Carpentry for Dummies

Carpentry for Dummies

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"Carpentry For Dummies is a terrific guide to stay on the right track." Richard Karn, Al Borland on TVs Home Improvement "Probably the most useful tool to have in the home workshop solid information about everything is right at your fingertips." Don Geary, President of the National Association of Home Workshop Writers Step-By-Step Illustrations Show You How to Do It! Have you ever wanted to trim out a room but didnt know where to start? In Carpentry For Dummies(R), Gene and Katie Hamilton and Roy Barnhart show you the drill (not to mention the saw and the hammer) and guide you step by step through basic household projects. With pointers on choosing the right materials, finding the best way to put them together, and working safely, its your ideal basic carpentry reference. Step-by-Step Solutions from the First Cut to the Final Finish:Find a good lumber or hardware store and choose the right materials for the jobMaster the fine points of measuring, marking, and gauging to make sure everything fits perfectlyBone up on sanding, sealing, and staining basicsGet the scoop on safety precautions with power tools and potentially toxic chemicals
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  • Paperback | 242 pages
  • 186.4 x 233.4 x 17.3mm | 453.6g
  • Hungry Minds Inc,U.S.
  • Foster City, United States
  • English
  • 0764551752
  • 9780764551758

About Gene Hamilton

About the Authors Gene and Katie Hamilton are the husband-and-wife team behind "Do It Yourself or Not?", a syndicated newspaper column from the Los Angeles Times as well as the founders of www, a comprehensive website for do-it-yourselfers. The Hamiltons have written more than a dozen bestselling books, including Home Improvement For Dummies(R). Roy Barnhart, a lifelong do-it-your-selfer, is a freelance writer, editor, and consultant in the home improvement field. He has contributed to such magazines as Home, House Beautiful, Family Handyman, Workbench, and Todays Homeowner.
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Table of contents

Introduction. PART I: Carpentry 101. Chapter 1: Starting Off on the Right Foot. Chapter 2: Buying Lumber and Other Materials. Chapter 3: The Tools You Need. PART II: Tools and Techniques. Chapter 4: Measuring, Marking, and Layout. Chapter 5: Cutting, Shaping, and Smoothing. Chapter 6: Drilling, Driving, and Fastening. Chapter 7: More Great Tools and Gizmos. Chapter 8: Rough and Finish Carpentry Techniques. PART III: Interior Home Improvements. Chapter 9: Wall Finishing. Chapter 10: The Ins and Outs of Doors. Chapter 11: Windows: A Whole New Way to Look at Things. Chapter 12: Trimming Out a Room. Chapter 13: Laying a Prefinished Wood Floor. Chapter 14: Hanging Things on Walls. PART IV: The Part of Tens. Chapter 15: Ten Ways to Put Your Skills to Work. Chapter 16: Web Sites for Carpenters. Index. Book Registration Information.
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