David Jacobs aims this book at the "do-it-yourself" enthusiast who has a practical backyard project in mind, such as a simple out-of-the-way building for storage or work, requiring only basic tools and procedures to complete. With Jacobs' clear, well-illustrated instructions, readers can build solid, durable and attractive outdoor structures, with a minimum investment of time and money. All the essential steps are covered, starting with permits and building plans, followed by a discussion of essential tools and materials. Jacobs describes site preparation, laying foundations and floors, framing walls and roofs, installing doors and windows, putting on exterior siding, roofing and other aspects of rough carpentry. He also demonstrates preliminary electrical and plumbing installation techniques.
Author: David H. Jacobs ISBN: 9780830644216 Pages: 144 pages Format: PDF Size: 35.60 Mb