August 8, 2023

Books that Build

I wanted to take some time this week to get you guys and girls a list of books that helped me early on in my career. I still reference these books from time to time today. Most of these books can be found used online for a steal. I believe I paid two dollars for one of them. I am fairly certain that the shipping cost more than the book itself.

Anyways, I hope that everyone is enjoying their Summer and this list serves you well. As always, please feel free to reach out to me with any questions.

Thank you!

  1. Building a Deck, Scott Schuttner
  2. Roof Framer’s Bible, Barry D. Mussell
  3. A Field Guide to American Houses, Virginia Savage McAlester
  4. Simplified Engineering for Architects and Builders, James Ambrose and Patrick Tripeny
  5. Ceramic Tile Setting, John P. Bridge
  6. Tile Your World, John P. Bridge
  7. Trim Complete, Greg Kossow
  8. Building Stairs, Andy Engel
  9. Shelves, Cabinets, and Bookcases, Taunton Press
  10. Bookcases, Cabinets, and Built-Ins, Taunton Press
  11. Constructing a Fireplace Mantel, Steve Penberthy and Lawrence S. Welsh
  12. Step-by-Step to a Classic Fireplace Mantel, Steve Penberthy and Gary Jones
  13. Building Fireplace Mantels, Mario Rodriguez
  14. Spray Finishing Made Simple, Jeff Jewitt
  15. Building Kitchen Cabinets, Udo Schmidt
  16. Building Codes Illustrated, Franci D.K. Ching and Steven R Winkel
  17. Understanding Wood Finishing, Bob Flexner
  18. Pretty Good House, Dan Kolbert, Emily Mottram, Michael Maines, and Christopher Briley
  19. Get Your House Right, Marianne Cusato, Ben Pentreath, Richard Sammons, and Leon Krier
  20. Making Mantels, David Getts

- Tyler Grace