Carpentry and Construction: History and Techniques
If you’re looking for the ultimate instruction manual on carpentry and construction, you’ve come to the right place. Updated and revised, fifth edition, Carpentry & Construction: The Complete Step-By-Step Guide to Carpentry & Construction will take you through every stage of house building from laying down the foundations to laying up the walls – all in detail so you can use it yourself to construct your own house! The book contains everything you need to know about carpentry including building construction plans and blueprints, tips on using basic carpentry tools, the types of woodwork you can do, techniques on carpentry joinery and staining and many other valuable lessons and information. It also contains over 100 full-color photographs to help you see how projects are made – even if you can’t be there in person.
You’ll also discover valuable tips and techniques on woodworking plans, including nccer, miter, and mitre saw cutting techniques. This is a handy volume to have just in case you have a woodworking project coming up. One especially helpful idea is to keep this handy when working with scrap lumber – you’ll find nccer, miter, and mitre saw cutters within easy reach. With easy to read charts and instructions, you’ll be able to complete any woodworking project fast and accurately.
Other valuable topics include woodturning, furniture building, wood carving, and bamboo stools. There are also careers within the field of carpentry and construction that are presented in this book. Decorative carvings, wood turning, wood sculptures, and bamboo stools are just a few examples. You might be interested in careers as a carpenter, woodworker, cabinetmaker, or carver if these careers interest you.
The book contains numerous floor plans for different buildings and woodworking projects. Included are green building tips. These include using wood in innovative ways, minimizing your energy use, and using natural products instead of chemical-based ones. The green building plans may appeal to you if you’re trying to live a more environmentally friendly lifestyle. Carpenters, masons, and other woodworkers will appreciate the tips and strategies the book provides regarding building with wood and other green resources.
The book includes a number of unique and practical lesson plans. Most of the lesson plans focus on learning how to operate hand tools such as routers, saws, chisels, and hand tools. They also provide information on how to work with both flat and circular plywood. Throughout the text you’ll discover useful tips on how to properly care for your woodworking tools, including using wood polish and protecting the blades of your saws. The lesson plans also show you how to utilize various woodworking tools including planers, Sanders, and files, and provide information on using carpentry and construction jigs and kits.
Carpenters and other DIY specialists will find many interesting, challenging career topics in The Carpentry and Construction Companion. The chapters focus on carpentry, nccer, framing, molding, painting, millwork, and cabinet work. This companion is ideal for anyone wanting to incorporate alternative and renewable building project processes into their current jobs. It can even be used as a supplement to other texts on carpentry and construction.
In addition to the books, DVD’s, and lesson plans there is also a free virtual tour available. The virtual tour provides a comprehensive overview of the chapters, including historic preservation, bamboo fabrication, carpenters, bamboo sticks, and the construction process. You’ll see how to use a variety of common hand tools, as well as get an idea of how historic preservation affects the structures of our society today. The virtual tour is available for download as a PowerPoint presentation, so you can easily bring it around your office or home.
Another of Carpentry and Construction Companion’s many valuable features is the virtual tour of the NCCA website. This interactive learning module gives you a firsthand look at the process of obtaining a license as a carpenter, as well as the legal requirements for working in the construction field. It includes state-specific information about bonding requirements, building codes, and NCCA guidelines for various types of work. The virtual tour shows you the wood floors of famous landmarks, as well as the plywood panels that compose commercial buildings. You’ll even get to view some of the giant bamboo sticks that are used to hammer nails into hardwood.