The Practical Builder
The Classic 18th Century HandbookeBook - 2013
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
Branch Call Number: 720 Pa
Description: 1 online resource : illustrations