Carpentry and Building Volume 3

Carpentry and Building Volume 3

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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. 1881 edition. Excerpt: ...two inches should always be left, so that the paint can be easily applied to all flashings on all sides, and where the dust can be easily swept out. Many troublesome leaks occur from the base of balustrades shutting down so close that dirt is completely imprisoned, and, consequently, in time decomposition sets in, and the metal coverings are ruined. Bay windows, with balconies or with other ornaments, if put on with an idea of permanency, should leave ample room for the painter's brushes to reach every angle, nook or corner, and thus save a thousand leaks. laws of sound are exceedingly complex, and it seems almost impossible, with our present knowledge, to analyze them. One architect may finish an audience room in some peculiar shape in which speaking is delightfully easy, and the speaker's voice clearly audible Acoustics. In a recent number of an exchange some very interesting experiments were detailed concerning the best methods for improving the acoustic properties of lecture rooms and churches. The direction in which the experimenter was working was to use wires and plates of metal suspended or stretched in various portions of the room, and arranged in such a manner as to reinforce the sound. Interior of Dining-Room.--Fig. 7.--Detail of Window.--Scale, 1% Inches to the Foot. in every portion, yet we cannot say of the several elements which have entered into the design which one is essential or which one could be omitted without detriment. Another room may be finished almost iden-tical in its general features with the one just mentioned, and be found to give only moderately good results. Proportions, of course, have been slightly altered, and some Fig. 6.--Half Elevation of End of Boom.--Scale, % Inch to the Foot. from wind-falls of dust, and...show more

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  • Paperback | 260 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 14mm | 472g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236552210
  • 9781236552211