English | ISBN-10: 1600850227 | 544 pages | PDF | 28.1 MB
If the idea of building your own home with your own hands sounds positively exhilarating, The Complete Visual Guide to Building a House will show you how. This step-by-step course in residential carpentry takes a unique visual approach to instruction, with 1,200 full-color drawings of every step in the building process—from laying a foundation through installing the finishing touch on a newel post. Combining the expertise of builder John Carroll and the engaging drawings of illustrator Chuck Lockhart, this guide is just that: complete. DIYers will quickly learn how to frame floors, walls, ceilings, and roofs; install windows, exterior doors, siding, wall and floor coverings, trim and cabinets; hang doors; builds stairs;
and much more.