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  • Finishing a House
Roe Osborn’s first book, Framing a House, tackled the complex art of house framing. Now, in this follow-up volume, he lays out all the steps and instruction required to complete the inside. The timing of each step is critical, and it’s important to understand what needs to be done first. Whether finishing one room or the whole house, this highly illustrated reference demystifies the process and follows a logical progression from installing insulation and drywall to hanging cabinets and doors to putting down floors and running trim. Each chapter begins with the question: Should I tackle this step myself? The pros and cons of hiring someone are then discussed. Applicable to both new construction and remodels and with 400 photographs and 20 drawings, this book shows DIYers how to make a house their own.About the Author

Roe Osborn spent many years as a professional builder, learning each aspect of the home-building trade. After two decades with a hammer and tool belt, Roe joined the staff of Fine Homebuilding magazine in 1994. As a senior editor, he honed the craft of turning complex construction subjects into reader-friendly packages of informative text and clear photography. Today he makes a living as a professional photographer on Cape Cod.

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About No
Issue Number No
Cover 138
Publication Year 2012
Photos 400
Drawings 20
Other Formats 77872
Isbn 978-1-60085-393-7
Author Roe Osborn
Dimensions 9 3/16 x 10 7/8
Pages 240
Format Paperback

Chapter 1: Before You Tackle the Interior
Double-Check the Rough Electric
Check Rough Plumbing
Double-Check All Framing Details

Chapter 2: Insulating Your House
How Does Insulation Work?
Before the Insulation Goes In
Types of Insulation
Installing Fiberglass Insulation

Chapter 3: Drywall
Loading Drywall into the House
Cutting and Installing Drywall Sheets
First Coat of Compound
Second Coat of Compound
Final Coat of Compound

Chapter 4: Floors
Wood Flooring
Tiling a Floor

Chapter 5: Hanging Interior Doors
Prepping for the Doors
Installing the Jambs
Adjusting a Door after Hanging and Trimming
A Few Notes about Other Types of Doors

Chapter 6: Window and Door Trim
Trimming Windows
Door Casing

Chapter 7: Kitchen Cabinets and Bathroom Vanities
Base Cabinets First
Build the Island
Wall Cabinets Next
Bathroom Vanities

Chapter 8: Stair Trim
Let the Skirt Boards Do the Math
Installing Treads
Finishing Touches

Chapter 9: Baseboard and Closets
Installing Baseboard
Closet Systems

Chapter 10: Painting
Prep Work Is the Most Important Step
Painting Windows and Doors
Painting Walls



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Finishing a House

  • by Roe Osborn
  • Paperback
  • Product Code: TP-FHB72071348
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