Complete Book of Framing is a comprehensive guide to rough carpentry and framing written by an expert with nearly forty years of framing experience. This book guides the readers through step-by-step framing instructions for floors, walls, roofs, door and window openings, and stairs. Full-color photos and illustrations help novice framers learn and understand the basics and professionals master framing techniques. This edition is updated and expanded to include the framing techniques of the 2018 International Building Code (IBC), International Residential Code (IRC), and updated OSHA rules. This edition also includes coverage of today's electric tools, wind and earthquake framing, medical and physiological factors of framing, and a revised safety chapter.
Scot Simpson, owned his own construction firm, S.S. Framing in Edmonds, WA, for 36 years until his recent retirement. He developed and refined the methods in this book and used them to train his crews. Scot is the author of two other construction books and numerous articles for construction magazines, such as Fine Homebuilding and the Journal of Light Construction. In addition, he developed and hosted the video, “Resisting the Forces of Earthquakes” with the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute and the International Conference of Building Officials.