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Modern Carpentry, 12th Edition

Modern Carpentry, 12th Edition
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By: Willis H. Wagner, Howard "Bud" Smith, and Mark W. Huth

ISBN: 978-1-63126-083-4
Format: Hardcover
Copyright: ©2016
Subject: Construction
Grade Level: 9-14
Retail Price: $124.00
School Price: $93.00


Modern Carpentry provides detailed coverage of all aspects of light construction, including site preparation and layout, foundations, framing and sheathing, roofing, windows and doors, exterior finish, stairs, cabinetry, and finishing. Special topics, such as chimneys, fireplaces, and decks, are also covered. The text familiarizes students with other aspects of the building trades with chapters on plumbing, electrical, and HVACR.
  • Changes for this edition include a new Green Building and Certification Programs chapter, new Thinking Green features, increased coverage of International Residential Code (IRC) and OSHA requirements, and increased safety and rigging content.
  • A career chapter and Construction Careers features throughout the text introduce students to on-the-job success factors, including basic skills, safety, attitudes, and career opportunities.
  • Detailed, step-by-step procedures break down complex operations into easy-to-follow tasks, ensuring student success.

Previous Edition
Modern Carpentry, 11th Edition

Related Title(s)
Foundations and Framing DVD Series
Closing In DVD Series
Interior Finishing DVD Series
Roofing DVD Series

Table of Contents

Preparing to Build
  1. The Carpenter's Workplace
  2. Safety
  3. Building Materials
  4. Hand Tools
  5. Power Tools
  6. Scaffolds, Ladders, and Rigging
  7. Plans, Specifications, and Codes
  8. Building Layout

Foundations and Framing
  9. Footings and Foundations
10. Floor Framing
11. Wall and Ceiling Framing
12. Roof Framing
13. Framing with Steel

Closing In
14. Roofing Materials and Methods
15. Windows and Exterior Doors
16. Exterior Wall Finish
17. Thermal and Sound Insulation
18. Interior Wall and Ceiling Finish
19. Finish Flooring
20. Stair Construction
21. Doors and Interior Trim
22. Cabinetry
23. Painting, Finishing, and Decorating

Special Construction
24. Chimneys and Fireplaces
25. Post-and-Beam Construction
26. Systems-Built Housing
27. Green Building and Certification Programs
28. Remodeling, Renovating, and Repairing
29. Building Decks and Porches

Mechanical Systems
30. Electrical Wiring
31. Plumbing Systems
32. Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning

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Online Text, 1yr. Individual Access Key Code
   sample Front Matter (g-wonlinetextbooks.com, Construction)
   sample Chapter 2 (g-wonlinetextbooks.com, Construction)
   sample Chapter 10 (g-wonlinetextbooks.com, Construction)
Online Student Center, 6yr. Classroom Subscription (min. 15)
   sample Online Learning Suite Tour (Sample Video Clip, 00:01:40)
Presentations for PowerPoint
   sample Chapter 2 (PPS, 4.58 MB)
   sample Chapter 10 (PPS, 6.45 MB)
  Note: Sample file quality has been reduced to allow for Internet streaming and viewing.


   PDF Residential Carpentry / Building Construction I, II, III (PDF, 543 KB)
   PDF Construction Occupational Cluster Carpentry Framework (PDF, 526 KB)
Precision Exams
   PDF Carpentry Exam (PDF, 576 KB)
   PDF Fundamentals of Construction (PDF, 526 KB)
   PDF Construction Technology I (PDF, 644 KB)
Texas ELPS
   PDF English Language Proficiency Standards (ELPS)-Modern Carpentry (PDF, 473 KB)
  Note: Correlation files may not be available for all listed courses.

About Author(s)

Willis H. Wagner - was Professor Emeritus for the Department of Industrial Technology at Iowa State University. Mr. Wagner earned a bachelor of science degree from Central Missouri State University and a master of science degree from the University of Missouri. He worked in industry as a drafter and woodworker, and taught at the high school and collegiate levels. Mr. Wagner was a member of IAITA and ITEEA, and an honorary member of the Waterloo Technical Society.

Howard "Bud" Smith - spent most of his career as a magazine and textbook editor. He also worked as a carpenter for several years while earning a Ph.D. in journalism from Marquette University. Mr. Smith is the author of Energy and coauthor of Understanding Technology. Additionally, he has published articles in a variety of magazines over his career. He is currently retired.

Mark W. Huth - brings a great deal of relevant experience from multiple perspectives. He served seven years in the U.S. Navy as an aviation machinists mate where he was recognized for proficiency in his craft. Following the Navy, he received a baccalaureate degree from the State University of New York at Oswego. Mr. Huth taught high school for several years before beginning a career in educational publishing. His publishing career provided him with the opportunity to work with some of the most successful teachers across North America. Mr. Huth is the author of many career and technical education titles, such as Modern Carpentry, as well as successful textbooks on math topics.


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Text 976 978-1-63126-083-4 $124.00$93.00
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Online Student Center, 6yr. Classroom Subscription (min. 15) 978-1-63126-085-8 $142.60$106.95
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Workbook 190 978-1-63126-087-2 $33.28$24.96
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* Instructor's Resource CD 978-1-63126-091-9 $266.64$199.98*
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* Instructor's Presentations for PowerPoint® CD, Individual License over 1130 slides 978-1-63126-093-3 $244.00$183.00*
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