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If your old carpentry book is starting to look a little worn and you're searching for a replacement, Carpentry may be the ideal candidate. This hefty newcomer is likely to offer some stiff competition to old standards like Durbahn & Sundberg's two-volume Fundamentals of Carpentry or Willis Wagner's Modem Carpentry. Koel covers both residential/light carpentry and heavy construction in 695 informative, illustration-packed pages. Exhaustive in scope and treatment, it discusses virtually everything a beginning carpenter needs to know. The first 274 pages—40 percent of the book—are devoted to common materials, hand and power tools, construction equipment, leveling, concrete work, safety and blueprint-reading. The balance of the book provides detailed and wellillustrated guidance on everything from floor framing to trim work. Written at the