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Plumbing Complete

If you want to tackle a home plumbing job yourself -- and save a few bucks in the process -- here's the book for you. In Plumbing Complete, master plumber Rex Cauldwell gives you all the expert advice you'll need to handle virtually any plumbing project with confidence. From the basic plumbing problems everyone faces to complex challenges that are a little trickier, you'll learn everything you ...

Woodworking Basics

Woodworking Basics presents an approach to learning woodworking that has proven successful for hundreds of people who have taken the author's introductory course over the past 20 years. Peter Korn's method helps new woodworkers learn the right techniques from the beginning. More experienced woodworkers can use it to master the classic furniture-making skills key to fine craftsmanship. Korn ...

Window Treatments Idea Book

One of the first things you do when you remodel or move into a new home is change the curtains. After all, new window treatments easily, quickly, and inexpensively transform a room. They turn an outdated room into one you want to spend time in, and they make a cold space feel warm and inviting. In the style of the best-selling Idea Books, Window Treatments Idea Book offers the latest ideas for ...

Home by Design

In Home by Design, Sarah Susanka presents the 30 key design concepts that can be applied to any home - no matter what the style or size. Using 28 of the best designed homes from around the country, Susanka brings these concepts to life with 150 powerful and inspirational examples: from something as simple as placing a rug under a table to renovating a whole second floor. Home by Design shows ...

Patios & Walkways Idea Book

Patios and walks no longer consist of bland expanses of concrete or an unimaginative rectangle tacked onto the back of a house. Designs are elaborate and materials abundant. There's no better way to get a glimpse at how you can transform your landscape than with the inspiration in Patios & Walkways Idea Book. This book has it all, from front entries to back patios, pool decking to outdoor ...

Panini Express

In Panini Express, authors Daniel Leader and Lauren Chattman bring the warm, melted, grilled goodness of panini right to your kitchen. With 70 easy recipes for deliciously different sandwiches you can make with your panini press, savoring the flavors of Italy has never been so easy. Daniel and Lauren go beyond the traditional to offer up a world of tasty treats--Artichokes, Roasted Tomatoes & ...

Renovating Old Houses

The definitive book on how to bring an old house back to life -- without destroying its spirit -- is now updated with all new color photography in Renovating Old Houses. Experienced contractor George Nash covers everything -- from replacing foundation walls to repairing old windows, including how to save what's irreplaceable, where to use the best materials, when it's necessary to update (and ...

Building a Deck

The definitive guide to building the most popular exterior construction project there is, Building a Deck walks you through the entire process of creating a quality, custom deck: from the planning stages, through construction, to the custom details that can make your deck one of a kind. This is pro-level information carefully explained and presented so that a serious do-it-yourself can tackle ...

Taunton's Complete Illustrated Guide to Woodworking

The most complete overview of woodworking. Taunton’s Complete Illustrated Guide to Woodworking, the quintessential one-volume reference, covers all the fundamentals woodworkers need to know. No need to wait—start benefiting from the expert advice and detailed graphics you’ll find here. Content from six subject-specific guides all in one handy place. The beauty of this comprehensive guide is that ...

Wiring Complete

'The clearest, most intelligible, most up-to-date, step-by-step instructions of how to wire most household electrical jobs.' - KK. Org (Cool Tools) The title says it all! Wiring Complete, 2nd Edition, covers everything homeowners need to know about practically any wiring scenario imaginable, from simple switches to outdoor lighting. Updated to the latest code. Co-authored by two well-known ...

The Prayer Shawl Companion

For many, the ultimate expression of spirituality is charity. And for years, people have been crafting prayer shawls - knitted wraps to comfort those in times of need and to help others celebrate special occasions. Written by the two women at the heart of this groundswell of charity knitting, The Prayer Shawl Companion presents 38 wondrous wraps for all occasions, from baptism to remembrance. ...

Couture Sewing Techniques, Revised and Updated

The world of haute couture is a place where only a privileged few can ever hope to reside, right? Wrong. Fashion historian Claire B. Shaeffer opened the door to this exclusive realm in her authoritative guide to the techniques that define couture sewing. And now, the industry bible, Couture Sewing Techniques, has been revised and updated throughout — with new photos and a chapter on specialty ...

Building Stairs

Stair building combines precision carpentry with tricky math, so even experienced builders find it challenging. But as this extensively illustrated book demonstrates, any builder who can measure the distance between two floors can plan and build a stunning set of stairs. By clearly laying out the geometry, planning, and construction involved, author Andy Engel takes the reader from a simple ...

Concrete at Home

The Complete Guide to Sharpening

You know how frustrating it is to work wood with tools that are dull. All that is over. Tool expert Leonard Lee has consolidated a lifetime of study of sharpening methods, techniques, and devices into the most practical reference on the subject. In The Complete Guide to Sharpening, you'll discover the most effective ways to sharpen your tools–from chisels to drill bits. You'll get better edges ...