From the Back Cover
"Carpentry For Dummies is a terrific guide to stay on the right track." Richard Karn, Al Borland on TV's Home Improvement "Probably the most useful tool to have in the home workshop solid information about everything is right at your fingertips." Don Geary, President of the National Association of Home & Workshop Writers
Step-By-Step Illustrations Show You How to Do It!
Have you ever wanted to trim out a room but didn't know where to start? In Carpentry For Dummies®, Gene and Katie Hamilton and Roy Barnhart show you the drill (not to mention the saw and the hammer) and guide you step by step through basic household projects. With pointers on choosing the right materials, finding the best way to put them together, and working safely, it's your ideal basic carpentry reference. Step-by-Step Solutions from the First Cut to the Final Finish:
- Find a good lumber or hardware store and choose the right materials for the job
- Master the fine points of measuring, marking, and gauging to make sure everything fits perfectly
- Bone up on sanding, sealing, and staining basics
- Get the scoop on safety precautions with power tools and potentially toxic chemicals
About the Author
About the Authors Gene and Katie Hamilton are the husband-and-wife team behind "Do It Yourself or Not?", a syndicated newspaper column from the Los Angeles Times as well as the founders of www.HouseNet.com, a comprehensive website for do-it-yourselfers. The Hamiltons have written more than a dozen bestselling books, including Home Improvement For Dummies®
. Roy Barnhart, a lifelong do-it-your-selfer, is a freelance writer, editor, and consultant in the home improvement field. He has contributed to such magazines as Home, House Beautiful, Family Handyman, Workbench, and Today's Homeowner.