Carpentry. a practical treatise on simple building construction, including framing, roof construction, general carpentry work, exterior and interior finish of buildings, building forms and working drawings PDF

Carpentry. a practical treatise on simple building construction, including framing, roof construction, general carpentry work, exterior and interior finish of buildings, building forms and working drawings PDF

Carpentry. a practical treatise on simple building construction, including framing, roof construction, general carpentry work, exterior and interior finish of buildings, building forms and working drawings by Gilbert Townsend pdf download

INTRODUCTION
IN THE very nature of things the present-day carpenter is not the same sort of a workman as his brother of twenty-five years ago. but if anyone imagines for a moment that he is a disappearing species that person should inspect some building operations in his own locality in order to correct this impression.


With all the strides which have been made in steel and concrete construction, and in the face of the developments in mill work and in the manufacture of special building material, no method has ever been devised for dispensing with the services of the skilled worker in wood. His knowledge of lumber and of its behavior under varying conditions; his ability to perform rapidly and in workmanlike manner the many details connected with the frame, the roof. the walls, and the exterior and interior finish; and his technical knowledge of the simpler elements of construction make him an efficient workman, and give him the ability to rise to higher things.


It is with the idea of satisfying a real demand for a practical work on Carpentry and Joinery which shall cover in every detail the many problems the present-day workman and contractor must meet and solve, that this volume has been published. It is especially adapted for purposes of self-instruction and home study. The utmost eare has been used to make the treatment appeal to the technically trained expert as well as to the beginner and the selftaught practical man.

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