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Framing a House
by Roe Osborn
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Taunton Press, 2011 (2011)

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* * *   Reviewed by Bob Walch

When it comes to framing a house, because of the need for accuracy and safe assembly, there is no margin for error. Proper framing assembly is essential since the frame will support the weight of building materials, equipment, appliances and the people who inhabit the building.

This comprehensive, accessible and highly visual book walks the reader through this complicated process. From selecting the right tools and framing a first floor deck to constructing stairs, roofs, and dormers plus installing exterior trim, you'll find a wealth of information on how to get this job done.

By the time you have finished this guide you'll be familiar with mudsills, support beams, floor, ceiling and rim joists, floor headers and sheathing, collar ties, corner assemblies and a host of other terms.

What's more, you'll discover how to make roof ridges, set skylights, build window openings, install joists, handle sheathing. and construct a porch. From creating a plan of action and tackling the framing of the first floor deck to finishing off the roof, Roe Osborn takes the reader through the entire, complicated process with ease.

Over 400 photos and 35 drawings illustrate every step of the construction process.

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