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Library Resources for Carpentry
Print books for carpentry can be found in the following call number ranges. If you need help finding anything, please ask at the library's front desk.
Building Construction: TH 1-TH 5701
Wood Technology: TS 800-TS 939
Woodworking and Turning: TT 180-TT 203
To view book title lists for different subjects, please click one of the links below.
Building and Construction
Carpentry : Print Materials
Take Note: The print materials listed here are not an exhaustive list of the library resources related to Carpentry. If looking for other materials, please consult the links above, the library catalog or meet with one of VGCC's librarians.
Carpentry and Construction by
Call Number: TH 5606 .M52 2010
Publication Date: 2009-11-10
"Carpentry & Construction, Fifth Edition, takes you through every step of house construction in such detail that you can use it to build your own home! Clear instructions, along with more than 1,500 photographs and illustrations, demonstrate each phase of construction--from selecting tools, to pouring the foundation, to finishing the interior."
Joinery Tips and Techniques by
Call Number: TT185 .J65 2012
Publication Date: 2012-06-08
"From the lowly butt joint to the vaunted dovetail, joinery makes a woodworking project stronger, attractive and durable. Learn how to make the most common woodworking joints using hand tools and power tools, with tips to speed and improve your work."
The Woodworker's Studio Handbook by
Call Number: TT 185 .W438 2012
Publication Date: 2012-02-01
"A comprehensive guide to the artistry, design, and skills all woodworkers need to propel their hobby to the next level."
Ultimate Guide to House Framing by
Call Number: TH 2301 .W34 2009
Publication Date: 2009-02-01
"Leads homeowners through the steps of building a structure by means of platform framing, the most popular style of framing in use today. Beginning with background information, the book provides the reader with everything they need to know about building, including structural loads and how they interact, sizing lumber, working with tools, and reading blueprints."
Business research from journals, trade publications, market research reports, dissertations, and working papers.
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Gale Virtual Reference Library (Gale Ebooks)
Searchable collection of online reference titles.
ProQuest Career & Technical Education Database
Vocational information on technical topics, such as computing science, healthcare, building trades, auto mechanics, sales and retail, accounting, graphic design, and photography.
Magazine for the home-building industry. It's readers include builders, architects, subcontractors, manufacturers, and dealers.
Building Design & Construction (June 1996-present)
Contains articles pertaining to building design & construction.
Construction Innovation (2001-1 year ago)
Covers construction innovations in information, process, technology, management, and IT/Process development and implementation.
Family Handyman (1991-2016)
Includes home improvement ideas, home repair guides and home maintenance tips
Journal of Light Construction (2012-present)
A trade magazine with information for builders and remodelers.
Popular Woodworking (2010-present)
Provides information for woodworkers to expand and improve on their woodworking skills and knowledge.
Roofing Contractor (2001-present)
Covers issues of concern to roofing contractors and provides current industry and product news on all aspects of residential, commercial, industrial, and institutional roofing.
Tech Directions (1995-present)
Articles and commentary on practical application of technical education to the needs of industry.
Carpentry at VGCC
Department Chair, Applied Technologies
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