Basic Construction And Carpentry Techniques Home

Basic carpentry skills are necessary to be able to complete home renovation, home building and other construction projects. A carpenter or home renovator needs to be able to layout a building site; determine the elevations of a site excavation, and concrete footing and other components; build concrete footing and wall forms; frame and sheath floors, walls and roofs; and build stairs. This site provides that information and a way to incorporate the perfect rectangle, the Golden Section, into building projects.  Basic construction and carpentry links are listed below.

As well as carpentry and construction information, Basic Construction And Carpentry Techniques provides information on a variety of topics. The topics include carpentry; construction; bricklaying; metal work; woodwork; shop tools; farming; blacksmithing; woodcraft; wood properties; wood finishing; machine shop tools; pattern making; things to make; taxidermy; distilling; weaving; knitting; embroidery; furniture making, medieval cathedrals; pueblo & classical architectural styles; scouts & camping; cookery; crafts; forestry; photography; horticulture; manufacturing; technology; antique furniture, trades; architecture, and medieval towns.

  Basic Construction And Carpentry Section 1
: Carpentry & Construction            

Building Site Location and Batter Board Construction


  Floor Framing


  Gable Roof Framing

   Hip Roof Framing

Flat Roof Framing


      Shed Roof Framing

Exterior Wall Covering

Stair Construction

 Interior Tile Flooring


Heat Insulation And Vapour Barriers

House Space Design


Golden Section Construction



Cabinet Joints


Concrete Mixtures

Sawhorse Construction



Chimneys and Fireplaces

Carpentry and Joinery 1 Introduction

Carpentry and Joinery 2 Framing

Carpentry and Joinery 3 The Roof

Carpentry and Joinery 4 Exterior and Interior Finish

Worker Safety Series: Concrete Manufacturing

Worker Safety Series: Construction

 Basic Construction And Carpentry Techniques Section 2: Carpentry & Woodwork



Handwork in Wood


How To Make Mission Furniture Part (3)

   Antique Furniture 1915

Problems In Furniture Making
Common Sense Stair Building


Bench Work In Wood

Stair-building And The Steel Square

Exercises In Woodworking

Jobbing Work For The Carpenter 1914

Advanced Projects In Woodwork

Essentials Of Woodworking

Cabinet Making 1913

Elements Of Woodwork



Violin Making
The Repairing & Restoration of Violins



Carpentry, Bricklaying and Metal Work Videos

   Building Construction Framing Floor Joists and Walls 1950 US Navy Training Film






The Welding Operator - 1942 Vocational Guidance Educational Film


                                Basic Construction And Carpentry Techniques Section 3: Shop Tools

   American Swiss Files 1941

Simonds Facts On Files

                        The File in History 1921


Our Workshop


  Workshop Appliances

How To Select And Care For Bits 1951


The Steel Square 1




US Army Engineer Course Carpentry 2



Tools And Their Uses NAVEDTRA 14256


US Navy Welding And Allied Processes

Builder 3 & 2 vol 2 NAVEDTRA 14044 1994

Finish Carpentery Army FM5-426

The Saw In History 1916

The Circular Saw 1918

Saw Filing


The Art Of Saw Filing 1864

Disston Saw Tool And File Manual 1953

Disston Handbook On Saws 1917


Disston Saw Tool And File Manual 1926



Walker Turner The Drill Press



Walker-Turner Bandsaw And Jig Saw

Craftsman Jointer Shaper Thickness Planer 1951


Swan Catalog 1911


                         Basic Construction And Carpentry Techniques Section 4: Farming & Blacksmithing

         Agriculture for Beginners


The Farm Workshop 1931


Woodward's Graperies and Horticultural Buildings

Blacksmith Practice


Farm Woodwork 1919

  Problems In Farm Woodwork For Agriculture

Farm Blacksmithing


Notes For Forge Shop Practice

Practical Blacksmithing 1

Practical Blacksmithing 2

Practical Blacksmithing 3

Practical Blacksmithing 4

Hand Forging

Concrete Construction Methods And Cost

Elements of Plumbing

Home Mechanics for Amateurs

A Manual Of Mending And Repairing With  Diagrams 1907

                    Basic Construction And Carpentry Techniques Section 5: Woodwork & Woodcraft

Modern Carpentry 1

Modern Carpentry And Joinery 2

Practical Carpentry

The Amateur Carpenter

Woodwork For Secondary Schools 1916

Woodworking For Beginners

Carpentry and Woodwork

Elementary Woodworking Projects

Woodworking Tools 1600-1900

The Art of Wood Carving 1867

Wood-Carving Design and Workmanship

Creole Carpentry In 1800

 Handybook of Camplore and Woodcraft 1920


The Scientific American Boy

The Boy Craftsman

Shelters, Shacks, and Shanties

Home-made Toys for Girls and Boys

The Boy's Own Book of Indoor Games and Recreations

Valuable and Curious Arts and Interesting Experiments

                          Basic Construction And Carpentry Techniques Section 6: Wood Properties & Finishing


The Mechanical Properties of Wood

Seasoning of Wood



Wood finishing

The Up To Date Hardwood Finisher Part 1


The Up To Date Hardwood Finisher Part 2

Handbook On Japanning

French Polishing and Enamelling

Wood Adhesion And Adhesives

Workshop Receipts


                            Basic Construction And Carpentry Techniques Section 7: Machine Shop Tools & Pattern Making

     Woodworking Factories and Machinery     


 Drilling machines TC 9-524

Fundamentals Of Machine Tools

     Shop Kinks

Lathe Work


Portable Machine Tools TC 9-524

Hand Tools 1944

Steel Working Tool Dressing

Textbook Of Advanced Machine Work

The Lathe and Its Uses

Tool Making 1919

Machinery Repairman

Turning and Mechanical Manipulation 1

Turning and Mechanical Manipulation 3

  Pattern Making

The Pattern Makers Assistant


American Pattern Shop Practice

The Art of Pattern Making


The Sheet Metal Workers Instructor 1869

        Practical Pattern Making      


Essentials Of Sheet Metal Work And Pattern Drafting 1918

                            Basic Construction And Carpentry Techniques Section 8: Assorted Things To Make, Taxidermy & Distilling

Things To Make 1

Things To Make 2

Things To Make 3

Things To Make 4

Bookbinding, and the Care of Books

The Leather Work Book

Wood-Block Printing


Wax Flower Modelling

Engraving  Metals

The Dyeing of Cotton Fabrics

The Dyeing of Woollen Fabrics

Vegetable Dyes

Textiles and Clothing


Complete Manual of Manufacturing Hats of All Kinds

The Handbook of Soap Manufacture

Home Taxidermy for Pleasure and Profit      



The Closet of Sir Kenelm Digby Knight Opened

The Cultivation of The Native Grape

The American Practical Brewer and Tanner

The Practical Distiller

The London and Country Brewer

The Art of Making Whiskey

            Basic Construction And Carpentry Techniques Section 9: Weaving, Knitting & Embroidery

Aboriginal American Weaving

Hand-Loom Weaving

Theory Of Silk Weaving

Embroidery and Tapestry Weaving

Handbook of Embroidery

Jacobean Embroidery

The Tapestry Book


How To Make Rugs

          Art in Needlework      



         Dress Design    


         English Embroidered Bookbindings      

     Exercises in Knitting


Golden Stars in Tatting and Crochet

Handicraft for Girls

 My Knitting Book

 Needlework As Art


       The New Guide to Knitting & Crochet

The Art of Needle-work, from the Earliest Ages, 3rd ed

     The Development of Embroidery in America

The Ladies' Knitting and Netting Book

The Lady's Album of Fancy Work for 1850

Wool Knitting and Crochet

            Basic Construction And Carpentry Techniques Section 10: Furniture, Medieval Cathedrals, & Pueblo & Classical Architectural Styles

Historic Styles in Furniture

How To Know Period Styles In Furniture


Byzantine-Romanesque Doorways In Southern Italy

Italian Wrought Iron


  Sketches of Travel in French Medieval Normandy and Maine  

Renaissance Panels From Perugia


Cloister At Monreale Near Palermo Sicily

The Gothic Palaces Of Venice


  The Repair Of Casa Grande Ruin

Pulpits of Southern Italy

English Medieval Cathedrals Gloucester Cathedral


Pueblo Architecture Tusayan and Cibola

Two Florentine Pavements

English Medieval Cathedrals Ripon Cathedral

 English Medieval Cathedrals Rochester Cathedral


Fragments Of Greek Detail

English Medieval Cathedrals Saint Paul's Cathedral

 English Medieval Cathedrals Southwark Cathedral


Britain's Beautiful Canterbury

England's Legendary Exeter

England's Beautiful Oxford


England's Picturesque Yorkshire

Tower of London Authorised Guide


      The Churches of Coventry

English Country Houses

Cathedrals of South of France Volume 1

Picturesque Germany

Shakespearean Playhouses

Rural Architecture


The Turkish Bath Its Design and Construction

                        Basic Construction And Carpentry Techniques Section 11: Scouts & Camping

      Boy Scouts Handbook        

      Camp and Trail    



      How Girls Can Help Their Country





      The Girl Scouts


                       Basic Construction And Carpentry Techniques Section 12: Cookery 1

  365 Foreign Dishes



             A Book of Fruits and Flowers             


          A Little Book for A Little Cook           



              A Poetical Cook-Book               


A Queens Delight

Allied Cookery

Armour's Monthly Cook Book


Breakfast Dainties

Breakfasts and Teas

Canned Fruit, Preserves, and Jellies

Cassell's Vegetarian Cookery

Chocolate or, An Indian Drinke

Choice Cookery

Civic League Cook Book

 Cloud City Cook-Book

Cook & Housekeeper's Universal Dictionary

                          Basic Construction And Carpentry Techniques Section 13: Cookery 2

Cookery for Little Girls

De Re Coquinaria


Diet and Health


Directions for Cookery


Dishes & Beverages of the Old South

       Dr A. Oetkers Grundlehren der Kochkunst

Everyday Foods in War Time

Favorite Dishes

 Fifty Salads

Fifty Soups

Food and Health

Food for the Traveler

Food in War Time

For Luncheon and Supper Guests

Gala Day Luncheons

Good Things to Eat by Rufus

                          Basic Construction And Carpentry Techniques Section 14: Cookery 3

       Hand-Book of Practical Cookery for Ladies       


Household Science in Rural Schools



        How to Cook Fish       


          Human Foods and Nutritive Value        



Il libro della cucina del sec. XIV

La Mejor Cocinera

Let's Use Soybeans

     Made-Over Dishes


Miss Leslie's New Cookery Book

Mrs. Wilson's Cook Book

Nelson's Home Comforts

No Animal Food


                           Basic Construction And Carpentry Techniques Section 15: Cookery 4

       Paper-bag Cookery       



       Quantity Cookery        



         Reform Cookery Book (4th edition)        




The ABC of Cooking

The Accomplisht Cook

The American Frugal Housewife

The Art of Cookery

                    The Art of Living in Australia

The Belgian Cookbook

The Boston Cooking-School Magazine Aug-Sept 1910

                         Basic Construction And Carpentry Techniques Section 16: Cookery 5

The Candy Maker's Guide       







The Cook's Oracle & Housekeeper's Manual

The Forme of Cury


The Hotel St. Francis Cook Book

The Ideal Bartender

The Italian Cook Book

The Khaki Kook Book

The Kitchen Encyclopedia

The Laurel Health Cookery


                          Basic Construction And Carpentry Techniques Section 17: Cookery 6

The Modern Housewife or, Ménagère       
       The Myrtle Reed Cook Book      



         The New England Cook Book        


        The Queen-like Closet or Rich Cabinet       


The Skilful Cook

The Story of Crisco

The Virginia Housewife


Twenty-four Little French Dinners

Vegetable Diet


Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 3

Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 5

                           Basic Construction And Carpentry Techniques Section 18: Crafts

A Treatise on Hat-Making and Felting       
      Blacker's Art of Fly Making      


Philippine Mats       


     Practical Bookbinding        



       Taxidermy and Zoological Collecting       


The Practical Ostrich Feather Dyer

                          Basic Construction And Carpentry Techniques Section 19: Forestry

   Garden and Forest Weekly    




    The Genus Pinus    




Wayside and Woodland Trees

                         Basic Construction And Carpentry Techniques Section 20: Photography

    American Handbook of the Daguerrotype   







The Evolution of Photography


                     Basic Construction And Carpentry Techniques Section 21: Horticulture

   Acetaria A Discourse of Sallets









   Farm drainage    


Flowers and Flower-Gardens

Manual of Gardening (Second Edition)

Tea Leaves

The Botanical Magazine, Vol. I

The Botanical Magazine, Vol. IV

The Culture of Vegetables and Flowers

The English Husbandman

The Fern Lover's Companion

The Field and Garden Vegetables of America

The Natural History of Chocolate


Trees, Fruits and Flowers of Minnesota, 1916

Wildflowers of the Farm

Your Plants

                            Basic Construction And Carpentry Techniques Section 22: Manufacturing

   A Handbook of Laboratory Glass-Blowing    




   How it Works     


Makers of Many Things 



Prehistoric Textile Fabrics Of The United States

The Romance of Rubber

Use and Handling of Firearms

                            Basic Construction And Carpentry Techniques Section 23: Technology 1 

   A Catechism of the Steam Engine    






An Analysis of the Lever Escapement

Artificial Light


Cocoa and Chocolate


Delco Manuals Radio Model 633, Delcotron Generator

Diggers in the Earth

Electricity for Boys

Fire Prevention and Fire Extinction


                           Basic Construction And Carpentry Techniques Section 24: Technology 2

     Friction, Lubrication and the Lubricants in Horology  





 Household Organization



IBM 1401 Programming Systems

John Deere's Steel Plow

Letters of a Radio-Engineer to His Son

Making a Fireplace

Mine Pumping in Agricola's Time and Later

New York Tunnel Extension Pennsylvania Railroad Cross-Town Tunnels


                          Basic Construction And Carpentry Techniques Section 25: Technology 3

  New York Tunnel Extension Pennsylvania Railroad East River Tunnels     






Practical Mechanics for Boys

Primary Handwork


Soap-Making Manual

Stained Glass Work

Steam Engines

Steam Turbines 

Steam, Its Generation and Use


                            Basic Construction And Carpentry Techniques Section 26: Technology 4

    Tests of Creosoted Timber   





 The Cost of Shelter


   The Drama of Glass    


The Earliest Electromagnetic Instruments

The Panama Canal

The Sewerage of Sea Coast Towns

The Story of the Atlantic Telegraph

The Telephone

       The Traveling Engineers' Association

Turning and Boring

                               Basic Construction And Carpentry Techniques Section 27: Antique Furniture, Crafts & Trades 1

  A Treatise on Clocks, Watches and Bells     





Leather Work 1915 



Practical Mechanical Drawing and Machine Design 1907

Modern Sheet Metal Workers Instructor 1906

                                 Basic Construction And Carpentry Techniques Section 28: Antique Furniture, Crafts & Trades 2

    Colonial Furniture in America 1901   





Furniture 1911 



Logging 1913

                          Basic Construction And Carpentry Techniques Section 29: Architecture, Crafts, Manufacturing, Technology, Photography & Horticulture 1

    Advanced Toy Making for Schools   



   Flying Machines    




How To Judge Architecture

                           Basic Construction And Carpentry Techniques Section 30: Architecture, Crafts, Manufacturing, Technology, Photography & Horticulture 2

   About Orchids A Chat   






Organic Gardener's Composting

Queen Summer


The Story of Glass

The Story of Leather

The Story of Silk

The Story of Wool



                            Basic Construction And Carpentry Techniques Section 31: Medieval Towns

   Cambridge and its Story    




    The Story of Brussels    



The Story of London

The Story of Moscow

The Story of Prague

The Story of Rouen


The Story of Verona

Venice and its Story

                              Basic Construction And Carpentry Techniques Section 32: Vintage Home Construction Techniques 1

2 and 3 bedroom homes at lower cost Harnischfeger Corp.



A book which tells you about Magic boiler preservative


A catalog of Johns-Manville Building Materials Johns-Manville, Inc.

A catalog of Roycroft books and things year ten


Acme roofing tiles. G. H. Downing & Co.

Ancient beauty for modern buildings


Ancient tapered mission large. Ludowici-Celadon Company



Fire-proof construction Gilbert's patent corrugated iron Mansard roof


Kreodone everlasting interior wood block floors


Marks system of gypsum roofs, poured-in-place pre-cast slabs



The art of making old things new transformagic by DuPont

Wire, iron, brass and bronze work window guards and railings

Zinc for roofing use. New Jersey Zinc Company

                              Basic Construction And Carpentry Techniques Section 33: Vintage Home Construction Techniques 2

Architecture of the Night A Series of Articles



ERIC ED033561 Maintenance of Vinyl Asbestos and Asphalt Tile Floors


      ERIC ED037988 Floors Care and Maintenance. ERIC

Johnson automatic temperature and humidity control for heating, cooling

 Kellogg's famous flowers and fruits R.M. Kellogg Company


King color rules the home by C.D. Holley

Price List of Decorative and Upholstery Goods


Seymour's patent ventilating machinery fans



Worthington equipment for air conditioning and refrigeration


Peace River Farmland and Boreal Forest Images

                            Carpentry Jigsaw Puzzle Pages 1 to 4

Forested Farmland In The Peace River Region Of British Columbia, Canada.

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