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The New Cottage

The mere thought of "cottage" puts the mind at ease, as a cottage is where life is simple, comforting, and true. Cottages are an informal, often hardy subset of small houses, generally possessing a visceral grab on homeowners' imaginations. The New Cottage explores how our favorite home is changing to suit living today. Even in the face of technology's expanding scope and speed, and the ...

Little House in the City

A change is taking place all across the country and especially on the West Coast, a shift led by the younger generations. People who in years past might have headed for the suburbs are instead moving to the city or choosing not to leave. Many will live in apartments or condos. But in cities that have neighborhoods of detached dwellings (and most cities still do), people are buying, building, and ...

How To Build Your Own Tiny House

Tiny homes are all the rage these days, especially among young people new to the housing market, for people wanting a small dwelling as a second home or as a studio, and among singles and empty nesters. As millions are experiencing the "magic" of tidying up and reducing the number of their possessions, many are also seeing the value of living with less space, while environmentalists are also ...

Junk Beautiful: She Sheds

Move over, Man Caves. She Sheds are coming to a house near you. Across the country, ladies are carving out a special place for themselves, one free from stress and concern. And they're doing it in their own backyards by turning spaces usually reserved for old tools and greasy car parts into refined relaxation. The beauty of the She Shed is that it can take whatever form best suits your ...

All New Bathroom Ideas that Work

Bathroom remodeling continues to top the list of the most common remodeling projects.  All New Bathroom Ideas that Work contains essential information on all aspects of a bathroom update or complete remodel, from fixtures to lighting and cabinetry to flooring, so homeowners can make smart choices about what they want and can afford. Completely updated to include over 250 photos Addresses design ...

All New Kitchen Ideas that Work

Kitchen remodels have long been one of the most popular areas of residential remodeling projects. Whether you're thinking about a simple kitchen upgrade or a full-blown kitchen remodel, All New Kitchen Ideas that Work will inspire you with more than 350 design ideas and essential DIY information. Practical advice paired with Healther Paper's years of experience come together to create the ...

Code Check Plumbing & Mechanical 5th Edition

Code Check Plumbing & Mechanical outlines the key safety principles underlying the various plumbing and mechanical codes and provides information on the code requirments for all types of plumbing installations, including all supply, drain, and vent systems as well as heating and cooling. Using clear language to ensure compliance with codes at each stage of construction, this edition reflects the ...

The Why & How of Woodworking

The Why and How of Woodworking reflects the growing appreciation for the handmade, a movement toward simplifying and uncluttering. There is a growing understanding of the need to fill our lives with meaningful and useful objects. How can woodworkers answer that call? Instagram sensation Mike Pekovich explains how to make work that is worth the time and effort it takes to make it, work that makes ...

Handmade: A Hands-On Guide

Call it maker, handcrafted, or handmade, a new DIY movement has taken off big time. The common thread that ties makers to DIYers and handcrafters is the desire to build something rather than buy it. Handmade: A Hands-On Guide celebrates the movement and would-be makers with practical, doable projects that require only simple tools and techniques to complete. Author Asa Christiana is the former ...

Woodworking Basics

Woodworking Basics is the perfect introduction to the fundamentals of working with wood for those with little or no experience. The book covers all of the basic hand tools that a beginner will need and describes how to use each one, giving useful tips and expert advice along the way.  Successful woodworking is all about best practice and this book shows how it is possible to create all manner of ...

The Craft of Veneering

Veneer can be incorporated in a variety of ways into furniture construction and other woodworking projects and encompasses a whole range of technical complexity. Everything about using veneer—from how it's made, why to use it, how to use it, and how to combine various techniques to create exciting new work—is explained and lavishly illustrated. The Craft of Veneering starts with a simple panel ...

Routing

The router is no ordinary power tool. With the right accessories, jigs and work aids, this versatile machine can be used for virtually any woodworking task, from smoothing surfaces and trimming edges to making joints and cutting grooves. Used correctly, it can transform the way you work and improve your enjoyment of the making process as a whole. Whether you are interested in bench woodworking ...

Scrollsaws

The scrollsaw is a versatile machine, which lends itself to a host of practical and decorative projects. It is not difficult to use, and good results can be obtained in a short time, even if you have little or no prior experience of woodworking. In Scrollsaws: A Woodworker's Guide, scrollsaw experts Julie and Fred Byrne tell you all you need to know to get started on this absorbing hobby, from ...

Joints

Joints: A Woodworker's Guide takes one of the most important and challenging aspects of woodworking and demystifies the all-important subject of choosing, designing and cutting woodworking joints.  Strong, appropriate and well-fitting joints are one of the hallmarks of the skilled woodworker. Making them properly and accurately calls for good planning and marking out as well as a good degree of ...

Pen Turning: A Foundation Course

Pens are among the most popular projects for woodturners.  Being small, they are relatively quick to make and they don't use a lot of wood, making them perfect for beginners and experts alike. Whether you are just beginning to dabble with turning pens or you have been creating them for years, Pen Turning: A Foundation Course is the best resource to help you sharpen your skills and guide you ...