Audel Carpenters and Builders Layout, Foundation, and Framing
Here's knowledge you can build on. Whether you're building a storage shed or your dream house, the same principles govern choosing a site, setting the foundation, erecting the walls, and putting on the roof. This handy how-to guide has been totally revised and updated to cover new building materials and the latest techniques in construction and framing. It's where to find answers and solutions, from the first stake to the last roofing nail. With the help of this guide you can: choose an appropriate site and lay out the structure; construct a foundation that meets structural needs and weather conditions; work with block building materials; understand balloon frame, post-and-beam, and platform frame construction; calculate rafter length and choose the right roofing materials; and, install skylights, cornices, doors, windows, and various types of siding.