The Very Efficient Carpenter

Basic Framing for Residential Construction/FPBP

The Very Efficient Carpenter

By:  Haun, Larry

9781561583263
Product ID:  070455
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10/01/1998
Taunton Press

8.0 X 10.0 in
224 pg



HOUSE & HOME / Design & Construction
HOUSE & HOME / Do-It-Yourself / Carpentry

Here's your chance to become a more efficient carpenter. Larry Haun has been a production framer for more than 35 years and a teacher of apprentices for more than 20. In this book, Haun shows you, step by step, all the techniques he uses to frame a basic house, from laying down the sills to cutting the rafters. You'll learn about:

  • cutting and installing posts and girders
  • joisting and sheathing fluently
  • laying out, cutting, assembling, and raising walls
  • framing gable roofs, hips and valleys, and truss roofs
  • building various types of stairs

There is an opening chapter on tools, plans, codes, permits, lumber, and materials, and additional information throughout the book on safety and site-built tools. The Very Efficient Carpenter is no less than a complete course in basic framing.

Larry Haun has worked as a carpenter in southern California for four decades and has been a Habitat for Humanity volunteer since the 1980s. He has taught apprentice carpenters at a local community college for more than 20 years. Larry lives in coastal Oregon, where he continues to build houses for Habitat.