How to achieve a perfect finish
You already know that the building isn't finished just because
the walls are up and the roof is on. Interior details—flooring,
stairs, trimwork, cabinets, fireplaces, and painting—finish the
project and give it character.
This guide clearly explains each step, discusses the tools
involved, and even examines insulation, termite protection,
maintenance, and how to set up a workshop that makes it all easier.
- Determine coverage rates for various paints and make the
selection that fits your project
- Explore the advantages of paint spray guns and high-pressure
- Analyze types of insulation and choose one that provides
- Learn the pros and cons of different types of chimneys and
- Design and plan a workshop with the equipment and machinery
you'll need for finishing
- Take advantage of an extensive glossary of carpentry and
About The Authors:
Rex Miller was a Professor of Industrial Technology at The
State University of New York, College at Buffalo for more than 35
years. He has taught at the technical school, high school, and
college level for more than 40 years. He is the author or co-author
of more than 100 textbooks ranging from electronics through
carpentry and sheet metal work. He has contributed more than 50
magazine articles over the years to technical publications. He is
also the author of seven civil war regimental histories.
Mark Richard Miller finished his BS in New York and moved
on to Ball State University, where he earned a master’s degree, then
went to work in San Antonio. He taught high school and finished his
doctorate in College Station, Texas. He took a position at Texas A&M
University in Kingsville, Texas, where he now teaches in the
Industrial Technology Department as a Professor and Department
Chairman. He has co-authored 11 books and contributed many articles
to technical magazines. His hobbies include refinishing a 1970
Plymouth Super Bird and a 1971 Road-runner.
Table of Contents:
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of Contents (PDF)
About the Authors.
Chapter 1: Stairs.
Chapter 2: Flooring.
Chapter 3: Walls and Ceilings.
Chapter 4: Kitchen Cabinets.
Chapter 5: Painting.
Chapter 6: Design and Layout of a Workshop.
Chapter 7: Equipment and Machinery.
Chapter 8: Insulation and Energy Conservation.
Chapter 9: Solar Heat.
Chapter 10: Termite Protection.
Chapter 11: Maintenance (Preventive and Corrective).
Chapter 12: Chimneys and Fireplaces.
Chapter 13: Decks.
Appendix A: References.