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Basements Complete

Basements often get a bad rap. They can be dark, dank, and depressing, and are some of the most challenging spaces in a home to remodel. But the rewards of tackling a basement remodel are potentially enormous—transforming an otherwise ignored space into a bright, open, and usable asset, perfect for a spare bedroom for guests, a game room for the kids, or a den for the adults. In Basements ...

Tiling Complete

Tiling Complete is a highly visual book focusing on real-world situations faced by homeowners and offers real-world advice, including how to deal with the inevitable issues that can arise during a project. In this second edition, the book has been updated with the latest information on new types of tile—including large-format tiles and wood-plank tiles includes details on project preparation ...

Built-Ins, Cabinets & Shelves

A home can never have too much storage! In this collection of 25 articles from Fine Homebuilding and Fine Woodworking magazines, America's most accomplished carpenters and woodworkers contribute their advice on building sturdy cabinets, built-ins, and shelves. build a breakfast nook, island, or pantry in your kitchen add storage to your bed construct the perfect vanity for your bathroom make ...

Outdoor Projects

The world is full of people who would love to start building things with wood but who are intimidated by their inexperience. Well, worry no more! If you can read a tape measure, drive a screw and a nail, and cut a straight line, you can handle any project in Stanley Outdoor Projects. 14 great projects covering everything from simple outdoor furniture to a small garden shed and a colorful ...

The Visual Handbook of Building and Remodeling

Building a home is a complicated, precise, and labor-intensive process. From drawing a design to selecting the site to laying the foundation, building the frame, installing the plumbing, wiring, HVAC, and everything in between, there are countless opportunities for something to go wrong. So how does a homeowner,  builder, or remodeler make sure that their project stays on track every step of the ...

Foundations & Concrete Work

Written by seasoned builders from across the country, this revised edition of Foundations & Concrete Work features 17 new articles from Fine Homebuilding magazine, all focused on helping builders form and pour the absolute highest-quality foundations. more than 375 on-the-job photos and drawings 272 pages chock-full of advice, tips, and tricks from the world's most foremost home building ...

Code Check Complete 3rd Edition

If you are a builder, remodeler, building inspector, or anyone who plays a role in building a home, you know how invaluable a good reference book is for staying on top of codes. Now in its third edition, Code Check Complete combines the full versions of the individual Code Check titles into a single, complete, all-in-one guide to the most commonly cited code violations encountered by building ...

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 ...

52 Boxes in 52 Weeks

What do you get when an accomplished woodworker and senior editor of Fine Woodworking magazine sets himself the challenge of designing and building one box a week for a solid year? You get 52 Boxes in 52 Weeks, a book dedicated to making relatively simple—yet gracefully elegant—boxes that woodworkers of all skill levels will be eager to build. Readers will begin by learning the fundamental ...

How to Whittle

The age-old woodworking technique, whittling, is growing in popularity. How to Whittle presents 25 beautiful whittling projects to make and is paired with advice on selecting the best wood for your projects and details on finishes, making these simple projects ideal for beginners. Full-color photography and step-by-step instructions guide whittling newbies through the process, from selecting ...

30-Minute Woodturning

For any keen woodturners out there who want to do more turning but are short of time, 30-Minute Woodturning is the perfect book as it has an enticing variety of projects which can all be completed in 30 minutes. Even for those working at an intermediate level, this book provides you with something to aim for without compromising safety and it will help beginners to build their skills. Each of ...

Woodworking with Hand Tools

For woodworkers, hand tools put the emphasis on the process of woodworking rather than the result. Yet hand tools also are essential to the highest level of craftsmanship, bringing a refinement to work that machines alone cannot produce. Whether using hand tools alone as a source of pleasure, quality, or efficiency, or in combination with machines, woodworker can trust the information in ...

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 ...

Outdoor Woodworking Games

The reader of this exciting new title will have as much fun making the projects as they will playing the games!  All of the 20 projects are designed to be made with the beginner woodworker in mind and using only basic woodworking tools and equipment.  comprehensive, step-by-step instructions are based on standard sizes of wood so that pieces simply need to be cut to length with some basic ...

New Landscaping Ideas that Work

Homeowners looking to revitalize their yards will absolutely love the more than 350 innovative design suggestions presented in New Landscaping Ideas that Work. In it, practical design advice is paired with the author's 30+ years of expertise to create a complete do-it-yourself guide and primer for homeowners looking to transform all aspects of their yard into inviting outdoor spaces. design ...