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Build Your Harvest Kitchen, by William H. Hylton .....


This book, Roof Framing, by Marshall S. Gross, published by Craftsman Book Company in 1984, 6th printing 1987, is one of my favorite books for roof framing. I refer to it frequently when preparing residential house plans. If you are looking for it, its ISBN 0-910460-40-X.

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This book, Home Insulation, by Harry Yost, published by Storey Communications, Inc., of Pownal, Vermont in 1991, 2nd printing 1992, is a very good book about residential insulation. I refer to it frequently when preparing residential house plans. If you are looking for it, its ISBN 0-88266-694-0.

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This book, Designing & Building a Solar House, by Donald Watson, published by Storey Communications, Inc., of Pownal, Vermont in 1977, revised edition 1985, is a very good book about active and passive solar building design. If you are looking for it, its ISBN 0-88266-401-8.

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This book, Tiling 1-2-3, published by Home Depot, contains several good articles for hearths, stove bases, surrounds and heat shields.

These useful articles are located in Chapter 6, More Tiling Projects:

  • p. 152 - Fireplace Surround
  • p. 154 - Fireplace Hearth
  • p. 156 - Stove Base
  • p. 158 - Gas Stove Alcove
  • p. 160 - Stove Heat Shield
There are other articles in this chapter, but they are not related to stoves, fireplaces, etc.