The Practical Builder

The Practical Builder

The Classic 18th Century Handbook

eBook - 2013
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This 1774 guidebook for English carpenters was one of the earliest do-it-yourself manuals ever published. Designed for those who could not afford an architect's services, the book functioned as a source of construction techniques and design details. Employing elementary arithmetic and geometry, the annotated and meticulously rendered engravings depict cross-sections of chimney-pieces, ceilings, cornices, and other architectural details.
Publisher: Mineola, New York :, Dover Publications,, 2013
ISBN: 9780486320618
Characteristics: 1 online resource : illustrations


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