The Complete Visual Guide to Building a House

If the idea of building your own home with your own hands sounds positively exhilarating, The Complete Visual Guide to Building a House will show you how.

The Complete Visual Guide to Building a HouseThe Complete Visual Guide to Building a House
By Charles Lockhart, John Carroll Taunton
Retail Price $45.00
Amazon Price: $33.34

 

 

Book Description: 

If the idea of building your own home with your own hands sounds positively exhilarating, The Complete Visual Guide to Building a House will show you how.

This step-by-step course in residential carpentry takes a unique visual approach to instruction, with 1,200 full-color drawings of every step in the building process—from laying a foundation through installing the finishing touch on a newel post. Combining the expertise of builder John Carroll and the engaging drawings of illustrator Chuck Lockhart, this guide is just that: complete. DIYers will quickly learn how to frame floors, walls, ceilings, and roofs; install windows, exterior doors, siding, wall and floor coverings, trim and cabinets; hang doors; builds stairs;
and much more.

Review

I love this book! It has comprehensive info on framing a home, written in an easy-to-read format, with plenty of pictures.  The pictures are very helpful when you want to really grasp the technique being explained. Everything inside this book is laid out clearly that categorizes all aspects of construction. A great book for a novice and want to know the basics. I would recommend it  if you are looking to build your own house .

~Reviewed by John C.

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