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Pool Idea Book

Swimming pools aren't what they used to be. No longer just rectangular blue holes surrounded by concrete aprons, today's pools come in myriad shapes, sizes and options. You can learn all about them in Taunton's Pool Idea Book. From in-ground and above ground pools, to spas and mini pools, from the best materials available today for patios and pool coverings, to new choices in screening and ...

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 They turn an outdated room into one you want to spend time in, and they make a cold space feel warm and inviting.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 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 ...

Small Houses

So long McMansions and rambling square footage…small homes are in! Easier to maintain and more affordable in hard economic times, small houses are gaining popularity in the housing market after nearly 60 years of trending up in size. Small Houses capitalizes on this shift with an all-new collection of small houses from Fine Homebuilding magazine. The featured writers, well-respected authors in ...

Bookcases, Cabinets & Built-Ins

It's a universal need—more storage. Whether you're housing books and DVDs, kitchen items, sports gear for the kids, or even the very tools you use to create woodworking projects like these, a little extra storage goes a long way. Following the success of the best-selling Shelves, Cabinets & Bookcases (The Taunton Press), this all-new collection of 25 how-to articles from recent issues of Fine ...

Renovation 4th Edition

When it comes to home renovation, there's no substitute for experience.  Renovation 4th Edition contains the collective wisdom of hundreds of contractors, architects and tradespeople who shared their first-hand experience with Mike Litchfield as he interviewed and photographed them on job sites across North America. As a founding editor of Fine Homebuilding magazine, the author of 12 acclaimed ...

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 ...

Understanding Wood

The first edition of Understanding Wood was published in 1980 and has since sold more than 130,000 copies. It is widely held as a definitive reference work and the cornerstone of every woodworker's library. Now, Bruce Hoadley's comprehensive guide to wood technology has been revised and updated in this 20th-anniversary edition of a classic. New information on composite materials, adhesives, and ...

Wiring Complete 2nd Edition

'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. ...