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Finish Carpentry (For Pros, by Pros) [Paperback]

"Fine Homebuilding"
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6 Nov 2003 For Pros, by Pros
Quality finish carpentry can transform ordinary walls into finely crafted rooms. This illustrated text features pleasing proportions, clean lines, flawless mitres and other well-crafted details. Learn the secrets of master carpenters on designing, and how they install baseboard, moulding, window casing (including elegant curved casing), fireplace mantels, panelling and built-in storage.

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  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Taunton Press Inc; 2nd edition (6 Nov 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 156158536X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1561585366
  • Product Dimensions: 28.1 x 21.5 x 1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 63,325 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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5.0 out of 5 stars FINISH CARPENTRY 1 Feb 2010
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I've bought quite a few books by Taunton and everyone is very informative. everytime I look to buy a woodworking book now I always seek out the Taunton books first and using Amazons book previews makes choosing even easier. most of my books have been purchased from book closeouts and not always new books but you wouldn't know the difference. First class service. I wouldn't purchase my stuff from anywhere else other than using Amazon.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent 15 Aug 2013
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Excellent on time as stated in their brief and delivered to the door without a hassle or a worry well done. Cheers
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great product. 23 May 2010
Many Thanks. Great book. When and, what ever I need, just I am used to go exploring on line shopping at Amazon web site. No rush, no crowd, just from home, even from the relaxing bed. Easy and wise. Great choice for everyone. Erwin
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2.0 out of 5 stars Not if you want detailed explanations of trimwork.... 11 Mar 2002
By M. Hochberg - Published on Amazon.com
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I'm a big fan of Fine Homebuilding and Fine Woodworking so I figured this was a great opportunity to capture some very useful information on "how to" (as the book is billed) install trim work. I WAS VERY DISAPPOINTED. The book's articles are dated (pneumatic nail gun review from several years ago!) and not all apply to trim work. To make matters worse, there are not too many detailed tips to actually use. Just short articles which merely touch on the subjects. Definitely not worth the money if you're looking for any sort of ideas or lessons on finish carpentry.
10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars It helps, but this book is not comprehensive. 26 May 2005
By B. R. Kmack - Published on Amazon.com
Being new to carpentry, I purchased this book to get aquainted with finish work. Previous reviewers spoke of this book being outdated and I agree. However, as an apprentice, I found useful methods including tips for scribing and fitting interior finishes. Putting these methods in the back of my mind has facilitated my work.

The organization of material is haphazard at best. This is not a textbook, but a collection of articles from Fine Homebuilding magazine. If you are looking to familiarize yourself with some basic techniques and universal situations in finish carpentry, this book will be a decent start. For the experienced carpenter, look elsewhere.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Not Very Accurate 13 Jun 2004
By DaveP - Published on Amazon.com
I was completely new to hanging molding. This book will cover what you need in order to cut crown molding (molding closest to the ceiling), however, do not expect to learn how to chair rail or baseboard molding correctly. In my opinion, theis book, "touches" on the subjects, thus not providing enough info to get your job done as efficently as possible.
To restate the point on crown molding: This book will teach you a mathematical formula so you can hang ANY size crown molding correctly.
All in all, there are about 6 pages in this book that helped me out a bunch, but its definately not worth the buy. The book is EXTREMELY OUTDATED! They speak of Pnuematic nail guns (no one uses them anymore.) In addition, a COMPOUND MITER SAW will get your job done in a snap as compared to using a POWER box or POWER saw.
Craig savage came out with a DVD this year (2004). I'm going to purchase it and see if its any help.
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4.0 out of 5 stars ****A MASTER CARPENTER'S TAKE**** 9 Dec 2008
By Connemara - Published on Amazon.com
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Any knowledge is good knowledge. As a master carpenter, I felt the book was helpful and especially for "weekend warriors", who think they know what they're doing. After 35 years and a third generation carpenter, not every book is exacting nor is carpentry. The book was straight forward, easily understood with excellent step by step photographs. Carpentry isn't something you learn in a year or even two and every bit of knowledge is helpful, my own library is proof.
3.0 out of 5 stars helpful 19 Nov 2013
By george rogers - Published on Amazon.com
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Very helpful. Lots of information. keep a copy in your library, read it at night, read it to your child.
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