Posted September 27 2007 - 06:29 AM
Installing windows and doors.
Posted September 27 2007 - 06:56 AM
Posted September 27 2007 - 08:24 AM
Posted September 27 2007 - 08:33 AM
plumb, square, and level are the goals
knowing how to go about achieving these goals will go a long way
accuracy and using the right tools for the job will go a long way
pay attention to the details- knowing which side of a pencil line to cut can go a long way to achieving desirable results
i am hardly a pro, and some of the solutions i come up with are kind of whacky, but most of my results are pretty good
a job well done is extremely gratifying
buy the best tools you can afford, as you need them
Posted September 27 2007 - 04:15 PM
Google up Tauton press. They used to publish quite a few books that might be what your looking for and a subscription to Fine Homebuilding probably wouldn't hurt ya either.
Posted September 27 2007 - 04:39 PM
Posted September 27 2007 - 04:51 PM
older houses have thicker trim, a size no longer commonly available
can you post some pictures...there are a lot of knowledgeable people in here who can walk you through things (and help you avoid mistakes!)
just remember- if it works, don't fix it!
Posted September 27 2007 - 05:13 PM
Classes? Tough to find, and they generally suck. OJT is the way to go, as is making mistakes on your own.
I have one decent book called Modern Carpentry (it's from the '60's) that was pretty good to me when i was a young teen building decks and sheds for neighbors.
There's a newer version available here; link removed
Check your local voc school for possible adult ed classes.
Posted September 27 2007 - 05:38 PM
My house was built 1910. Good call on the different sizes of wood. I'll try to post some pics.....not very good at it. It has insulation.
Posted September 27 2007 - 05:50 PM
Posted October 03 2007 - 10:03 AM
Posted October 03 2007 - 10:12 AM
come to boston and clean my cellar!