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.
Date Published 6/1/2005
Rated By: Kelly D. Mitchell
From: Dallas, TX
Comments: good book It is good book and good details. Helps understand why, how, where. But I wish this book tells you how to and how much to messure for the house. So thats why I am giving a 4 stars. Its good book that I would recommend it anyone who needs to build a house or future to add on.
Rated By: Midwest Book Review
From: Oregon, WI
Comments: A must for any serious builders The first edition of House Framing: Plan, Design, Build received much acclaim from contractors and builders who wished to take the next step in construction techniques: this second updated edition promises even more, pairing over fifty step-by-step construction sequences with over 700 photos and illustrations and even original home designs for framers. From wood and steel framing options to tools and materials and building tips unique to framing challenges, House Framing is a must for any serious builders.
Rated By: William A. Casoni "Art"
From: Northern VA
Comments: Review -- House Framing : Plan, Design, Build Good book, easy to read, understand, good illustrations and applies to do-it your selfers or professionals.
Rated By: R. Housley
From: Long Beach, CA
Comments: House Framing Excellent book. Framing can become an art with technical books like this. If you want to get into framing pick three books and make this one of them. Lots of pictures with just the right amount of instructions. Its the best way to learn and understand framing without being at a building site.
Rated By: Pure Laziness
Comments: Great Book I bought this book along with Graphic Guide to Frame Construction : Details for Builders and Designers (For Pros by Pros) (Spiral-bound) and this book is more for the do-it-yourselfer person than the other book. Plenty of color illusrtations to go along to help you. Graphic Guide to Frame Construction : Details for Builders and Designers (For Pros by Pros) is more geared for the professional.