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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 ...

New Kitchen Idea Book

The kitchen isn't just for cooking anymore, and homeowners are spending a lot of time and money to make it the true heart of their home. Older houses lack the open floor plan that allows the kitchen to become part of the living area, while an increasing number of amateur chefs are going beyond the basics to build a kitchen that's worthy of an upscale restaurant. The kitchen has become less ...

Building Stairs

Stair building combines precision carpentry with tricky math, so even experienced builders find it challenging. But as this extensively illustrated book demonstrates, any builder who can measure the distance between two floors can plan and build a stunning set of stairs. By clearly laying out the geometry, planning, and construction involved, author Andy Engel takes the reader from a simple ...

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 ...

Stanley Home Repairs

The guide that belongs in every home. When you need quick access to solid advice, look no farther than Stanley Home Repairs. This special issue features solid advice from Stanley, the top name in tools, and know-how from Fine Homebuilding, the leader in home building and renovation. Tackle any home repair project with confidence – and save! Stanley has the tools, and with this guide you have all ...

Wiring Complete

'The clearest, most intelligible, most up-to-date, step-by-step instructions of how to wire most household electrical jobs.' - KK. Org (Cool Tools) The title says it all! Wiring Complete, 2nd Edition, covers everything homeowners need to know about practically any wiring scenario imaginable, from simple switches to outdoor lighting. Updated to the latest code. Co-authored by two well-known ...

Decorating Idea Book

Creativity doesn't have a price tag, which you'll find proven -- time and time again -- within the pages of this book. Its filled with information and inspiration, taking you step-by-step through the decorating process, from finding your personal style to selecting the right accessories. Decorating is an evolution, a never-ending process. Styles change. Tastes change. Even families change. ...

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 ...

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.

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, ...

Bathroom Ideas that Work

From the publisher of the bestselling Idea Books comes a new design sourcebook series that moves beyond inspiration and provides the essential information homeowners need to make smart choices for remodeling.Today's bathroom is more than just the most practical room in the house. It can be a place to retreat and relax, a place to multitask, and a place to show off. Add to that the fact that the ...

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 ...

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