All-in-one residential building and remodeling guide. Why slog through several scattered sources for the latest home building, remodeling and repair techniques when they're all crammed into one time-saving resource. With crystal-clear explanations, photos and drawings, Carpentry & Construction, by Rex Miller, Glenn Baker, and Mark Miller shows you how to tackle every conceivable residential construction and remodeling job, large or small. Seasoned pros will find this an A-to-Z guide to building a new home from the ground up: *preparing the site or building floor, framing walls, erecting roof frames, installing windows and doors, covering roofs, putting in thermal insulation, preparing interior walls and ceilings, wiring the house, finishing the interior or building stairs, and more. You'll also get up to speed fast on the newest materials and equipment, and directions for working competently on such in-demand projects as solar heating and underground building. It's even a remodeling, maintenance and repair primer for do-it-yourselfers. With this ready reference, you can install skylights...craft custom cabinets or hang ready-built ones...lay ceramic tile...build decks and storage sheds....panel rooms...repair damaged drywall or a leaky roof, and much more, with the skill and confidence of a veteran craftsman.