Carpentry and Construction, Sixth Edition

by: Mark R. Miller, Rex Miller


Abstract: This thoroughly revised, DIY guide takes you through every step of home construction, including remodeling, building additions, and making household repairs. Discover how to select tools, pour foundations, build walls and floors, and install tiles—even handle electrical wiring, plumbing, and insulation! Easy-to-follow instructions, along with more than 1,500 photos and illustrations, clearly demonstrate each technique. Logically organized by building stages, this new edition features the latest tools and materials, information on environmentally friendly building practices, many new and updated images, and a brand new chapter on painting. Carpentry and Construction, Sixth Edition, shows how to tackle: • Site preparation • Footings and foundations • Concrete slabs and floors • Floor frames • Wall and roof framing • Windows and doors • Exterior and interior walls • Electrical wiring • Plumbing • Insulation • Paint selection and painting techniques • Interior finishing • Kitchen and bathroom remodeling • Tile setting • Solar heating installation • Termite prevention • Skylight installation • Fences, decks, and patios • Private water and sewage systems • And much more
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Title: Carpentry and Construction, Sixth Edition

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education: New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Athens, London, Madrid, Mexico City, Milan, New Delhi, Singapore, Sydney, Toronto

Copyright / Pub. Date: 2016 McGraw-Hill Education

ISBN: 9781259587429

Authors:

Mark R. Miller is a professor and chair of the Department of Technology at the University of Texas at Tyler. He teaches technology courses for future middle managers and has authored or co-authored more than 35 technical books and numerous technical articles.

Rex Miller is professor emeritus of industrial technology at the State University of New York–College at Buffalo, where he taught technical curriculums for more than 40 years. He has authored or co-authored more than 100 texts for vocational and industrial arts programs.

Description: This thoroughly revised, DIY guide takes you through every step of home construction, including remodeling, building additions, and making household repairs. Discover how to select tools, pour foundations, build walls and floors, and install tiles—even handle electrical wiring, plumbing, and insulation! Easy-to-follow instructions, along with more than 1,500 photos and illustrations, clearly demonstrate each technique. Logically organized by building stages, this new edition features the latest tools and materials, information on environmentally friendly building practices, many new and updated images, and a brand new chapter on painting. Carpentry and Construction, Sixth Edition, shows how to tackle: • Site preparation • Footings and foundations • Concrete slabs and floors • Floor frames • Wall and roof framing • Windows and doors • Exterior and interior walls • Electrical wiring • Plumbing • Insulation • Paint selection and painting techniques • Interior finishing • Kitchen and bathroom remodeling • Tile setting • Solar heating installation • Termite prevention • Skylight installation • Fences, decks, and patios • Private water and sewage systems • And much more