The Visual Handbook of Building and Remodeling by Charlie WingThis is my favorite reference book for remodeling projects. It is kind of hard to describe the book because its really unique. In short, its a collection of loads of miscellaneous information needed to complete any aspect of a remodeling project.
Need to know the typical dimensions of counters, sinks, bedrooms, stairs, wheelchairs, or humans? What about the average wind direction in your area at a particular time of year and how/what to plant to create the most effective windbreak? Maximum spans for various types and dimensions of lumber? Typical appliance wattages? Would you like to know the color temperature of a coated metal halide bulb? The names and dimensions of 40 types of cinder blocks? Its all in there and more. I highly recommend this book to anyone working on a house. Its not the only source of information you need, but its one you will consistently use throughout your project.
The Visual Handbook of Building and Remodeling
The lowest-priced brand-new, unused, unopened, undamaged item in its original packaging where packaging is applicable. Packaging should be the same as what is found in a retail store, unless the item is handmade or was packaged by the manufacturer in non-retail packaging, such as an unprinted box or plastic bag. See details for additional description. Verified purchase: Yes Condition: New. I recommend this book. Being a student, a nice reference book to keep after reading all the sections. Get a good idea and take it to the next level to start getting to understand whats going on in the construct of a structure.
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Genres: Science Engineering. As the dedication indicates, without the experience, insight, and doggedness of my agent, Ray Wolf, this book would have remained but a personal dream. Who would have thought, in , The Visual Handbook of Building and Remodeling would become a building classic with new editions every eight years? In addition to nearly books, I soon had filing cabinets full of useful scraps of information gleaned from every element of the building industry: architect and builder friends, lumberyards, hardware stores, contractors, manufacturers and associations. When the usefulness of all of this seemingly disparate information became apparent, I began dreaming of gathering it all into a single book. For many years the dream remained just that.