Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Graphic Guide To Frame Construction (For Pros By Pros) By Rob Thallon

Graphic Guide to Frame Construction (For Pros By Pros)

Graphic Guide To Frame Construction (For Pros By Pros) By Rob Thallon

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The classic guide - revised and updated. The book that builders, architects, and students have relied on for almost 20 years has been completely updated to cover new materials, construction methods, and the latest building code revisions. The standard reference in its field, Rob Thallons Graphic Guide to Frame Construction is the ultimate visual guide to building with wood. Filled with hundreds of detailed drawings, helpful annotations, and field-tested advice, the guide covers foundations, floors, walls, roofs, and stairs. This third revised edition also offers additional information on advanced framing, engineered and composite materials, and construction in high-wind and seismic areas.
Product Details
  • Amazon Sales Rank: #9002 in Books
  • Published on: 2009-01-01
  • Original language: English
  • Number of items: 1
  • Dimensions: .64" h x 8.50" w x 10.76" l, 1.50 pounds
  • Binding: Paperback
  • 243 pages


  • ISBN13: 9781600850233
  • Condition: New
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Editorial Reviews

"An invaluable reference for experienced designers and builders; an essential aid for beginners." Richard Meyer, National Association of Home Builders"

About the Author
Edward Allen, FAIA, has been a member of the faculties of Yale University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and has frequently taught as a guest at other institutions across the United States. His teaching career spans more than 30 years. In his architectural practice he has designed more than 50 constructed buildings. He is the best-selling author of "The Architects Studio Companion," "Architectural Detailing," "Shaping Structures: Statics," and "Fundamentals of Building Construction," all published by Wiley.

Rob Thallon, architect and Associate Professor of Architecture at the University of Oregon, is the author of the bestselling series of guides: "Graphic Guide to Frame Construction, Graphic Guide to Site Construction, and Graphic Guide to Interior Details." He has more than 30 years of experience in residential design construction and has designed many custom houses and housing complexes.

Customer Reviews

Most helpful customer reviews

106 of 107 people found the following review helpful.
5An excellent detailed building reference
By Mark Stanley (mstanley@putnamrf.com)
As a former building contractor, I can say that this book offers builders of all levels drawing views that blueprints sometimes do not even afford. There are detailed views of alternative approaches for same-type applications that cover most problems encountered during a building or remodeling project. I initially bought this book as a refresher in anticipation of a planned project on my own home, but it has turned out to be one of the best reference books in my library.

130 of 133 people found the following review helpful.
5Excellent Resource
By John Nordstrom
This book is my favorite resource for, well, frame construction. I've used it for as a reference for doing detail drawings and as a reference for doing actual construction. I'm adding on to my house, doing most of the work myself. Whenever I hit a snag or need to do something I only vaguely know how to do (which is more often than I'd like), this is the first book I turn to. The drawings are of excellent quality, the text is extremely clear, and the layout like a fine set of blueprints. Its indexed well enough that you can find what you need quickly. The spiral binding is perfect for taking it to the job site and letting it stay open on the page you need.

I'd highly recommend this book to apprentice carpenters, general contractors, architectural students, architects, and do-it-yourselfers.

Thallon's Graphic Guide to Interior Details makes a nice compliment to this book, though I don't find it as necessary.

26 of 26 people found the following review helpful.
4Excellent text, awesome drawings
By D. Kasakitis
"Graphic Guide to Frame Construction" is an excellently illustrated spiral bound 'book' on wood frame construction. It covers all the major elements of home construction, from foundation, to floors, to walls, to roofs. It can be read as a book but is very reference-able. It does however assume some basic understanding of home construction, so it's not an absolute starter book. The text is a bit terse and requires some mulling over, but the drawings are fantastic. If you are considering building an outbuilding, adding on to your home, or perhaps even building your own home, this is one must have book, worth every single penny paid. Did I say that the illustrations are fantastic? They are.



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