A Roof Cutter's Secrets to Framing the Custom Home (Paperback)
Here is your opportunity to own a copy of the latest version of "A Roof Cutter's Secrets" (4th version - 2023). This is the very book that many believe revolutionized the modern home framing industry. It has been the "go to" reference book of choice for rough carpenters since the late 80s. It remains unrivaled in popularity and relevance. In 350 pages of clear, concise instructions, including over 300 drawings and photos, professional roof cutter Will Holladay shares the knowledge he has gathered over his lengthy career in rough carpentry. There are speed and production tricks/techniques from his years as a roof cutter and stacker in the Los Angeles housing tracts during the 70s; complicated custom home framing methodology from his years as a high end framing contractor along the California Coast during the 80s - 90s; and finally lessons learned from various arcane and oddball situations that he has faced through the 00s and onward as a framing consultant. In KISS format, Will presents the "how to" principles required to conquer nearly any type of complicated framing challenge. From steep hillside lot underpinning to detailing plates, from plumb and line issues to beam work, from regular roofs to unequal pitch versions, from bastard intersections to polygon and round shaped roofs, from eyebrow dormers to hanging fascia, from simple stair layout to elaborate circular staircase construction, from pop-out Bay windows to chandelier domes - it is all there. Situations not found anywhere else. The amount of information jam packed into this book is absolutely amazing There is even a special section at the end of the book devoted specifically to applying the Construction Master Calculator to various situations found in the book. "A Roof Cutter's Secrets" is one resource that you will most certainly want to keep in your tool box.So, no matter where you fit in the construction industry - apprentice, journeyman, foreman, supervisor, contractor or architect - you're bound to pick up some new techniques and methods from "A Roof Cutter's Secrets" that will help increase job site productivity and improve the delivered job quality.