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Title: Front cover & Introduction - Wood-frame house construction

Source: AH-73, September 1989

Author(s): Sherwood, Stroh

Publication Year: 1989  View PDF »

Category: Agricultural Handbook

Abstract: This handbook presents sound principles for woodframe house construction and suggestions for selecting suitable materials to assist the construction of a good house. The organization reflects the general progression of activity in building a wood-frame house, from initial conception to completed structure. Chapter 1 describes matters that should be considered or dealt with before beginning construction. Chapters 2-4 describe steps in laying the groundwork, framing and closing in, and completing the shell, which are usually taken one after another in the order presented. Chapters 5-7 describe later tasks that can often be done in some order other than presented. Chapter 8 discusses special topics often associated with wood-frame construction. Technical notes, annotated list of suggestions for additional reading, and glossary are provided.

Keywords: Wood-frame, house, construction, building materials, building codes, foundations, framing, siding, roofing, paints and stains, energy conservation, noise control, decay, termites, maintenance and repair.

File size: 47 kb(s)

Date posted: 09/09/2009

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