Construction Books

Vintage Construction Books

Marvelous old and vintage Construction Books for sale including Audels Wiring Diagrams, Building Construction handbook by Frederick Merrick, Carpentry and Building Construction by Feirer Hutchings, Concrete Pavement Design, Design and Control of Concrete Mixtures, Detailing Reinforced Concrete Structure, Forms and Centering vintage Everette Jones book, Habirshaw Building Wires and Cables, HVAC Duct Construction Standard, Lathe and Plaster Systems Manual, Restoring Old Buildings for Contemporary Use, Wood Frame House Construction, and many more!  Many are out of print, wonderful for reference, do it your self repair, and gifts!

black and decker router craft george drake woodworking book
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Spiral bound book titled Black & Decker ROUTER CRAFT by George Drake, 1979, 150 pages.A handbook designed to make the do it yourselfer a router expert! Topics include: HOW TO USE THE ROUTER ROUTER BITS & ACCESSORIES METHODS OF SECURING WORK PIECES & GUIDES EDGE JOINING DECORATIVE EDGE ROUTING, STRAIGHT & CURVED JOINTS FOR STRUCTURAL PARTS CIRCLES, ARCS & PARALLEL SLOTS FREEHAND ROUTER CARVING, SIGN MAKING & INLAYS DOVETAIL DRAWER & BOX JOINTS DUPLICATE ROUTING WITH PATTERNS & TEMPLATES PICTURE AND SCREEN FRAMES TAPERING AND FLUTING DOOR HINGE MORTISING CUTTING AND EDGING PLASTIC LAMINATES CREATING FANCY SPINDLES & LEGS CONVERTING THE ROUTER TO A BENCH SHAPER POWER PLANINGThis book is in Good condition, pages clean and intact, and the binding is tight. Highlighting present on some pages. A must have for any router owner!..

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$8.99  $6.74
carpentry and building construction feirer hutchings book
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Hard covered book titled CARPENTRY AND BUILDING CONSTRUCTION by John Feirer & Gilbert Hutchings, 1981, 1,120 pages, over 2,00 diagrams and illustrations.Each detail of modern building construction is discussed, beginning with the various materials and equipment from which the contemporary builder can choose, then explaining the process step by step. The authors cover in depth materials, tools and machines, laying a foundation, building frames for each parts of a building, details of interior and exterior work, painting, and finishing.Related topics include reading plans, scheduling, building chimneys and fireplaces, protecting against termites and decay, and ensuring adequate ventilation. Standards in construction are discussed, as are methods of construction used in modular units, prefabricated houses, and mobile homes.Sections include: INTRODUCTION MATERIALS TOOLS & MACHINES FOUNDATIONS FRAMING COMPLETING THE EXTERIOR COMPLETING THE INTERIOR PAINT..

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$19.00  $14.25
detailing reinforced concrete structure vintage 1947 book
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Hard covered spiral bound book titled PROPOSED MANUAL OF STANDARD PRACTICE FOR DETAILING REINFORCED CONCRETE STRUCTURE American Concrete Institute, Report of American Concrete Institute Committee 315. 1947 Second Printing, 55 pages.Topics include: ENGINEERING AND PLACING DRAWINGS FABRICATING SHOP PRACTICE WELDED WIRE FABRIC ACCESSORIES TYPICAL DRAWINGSArchitectural drawings, foldouts. It is in VG condition. The pages, yellowed from age, are clean and intact, and the binding is tight. Don't miss the opportunity to add this sensational book to your library!..

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$33.00  $24.75
guide for outdoor building and maintenance demske and meyers book
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Hard covered book titled GUIDE FOR OUTDOOR BUILDING & MAINTENANCE by Richard Demske & L. Meyers, 1977, 325 pages. Topics include: Care of Lawn & Garden, Walls & Fences and Your Land, How to Build Driveways & Walks, Patios, Steps, etc. in Concrete, Bricklaying & Projects in Brick, Working with Building Stone, Decks for Every House, Garden Sheds, Storage Units & Carports, Pools & Potpourri. This book is in VG condition, pages clean and intact, and the binding is tight. Don't miss the opportunity to add this sensational book to your library! ..

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$10.00  $7.50
housemending dale mccormick home repair for rest of us guide book
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Soft covered book titled HOUSEMENDING Home Repair for the Rest of Us by Dale McCormick, 1987, 232 pages.Whether your concern is fixing a lamp or a garden hose, hanging bookshelves or plants, or a drawer that sticks, Dale defines terms and explains exactly how to accomplish the process with not only a minimum of anguish, but a maximum sense of satisfaction and empowerment as well. For bigger jobs like repairing walls and floors, ceilings or stairs, faulty wiring or plumbing, or planning major home renovations, she begins by explaining how a house is constructed and how its water and electrical systems work, and then goes on to describe a number of problems you might be experiencing. Chapters include: GETTING STARTED TOOLS & HOW TO USE THEM PAINTING PLUMBING ELECTRICAL WALLS & CEILINGS DOORS WINDOWS FURNITURE & CABINET REPAIR EXTERIOR & BASEMENT FLOORS STAIRS AND RAMPS DEALING WITH HOUSEHOLD EMERGENCIESThis book is in VG condit..

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$7.00  $5.25
lath and plaster systems manuals construction and design 3 books
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3 Soft covered spiral bound books, one titled LATH & PLASTER SYSTEMS MANUAL, Revised April 1982, 119 pages. The second manual is titled LATH & PLASTER SELECTION DATA & ASSEMBLIES, dated May 1977, 121 pages, and the third manual is titled LATH & PLASTER SELECTION DATA & ASSEMBLIES, dated June 1971, 76 pages. These manuals are in VG condition, pages clean and intact. The cover on the blue manual is scraped, see photo. ..

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$50.00  $37.50
power tool know how sears craftsman table saw book
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soft cover spiral bound book titled POWER TOOL KNOW HOW Table Saw Sears Craftsman with over 600 professional operations described and illustrated, 1975, cat. no. 9-2918. Sections include: THE TABLE SAW THE DRILL PRESS THE WOOD LATHE THE WOOD SHAPER THE BAND SAW & MOTORIZED MITER BOX THE STATIONARY PLANERS HOW TO SHARPEN This book is in VG condition, pages intact. Light foxing on the outer page edges.  Don't miss the opportunity to add it to your woodworking library! ..

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$18.00  $13.50
practical carpenter andrew perry woodworking projects book
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Hard covered book titled PRACTICAL CARPENTER by Andrew Perry, 1979, 159 pagesThis book provides the professional approach to setting up a sensible and safe workshop at home and gives instruction for building a variety of woodworking projects. Clearly and concisely, & with the aid of 200 attractive line drawings and photographs, this book explains every aspect of planning a project from designing to estimating materials requirements, to producing cutting lists, to inspecting materials before ordering and purchasing them. It features a chapter on power tools, including advice on buying them. This book is in VG condition, pages clean and intact, and the binding is tight. The dust jacket is chipped at the edges. A must have for your woodworking library!..

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$16.00  $12.00
practical electricity house wiring herbert richter vintage book
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Hard covered book titled PRACTICAL ELECTRICITY AND HOUSE WIRING, by Herbert P. Richter, copyright 1952.  313 pages. This is a practical book of instruction covering in detail every branch of electrical work as applied to the wiring of small buildings, based on the latest (1951) National Electrical Code, and is fully illustrated. This book is in VG+ condition. The pages, yellowed from age, are clean and intact, and the binding is tight.  Minor soiling on the cover page. It would make a wonderful addition to any electrician's vintage library. ..

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$9.00  $6.75
restoring old buildings contemporary use william shopsin book
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Hard covered book titled RESTORING OLD BUILDINGS FOR CONTEMPORARY USES An American Sourcebook for Architects and Preservationists by William C. Shopsin, 1989, 208 pages, 180 illustrations. ISBN 0823074250 Architects are called on to make the decisions about whether and how to save, use or reuse old buildings - from ordinary houses to extraordinary white elephants, from old fashioned commercial buildings to mills and churches. Yet, ironically, only a minority of architects and designers have had any formal training in preservation or restoration work. This book is a first course on preservation for architects and designers and a basic primer on architecture for preservationists. It is also a sourcebook for pragmatic information for enlightened homeowners and preservation activists. Chapters include: PRACTICING PRESERVATION PROFESSIONALISM, PRIORITIES LEARNING THE CONTEXTS, SITE, COMMUNITY, CLIMATE ASSEMBLING THE RESOURCES, SURVEYS, DATA, PROFESSIONAL EXPERTS ..

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$24.99  $18.74
this old house bob vila restoring renovating home construction book
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Soft covered book titled THIS OLD HOUSE Restoring, Rehabilitating, & Renovating an Older House by Bob Vila with Jane Davison, 1980, 270 pages.This book is a comprehensive guide for homeowners and first-time buyers who want solid advice on how to understand, plan, and manage a major overhaul of their older house, or any of its rooms, using both professional help and their own time and effort. He cheerfully steers the uninitiated through the entire rehabilitation process, using as his object lesson a 100 year old Massachusetts house transformed during thirteen weeks of programming from a tired old wreck into a functionally modern Victorian beauty. Along the way he covers everything practical, tactical and financial, from appraisal and budgeting to planning and designing, as well as contracting with architects and carpenters, electricians and plumbers. Vila stops to point out possible rehabbing disasters lurking in the woodwork, and answers hundreds of crucial questions every ..

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$7.00  $5.25
wood frame house construction by lo anderson engineering book
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Soft covered book WOOD FRAME HOUSE CONSTRUCTION by L. O. Anderson, Engineer Forest Products Laboratory,  Forest Service U. S. Department of Agriculture, Agriculture Handbook No. 73, revised July 1970, 223 pages. This book presents sound principles for wood-frame house construction and suggestions for selecting suitable materials that will assist in the construction of a good house. It is also meant as a guide and handbook for those without this type of construction experience. It sets forth what are considered to be acceptable practices in assembling and arranging the parts of a well-designed wood-frame house, and deals with established methods of construction. Construction details for houses are given in a series of drawings with accompanying text, which show the methods used in assembling the various parts. The order of presentation conforms to the normal sequence of constructing the building, from foundation to finish work. The final chapters add information on painting..

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$18.00  $13.50