Carpentry by Mark
299 pages. $26.50.
Mark Currie's Rough Framing Carpentry
should come with a warning printed in
bold letters on the cover: Warning!
Fasten seatbelt before reading. This nononsense
book, which could be subtitled
"production framing at warp speed,"
sends a hard-edged message to those
who would make their living as framers:
Technique is governed by speed.
While most carpentry books have a
couple of chapters on rough framing,
Currie has produced nearly 300 pages
on the subject. To give you an idea of
the level of detail in this book, two
full chapters are devoted solely to
sheathing subfloors and roofs. The
text is backed up with excellent blackand-
white photos of real-world