Selected Reading On Finish Carpentry

Procedure code:
620001R
Source:
Preservation Technology Source Book
Division:
Wood and Plastics
Section:
Finish Carpentry
Last Modified:
08/15/2016

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This standard includes a listing of some known sources that may be referenced for additional information on specific issues relating to this subject.

Articles/Papers

  • Cecere, Joseph J. "Wood Cornice: Design & Assembly." The Old-House Journal, November 1985, pp. 190-194.
  • Eisenberg, Donna T. "Identifying Wood Rot." BuildingRenovation, November/December 1993, pp. 35-39.
  • Jones, Larry. "Wood Cornice: Restoration & Repair." The Old-House Journal, August/September 1985, pp. 141-147.
  • Labine, Clem. "Casework & Contract Wood Interiors", and "Casework & Contract Wood Interiors Sourcelist." Traditional Building, November/December 1991, Vol. 4, No. 6, pp. 17-24.
  • ________. "Staircases and Parts", and "Staircases and Parts Sourcelist." Traditional Building, July/August 1990, Vol. 3, No. 4, pp. 27-35.
  • Lief, Judith Siegel. "Architectural Millwork: Enriching Detail", and "Architectural Millwork Sourcelist." Traditional Building, March/April 1991, Vol. 4, No. 2, pp. 13-26.

Books

  • Belle, John, John R. Hoke, and Stephen A. Kliment, eds. Traditional Details for Building Restoration, Renovation, and Rehabilitation; From the 1932-1951 Editions of "Architectural Graphic Standards". New York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 1991.
  • Weaver, Martin E., with F. G. Matero. Conserving Buildings: Guide to Techniques and Materials. New York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 1993.

Other References

  • Avrami, Erica C. "Preserving Wood Features in HistoricBuildings: An Annotated Bibliography." Washington, D.C.: Preservation Assistance Division, National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior; and, Murfreesboro, TN: Middle Tennessee State University, 1993.
  • Bleekman, III, George M., et. al. "Twentieth Century Building Materials: 1900-1950: An Annotated Bibliography." Washington, D.C.: Preservation Assistance Division, National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior; and, Murfreesboro, TN: Middle Tennessee State University, 1993.
Last Reviewed: 2017-08-13