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Decks Complete

Expert advice for building a deck – and more. If there’s a deck in your future, arm yourself with the trusted advice you’ll find in Decks Complete before you do anything. Designed for homeowners, it’s an easy-to-access, comprehensive, step-by-step reference on deck building.  Written by seasoned pros, it offers authoritative, reliable information that prepares DIYers to tackle any deck project ...

Working with Handplanes

Of all the hand tools used in the modern shop, planes exert a special fascination. Though quite simple, planes are enormously versatile and practical when skillfully used. The articles in this book, collected from Fine Woodworking, illustrate a host of topics, including basic plane operation, how to choose the right plane for the job, and specialty planes. Step-by-step instructions show how to ...

The Workbench Book

Probably more than any other tool in the shop, the custom workbench reflects the personality and experience of its maker. And for the great majority of makers, the construction of the workbench is a labor of love. In The Workbench Book, Scott Landis examines benches for all kinds of woodworking -- from a traditional Shaker bench to a mass-produced Workmate. There are benches for cabinetmakers, ...

The Art of Turned Bowls

This beautiful volume from Richard Raffan is dedicated to the art of creating aesthetic forms in your turned bowls. More about design than about technique, The Art of Turned Bowls displays a wide range of bowls -- by a host of experienced turners -- with analysis that will help you create more artful bowls with a sense of balance and proportion. As you flip through the pages, you'll discover how ...

Roofing, Flashing, and Waterproofing

Woodland Knits

Enchanting. Whimsical. Adorable! The adjectives will be flying and so will your knitting needles when you see the 20 delightful quick-knits in Woodland Knits. The brainchild of designer and singer/songwriter Stephanie Dosen, these critter creations include a Deer Hat, Butterfly Mitts, and Fawn Poncho – patterns that have already reached iconic status within the world of quirky contemporary ...

Patterns of Home

Clearly written and profusely illustrated, this text brings the timeless lessons of residential design to homeowners who seek inspiration and direction. Insightful tours of 33 homes bring essential design concepts to life. 300 color photos. 50 illustrations.

Building Kitchen Cabinets Made Simple

Cabinets come in many styles and finishes, but the one thing they have in common is how much they can influence the overall appearance of a kitchen. A run of new cabinets can completely transform a space -- and add significantly to the value of a home. It's no wonder they can cost so much. But now they don't have to. Kitchen Cabinets Made Simple demystifies kitchen cabinet construction and makes ...

Mastering Your Table Saw

Taunton's House Check

Bubbling paint. Water dripping from light fixtures. Mysterious smells. Groaning pipes and gurgling tubs. Doors that open themselves. Faucets that spew steam. Your house is trying to tell you something. But to understand what its trying to say and what you should do about it, first you have to learn its language. And thats what House Check is all about. Its a concise guide to the sights, ...

How to Squeeze a Lemon

Ever wonder how to cut lemon wedges so they won't squirt you in the eye? Or what to do with those overgrown zucchinis from the garden? How to save that bread that just won't rise? In How to Squeeze a Lemon, home cooks and chefs alike will find a delightful and nearly endless source of cooking information reference. The follow-up to the IACP-award winning, How to Break an Egg, the wonderfully ...

Tremendous Toy Trucks

Simple, functional-and just plain fun. That describes the 12 projects in this collection of classic wooden toys in Tremendous Toy Trucks. The projects featured here include dump trucks, a tow truck, a flatbed, a semi, a cement truck, logging trucks-and more beautiful heirlooms. There's a project for every woodworker -- and hours of imaginative play for the lucky kids who will get the trucks once ...

500 Bungalows

Discover the enduring charm and artistry of the bungalow by touring hundreds of examples, from prairie- and Spanish-style, to Craftsman and beyond. Douglas Keister, renowned architectural photographer takes you on a visual tour of Americas favorite house style. He has beautifully photographed bungalows from across the country, and presents them here in crisp detail. Whether youre looking to ...

The Workshop

Finishes & Finishing Techniques

This volume will enable you to get pro-quality finishes every time. Each type of finish and technique is presented in a clear and accessible way. You'll get complete coverage of smoothing and preparing surfaces, changing the color of wood with dyes, pigments, and stains, polishing finishes to a high gloss, spray finishing, and repairing damaged finishes. Some of the finishes are just about ...