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For Pros By Pros: The Very Efficient Carpenter

For Pros By Pros: The Very Efficient Carpenter

By Larry Haun

A complete course in basic framing, with practical information about how to organize tasks, streamline procedures, and handle tools and materials efficiently!

Price: $22.95
ISBN: 9781561583263
Product Code: 156158326X
Year: 1992
Binding: Softcover     Page Count: 213
Publisher: Taunton Press


A complete course in basic framing, with practical information about how to organize tasks, streamline procedures, and handle tools and materials efficiently. A complete course in basic framing, including information on tools, plans, codes, permits, lumber and materials.

Larry Haun shows you step by step all the techniques he uses to frame a basic house, from laying down the sills to cutting the rafters. There is also an opening chapter on tools, plans, codes, permits, lumber, and materials, and additional information throughout the book on safety and site-built tools. Many framers swear by the information that author Larry Haun lays down here as instructions for basic framing.

A master carpenter shows you how to increase your efficiency, proceeding from foundations to floors, walls, ceilings, roofs, and stairs. Make the best use of your tools, and speed work without compromising quality or safety.

The Very Efficient Carpenter Basic framing for residential construction Here's your chance to become a more efficient carpenter. Larry Haun has been a production framer for more than 35 years and a teacher of apprentices for more than 20. In this book, Haun shows you, step by step, all the techniques he uses to frame a basic house, from laying down the sills to cutting the rafters.

You'll learn about:

  • Cutting and installing posts and girders
  • Joisting and sheathing
  • Fluently laying out, cutting, assembling, and raising walls
  • Framing gable roofs, hips and valleys, and truss roofs
  • Building various types of stairs

There is an opening chapter on tools, plans, codes, permits, lumber, and materials, and additional information throughout the book on safety and site-built tools. The Very Efficient Carpenter is no less than a complete course in basic framing.