In this wide-ranging reference guide, professional builder Andy Engel shares his advice on tackling common renovations in every area of the home. He begins by explaining the proper use of several essential tools and materials, before delving into detailed instructions for DIY projects from basic to advanced. He shows how to frame floors and roofs, build walls and stairs and install windows, doors, roofing, siding and trimwork, illustrated with helpful diagrams and step-by-step color photos.

Scattered throughout the book are trade secrets, conversion charts, advice on selecting materials and tips on how to avoid pitfalls for each project. Well organized and easy to navigate, with an excellent glossary of terms.

Softcover, 9" × 11", 270 pages, 2011.

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