Another unique piece of architectural history, containing BOTH the 1852 and the 1883 editions of The American House Carpenter by R.G. Hatfield.
A treatise on the art of building. Comprising styles of architecture, strength of materials, the theory and practice of the construction of floors, framed girders, roof trusses, rolled-iron beams, tubular-iron girders, cast-iron girders, stairs, doors, windows, mouldings, and cornices; a compend of mathematics. a manual for the practical use of architects, carpenters, stair-builders, and others. A total of almost 1,000 pages of original - vintage house building methods and secrets - many of which can still be put to use today.
Learn how to frame, build stairs (properly!), railing construction, floors, doors, windows, ceilings, how to determine angles, and so much more, a complete education in home buoilding right on your computer. Pagge after page of illustrations, charts, and illustrations of all types of construction - from the smallest homes to the largest coimmercial buildings.