1992 Edition, by
Willis Wagner's Modern Carpentry
has been a staple reference in the
building trades for years. My own
copy dates from 1976, so I was
interested in comparing the 1992
edition with my old one. The most
apparent and pleasant difference is
in the graphics. The new version
has lots of color — both photos and
colored drawings — and even the
text is improved, with large, bold
type and improved headings that
make for easier reading.
While much of the material is
similar to the older version, virtually
every chapter has been either
reorganized or partially rewritten.
Some updating has also been done.
There are two entirely new chapters