Pain, William (1730?-1790?) / The practical house carpenter, or, Youth's instructor containing a great variety of useful designs in carpentry and architecture; the five orders laid down by an entire new scale.
Contents. Plate 1,2,3 Centering for grains, arches, and use of the Trammel. 4 Groins, skylights, niches, polygon roofs, &c. 5,6 Domes circular, circular soffits. 7 to 15 To find the length and backing of hips, square, or bevel. Curb roofs sections of floors, trussing girders, roofs in ledgement. 16 to 18 Ionic volute, glueing up columns, and diminishing. 19 to 28 The five orders, shewing the measures and proportions to any height required. 29 to 33 Frontispieces for outside and inside doors. 34 shop-fronts. 35 to 54 Mouldings, frize, and cornice, for practice. Some of them full size, and some half size. 55 to 63 Stair-cases. 64 to 68 Chimnies, doors, &c. 69 to 70 ceilings. 71 to 75 Plans, elevations, and sections. 76 to 77 Corinthian and composite caps. 78 to 81 Plancers of the Doric, ionic, and Corinthian cornices, glueing up caps. 82 to 84 Doric, ionic, and Corinthian cornices, with part of the pediments to a large scale. 85 to 101 Plans, elevations, and sections, for town and country houses, drawn by a scale fixed to each design.
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