Practical Australian Carpentry
Book 2 - Joinery and Advanced Framing
by Jack Barrington, Dieter Mylius and Stuart Arden

(Australian Publication)

210 x 280mm

Published by McGraw-Hill Australia Pty Ltd, North Ryde, NSW, Australia


ISBN 0-07-452129-2


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Extract from Introduction of book:

Book 1 of Practical Australian Carpentry concentrates on the work of the carpenter engaged in single-storey domestic construction, an area that appears set to comprise a large part of the carpenter's work well into the future. The carpenter will be working not only with wood, but also with new materials and methods made available to the building industry by advances in technology. He or she may also take on the role of a builder and coordinate all work on a site, and so must have a working knowledge of other appropriate trades.

This book (Book 2) deals largely with joinery work and the activities more usually confined to the workshop. Joinery may be defined as the wooden fittings to a building where a pleasing appearance is important. The timber used will largely be seasoned. Joints should be well made, fixings should be concealed wherever possible, and the finish of the work should receive special consideration. Features of good joinery are clean flat surfaces, straight sharp arrises, well-designed and well-fitted joints, accurate dimensions, and proper selection and use of materials.

The manufacture of traditional joints, and the step-by-step production of standard items such as windows, doors, fitments and stairs, are covered in the book. Additionally, the reader is taken into more complex aspects of structural carpentry, with details of the construction of oblique and unequally pitched roofs, two-storey buildings and cavity masonry building. An introductory chapter on pole frame building has been included, as this type of construction is gradually becoming popular in this country.

In today's changing world the traditional roles of the carpenter and the joiner are becoming blurred. Similarly, the distinction between joiner and cabinet-maker is not easily made.

Tradespeople tend to specialise in a narrow area of their work, and therefore become very competent in that area. However, no matter what class of work is undertaken, most carpenters would agree that there is much to be learned from the examples of workman- ship achieved by the traditional carpenter or joiner, and therefore much job satisfaction to be gained.

The reader will soon find that extensive reference is made to Book 1. There are many tools, procedures and details already covered in this earlier volume, and repetition of these sections would have meant the exclusion of much of the new material in Book 2. Books 1 and 2 should be considered companion volumes.

About the Authors: The senior author is Jack Barrington, well respected former Senior Tutor and Head of Carpentry and Joinery at North Sydney Technical College, who has contributed his vast amount of accumulated knowledge, gained by teaching students in the trade over many years. His coauthors are Dieter Mylius, Manager of Information Services at the Sydney Building Information Centre and newspaper columnist on building matters; and Stuart Arden, architect, owner-builder, graphic designer and until recently, Tutor of the School of Building at Liverpool and Randwick TAFE Colleges. Stuart now teaches Interior Design at Sydney College of the Arts.

Illustrations: Black & White

Units of Measurement: Metric


Chapter 1 - The workshop
- Fire precautions
- Hand tools
- Bench planes
- Gouges
- Hand saws
- Warrington hammer
- Workbench
- Workbench accessories
- Cramps
- Questions

Chapter 2 - Power tools in the workshop
- Double-ended bench grinder
- Portable jig saw
- Portable belt sander
- Portable power planer
- Orbital sander
- Reciprocating sander
- Disc sander
- Portable electric router
- Pneumatic nailer
- Radial arm saw
- Questions

Chapter 3 - Sheet products and workshop materials
- Surface-coated abrasives
- Adhesives
- Types of adhesive
- Manufactured sheet products
- Plywood
- Coreboard
- Particleboard
- Hardboard
- Medium-density fibreboard
- Laminated plastic sheets
- Questions

Chapter 4 - Joints in joinery work
- Framing joints
- Carcase joints
- Joints used for widening timber
- Questions

Chapter 5 - Windows and doors
- Window types
- Window manufacture
- Setting out of rods
- Marking out from the set-out rod
- Assembling and gluing up the sash
- Cleaning off the sash
- Vertical sliding sashes
- Glazing
- Door construction
- Door types
- Questions

Chapter 6 - Stair construction
- General layout
- Stair dimensions
- Terminology
- External open-riser stair
- Interior timber stairs
- Concrete stairs and formwork
- Questions

Chapter 7 - Arches and centres
- Terminology
- Arch types
- Arch outlines
- Centres
- Questions

Chapter 8 - Curved work and mouldings
- Semicircular-headed door frame
- Joints used in curved work
- Bending timber
- Mouldings
- Joining mouldings
- Enlarging and diminishing moulds
- Raking mouldings
- Questions

Chapter 9 - Interior fitments
- Kitchen cupboards
- Carcase construction
- Hinges for particleboard
- Timber cupboard doors
- Cabinet drawers
- Set-out rods
- Worktops
- Questions

Chapter 10 - Advanced roofing
- Hipped roof with oblique end
- Gable roof with oblique end
- Hipped roof of unequal pitch
- Questions

Chapter 11 - Roof trusses
- Truss designs
- Parallel chord trusses
- Lightweight timber trusses
- On-site construction
- Wall framing support
- Camber
- Fixing trusses to wall framing
- Roof shapes and truss layouts
- Job storage and lifting
- Erecting roof trusses
- Questions

Chapter 12 - Two-storey construction
- Timber-framed buildings
- Upper floor joists
- Platform construction
- Upper floor joists in masonry construction
- Dormer roofs
- Questions

Chapter 13 - Cavity brick construction
- Solid masonry construction
- Cavity wall system
- Footing and base wall systems
- Timber floor system
- Roof structure
- Wall openings
- Fixing to cavity brick
- Fixing when brickwork is complete
- Internal fixing
- Questions

Chapter 14 - Pole frame construction
- Poles
- Soil types
- Full pole frame building
- Set-out and hole diameters
- Pole embedment
- Bracing
- Joining beams to poles
- Corrosion of fasteners
- Working with poles and treated timber
- Finishing
- Questions

Chapter 15 - Surface coatings
- Functions of paints
- Components of paints
- Purposes of the various coats
- Substrates
- Selection of a paint system
- Removal of paint
- Application methods
- Order of painting
- Questions