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DEWALT® Carpentry and Framing Complete Handbook

ISBN 13: 9781111136130

ISBN 10: 1111136130

Author: Gary Brackett

Pages: 224

Published: 03/22/2011

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Whether you are a seasoned professional or just entering the construction industry, this is the ultimate handbook for residential wood framing and related topics. Packed with powerful, full-color diagrams and an easy-to-understand writing style, DEWALT Carpentry and Framing Complete Handbook does just that by spelling out, through pictures, the step-by-step procedures associated with key carpentry concepts. The accompanying text is clear, straightforward, and accessible, clarifying and elaborating on the visuals. Coverage begins with a discussion of house types and foundations, gradually progressing to more complex areas, such as wall and floor framing. The book concludes with a chapter on special topics, which includes an exploration of the construction of stairs, railings, porches, and decks. Logically organized for easy reference, this is a thorough yet concise introduction to the world of carpentry and framing for professionals.

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  • Clarifies unfamiliar terminology with a glossary in each chapter that identifies and explains new terms for that topic.
  • Explains potentially confusing math concepts through clear example calculations that allow students to follow mathematically related carpentry problems to their solutions.
  • Offers valuable information that extends beyond the basics with additional examples, span tables, and charts in the appendix, and notes, cautions, and tips in the sidebars.
Author Bio
Gary Brackett
After completing a B.S. in geology and a graduate internship in remote sensing, Gary Brackett worked for local contractors while contemplating career choices. Thoroughly enjoying the field work, he took steps to become a self-employed contractor, spending 16 years in residential construction before taking a teaching position in SUNY Delhi's carpentry program. While there, he taught a variety of courses related to residential construction, including light frame construction, advanced framing, finish carpentry, cabinetmaking, millwork, woodcarving, and more. Hired as an instructor, he progressed through the ranks to full professor. Mr. Brackett moved into the Construction Technology and Management program in 2013, where he teaches residential building systems I and II, construction materials, architectural graphics, design-build management, sustainable building practices, building science, residential millwork, and more. He was instrumental in landing a grant from the National Housing Endowment to create a Residential Construction Management track at SUNY Delhi. Gary is often involved in hands-on projects to help students gain practical experience through applied learning, and he is currently designing and building several tiny houses for use in the community. He also holds an M.S. in education from SUNY Oswego, is the author of DEWALT CARPENTRY AND FRAMING, and contributes to other publications.
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Table of Contents
1. Houses.
House types. House shape vs. material & energy efficiency.
2. Foundations.
Glossary. Footings. Common foundation types. Squaring & checking for square.
3. Sills, Posts & Girders.
Glossary. Sill plates. Girders. Post types & spacing.
4. Floor Framing.
Glossary. Methods of assembly. Layout process & symbols used. Framing floor openings & order of assembly. Framing procedures at the sill and options at the girder. Bridging/blocking. Notching & boring holes in joists. Dead vs. live loads for floor systems. Sub-floor application. Cantilevered areas. Engineered lumber options.
5. Wall Framing.
Glossary. Wall/partition layout. Identifying wall/partition type.
Framing details. Other framing details. Framing sequencing/techniques. 6. Rafters/roof framing. Different roof types. Glossary – basic roof components. The gable roof. Glossary – rafter calculation terminology. Common rafter layout. Assembly techniques for the gable roof. Special cases for common rafters. Gable studs.The hip roof. Glossary - Hip/valley component terminology. Calculation of the hip/valley rafters. Calculating the hip ridge length. Layout of a hip rafter. Layout of valley rafter. Calculation of a shortened valley rafter. Calculation of a hip jack rafter. Calculation of a valley jack rafter. Calculation of a valley cripple jack rafter. Calculation of a hip/valley cripple jack rafter. Assembly of a hip roof. The rafter square. Complex roof hip/valley & ridge intersections. Cathedral ceiling framing. Unequal sloping roofs. Measuring roof slope. Dormers. Octagon roof framing. Octagon calculations. Rafter span tables. Truss construction.
7. Special Topics.
Stairs. Glossary – Stairs. Stair calculations. Stair layout. Methods of construction. Newel posts. Railings/balustrade systems. Porch/deck framing concerns. An overview of wood movement issues. Covered porch construction.