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Projects for Your Shop

This book addresses a key dilemma of the beginning woodworker: how do you build good projects without the basic shop furnishings to get the job done? And, why struggle with makeshift workshop equipment when you can create your own? Now you have the guidance of an expert woodworker to help you build workshop basics that you will use for years to come.

Granny Squares

Winner of the 2016 British Knitting Awards for Favorite Crochet Book Granny squares – building blocks for a wide variety of projects. Prepare to have fun and discover the colorful world of granny squares in the definitive book on the subject – Granny Squares by Susan Pinner. These small, crocheted squares can be made in a wide variety of patterns and color combinations that become the foundation ...

Threads Industry Insider Techniques, Vol. 1

This instructional sewing video was developed to answer requests from Threads readers for a behind-the-scenes look at how professionals construct fine clothing worthy of designer labels. Threads editors along with nationally recognized sewing maven Louise Cutting demonstrate the timeless techniques and attention to detail that define well-sewn clothing.  This information video reveals clever ...

Fine Woodworking Design Book Eight

Fine Woodworking Design Books provide the best work in wood from craftsmen around the world. Woodworkers the world over have been waiting for the latest edition of Tauntons Fine Woodworking Design Book since 1996. In response to overwhelming reader requests, Volume Eight is finally here and its been significantly fine-tuned to meet the demands of todays woodworkers. Unlike previous volumes, this ...

Rowan's Greatest Knits

Internationally renowned Rowan is a knitwear company that has been making gorgeous yarn and stylish, yet classic patterns to go with it for thirty years. With Rowans Greatest Knits, the company celebrates decades of great knitwear designs from such beloved and noted designers as Kaffe Fassett, Jean Moss, Sasha Kagan, and Annabel Fox. Featured in-house talent includes Martin Storey, Kim ...

Insulate and Weatherize

The appliances we use…the lights we turn on…these two items alone in our homes can account for upward of 40% of total energy dollars spent. For those who want to save money (and who doesn’t?) by becoming more energy efficient—and for those who want to go a step further and embrace the latest strategies in renewable and alternative energy systems—Insulate and Weatherize is about to lead the ...

Code Check Commercial

Code Check Commercial is a field guide for code issues commonly encountered in the construction of retail stores, offices, warehouses, health services' locations, schools, service stations, hotels, restaurants, apartments, and condos. Using clear language and informative diagrams, Code Check Commercial is based on the 2009 International and Uniform Codes and the 2009 National Electrical Code. ...

Mastering Woodworking Machines

Cabinets, Vanities, and Countertops

Add significant value to your home, with more bang for your buck, by renovating and remodeling your kitchen or bathroom space. Cabinets, Vanities, and Countertops is the must-have source of builder-tested techniques to help you remodel with confidence. Learn professional methods and tips to build and install high-quality, durable, and cost-efficient cabinets, vanities, and countertops with a ...

Crocheted Animal Hats

An ark full of new loveable patterns. Following the huge success of her whimsical knitting books, Animal Hats, Vanessa Mooncie has put her design skills to work and created more adorable critters to crochet in Crocheted Animal Hats: 15 Projects to Keep You Warm and Toasty: Tiger Bear Kitten Leopard Owl Parrot Zebra Deer Duck, and more! For all skill levels. this crochet collection is well ...

Threads Fitting for Every Figure

Fitting is the most in-demand topic for sewers. Whether you are a home seamstress or a professional designer, knowing how to create garments that fit every figure is essential. With "Threads Fitting for Every Figure," the toughest fitting challenges are solved. This comprehensive sewing reference from the editors of "Threads" covers the basics of pattern fitting and includes easy-to-follow ...

The Complete Visual Guide to Building a House

Today’s most comprehensive course in residential construction. The Complete Visual Guide to Building a House not only lives up to its name, but the detailed illustrations put this reference in a league of its own. It’s your single source for reliable instruction in building a house from foundation to finishing touches — and it’s a beautiful book as well. An essential reference for builders, ...

Framing a House

House framing can be an intimidating challenge. Thousands of pieces of wood must be cut to precise dimensions, according to a set of plans. Accurate and safe assembly is critical as the house must support the weight of building materials, equipment, appliances, and people -- there's simply no room for error. And yet, this comprehensive, accessible, and highly visual book, Framing a House, walks ...

Plumbing

You never know what you'll encounter during a remodel, so you have to be prepared to work around problems when they inevitably arise. In Plumbing, third-generation master plumber Rex Cauldwell provides real-world problems and solutions that you can use to figure out problems on your own jobs.This book covers the full range of pipe types you'll likely encounter on a remodel job, including steel, ...

A Carpenter's Life as Told by Houses

“… Larry Haun is as much a historian and philosopher as he is a 60-year veteran carpenter. Larry’s memoir would be equally at home on the bookshelves of home building and architecture enthusiasts as anyone on a spiritual journey.”- Brian Pontolilo, Editor, Fine Homebuilding Magazine The unforgettable memoir of a legendary builder. You don’t have to be a carpenter to appreciate this fascinating ...