Request for consultation

Thanks for your request. You’ll soon be chatting with a consultant to get the answers you need.
{{formPostErrorMessage.message}} [{{formPostErrorMessage.code}}]
First Name is required. 'First Name' must contain at least 0 characters 'First Name' cannot exceed 0 characters Please enter a valid First Name
Last Name is required. 'Last Name' must contain at least 0 characters 'Last Name' cannot exceed 0 characters Please enter a valid Last Name
Institution is required.
Discipline is required.
Why are you contacting us today? is required. 'Why are you contacting us today?' must contain at least 0 characters 'Why are you contacting us today?' cannot exceed 0 characters Please enter a valid Why are you contacting us today?


The intricate system of contemporary light frame building construction is presented in straightforward, step-by-step procedures in this popular bestseller. CARPENTRY, 5TH EDITION follows the logical path of a residential project, using reader-friendly presentations and easy-to-follow diagrams to explore building plans, sitework and layout, footings and foundations, framing, interior and exterior surfaces, cabinetry and flooring, and more. This text provides a unique blend of all the need-to-know information for both traditional and up-to-date construction practices. Beginning with the layout of the building and finishing with trim carpentry, each section features step-by-step procedures for key carpentry jobs, critical safety information, tips of the trade, and insight into the construction industry. Stunning, photo-realistic drawings convey many concepts and procedures with detailed, easy to understand information.

Floyd Vogt, State University of New York, Delhi

Floyd Vogt is a sixth-generation carpenter and contractor. His family operated a small business devoted to all phases of home construction, and he began working in the family business at age 15. After completing a B.A. in chemistry at the State University of New York College at Oneonta, Mr. Vogt returned to the field as a self-employed remodeler. In 1985 he began teaching in the Carpentry program at the State University of New York, Delhi. He has taught many courses, including light framing, advanced framing, math, energy-efficient construction, finish carpentry, finish masonry, and estimating. Mr. Vogt is currently a professor in the Construction Design-Build Management bachelor's degree program, where his course responsibilities include residential construction, AutoCAD, construction seminar, and physical science applications. He has also served as a carpentry regional coordinator for Skills-USA and as a post-secondary Skills-USA student advisor. Mr. Vogt is also the co-author or CARPENTRY, 6E and he is a member of a local town planning board.
  • WHAT'S WRONG WITH THIS PICTURE? At the end of each unit, these new features pose questions about a photograph which shows a situation in which one or more things are wrong. The companion photo shows the situation corrected with a textual description of the problem and how it was corrected. These features provide opportunities for students to apply what they have learned in the chapter by critiquing these situations.
  • ESTIMATING FORMULAS At the end of some chapters, a description of an estimating process is followed by an "Estimating Formula"-- a figure that summarizes in a table the shorthand estimating formulas and includes an example. The summarizing graphic makes the estimating content more user-friendly and provides an application opportunity.
  • GOING GREEN TIPS These features scattered across each unit highlight environmental resources and green building techniques, focusing on sustainability and eco-friendly architecture.
  • CONTENT CHANGES TO REFLECT CHANGES IN THE INDUSTRY Throughout text, the author has streamlined content and cut material based on the latest innovations in residential construction. Examples include new material on cutting ceiling molding on the flat with a compound miter cut; and improved demonstration a coped joint for ceiling molding (Unit 27).
  • REFINED ILLUSTRATION AND PHOTO PROGRAM: The full-color design showcases photo-realistic line art and dozens of new photos offering a realistic representation of residential construction from which learners can make practical connections between descriptions and application of concepts.
  • LATEST SAFETY CONSIDERATIONS: Prominently features the latest safety considerations so readers can avoid the dangers of certain procedures, tools, and equipment in order to stay safe on the job.
  • VISUALS OF LIVE CONSTRUCTION: Visuals of live construction sites assist hands-on learners in making an easy transition from the classroom to the jobsite.
  • HELPFUL TRICKS OF THE TRADE: Provides helpful tricks of the trade to allow for easier and more efficient completion of tasks.
  • SUCCESS STORIES: A "success story"-- a fresh collection for the 5e--opens each of the sections in the book, providing a look at the day-to-day job of a carpenter and the successes accomplished through dedication and education.
1. Wood and Lumber.
Wood. Lumber.
2. Engineered Panels.
Rated Plywood and Panel. Nonstructural Panels.
3. Engineered Lumber Products.
Laminated Veneer Lumber. Parallel Strand Lumber and Laminated Strand Lumber. Wood I-Joists. Glue-Laminated Lumber.
4. Fasteners.
Nails, Screws, and Bolts. Anchors and Adhesives.
5. Hand Tools.
Layout Tools. Boring and Cutting Tools. Fastening and Dismantling Tools.
6. Portable Power Tools.
Saws, Drills, and Drivers. Planes, Routers, and Sanders. Fastening Tools.
7. Stationary Power Tools.
Circular Saw Blades. Radial Arm and Miter Saws. Table Saws.
8. Architectural Plans and Building Codes
Understanding Architectural Plans. Floor Plans. Sections and Elevations. Plot and Foundation Plans. Building Codes and Zoning Regulations.
9. Building Layout.
Leveling and Layout Tools. Laying Out Foundation Lines.
10. Concrete Form Construction.
Characteristics of Concrete. Forms for Footings, Slabs, Walks, and Driveways. Wall and Column Forms. Concrete Stair Forms.
11. Floor Framing.
Types of Frame Construction. Layout and Construction of the Floor Frame. Construction to Prevent Termite Attack.
12. Exterior Wall Framing.
Exterior Wall Frame Parts. Framing the Exterior Wall.
13. Interior Rough Work.
Interior Partitions and Ceiling Joists. Backing and Blocking. Steel Framing.
14. Scaffolds, Ladders, and Horses.
Wood, Metal, and Pump Jack Scaffolds. Brackets, Horses, and Ladders.
15. Roof Framing.
Roof Types and Terms. Gable and Gambrel Roofs. Hip Roofs. The Intersecting Roof. Shed Roofs, Dormers, and Other Roof Framing. Trussed Roofs.
16. Stair Framing.
Stairways and Stair Design. Stair Layout and Construction.
17. Insulation and Ventilation.
Thermal and Acoustical Insulation. Condensation and Ventilation
18. Roofing.
Asphalt Shingles and Tile Roofing. Wood Shingles and Shakes. Flashing.
19. Windows.
Window Terms and Types. Window Installation and Glazing.
20. Exterior Doors.
Door Frame Construction and Installation. Door Fitting and Hanging. Installing Exterior Door Locksets.
21. Siding and Cornice Construction.
Siding Types and Sizes. Applying Vertical and Horizontal Siding. Wood Shingle and Shake Siding. Aluminum and Vinyl Siding. Cornice Terms and Design. Gutters and Downspouts.
22. Decks, Porches, and Fences.
Deck and Porch Construction. Fence Design and Erection.
23. Drywall Construction.
Gypsum Board. Single-Layer and Multilayer Drywall Application. Concealing Fasteners and Joints.
24. Wall Paneling and Ceiling Finish.
Types of Wall Paneling. Application of Wall Paneling. Ceramic Tile. Suspended Ceilings.
25. Finish Floors.
Description of Wood Finish Floors. Laying Wood Finish Floor. Underlayment and Resilient Tile.
26. Interior Doors and Door Frames.
Description of Interior Doors. Installation of Interior Doors and Door Frames.
27. Interior Trim.
Description and Application of Molding. Application of Door Casings, Base, and Window Trim.
28. Stair Finish.
Description of Stair Finish. Finishing Open and Closed Staircases. Balustrade Installation.
29. Cabinets and Countertops.
Description and Installation of Manufactured Cabinets. Countertops and Cabinet Components.

Textbook Only Options

Traditional eBook and Print Options

{{collapseContainerClosed['detail_0'] ? 'Show More' : 'Show Less'}}

  • ISBN-10: 1133478441
  • ISBN-13: 9781133478447
  • STARTING AT $19.49

  • ISBN-10: 1435484053
  • ISBN-13: 9781435484054
  • Bookstore Wholesale Price $159.75
  • RETAIL $212.95

"The organization and format of the book works well for my particular use, it builds nicely and is broken into logical sections similar to coursework taught at our college. The book is broad and thorough enough for readers to explore deeper into a given area if necessary. This book is one that I would recommend to others and it is currently the text used for two of our core first-year courses. Furthermore, students are encouraged to keep this text for use and reference during their second year as it is relevant for other courses…All in all, this book is a remarkable accomplishment."