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Everyday Roses

'This book proves that growing roses is for EVERYONE!'- Pat Shanley, Vice President/President Elect American Rose Society  'Finally a rose book that has joy, pleasure, and gardening wisdom at its core.'- Steve Hutton, President/CEO Star Roses and Plants/Conard-Pyle  'Anyone who reads this book and follows Paul's philosophy cannot help but have a garden of healthy roses.'- Peter Beales, Author ...

Designing and Building Chairs

Learn to build comfortable, long-lasting chairs. Chairs are ubiquitous, found in every home, office and building. Almost all are commercially made since many woodworkers shy away from making chairs, or even stools. Granted, there are not too many square parts to most chairs, and compound angles are somewhat intimidating. But the articles in this book, reprinted from "Fine Woodworking" magazine, ...

Roots of Home

The Roots of Home is a book of journeys that traces the development of classic American house styles. The book provides a unique portrait of the evolutionary thread of traditional homes from the early Colonial settlements to the present day. It is both an architectural tour and a field guide for creating new old houses.

Fine Cooking Italian

When it comes to cooking authentic cuisine, who better to follow than the most trusted name in cooking -- Fine Cooking. This collection of 200 Italian dishes has it all, from appetizers to soups, pastas to pizzas, and mains to desserts. Readers will enjoy the variety of recipes -- many coming from well-known Italian cooks, including Marcella Hazan, Biba Caggiano, and Lidia Bastianich. From ...

Working Alone

If your'e working alone, this book will be your second set of hands. You won't have to wait for a helper or pass up a job that seems too difficult to do alone. And if youre a homeowner working on your own house, you will be amazed at what you can accomplish. Written by a builder with 30 years' experience, Working Alone is packed with more than 50 innovative tips and techniques. You'll learn how ...

Year-Round Slow Cooker

Make more than stew in your slow cooker! Year-Round Slow Cooker gives you an eye-opening look at 100 amazing recipes you can make in this handy device. See how the crock pot you depend on for chilly-weather soups and stews is so much more versatile than you may think. 25 innovative recipes for each season. Author and cooking teacher Dina Cheney taps into the growing trend for eating fresh and ...

Subversive Seamster

The downtown divas of "Sew Subversive" are back with another helping of straightlaced sewing advice for stylish results every time. The authors provide a roadmap to finding items in thrift stores and the ins and outs of refashioning.

Installing Floors

There is a wide variety of flooring options available -- wood, tile and stone, laminate, resilient vinyl, bamboo, and cork -- and Installing Floors shows homeowners how to lay them all like a pro. In this new title from the successful Build Like A Pro series, contractor and experienced author Joseph Truini covers the subject in great detail; he walks readers through the process of installation ...

Graphic Guide to Interior Details

When Rob Thallon's Graphic Guide to Frame Construction was first published, it quickly became the indispensable guide to framing a house. Now Thallon offers Graphic Guide to Interior Details, the essential second volume that picks up where the first one leaves off; it helps you take the finished frame into a completed structure. Inside, you will find relevant information about virtually every ...

Building Sheds

Building upon the success of earlier versions, which sold more than 250,000 copies, Building Sheds by Joseph Truini provides all the expert advice needed to construct a shed from start to finish. With broad appeal, Building Sheds, which includes nearly 500 photos and illustrations, offers a range of options to help do-it-yourselfers complete one of the most popular outdoor building projects. The ...

Back to the Cabin

A yearning for smaller homes...simpler times! Architect and renowned “cabinologist” Dale Mulfinger rekindles our love of the iconic American cabin in Back to the Cabin. This latest book picks up where his best seller, The Cabin, left off, engaging readers with fresh insights and strategies for designing a contemporary cabin with all the charm of yesteryear. Renewing America’s long love affair ...

Kaffe Fassett's Heritage Quilts

The latest, most exquisite quilt collection from the world-renowned textile designer. He’s an international sensation – Kaffe Fassett – who has been commissioned by British royalty, top American fashion designers, and the Royal Shakespeare Company for his skillful eye, masterful technique, and dedication to impeccable detail. It’s no wonder that anything with his name tied to it flies off the ...

How to Cheat at Cleaning

Change the way you think about cleaning, and the amount of time you devote to this arduous task! In How to Cheat at Cleaning, down-and-dirty author Jeff Bredenberg shows how you can get away with just cleaning what you have to so you still have time to enjoy life. You'll learn more than 200 tips that help you reduce clutter, keep a presentable house, prioritize chores, and find the shortcuts ...

Blue Ribbon Canning

An all-American tradition. Since the early 1800s America's state fairs have celebrated community. Now, 200 years later, food contests and recipe judging are more popular than ever and a blue ribbon from a state fair competition still signals that the winner is truly outstanding. Blue Ribbon Canning captures the best of the best with nearly 139 home-canning recipes that have won top prizes in ...

Affordable Remodel

If your home needs remodeling, but your budget doesn't jive with your plans it can be pretty frustrating. Enter: Affordable Remodel. Its mission is to simplify the remodeling process from start to finish, help you make the right decisions, and steer you clear of the pitfalls that can cost you time and money. Fernando Pagés Ruiz, the author of Building an Affordable House, shares his secrets in ...