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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 ...

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 ...

Kenneth D. King's Smart Fitting Solutions

No matter your size or shape, Kenneth D. King will teach you how to make perfect-fitting garments every time. In this comprehensive resource, Kenneth shows the home sewer how to understand her shape and fitting options, as well as how to identify bad fit by reading the wrinkles in the garment. From there, he explains his Smart Fitting methods—net gain (add fabric), net loss (remove fabric), or ...

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 ...

The Accessible Home

"One of the best new guides I have run across to achieve this goal is The Accessible Home: Designing for All Ages & Abilities, by Deborah Pierce. The structure of this handbook is smart”– Meg White, REALTOR® Magazine “I found myself paging through The Accessible Home, foraging for ideas for my own home--having forgotten that this was a specialized book only for those with disabilities.”  – Lee ...

Shirtmaking Techniques

This instructional video takes you into the workshop of David Page Coffin, a longtime former editor of Threads magazine and shirt-making expert, allowing you to see a pro at work. Take advantage of this opportunity to master the special skills required to sew beautifully tailored custom shirts. You'll learn all about sewing: rolled hems flat-felled seams precisely sewn plackets perfect cuffs ...

New Landscaping Ideas that Work

Homeowners looking to revitalize their yards will absolutely love the more than 350 innovative design suggestions presented in New Landscaping Ideas that Work. In it, practical design advice is paired with the author's 30+ years of expertise to create a complete do-it-yourself guide and primer for homeowners looking to transform all aspects of their yard into inviting outdoor spaces. design ...

Kaffe Fassett's Brilliant Little Patchwork Cushions and Pillows

Bring the brilliance of a Kaffe design in your home. In Kaffe Fassett's Brilliant Little Patchwork Cushions and Pillows, renowned quilt artist Kaffe Fassett offers 20 sumptuous patchwork cushions for you to make an admire. Each of these simple, graphic cushions is presented in fabrics from the Kaffe Fassett Fabric Collection, with their trademark range of colorways and patterns. This cornucopia ...

Built-Ins, Cabinets & Shelves

A home can never have too much storage! In this collection of 25 articles from Fine Homebuilding and Fine Woodworking magazines, America's most accomplished carpenters and woodworkers contribute their advice on building sturdy cabinets, built-ins, and shelves. build a breakfast nook, island, or pantry in your kitchen add storage to your bed construct the perfect vanity for your bathroom make ...

All New Bathroom Ideas that Work

Bathroom remodeling continues to top the list of the most common remodeling projects.  All New Bathroom Ideas that Work contains essential information on all aspects of a bathroom update or complete remodel, from fixtures to lighting and cabinetry to flooring, so homeowners can make smart choices about what they want and can afford. Completely updated to include over 250 photos Addresses design ...

The Prayer Shawl Journal & Guidebook

Show someone special every stitch of your love with a handmade prayer shawl. There's something remarkable about a prayer shawl, especially one you've created with your own hands. They can be given for myriad life situations—”to provide comfort post-surgery or after the loss of a loved one, as well as during times of celebration, meditation, or rites of passage. Prayer shawls make wonderful gifts ...

Traditional Box Projects

Secrets of a master craftsman: Traditional Box Projects by Strother Purdy is inspiring and practical, offering trusted advice gained from years of experience. It's your guide to classic box making and includes tips, techniques, and insider secrets. Enduring styles -- traditional techniques: Featuring Shaker, Arts & Crafts, and other popular styles, this user-friendly guide offers step-by-step ...

Trim

Even if you’re the most entry-level do-it-yourselfer, you will find Stanley Trim: A Homeowner’s Guide to be a comprehensive guide that offers authoritative, reliable information to empower you to tackle any trim carpentry project with confidence. Chock full with 600 photographs. Author Steve Cory guides the homeowner toward installing window or door trim, upgrading baseboard and crown molding, ...

Furniture for All Around the House

These beautiful, well-designed furniture projects are specially selected from six Taunton woodworking books: Tables, Chest of Drawers, Bookcases, Beds, Desks, and Dining Tables. They will appeal to woodworkers with a broad range of style preferences, including Shaker, Arts & Crafts, and Contemporary. The projects, designed by some of America's best woodworkers, will help build skills while ...