02:22AM | 10/09/03
Member Since: 10/08/03
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I have been a rough carpenter for years, but haven't had much use for technical terms such as soffit. I have resently changed employers and they talk in a unknowm tongue to me! Can anyone direct me to a sight that such terms are pointed out on a building?

Glenn Good

03:05PM | 10/09/03
Member Since: 09/10/03
320 lifetime posts
This site has definitions of various terms:

For a good book that has all the information you need check this site:

Or you may want to take a course at a local college or technical school.



11:43AM | 10/11/03
Member Since: 12/27/02
545 lifetime posts
"Modern Carpenter" by Wagner is a book I used for reference (& in a college course in carpentry) for my first 10 years or so... keep it in the truck. Good for take-off formulas' those details you only run across once in a blue moon, span tables ... the one book pretty covers all you'll need... even a glossary of terms.

Mark Hammond

06:27PM | 10/11/03
Member Since: 05/09/01
246 lifetime posts


06:30PM | 10/17/03
Member Since: 12/27/02
545 lifetime posts
The sites coming along very nicely Mark... if you need any help on that go to or better yet & send me a private message ( so I'll know who you are)

I work for Sierra (now Vivendi) and BttB teaching moderators (& others) how to build web sites, I'm pretty busy of late but will show you a few ropes on how you can speed that process up, and make it much easier for you.



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