Graphic Guide to Frame Construction (For Pros By Pros)

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3 Responses to Graphic Guide to Frame Construction (For Pros By Pros)

  • John Nordstrom says:
    137 of 140 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Excellent Resource, December 8, 1999
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    John Nordstrom

    This book is my favorite resource for, well, frame construction. I’ve used it for as a reference for doing detail drawings and as a reference for doing actual construction. I’m adding on to my house, doing most of the work myself. Whenever I hit a snag or need to do something I only vaguely know how to do (which is more often than I’d like), this is the first book I turn to. The drawings are of excellent quality, the text is extremely clear, and the layout like a fine set of blueprints. Its indexed well enough that you can find what you need quickly. The spiral binding is perfect for taking it to the job site and letting it stay open on the page you need.

    I’d highly recommend this book to apprentice carpenters, general contractors, architectural students, architects, and do-it-yourselfers.

    Thallon’s Graphic Guide to Interior Details makes a nice compliment to this book, though I don’t find it as necessary.

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  • Mark Stanley (mstanley@putnamrf.com) says:
    119 of 121 people found the following review helpful
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    An excellent detailed building reference, February 22, 1999
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    Mark Stanley (mstanley@putnamrf.com) (Francestown, NH) –

    As a former building contractor, I can say that this book offers builders of all levels drawing views that blueprints sometimes do not even afford. There are detailed views of alternative approaches for same-type applications that cover most problems encountered during a building or remodeling project. I initially bought this book as a refresher in anticipation of a planned project on my own home, but it has turned out to be one of the best reference books in my library.

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  • D. Kasakitis says:
    30 of 30 people found the following review helpful
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    Excellent text, awesome drawings, November 7, 2001
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    D. Kasakitis (Sykesville, MD United States) –
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    “Graphic Guide to Frame Construction” is an excellently illustrated spiral bound ‘book’ on wood frame construction. It covers all the major elements of home construction, from foundation, to floors, to walls, to roofs. It can be read as a book but is very reference-able. It does however assume some basic understanding of home construction, so it’s not an absolute starter book. The text is a bit terse and requires some mulling over, but the drawings are fantastic. If you are considering building an outbuilding, adding on to your home, or perhaps even building your own home, this is one must have book, worth every single penny paid. Did I say that the illustrations are fantastic? They are.

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