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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.

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Carpentry and Construction - Mark Miller; Rex Miller; Mark R. Miller
Call Number: TH 5606 .M52 2010
ISBN: 9780071624718
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."

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Joinery Tips and Techniques - Popular Woodworking Editors
Call Number: TT185 .J65 2012
ISBN: 9781440323485
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."

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The Woodworker's Studio Handbook - Jim Whitman
Call Number: TT 185 .W438 2012
ISBN: 9781592537587
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."

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Ultimate Guide to House Framing - John D. Wagner; How-To Associates Staff
Call Number: TH 2301 .W34 2009
ISBN: 9781580114431
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."

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Understanding Green Building Guidelines - Karen Levine; Traci Rose Rider
Call Number: TH 880 .R53 2009
ISBN: 9780393732634
Publication Date: 2009-08-24
"This book aims to look at a selection of both national and local green building rating systems and guidelines, ranging from commercial to residential. While the goal is to provide students and young professionals with a solid overview of each product, enabling them to understand the differences and select the most appropriate system for their chosen projects, the book provides valuable overviews and comparisons for anyone interested in better buildings: designers, homeowners, realtors, contractors, facility managers, site designers, and more."

Carpentry Databases

  • ABI/INFORM Collection
    Business research from journals, trade publications, market research reports, dissertations, and working papers.
  • eBooks on EBSCOhost
    Over 26,000 fiction, reference, scholarly, and professional books online. For tutorials and other help on using EBSCO ebooks on different computers and devices, visit the eBooks on EBSCOhost support page.
  • ebrary Academic and Public Library Complete
    Scholarly ebook titles supporting student and faculty research, and general nonfiction on topics such as school & studying, career development, arts & leisure, and practical life skills.
  • Films on Demand
    Thousands of high quality videos on business & economics, health & medicine, humanities & social sciences, and science & mathematics, as well as travel and fitness programming, home and how-to videos, indie films, and popular music performances. Includes Oscar, Emmy and Peabody award winning documentaries, interviews, instructional and vocational training videos, historical speeches and newsreels.
  • Gale Virtual Reference Library
    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.

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