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Trim Carpentry and Built-Ins

Learn how to get tight miters and crisp details when casing doors and windows, running baseboard, and putting up crown molding. Trim Carpentry and Built-Ins shows you how to get professional results with all of your common trim projects. Among the latest in Taunton's Build Like a Pro series, Trim Carpentry and Built-Ins is filled with trade secrets and tried-and-true methods from carpenter and ...

Foundations & Concrete Work

Foundation work is not the glamorous side of home building. It is hard, dirty work. But it's also the work upon which all other work rests, and so a good foundation is critical to every home. No source of knowledge on foundations and concrete work is better respected or more widely followed than that provided by the authors of "Fine Homebuilding" magazine.This latest edition from the editors of ...

Trim Complete

If you want to give your house a one-of-a-kind personality, all the finishing touches have to be just right. Of course, that includes the interior trim and molding that's so crucial to the inner beauty of your home. Trim Complete delivers all the information you'll need to handle these important projects like a pro. With detailed instructions and over 800 step-by-step photos, expert carpenter ...

Shelves, Cabinets & Bookcases

The Cabin

"The Cabin is our heart's retreat" write the authors, and what a wonderful place to escape to. Building on the theory that less is more, The Cabin takes this idyllic retreat from mind's eye to reality--with striking photographs and ample charm. In this one-of-a-kind book, you'll discover an amazing array of design styles and materials -- from sticks and stones to sheet metal and glass. You'll ...

Habitat for Humanity How to Build a House

Since its founding in 1976, the non-profit Habitat for Humanity International has built more than 255,000 houses for more than one million people and families in need world wide. First published in 2002, Habitat for Humanity How to Build a House has helped thousands more build simple, energy-efficient homes of their own by helping guide them from foundation to roof, through all interior finishes ...

Concrete Countertops

Building Kitchen Cabinets

When you build your own cabinets you're not just saving money. You also can improve upon the materials and construction used in factory-made cabinets, and get exactly the sizes you want. And with the techniques that Udo Schimdt demonstrates and explains in Building Kitchen Cabinets, you can incorporate custom details in your cabinets to make them even more distinctive. Arched doors, custom ...

Finish Carpentry

Comprised of articles taken from "Fine Homebuilding" magazine, this new edition of "Finish Carpentry" has been updated and redesigned throughout to provide builders with the very best current information.

Pool Idea Book

Swimming pools aren't what they used to be. No longer just rectangular blue holes surrounded by concrete aprons, today's pools come in myriad shapes, sizes and options. You can learn all about them in Taunton's Pool Idea Book. From in-ground and above ground pools, to spas and mini pools, from the best materials available today for patios and pool coverings, to new choices in screening and ...

Plumbing Complete

If you want to tackle a home plumbing job yourself -- and save a few bucks in the process -- here's the book for you. In Plumbing Complete, master plumber Rex Cauldwell gives you all the expert advice you'll need to handle virtually any plumbing project with confidence. From the basic plumbing problems everyone faces to complex challenges that are a little trickier, you'll learn everything you ...

Window Treatments Idea Book

One of the first things you do when you remodel or move into a new home is change the curtains. After all, new window treatments easily, quickly, and inexpensively transform a room. They turn an outdated room into one you want to spend time in, and they make a cold space feel warm and inviting. In the style of the best-selling Idea Books, Window Treatments Idea Book offers the latest ideas for ...

Home by Design

In Home by Design, Sarah Susanka presents the 30 key design concepts that can be applied to any home - no matter what the style or size. Using 28 of the best designed homes from around the country, Susanka brings these concepts to life with 150 powerful and inspirational examples: from something as simple as placing a rug under a table to renovating a whole second floor. Home by Design shows ...

Renovating Old Houses

The definitive book on how to bring an old house back to life -- without destroying its spirit -- is now updated with all new color photography in Renovating Old Houses. Experienced contractor George Nash covers everything -- from replacing foundation walls to repairing old windows, including how to save what's irreplaceable, where to use the best materials, when it's necessary to update (and ...

Building a Deck

The definitive guide to building the most popular exterior construction project there is, Building a Deck walks you through the entire process of creating a quality, custom deck: from the planning stages, through construction, to the custom details that can make your deck one of a kind. This is pro-level information carefully explained and presented so that a serious do-it-yourself can tackle ...