If your old carpentry book is starting to
look a little worn and you're searching for
a replacement, Carpentry may be the ideal
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.
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