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Graphic Guide to Frame Construction

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If you’re in need of info on framing construction, look no further. This newly revised and updated edition of our classic visual handbook is loaded with up-to-date code information, the latest material advice, and detailed construction methods. Building on the success of earlier editions--which have sold hundreds of thousands of copies―accomplished architect and teacher Rob Thallon delivers on the details you need to get the job done right.

Covers a broad range of projects. Whether you’re setting a foundation, erecting a partition wall, or flashing a window, you’ll find information on the project in this book. The book’s major categories include:

  • Footings and Foundations
  • Beams, Joist Systems, and Subflooring
  • Wall Framing, Bracing, and Sheathing
  • Roof Framing, Flashing, and Insulation
  • Exterior and Interior Stairs and Handrails

Filled with 500+ meticulous drawings. There are well over a hundred new drawings in this updated edition that precisely explain best practices for energy-efficient construction, advanced framing techniques, how to control moisture in wood-framing, installation information for new building materials, and more.

Whether you're a builder, architect, or homeowner, you'll find this up-to-the-minute resource is the perfect visual aid to help you tackle a wide range of framing projects with confidence.


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.


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