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Vintage Construction Books
We have a sizable selection of vintage and out-of-print 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!
Spiral bound book titled Black & Decker ROUTER CRAFT by George Drake, 1979, 150 pages more.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 TAPE less
Hard covered book titled CARPENTRY AND BUILDING CONSTRUCTION by John Feirer & Gilbert Hutchings more. 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, buil less
Hard covered spiral bound book titled PROPOSED MANUAL OF STANDARD PRACTICE FOR DETAILING REINFORCED CONCRETE STRUCTURE more. 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! less
Hard covered book titled GUIDE FOR OUTDOOR BUILDING & MAINTENANCE by Richard Demske & L more. Meyers, 1977, 325 pages.
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,
Storage Units & Carports,
Pools & Potpourri.
This book is in VG condition, pages clean and intact, and the binding is tight. Don't miss the opportu less
Soft covered book titled HOUSEMENDING Home Repair for the Rest of Us more. 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 cons less
3 Soft covered spiral bound books, one titled LATH & PLASTER SYSTEMS MANUAL, Revised April 1982, 119 pages more. 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. less
soft cover spiral bound book titled POWER TOOL KNOW HOW Table Saw Sears Craftsman with over 600 professional operations described and illustrated, 1975, cat more. no. 9-2918.
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! less
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 more. 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 less
Hard covered book titled PRACTICAL ELECTRICITY AND HOUSE WIRING, by Herbert P more. 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. less
Hard covered book titled RESTORING OLD BUILDINGS FOR CONTEMPORARY USES An American Sourcebook for Architects and Preservationists by William C more. 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 less
Soft covered book titled THIS OLD HOUSE Restoring, Rehabilitating, & Renovating an Older House by Bob Vila with Jane Davison, 1980, 270 pages more.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 Vic less
Soft covered book WOOD FRAME HOUSE CONSTRUCTION by L. O. Anderson, Engineer Forest Products Laboratory, Forest Service U more. 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, less