The Book of Lumber Shed Construction; For Retail Lumber Yards, Etc., Also Lime Houses, Coal Sheds, Sashand Door Rooms, Offices and Shed and Yard Conveniences

The Book of Lumber Shed Construction; For Retail Lumber Yards, Etc., Also Lime Houses, Coal Sheds, Sashand Door Rooms, Offices and Shed and Yard Conveniences

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1909 edition. Excerpt: ...conceded that in the retail yard timbers are at times neglected. In fact there are few items on the yard man's list which are so badly handled. Timbers to be of the greatest value to the builders must be free from warp; neither is it in their favor when badly checked, and when lying uncovered they acquire both these defects. Many a yard man has sawed long timbers in two because they were so warped that intact they could not be used. Not many years ago it was considered of no great advantage to protect any lumber save the high grades, such as finish, and mill work, or such as flooring, casing and base, by carrying it under cover. In fact the yard man who aimed to protect his stock so as to enable him to pass it out to the consumer in good condition was laughed at by his less enterprising competitors. That day, however, has passed, and so general has it become to care properly for stock by sheltering it from storm and sun that the dealer who does not do it must see go to others trade which otherwise might have come to him. Fewer, these days, shelter timbers than other stock. Yard men who carry all their boards, even all their dimension, under roof permit their timbers to lie outside in the sun and rain, in some cases not even with proper bearings under them. Timbers are seen which have lain in this way so long that decay has set in. Some cover timbers with boards while others make ample provision for carrying them in a way that preserves their true lines no matter how long they may remain unsold. Different ways of shedding timbers have their advocates, as have different types of sheds. In some elaborate and expensive sheds pockets have been built into which timbers are thrust endwise, and instances are known where these pockets are so circumscribed...show more

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  • Paperback | 42 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 95g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1236612957
  • 9781236612953