheathing, roofing, windows and doors, exterior finish, stairs, cabinetry, and finishing procedures for interior walls, floors, and ceilings. Beyond a solid discussion of building basics, this text covers special topics, such as chimneys, fireplaces, and decks. Systems-built housing, remodeling, solar construction, and painting and decorating are also covered.
- Chapters are arranged in a logical sequence similar to the order in which the phases of building construction are performed.
- Includes step-by-step procedures graphically offset from the text.
- Presents clear, nontechnical language and detailed illustrations in an easy-to-understand format.
- Provides useful career information in a dedicated chapter, plus more than 20 On-the-Job features describing building trades occupations.
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