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Build Smarter with Alternative Materials

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Author: Leon A. Frechette
Publisher: Craftsman Publishers, 1999
Soft Cover, 9.0"x8.0", 333 pages

This book is for construction professionals who want a clear understanding of alternative materials and how using them can enhance their projects, both residential and commercial. It covers the materials -- including their strengths and any limitations -- as well as installation tips and manhour estimates.

here you'll find the true facts, not the hype, about a variety of alternative materials. These are quality components that can help you deliver a better overall product -- something your customers will enjoy and benefit from long after you leave their projects.

All of the products covered here have been used or well-researched by the author and represent a cross section of available products. Build Smarter with Alternative Materials covers materials used in each phase of a project, in order -- from the foundation to the ridge peak.

Our Promise To You.

If it is for sale in our store -- it is because we use it and love it!

We are happy to share our experiences with these tools which may enhance your own. Given care, maintenance, and love, each of these fine tools is capable of lasting a lifetime. We do limit warranties to those offered by our supplying manufacturers. If ever you have a question or concern regarding any of the tools we sell, please let us know.

Online. On Campus. On The Job Site.

These tools, toys and supplies are in constant use by our students, timber framing crews, and family. At Shelter Tools, we have a working knowledge of every product we sell. Graduates will find particular items recommended in class and on site.


If you don't see the tools or items you need, we can find it for you. Write us or call us anytime.