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Effectively equip today's students to become professional carpenters with the in-depth coverage and practical applications found in Vogt's Carpentry, 6E. This popular bestseller by well-known expert Floyd Vogt presents the intricate system of contemporary light frame building construction using reader-friendly, step-by-step procedures. CARPENTRY, 6E follows the logical path of a residential project, using thorough explanations, easy-to-follow diagrams and dynamic onsite visuals to explore building plans, sitework and layout, footings and foundations, framing, interior and exterior surfaces, cabinetry, and more. This edition blends all of the essential information for traditional construction with today's latest practices, including contemporary safety tools and techniques, use of alternative construction, such as concrete forms, and "green" building techniques. This edition also demonstrates more on how techniques apply to commercial drawings and construction. From building layout through finishing with trim carpentry, each section features step-by-step procedures for key carpentry jobs with tips of the trade and insight into today's industry. Photo-realistic drawings convey many concepts and procedures with detailed, easy to understand information. The new online CourseMate provides interactive learning tools for you and your students. Separately, digitally delivered, time-saving instructor resources help you give today's readers the instruction they need for success as professional carpenters.

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.
  • GREATER EMPHASIS ON SAFETY MAKES THE LATEST INFORMATION SIMPLE TO LOCATE AND THE LATEST SAFETY CONSIDERATIONS HIGHLIGHT THE MOST RECENT TOOLS AND "GREEN" BUILDING TECHNIQUES. A new Unit 8 on Jobsite Safety and Construction Aids (Ch 20) and Scaffolds (Ch 21) underscores the importance of safety today. Readers can avoid the dangers of certain procedures and become more familiar with key tools and equipment necessary to stay safe on the job. With most safety content now in one location, it is easier for readers to find. In addition, prominent Safety Reminders at the start of each unit keep this important topic at the forefront of readers' minds.
  • CONTENT UPDATES REFLECT THE LATEST INDUSTRY CHANGES. Streamlined content throughout this edition introduces today's latest innovations, including "green" building techniques in residential construction. For example, new material is offered on cutting ceiling molding on the flat with a compound miter cut. This edition also clearly demonstrates a coped joint for ceiling molding (Unit 27).
  • NEW COVERAGE OF COMMERCIAL DRAWINGS MORE THOROUGHLY PREPARES TODAY'S PROFESSIONALS. Unit 9 (Architectural Plans and Building Codes) now covers commercial drawings, including details on the difference between commercial and residential construction drawings, guidance on reading commercial drawings, and explanations of basic construction details and concepts employed in commercial construction. Readers also learn basic keys, abbreviations, and other references contained in a set of commercial drawings as well as how to identify and document specific items from a door and window schedule.
  • REVISED COVERAGE OF CONCRETE FORM CONSTRUCTION REFLECTS THE LATEST DEVELOPMENTS AND VARIATIONS. Unit 11 on Concrete Form Construction is now significantly revised to introduce more types of foundations that more precisely reflect national variations. A new chapter in the unit addresses foundation damp proofing.
  • NEW COVERAGE INTRODUCES HOW TO SIZE FRAMING MEMBERS. This edition's thorough discussion of floor joints (in Unit 12) and the book's coverage of rafters (in Unit 15) both now include important information on how to size framing members.
  • REORGANIZED INFORMATION ON ROOFING CLARIFIES INTRODUCTORY AND ADVANCED TOPICS. This edition's coverage of roofing is reorganized and divided into two separate units. The first section (Unit 15 - Roof Framing) focuses on introductory content, such as roof types and terms, gable and shed roofs and trussed roofs. The second unit (Unit 16 - Advanced Roof Framing) details more advanced topics, such as hip and intersecting roofs as well as dormers, gambrel roofs, knee walls, gable end sheathing, and hips with unequal common rafters.
  • NEW "DECONSTRUCT THIS" LEARNING FEATURES CHALLENGES READERS' CRITICAL THINKING SKILLS. Revised unit-ending features, "Deconstruct This" (formerly "What's Wrong With This Picture??") present photographs or figures demonstrating a situation in which one or more things are wrong. Readers must critically consider the images and determine the mistakes or problems pictured. Answers appear in an appendix.
  • NEW--BUILDING CODES ARE NOW INTEGRATED. Building codes (using the International Residential Code (IRC)) are now referenced throughout the book, where appropriate, exposing students in a very friendly manner to the complicated world of codes.
  • NEW PROCEDURE FOR FLASHING A CHIMNEY. This edition now includes a Procedure for flashing a chimney in the unit on roofing (Unit 19).
  • EXPANDED COVERAGE OF CABINETS AND COUNTERTOPS PROVIDES MORE DETAILS. The author has expanded this edition's discussion of Cabinets and Countertops (Unit 30) to discuss more parts and pieces of a cabinet and how to assemble them. Coverage also now offers more details on wood joinery.
  • "ESTIMATING FORMULAS" FEATURE USES SIMPLE FIGURES TO EXEMPLIFY AND ESTIMATE ON-THE-JOB FORMULAS. At the end of some chapters, a description of an estimating process is followed by an "Estimating Formula" that uses a figure or table to summarize shorthand estimating formulas with an example. These summarizing graphics makes estimating more user-friendly and provides an opportunity for readers to apply what they know.
  • "GOING GREEN TIPS" THROUGHOUT THIS EDITION REFLECT TODAY'S LATEST ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY CHOICES. Each unit features special "Going Green Tips" that highlight use of environmental resources and green building techniques. This information focuses on sustainability and eco-friendly architecture.
  • REFINED ILLUSTRATIONS AND PHOTOS SHOWCASES TECHNIQUES IN ACTION. Full-color new photos and helpful photo-realistic line art graphically demonstrate residential construction at work today, helping readers make practical connections between descriptions and application of concepts.
  • INTRIGUING VISUALS OF LIVE CONSTRUCTION FAMILIARIZE READERS WITH WORK AT CONTEMPORARY JOB SITES. Engaging, memorable visuals of live construction sites assist hands-on learners in making an easy transition from the classroom to today's jobsite.
  • HELPFUL "TRICKS OF THE TRADE" PROVIDE TIME-SAVING INSIGHTS INTO COMPLETING COMMON TASKS. These useful "Tricks of the Trade" tips and insights make it easier and more efficient for readers to complete on-the-job tasks.
  • FRESH "SUCCESS STORIES" OPEN EACH SECTION TO INSPIRE AND INTRIGUE READERS. These intriguing "Success Stories" providing an interesting look at the day-to-day job of a carpenter and clearly demonstrate successes accomplished through dedication and education.
  • An introductory chapter covers industry-related topics such as business practices, ethical and legal issues, career goals, customer service, and construction trends, as well as trade-specific career goals and career profiles of professionals working in the field, providing an exciting introduction to real-world residential construction.
UNIT 1. Wood and Lumber.
1. Wood.
2. Lumber.
UNIT 2. Engineered Panels.
3. Rated Plywood and Panel.
4. Nonstructural Panels.
UNIT 3. Engineered Lumber Products.
5. Laminated Veneer Lumber.
6. Parallel Strand Lumber and Laminated Strand Lumber.
7. Wood I-Joists.
8. Glue-Laminated Lumber.
UNIT 4. Fasteners.
9. Nails, Screws, and Bolts.
10. Anchors and Adhesives.
UNIT 5. Hand Tools.
11. Layout Tools.
12. Boring and Cutting Tools.
13. Fastening and Dismantling Tools.
UNIT 6. Portable Power Tools.
14. Saws, Drills, and Drivers.
15. Planes, Routers, and Sanders.
16. Fastening Tools.
UNIT 7. Stationary Power Tools.
17. Circular Saw Blades.
18. Radial Arm and Miter Saws.
19. Table Saws.
UNIT 8. Jobsite Safety and Scaffolds
20. Jobsite Safety and Construction Aids.
21. Scaffolds
UNIT 9. Architectural Plans and Building Codes
22. Understanding Architectural Plans.
23. Floor Plans.
24. Sections and Elevations.
25. Plot and Foundation Plans.
26. Building Codes and Zoning Regulations.
UNIT 10. Building Layout.
27. Leveling and Layout Tools.
28. Laying Out Foundation Lines.
UNIT 11. Concrete Form Construction.
29. Foundations and Concrete.
30. Flatwork Forms.
31. Vertical Formwork.
32. Concrete Stair Forms.
33. Foundation Damp Proofing and Termite Control
UNIT 12. Floor Framing.
34. Wood Frame Construction.
35. Layout and Construction of the Floor Frame.
UNIT 13. Exterior Wall Framing.
36. Exterior Wall Frame Parts.
37. Framing the Exterior Wall.
UNIT 14. Interior Rough Work.
38. Interior Partitions and Ceiling Joists.
39. Backing, Blocking, and Furring.
40. Steel Framing.
UNIT 15. Roof Framing.
41. Roof Types and Terms.
42. Gable and Shed Roofs.
43. Trussed Roofs.
UNIT 16. Advanced Roof Framing.
44. Hip Roofs.
45. Intersecting Roofs.
46. Advanced Roofing Details.
UNIT 17. Stair Framing.
47. Stairways and Stair Design.
48. Stair Layout and Construction.
UNIT 18. Insulation and Ventilation.
49. Thermal and Acoustical Insulation.
50. Condensation and Ventilation
UNIT 19. Roofing.
51. Asphalt Shingles and Tile Roofing.
52. Wood Shingles and Shakes.
53. Flashing.
UNIT 20. Windows.
54. Window Terms and Types.
55. Window Installation and Glazing.
UNIT 21. Exterior Doors.
56. Door Frame Construction and Installation.
57. Door Fitting and Hanging.
58. Installing Exterior Door Hardware.
UNIT 22. Siding and Cornice Construction.
59. Siding Types and Sizes.
60. Applying Vertical and Horizontal Siding.
61. Wood Shingle and Shake Siding.
62. Aluminum and Vinyl Siding.
63. Cornice Terms and Design.
64. Gutters and Downspouts.
UNIT 23. Decks, Porches, and Fences.
65. Deck and Porch Construction.
66. Fence Design and Erection.
UNIT 24. Drywall Construction.
67. Gypsum Board.
68. Single-Layer and Multilayer Drywall Application.
69. Concealing Fasteners and Joints.
UNIT 25. Wall Paneling and Ceiling Finish.
70. Types of Wall Paneling.
71. Application of Wall Paneling.
72. Ceramic Tile.
73. Ceilings.
UNIT 26. Finish Floors.
74. Description of Wood Finish Floors.
75. Laying Wood Finish Floor.
76. Underlayment and Resilient Tile.
UNIT 27. Interior Doors and Door Frames.
77. Description of Interior Doors.
78. Installation of Interior Doors and Door Frames.
UNIT 28. Interior Trim.
79. Description and Application of Molding.
80. Application of Door Casings, Base, and Window Trim.
UNIT 29. Stair Finish.
81. Description of Stair Finish.
82. Finishing Open and Closed Staircases.
83. Balustrade Installation.
UNIT 30. Cabinets and Countertops.
84. Cabinet Design and Installation.
85. Cabinet Construction.
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"Writing is clear and accessible to the average student. I have no issues. I appreciate that Mr. Vogt allows that different part of the country have different terms for the same thing . . . Mr. Vogt strikes a very good balance. The rigor is right for the level of student I see-- not too remedial, and not beyond reach . . . Clear, concise narrative and excellent graphics… I find the step-by-step procedures to be some of the strongest aspects of the book." "For its deft narrative and illustrations of a difficulty topic, I think chapter 43 (Hip Roofs) is quite strong."

"[The strongest selling point of the Vogt text is] its clear concise use of language, both in tone and content, and excellent detailed drawings and step by step procedures—the look of precision without obfuscation." "I think the writing in the unit [Unit 15] is exceptional in its manner of making the complex and potentially confusing subject of roof framing as clear as possible."

:"The vocabulary, tone, and writing level are very comfortable for the student… The Step-by-Step Procedures are well liked by the students." "All supplements are being utilized in our course. The Powerpoint presentations are instrumental when it comes to visualization aspects. The workbook works well in the development of student study guides for quizzes and test. The test bank saves a lot of time for the instructor and the ability to pick and choose within the test bank makes it especially nice."

"I am very impressed with the step by step procedures and the artwork. It is very obvious that the author is a true professional. The scenarios are very relevant."

"[The strongest units are] Section 1 and the units on framing. The units are clear and understandable for the newbies coming into the field… [The Vogt text is]straight to the point, not any embellishing. Written at the proper grade level."

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Carpentry DVD Set II (5-8)

ISBN: 9781305086234
The Carpentry DVD Series is an integrated part of the RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION ACADEMY: CARPENTRY package. The comprehensive two-part DVD of eight videos introduces viewers to Carpentry and its applications. You'll find studio-quality graphics, clear step-by-step demonstrations, and graphics and animations that illustrate important concepts in a visually appealing presentation. DVDs work on a television DVD player or a computer DVD drive.

Instructor's Guide

ISBN: 9781305086197
The Instructor's Resource Guide serves as an instructional resource and provides key objectives, lesson plans, teaching tips, , answers to review and workbookquestions valuable safety information, a math review and additional exercises.

Instructor's Resource

ISBN: 9781305086203
The Instructor's Resources includes PowerPoint presentations, a computerized test bank in ExamView®, , Image Library, and a Correlation to the HBI Skills Standards for Carpentry.


ISBN: 9781305086210
The student workbook is design to help the user retain key chapter content. Included within this resource are a review of chapter objectives and key terms, an outline of key points, additional chapter questions and exercises, and job sheets to practice essential job skills.

Carpentry DVD Set I (1-4)

ISBN: 9781305086227
The Carpentry DVD Series is an integrated part of the RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION ACADEMY: CARPENTRY package. The comprehensive two-part DVD of eight videos introduces viewers to Carpentry and its applications. You'll find studio-quality graphics, clear step-by-step demonstrations, and graphics and animations that illustrate important concepts in a visually appealing presentation. DVDs work on a television DVD player or a computer DVD drive.

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Cengage Learning's Carpentry CourseMate brings course concepts to life with interactive learning, study, and exam preparation tools that support the printed textbook. Access an integrated eBook, learning tools including flashcards, quizzes, and more, all designed specifically to work with RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION ACADEMY: CARPENTRY, 4E.