About This File
This is a scanned document of the now defunct Workbench Magazine of this era. Permission was granted by the new Workbench Publication for The Patriot Woodworker community to copy and use the old Workbench Magazine at our pleasure, and for free distribution and re-use.
When one couple decided to add a family room to their home they first drew up plans of the proposed addition, then made a scale-model of the house with the new room. Plans, or a working drawing, are necessary both to assist in getting estimates and in obtaining a building permit. This particular home owner had previous drafting experience, so his drawings were fairly professional. Inmost cases an accurate, although fairly rough drawing will be adequate. A scale-model helps in two ways, first it shows how the home will look with the room addition, and second, aids a contractor in determining the cost of “cutting-in” the new roof.
Source: Workbench Magazine May-June 1967