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Blanket Chests

No project has more universal appeal among woodworkers at every skill level than the blanket chest. It’s a simple form — essentially a large box with a lid — and yet it can be complex, elaborate, and intricately detailed. This collection of 30 original designs by artisans from around the globe illustrates the versatility of the chest, one of the oldest forms of furniture. Blanket Chests opens ...

Bathroom Upgrades

Create your dream bathroom. Here’s your guide: Bathroom Upgrades, from the editors of Fine Homebuilding, provides all the advice you need to remodel a bathroom of any size or shape, on any budget. This completely new edition takes you through every step of the process. It covers how to: Choose the best materials for your bathroom Design for optimal storage Create a room that gets the best ...

When Bad Things Happen to Good Knitters

The 411 on knitting 911s, here to rescue you! You know how it goes. You’re happily knitting a sweater or a blanket and just when you think it’s smooth sailing to the finish line, you realize you totally dropped a stitch or…the neck hole is too small or…who knows what! Hey, you’re human; mistakes like these happen. And the more proficient a knitter you are, the more elaborate the mistakes can be. ...

Prefabulous Small Houses

Prefab home construction has come into its own. Prefabricated homes used to be considered inferior to houses built on site, but not anymore. In Prefabulous Small Houses, best-selling author Sheri Koones presents 32 stunning prefabricated homes from around North America. 250 beautiful photographs and floorplans show the amazing breadth of styles available to today’s homeowners. Small is the new ...

Curvy Girl Crochet

Full-figured women who love to crochet will rejoice in this fun, fresh, and pretty new book, Curvy Girl Crochet: 25 Patterns that Fit and Flatter. Instead of making adjustments to “average-size' patterns, this exciting guide celebrates larger women with 25 original crochet patterns designed specifically in plus sizes. Pullovers, sweaters, wraps, and more—every wardrobe staple you can think of is ...

Wire Jewelry Masterclass

This comprehensive guide to working with wire, focusing on the intricate skills of weaving, binding, coiling, and layering, will inspire all levels of jewelry-maker. The 24 projects, ranging from elegant pendants to earrings, rings, brooches, and bracelets, will appeal to a wide range of tastes and are grouped into beginner, intermediate, and advanced sections. Abby’s experience running ...

Beautiful Boxes

Build your skills and knowledge of woodworking. Beautiful Boxes: Design and Technique is perfect for the beginner to intermediate woodworker. Each chapter features a new box design—ranging from simple to complex as you work through the book with each one illustrating a key design principle:HarmonyRhythmTextureContrast The beauty of wooden boxes. Building a wooden box is one of the best ways to ...

Couture Techniques Workshop Basics with Claire Shaeffer

Fashionistas, rejoice! At last, the techniques of couture sewing are demystified. This 2-disc DVD is a well-organized and easy-to-understand visual workshop and will appeal to both home sewers and professionals -- anyone who appreciates fine workmanship and takes pleasure in creating beautiful clothing. See an expert at work as Claire Shaeffer illustrates the basic techniques that take sewing to ...

More Crocheted Prayer Shawls

Wrap yourself or a friend in a warm, cheerful, and lovely prayer shawl. Intended to provide enveloping joy in happy times and comfort in difficult times, the ten charming shawl patterns included are perfect for wearing and sharing with people you care about. Learn to make: Three Granny Square Shawl Gossamer Blossoms Shawl Tranquil Diamond Shawl Lattice Shawl Easy as 1, 2, 3 Shawl Trinity ...

Crocheted Prayer Shawls

People often think prayer shawls come from a specific religious tradition. Not so—these lovely wraps are for anyone, and nearly any occasion. The eight patterns in this booklet capture the beauty and power of prayer shawls, and will inspire crocheters of all skill levels to sample the uplifting experience of creating a prayer shawl. Embrace, inspire, and celebrate life with these beautiful ...

Foundations & Concrete Work

Written by seasoned builders from across the country, this revised edition of Foundations & Concrete Work features 17 new articles from Fine Homebuilding magazine, all focused on helping builders form and pour the absolute highest-quality foundations. more than 375 on-the-job photos and drawings 272 pages chock-full of advice, tips, and tricks from the world's most foremost home building ...

Refinishing Furniture Made Simple

Old furniture, whether a treasured heirloom or consignment shop find, is often better made than anything that can be bought today. So, why let damaged finishes detract from a beautiful piece when you can repair or refinish it in a way that preserves the piece and makes it look as good as new? Author Jeff Jewitt, a professional refinisher with over 30 years’ experience, shares his tricks, ...

Complete Guide to Turning Pens & Pencils

Perfect for turners and crafters of all abilities. The Complete Guide to Turning Pens & Pencils lives up to its name. Here’s everything you need, even if you’re just starting out, to craft your own custom-made writing instruments. 15 enticing projects. Build your turning skills as you work your way through these gorgeous projects that range from beginner to advanced. Master the sanding, ...

Threads Fitting DVD Series - Boxed Set

This 4-part video series was created by our Threads magazine staff based on requests from readers who know the importance of fitting. This series shows, step-by-step, exactly how to achieve a fit that's just right from top to bottom and it includes: step-by-step instruction, all-new content, timeless techniques, and 4 essential fitting topics, Amber Eden, Editor in Chief and Judith Neukam, ...

Fine Gardening Easy-to-Grow Vegetables

Want to grow your own vegetables? Here is a true beginner's guide to producing a garden that's filled to the brim. Loaded with expert tips, tricks, and techniques from Fine Gardening magazine, this book is a touchstone for planting, weeding, growing, and harvesting advice. Get the basics on creating a garden bed, preparing soil, and properly rotating crops. This book provides in-depth ...