Manual of First and Second Fixing Carpentry
By Les Goring
Routledge – 1998 – 240 pages
A detailed and highly illustrated, practical guide to the techniques in first and second-fixing carpentry in domestic construction.
Introductory chapters cover topics such as tools required, their care and proper use, and how to interpret detailed drawings. The book then deals with a wide range of first-fixing operations including fixing floor joists, flooring, door frames and linings, windows (uPVC and wooden), stairs and roofs. Chapters on second fixing include fixing skirting and architrave, balustrades, hanging doors, and fitting locks and door furniture. Each chapter covers the subject in great detail with step-by-step illustrations and text to provide the reader with a complete picture of the sequence of work required to carry out each task.
"… indispensable to students … the book is laid out very neatly … an excellent glossary of terms."
Institute of Carpenters
Preface * Abbreviations * Technical data * Reading construction drawings * Tools required; their care and proper use * Making a carpenter's tool box * Making builders' plans for site use * Sharpening traditional saws * Fixing door frames, lining and doorsteps * Fixing wooden and uPVC windows * Fixing floor joists and flooring * Fixing interior and exterior timber grounds * Fixing stairs and balustrades * Stair Regulations guide to design and construction * Constructing traditional and modern roofs * Erecting timber stud partitions * Geometry for arch shapes * Making and fixing arch centres * Fixing architraves, skirting, dado and picture rails * Fitting and hanging doors * Fitting locks, latches and door furniture * Fixing pipe casings and framed ducts * Glossary of terms * Index