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Books > Professional & Technical > Civil engineering, surveying & building > Building skills > Carpentry

The Mechanic's Companion, Or, the Elements and Practice of Carpentry, Joinery, Bricklaying, Masonry, Slating, Plastering,... The Mechanic's Companion, Or, the Elements and Practice of Carpentry, Joinery, Bricklaying, Masonry, Slating, Plastering, Painting, Smithing, and Turning, Comprehending the Latest Improvements and Containing a Full Description of the Tools Belonging to Ea (Paperback)
Peter Nicholson
R522 Discovery Miles 5 220 Ships in 12 - 17 work days
Naval Architecture - a Treatise on Laying Off and Building Wood, Iron, and Composite Ships (Paperback): Samuel James Pope... Naval Architecture - a Treatise on Laying Off and Building Wood, Iron, and Composite Ships (Paperback)
Samuel James Pope Thearle
R491 Discovery Miles 4 910 Ships in 12 - 17 work days
Ichnographia Rustica; Or, the Nobleman, Gentleman, and Gardener's Recreation - Containing Directions for the General... Ichnographia Rustica; Or, the Nobleman, Gentleman, and Gardener's Recreation - Containing Directions for the General Distribution of a Country Seat Into Rural and Extensive Gardens, Parks, Paddocks, &C., and a General System of Agriculture; Illus. from the (Paperback)
Stephen Switzer
R456 Discovery Miles 4 560 Ships in 12 - 17 work days
An Introductory Outline of the Practice of Ship-Building, &C. &C (Paperback): John Fincham An Introductory Outline of the Practice of Ship-Building, &C. &C (Paperback)
John Fincham
R426 Discovery Miles 4 260 Ships in 12 - 17 work days
Woodworking for Everyone (Paperback): Peter Alkema Woodworking for Everyone (Paperback)
Peter Alkema
R150 R120 Discovery Miles 1 200 Save R30 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 work days
Opportunities in Carpentry Careers (Paperback, Ed): Roger Sheldon Opportunities in Carpentry Careers (Paperback, Ed)
Roger Sheldon
R368 R310 Discovery Miles 3 100 Save R58 (16%) Ships in 7 - 11 work days

Build a solid career in carpentry!. .

Get started in a career that has a promising future and is financially rewarding. "Opportunities in Carpentry Careers "provides you with a complete overview of the job possibilities, salary figures, and experience required to enter the field of carpentry.. .

This career-boosting book will help you: . Determine the focus that's right for you, from rough carpentry to finish work to any number of specialties . Acquire in-depth knowledge of the building industry . Find out what kind of salary you can expect. Understand the daily routine of your chosen field. Focus your job search using industry resources. . .

ENJOY A GREAT CAREER AS A:
. . general carpenter * lathing specialist * cabinetmaker * floor layer * millwright * pile driver. .

Barn Club - A Tale of Forgotten Elm Trees, Traditional Craft and Community Spirit (Hardcover): Robert Somerville Barn Club - A Tale of Forgotten Elm Trees, Traditional Craft and Community Spirit (Hardcover)
Robert Somerville
R460 R410 Discovery Miles 4 100 Save R50 (11%) Ships in 12 - 17 work days

'Somerville knows more about wooden barn construction than almost anyone alive.'-The Telegraph 'A joyful reminder of why nature, being outside, being together and creating beauty is so good for the soul.'-Kate Humble, broadcaster and author of A Year of Living Simply 'For all our advances, it's hard to deny the modern world brings with it new ills of disconnection and disenfranchisement, but here in Barn Club they've found their cure.'-Barn the Spoon, master craftsman and author of Spon Nature meets traditional craft in this celebration of the elm tree, beautiful buildings and community spirit. Barn Club calls on us to discover our landscapes more intimately and to explore the joys of making beautiful things by hand, together. When renowned craftsman Robert Somerville moved to Hertfordshire, he discovered an unexpected landscape rich with wildlife and elm trees. Nestled within London's commuter belt, this wooded farmland inspired Somerville, a lifelong woodworker, to revive the ancient tradition of hand-raising barns. Barn Club follows the building of Carley Barn over the course of one year. Volunteers from all walks of life joined Barn Club, inspired to learn this ancient skill of building elm barns by hand, at its own quiet pace and in the company of others, while using timber from the local woods. The tale of the elm tree in its landscape is central to Barn Club. Its natural history, historic importance and remarkable survival make for a fascinating story. This is a tale of forgotten trees, a local landscape and an ancient craft. This book includes sixteen pages of colour photographs, and black and white line drawings of techniques and traditional timber frame barns feature throughout.

The City & Guilds Textbook: Carpentry &  Joinery for the Level 1 Diploma (6706) (Paperback): Stephen Redfern, Stephen Jones The City & Guilds Textbook: Carpentry & Joinery for the Level 1 Diploma (6706) (Paperback)
Stephen Redfern, Stephen Jones
R767 Discovery Miles 7 670 Ships in 12 - 17 work days

Lay the foundation for a career as a carpenter or joiner with this highly illustrated and accessible book published in association with City & Guilds. Suitable for the 6706 Diploma, as well as other Level 1 carpentry and joinery qualifications, the book covers everything you need to kick-start your journey in the construction industry: the principles of construction, how to use hand and power tools, woodworking joints, fixings and ironmongery, and health and safety. - Study with confidence with content based on the latest industry standards. - Get ready for the workplace with 'Industry tips', 'Health and safety' reminders and 'Improve your maths/English' tasks. - Enhance your understanding of tools and key concepts in carpentry and joinery with clear and accurate technical drawings and step-by-step sequences. - Re-cap knowledge with 'Key terms' features and a detailed glossary. - Prepare for assessment with practice questions, practical tasks and activities. - Develop core skills with expert authors Stephen Jones and Stephen Redfern, who draw on their extensive teaching and industry experience.

North American Wildlife Patterns for the Scroll Saw - 61 Captivating Designs for Moose, Bear, Eagles, Deer and More... North American Wildlife Patterns for the Scroll Saw - 61 Captivating Designs for Moose, Bear, Eagles, Deer and More (Paperback)
Lora S. Irish
R295 R257 Discovery Miles 2 570 Save R38 (13%) Ships in 7 - 11 work days

North American animals will come to life with the exciting scrolling patterns found in this book. The book provides 61 precisely drawn patterns for bears, wolves, eagles and more. Also included are helpful instructions on choosing blades and wood, making inside and outside cuts, safety precautions, and tips and techniques for altering projects. Patterns include: Wolf, Eagle, Owl, Moose, Duck, Bear, Cougar, Pheasant, Antelope, Ram, Buffalo and Coyote.

Goss's Roofing Ready Reckoner - From Timberwork to Tiles (Paperback, 5th Edition): C.N. Mindham Goss's Roofing Ready Reckoner - From Timberwork to Tiles (Paperback, 5th Edition)
C.N. Mindham 1
R552 Discovery Miles 5 520 Ships in 12 - 17 work days

Goss s Roofing Ready Reckoner provides cutting angle and lengths for traditional cut roofs and design tables for timber sizing, based on BS5268 Structural use of timber and now including a comparison of timber sizes using Eurocode 5 Design of Timber Structures . Additional information is provided on wall plate and gable strapping, wind bracing, truss clips and other roofing metalwork, plus information on tools, equipment and health and safety matters. Detailed drawings for tiling, slating and other roof coverings are included, with fixing requirements revised to BS 5534:2014. Information on lead substitutes and roofing putties is also provided. Design of warm and cold roofs is fully covered, including ventilation and insulation requirements. The fifth edition also includes new chapters on engineered timber roofing components, solar panel fixing and outbuilding roofs.

Make: Volume 69 (Paperback): Mike Sense Make: Volume 69 (Paperback)
Mike Sense
R172 Discovery Miles 1 720 Ships in 12 - 17 work days

There's never been a better time to be an amateur space explorer! From high school programs designed to send real student-led experiments to the International Space Station, to building a working VTVL (vertical take off, vertical landing) model rocket like the one from SpaceX, this issue is packed full of projects with actual space applications. And if a space aesthetic is more to your liking for your earthly abode, we've got a giant light-up full moon to hang on your wall and desktop orreries to simulate the movement of the planets around the sun. Plus 38 more great projects: Program a bot that points to the ISS when overheadLearn to laser-cut EVA foam to customize any cosplay creationBuild a light-up acrylic rainbow that changes colors to tell the weatherMake a cardboard camera that uses sun prints for filmAnd much more!

Print Reading for Construction - Residential and Commercial (Paperback, 7th Seventh Edition, Revised, Textbook ed.): Walter C.... Print Reading for Construction - Residential and Commercial (Paperback, 7th Seventh Edition, Revised, Textbook ed.)
Walter C. Brown, Daniel P Dorfmueller
R2,814 Discovery Miles 28 140 Ships in 7 - 11 work days
Carpentry (Paperback): "Fine Homebuilding" Carpentry (Paperback)
"Fine Homebuilding"
R769 R661 Discovery Miles 6 610 Save R108 (14%) Ships in 7 - 11 work days

For builders and remodelers, Carpentry has the best field-tested advice, tips, techniques and instruction on the most common carpentry jobs, from basic to advanced, all worked-out and written by the country's best carpenters in the business. This biggest volume ever in Taunton's For Pros By Pros series gives builders, remodelers and homeowners hard-to-find and spot-on accurate information on all key aspects of carpentry, from framing floors, walls, ceilings and roofs, to all types of interior and exterior finishes, stairs, and built-ins. All written by the country's best carpenters.

Carpentry and Building Construction, Student Text (Hardcover, 6th Revised edition): Mark Feirer Carpentry and Building Construction, Student Text (Hardcover, 6th Revised edition)
Mark Feirer
R2,882 Discovery Miles 28 820 Ships in 7 - 11 work days

Provides students with quality construction skills.
This comprehensive carpentry textbook focuses on residential construction that is also applicable for light commercial construction.

Hammer Head - The Making of a Carpenter (Paperback): Nina Maclaughlin Hammer Head - The Making of a Carpenter (Paperback)
Nina Maclaughlin
R331 R280 Discovery Miles 2 800 Save R51 (15%) Ships in 7 - 11 work days

While working at a Boston newspaper, Nina MacLaughlin applied for a job as a carpenter's assistant. In Hammer Head she tells the story of becoming a carpenter-the joys and frustrations of making things by hand; the challenges she faced as a woman in an occupation that is 99 per cent male-and how manual labour changed the way she sees the world.

Build a Classic Timber-Framed House (Paperback): Jack Sobon Build a Classic Timber-Framed House (Paperback)
Jack Sobon 1
R510 R440 Discovery Miles 4 400 Save R70 (14%) Ships in 7 - 11 work days

The timber-framed home is attractive, affordable, and easily expanded to meet the needs of a growing family. With the step-by-step instructions in this book you can build your own classic timber-framed house -- one that's enduring, and features a level of craftsmanship rare in modern construction. Following the traditional "hall-and-parlor" home design, architect and builder Jack Sobon carefully and clearly explains finding the ideal building site; creating the master plan; selecting the best tree species; hewing and milling timbers; assembling the frame; installing wall sheathing, windows, and doors; designing and finishing the interior; expanding on the plan.
One of the best-known and most distinctive figures in the timber-framing revival, Jack Sobon knows how to make home building affordable with economical hand tools, by taking control of the processing of building materials, and through using local inexpensive supplies.
The basic house design of this book is easily adapted to meet different needs. Sobon's practical advice incorporates the latest knowledge on building a healthy house, integrating natural systems, and finding effective home heating solutions.

The City & Guilds Textbook: Site Carpentry and Architectural Joinery for the Level 2 Apprenticeship (6571), Level 2 Technical... The City & Guilds Textbook: Site Carpentry and Architectural Joinery for the Level 2 Apprenticeship (6571), Level 2 Technical Certificate (7906) & Level 2 Diploma (6706) (Paperback)
Stephen Jones, Stephen Redfern, Colin Fearn
R1,017 Discovery Miles 10 170 Ships in 10 - 20 work days

Ensure your learners have the knowledge and skills to start a successful career in the construction industry, with this comprehensive new textbook published in association with City & Guilds for the legacy 6706, new 7906 and new Apprenticeship standard. This brand new title will help students: - Study with confidence, using the most up-to-date information available for all specifications and industry standards - Enhance their understanding of concepts and techniques with clear and accurate technical drawings and step-by-step photo sequences - Test their knowledge with end of chapter practice questions - Get ready for the workplace with industry tips and activities - Develop core skills with authors Stephen Jones and Stephen Redfern, who draw on their extensive teaching and industry experience

Purpose-Made Joinery (Paperback, 2nd edition): Edward Foad Purpose-Made Joinery (Paperback, 2nd edition)
Edward Foad
R1,167 R913 Discovery Miles 9 130 Save R254 (22%) Ships in 10 - 20 work days

High quality purpose-made joinery skills employs many traditional craft principles and skills and this title aims to reflect this in its coverage of modern materials and techniques. It details windows, doors, frames, wall panelling, counters, fitments, seating and stairs. Considerable demand countinues for "purpose-made" joinery in order to satisfy individual tastes or design needs in new building work as well as for building restoration and refurbishment. Each chapter concludes with several joinery projects designed to be used as workshop exercises and to link theory to workshop practice.

Furniture With Soul: Master Woodworkers And Their Craft (Hardcover): David Savage Furniture With Soul: Master Woodworkers And Their Craft (Hardcover)
David Savage
R1,066 R680 Discovery Miles 6 800 Save R386 (36%) Ships in 12 - 17 work days

In Furniture with Soul, author David Savage explores the philosophies, careers, and pivotal moments of struggle and inspiration for today's most talented and influential woodworkers. He traveled throughout the U.S. and Britain to interview these renowned artists, including John Makepeace, John Cederquist, Jack Larimore, Judy Kensley McKie, Michael Hurwitz, Tom Hucker, Rupert Williamson, Gary Knox Bennett, and Peter Danko. With a telling eye and refreshing intimacy, he reveals their thinking, creative processes, and rise to prominence. He takes the reader into their workshops and their hearts. Savage seeks to illuminate the soul of the artists' work, and the influences and experiences that shaped them.

Craftsmanship & the Michigan Union (Paperback): Korth Craftsmanship & the Michigan Union (Paperback)
Korth
R199 R172 Discovery Miles 1 720 Save R27 (14%) Ships in 7 - 11 work days

This volume celebrates the craftsmanship of Michigan Union carpenters. Retired members of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters share pride in their skill and accomplishments, through edited oral histories in this volume. Their histories convey a sense of self, a sense of dignity, and an appreciation of the significance of their work.

Making Things Right - A Master Carpenter at Work (Paperback): Ole Thorstensen Making Things Right - A Master Carpenter at Work (Paperback)
Ole Thorstensen; Translated by Sean Kinsella 1
R262 R218 Discovery Miles 2 180 Save R44 (17%) Ships in 10 - 20 work days

A celebration of good craftsmanship by a Norwegian master carpenter - the anatomy of a job well done.

"An enriching and poetic tribute to manual labour" Karl Ove Knausgård

"In Thorstensen's skilled hands, the everyday story of a suburban loft conversion is turned into an urgent study on the value of doing good work. It should be widely read." Robert Penn - author of The Man Who Made Things Out of Trees

This is, quite simply, the story of a loft conversion. It is also a book about work and identity, about collaboration and pride in skilled craftsmanship, and about what it means to make things with your hands in a consumerism-driven world.

A master carpenter and builder with thirty years' experience, Thorstensen gives a matter-of-fact, reflective voice to the workers who construct our living spaces and our urban environment. He looks upon his tools as an important part of himself and as a reflection of his respect for his trade, and he addresses the gulf in understanding and communication between skilled craftsmen and "academic" workers.

From the moment of a client's phone call to their occupation of a newly constructed living space, Making Things Right tracks the project as it takes shape: the delicate negotiation to establish an optimum plan; the collaboration with a trusted team of specialist painters, plasterers, plumbers, electricians; the handling of materials; the blood, sweat and frustration involved in doing a job well.

Why is it that manual skills are underestimated? After all, working with your hands gives you time to think. With all its practical detail, Making Things Right is the simple philosophy of a working life.

Will interest readers of The Craftsman by Richard Sennett: Kitchen Confidential by Anthony Bourdain; The Man Who Made Things Out of Trees by Robert Penn; Do No Harm by James Marsh and A Shepherd's Life by James Rebanks

Translated from the Norwegian by Sean Kinsella

Trim Carpentry (Paperback): "Fine Homebuilding" Trim Carpentry (Paperback)
"Fine Homebuilding"
R592 R508 Discovery Miles 5 080 Save R84 (14%) Ships in 7 - 11 work days

Trim carpentry requires attention to minute detail, the right tools, and a good amount of patience and care. Written by builders from all over the country, this all-new compilation of articles from "Fine Homebuilding "magazine provides readers with tips, techniques, and invaluable advice from some of the best professionals in the industry. From the basics of trim carpentry and crown molding techniques, to trimming windows and doors, wainscoting, and stairs, "Trim Carpentry "is the ideal how-to guide for builders and ambitious do-it-yourselfers who want pro-level information.

Audel Carpenter's and Builder's Tools, Steel Square, and Joinery (Paperback, All New 7th Edition): Mark Richard... Audel Carpenter's and Builder's Tools, Steel Square, and Joinery (Paperback, All New 7th Edition)
Mark Richard Miller, Rex. Miller
R630 R466 Discovery Miles 4 660 Save R164 (26%) Ships in 12 - 17 work days

Fully updated; the first in a four-volume set of indispensable builders' guides
Builders, remodelers, and do-it-yourselfers will love these revised, clearly organized guides. This one walks the reader through choosing, using, and maintaining appropriate hand and power tools for various jobs, then explains appropriate methods of wood joinery for different building and finishing applications. Includes an updated reference appendix.

The Mechanic's Companion - Or, the Elements and Practice of Carpentry, Joinery, Bricklaying, Masonry, Slating, Plastering,... The Mechanic's Companion - Or, the Elements and Practice of Carpentry, Joinery, Bricklaying, Masonry, Slating, Plastering, Painting, Smithing, and Turning, Comprehending the Latest Improvements and Containing a Full Description of the Tools Belonging to Ea (Hardcover)
Peter Nicholson
R833 Discovery Miles 8 330 Ships in 7 - 11 work days
Site Carpentry Level 2 Diploma (Paperback, New Ed): Leeds College of Building Site Carpentry Level 2 Diploma (Paperback, New Ed)
Leeds College of Building
R885 Discovery Miles 8 850 Ships in 10 - 20 work days

Written for the Cskills Awards Level 2 Diploma in Site Carpentry, this book has been developed in partnership with Leeds College of Building to bring you up-to-date and expert knowledge of site carpentry.

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