Originally published in 1910, this early works contains a detailed estimate of a $5,000 house and additions. Detailed estimates of kitchen, dining room, parlour, den, halls, bathroom, conservatory, basement, bedrooms, closets etc, all figured out and measured by the quickest and simplest methods. Also showing how to estimate by cubing, by the square of floors or walls and by the process of comparison; with hints and practical suggestions for taking measurements and making tenders for work...Much of the information will still be found to be useful and practical today. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900's and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.