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Planning and Scheduling
A Pictorial Index
The Basic Systems
Choosing the Materials
Measuring and Marking 24
An Overview 46
Exterior Window Trim 48
Exterior Door Trim 52
Other Exterior Trim 53
Exterior Stairs and Railings 58
Sequence of Activities 64
Wallboard Ceilings and Walls 67
Wall Paneling 75
Interior Stairs and Railings 93
Interior Window Trim 95
Interior Door Trim 99
Other Interior Trim 100
Front Cover: This handsome finish trim is made up of standard moldings available at any well-stocked building center. Such a column can be used for decorative purposes or to conceal utility lines or heating ducts.
Back Cover: Top left: This handcrafted tool chest contains an assortment of carpentry hand tools that are organized in a way that makes them readily accessible.
Top right: Exterior finish work is not only functional, but it enhances the appearance of your home as well.
Bottom left: Standard molding pieces used in innovative ways add elegance to an ordinary stairway column.
Bottom right: The chisels, multiplane, router, and lathe shown here are some of the hand and power tools that can be used to shape wood into almost any conceivable pattern for custom finish work.
Finish Carpentry Basics
This book covers the crowning touches of most home-improvement projects, including interior trim, exterior trim, wallboard, paneling, stairs, railings, shelves, closets, cabinets, and mantels. There is also information about time-saving tools, such as pneumatic nailers and power miter saws.
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