Offering a detailed overview of traditional methods for making doors and windows by hand, this book is a reprint of two joiner's handbooks written by an English tradesman in the early 1900s.
Covering layout, joinery and construction, the material refers to the use of hand tools but much of it can be adapted by anyone using power equipment. Each section progresses from basic designs to more complex constructions, supplemented by dozens of the author's illustrations.
Several variations of frame-and-panel and ledged and braced doors are covered, along with installation instructions, while the window-making section describes a wide range of frames and sashes for single-hung, double-hung and casement windows.
An excellent reference for anyone involved in architectural restoration or reproduction work. Smyth-sewn hardcover, 7" × 4 1/2", 176 pages, 2013.