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New Built-Ins Idea Book

Do-it-yourself home projects have become a national pastime, and nothing satisfies that urge more then creating built-ins. The fact that they are a permanent part of a house makes it more critical that they be done with as much skill and imagination as possible. That's where the New Built-Ins Idea Book comes in. Written by Sandor Nagyszalanczy, a former senior editor of Fine Woodworking magazine ...

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 ...

Drywall

This revised version of Drywall gives readers information on new tools and materials and techniques that Myron has field-tested since the last revision in 2008. For the first time the book also includes a bound-in DVD with tips and techniques for hassle-free drywall installation. Drywall, 4th Edition, offers the very latest information with the familiar easy-to-use format that made the first ...

Working with Tile

The latest techniques for the latest technology. Advances in technology have brought many new installation products and tools to the world of tiling in recent years, including waterproofing membranes, backerboards, grouts, and cutting tools. That’s why DIYers will welcome the thoroughly updated, easy-to-follow directions in Working with Tile. Introducing two all-new sections. You’ll benefit from ...

Tiling Complete

Lots of homeowner's are intrigued with the many possibilities tile provides for improving the aesthetic beauty of their homes. But anyone who tries to design and install a new tile surface soon realizes this is truly an art and science unto itself -- with its own language, materials, tools, techniques and special skills. If you're ready to tackle the unique challenges of a home tiling project, ...

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 ...

Inside the Not So Big House

Bestselling author Susanka ("The Not So Big House") teams up with architectural design writer Vassallo to expand upon the message that has resonated with over a million homeowners: opting for personalized, well-crafted, thoughtfully designed spaces over superfluous square footage results in a home that comforts and nourishes those who live there.

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 ...

Patios and Walkways

An attractive walkway or terrace dramatically improves a home's curb appeal and livability. In many older homes, walkways and terraces need updating or replacement, and new homes are often sold without these enhancements. The projects illustrated in Patios and Walkways, from rustic stone paths to handsome new patios, can be completed within 1-3 days and are explained step-by-step, allowing even ...

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.