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Trim Carpentry

In this newly revised second edition of his popular reference on trim carpentry, Clayton DeKorne has added much new material to deliver an even more comprehensive manual on every facet of interior woodwork -- all from the perspective of a professional carpenter. From door and window casings, baseboards and ceiling moldings to wainscoting, cabinets and built-in furniture, the author provides ...

The Farmhouse

Farmhouses evoke nostalgic memories -- real or imagined -- of a simpler life and a deep, nourishing connection to the seasons and the land. While most of us dont live that way anymore, we all share a longing for the values that this classic American house form represents. So what makes a true American farmhouse? A farmhouse is intimately connected to the land and all its seasons, dominates a ...

Wood Finishing Fixes

Finishing is one of the most popular and challenging woodworking topics. This new book by finishing pro Michael Dresdner uses a Q&A format to address the most commonly asked finishing questions in a logical way. It's long on solutions, not theory, and it doesn't require hours to digest. This is an essential guide to keep on hand throughout the finishing process--from sanding to final polish.

Setting Up Shop

To a woodworker, there is nothing more personal than the workshop. Creating your ideal sanctuary involves hundreds of practical decisions from where to locate the shop and which machines and tools to buy to where to put the lights and electrical outlets. With the expert advice of professional woodworker and author Sandor Nagyszalanczy, you'll make the right choices to fit your space and budget. ...

Mother's Best

There's nothing like a home-cooked meal made with love. And here's your chance to share the love with Mother's Best -- 150 delicious recipes for comfort food that will soothe the soul and satisfy even the most ravenous appetite. All you have to do is follow the directions and sprinkle in a little TLC. If you find yourself yearning for the uncomplicated, uncommonly tasty meals your mom used to ...

All New Backyard Idea Book

Completely revised and updated edition of the best-seller The All New Backyard Idea Book has been completely updated to bring together hundreds of fresh ideas and unique solutions for making the most of any backyard or outdoor spaces. With all-new photos that demonstrate design ideas, it’s the most up-to-minute source for outdoor living inspiration and information. Packed with gorgeous images ...

Creating a New Old House

Here is the best of both worlds: New houses with old world sensibilities. In Creating a New Old House, architect Russell Versaci shows you that it is possible to design and create a new house that looks and feels like it has always been there. Versaci explores how architects, builders, and craftsmen are reinterpreting the traditional American house. Through photographs and engaging text, ...

Beds

A bed is one of the most significant pieces of furniture in most homes, ranking with the dining table as a major purchase or project. Jeff Miller, winner of the 1998 Stanley Award for best woodworking book (Chairmaking & Design, now out of print), offers nine attractive bed projects accessible to woodworkers of any skill level. In Beds, youll find step-by-step projects for a small bed, a ...

Taunton's Complete Illustrated Guide to Using Woodworking Tools

This step-by-step pictorial reference, Taunton's Complete Illustrated Guide to Using Woodworking Tools, covers using all the tools found in a modern woodworking shop. Organized for quick access, this book makes it easy to find exactly the technique you are looking for. Over 850 photos and drawings illustrate using hand and power tools, including choosing the right tool for the job, setting it ...

In-laws, Outlaws, and Granny Flats

In response to tight times, a remarkably upbeat and widespread change is taking place in households across America. Homeowners are creating second dwelling units often called in-law suites, mother-in-law apartments, or granny flats. Second units make a lot of sense. They're perfect for families who want several generations living close by, they enable Baby Boomers to care for elderly parents ...

Sew Subversive

Sew Subversive is about making fashion your own, whether it's embellishing or customizing off-the-rack clothing or transforming clothes that have lost that loving feeling. The three twenty-something co-owners of Stitch Lounge, an urban sewing studio in San Francisco, teach you, in plain, fun language, how to do it, whether you're hand sewing, machine sewing, or, in a few cases, simply wielding a ...

The Lathe Book

No other book gives you such valuable information on the essential turning tool. Completely revised and updated, The Lathe Book is the comprehensive guide to woodturning machinery, incorporating the many innovations in the lathe and its accessories. This book covers every aspect of the lathe, including how to choose one, how to select tools and accessories, how to maintain and repair the ...

Good House Parts

A good home is the result of good house parts--a certain window, a special door, a punched dormer, a romantic overlook-that are put together based on a homeowner's personal vision. A great home is filled with details that express the personality of the owners. It is comfortable to live in because the elements are perfectly suited to a particular lifestyle. Filled with examples of details that ...

The Handplane Book

The Handplane Book is a complete guide to one of the best known and most collectable hand tools. It covers all the basics, including how to buy a plane, tune it up, and use it. Fascinating background information on the development and manufacture of handplanes shows the rich heritage of this versatile tool. Focusing on planes from the golden age of the handplanes (19th and early 20th century), ...

On the Porch

Porches are more popular than ever--they're great for adding curb appeal, welcoming friends and neighbors to your door, and creating a friendly outdoor living room. There's no better way to end a hot summer's day than to sit back with a tall frosty lemonade on your porch swing and watch the world go by!A porch can change the way you live in your house--it can entirely change the way your house ...