9781561588183

For Pros By Pros: Finish Carpentry

Guides you step-by-step through the details of this specialization!

Whether it's new construction or remodeling, finish carpentry is what gives a home warmth, personality and style -- and this new, thoroughly illustrated reference provides the step-by-step information a professional needs to get the job done right the first time. Starting with how to damage-proof a house before the carpentry begins, the authors take the reader through every aspect of the craft.

From running baseboards and installing interior doors to trimming windows and installing crown and wainscot, the authors tackle the hard parts such as working with out-of-plumb, out-of-square and out-of-level conditions. The authors also include an invaluable appendix on wood basics that details grain, shrinkage, joint design, finishes and composite materials.

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