Graphic Guide to Frame Construction, Fourth Edition
The graphic guide that builders, architects, and students have relied on for almost 20 years has been completely updated to cover new materials, construction methods, and the latest building code revisions.
The standard reference in its field, Rob Thallon's Graphic Guide to Frame Construction is the ultimate visual guide to building with wood. Filled with hundreds of detailed drawings, helpful annotations, and field-tested advice, the guide covers foundations, floors, walls, roofs, and stairs.
Inside the revised Fourth Edition, you will find information on advanced framing, engineered and composite materials, and construction in high-wind and seismic areas. The drawings are of excellent quality, the text is extremely clear, and the layout is like a fine set of blueprints. It's indexed well enough that you can find what you need quickly.
The Graphic Guide to Frame Construction offers builders of all levels drawing views that blueprints sometimes do not even afford. There are detailed views of alternative approaches for same-type applications that cover most problems encountered during a building or remodeling project.
This is a reference book that should be on every builder's shelf!