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Framing Roofs

This essential reference for pros and passionate amateurs is back with a fresh design and updated content. Written by respected builders from all over America, this extensive revision collects all the latest roof framing articles from the pages of Fine Homebuilding magazine -- from cutting rafters and framing roof valleys to building dormers and working with roof trusses. The contributors offer ...

Sewing for Plus Sizes

Everyone looks great in clothes that fit, no matter what your size. If ready-to-wear doesn't do it for you, let Barbara Deckert teach you how to sew for your plus-size body with Sewing for Plus Sizes. She will guide you through the process of selecting designs, fabrics, and colors that flatter plus- and super-size figures. In addition, you'll get great techniques for sizing up any pattern (even ...

The New Turning Wood with Richard Raffan

With lots of new techniques and up-to-date information on sharpening and using tools, here's the most comprehensive woodturning video now available. In this updated version of the world's most popular turning video, you'll discover new insights, tips, and advice from Richard Raffan, the acknowledged master of this subtle art. Whether you're just getting started or a veteran refining your skills, ...

Dining Tables

The sixth book in Taunton's Furniture Projects series, Dining Tables features nine attractive, practical projects in a variety of different styles. There's Country, Shaker, traditional Colonial, even Queen Anne. These projects are designed to provide a suitable place for a gathering, as well as enhance a family's special occasions.

Fine Cooking Soups & Stews

Soup as a meal is comfort at its best, regardless of the season. In fact, 4 in 10 consumers eat soup as a meal at home at least once a week. Helping to boost the soup as a meal concept is the availability of ethnic flavors, vegetarian and healthy options, and filling ingredients to make soups more substantial. And with the busy mom looking for homemade meals to feed her family, soup is the ...

Not So Big Remodeling

Sometimes small changes can have a big impact. But many homeowners looking for more living space still insist on building expensive additions or completely rebuilding their home. In the latest groundbreaking step in the “Not So Big” revolution Not So Big Remodeling, Sarah Susanka and Marc Vassallo demonstrate how carefully chosen tweaks and simple additions can make a home seem much larger and ...

The Complete Guide to Home Inspection

Thorough enough for professionals...accessible enough for homeowners! Written in plain language suitable even for first-time home buyers, The Complete Guide to Home Inspection is a must-have reference. An all-in-one resource with 250 descriptive photographs and 20 helpful illustrations, it is invaluable for home buyers, home sellers, professional home inspectors, and every homeowner who wants to ...

Traditional Finishing Techniques

Refacing Cabinets

By refacing old cabinets, virtually anyone with basic skills can make a kitchen or any room in the house look stunning at a fraction of the cost of new. The secret is knowing how to refurbish old cabinets by applying high-quality wood laminate and new cabinet doors, door fronts, and/or trim. This book shows readers everything they need to know to achieve professional results. 130 color photos. ...

The Art of Fabric Collage

Turning Boxes

Although there are some books on turned projects, there have been none devoted solely to turned boxes. That is up until now. This informative book is for woodturners interested in adding new skills and ideas to their work through the turning of boxes. This project book begins with basic design considerations and the tools and equipment needed. The projects range from simple boxes to the more ...

150 Things to Make with Roast Chicken

What do you do with a roast chicken? Sauté it, sauce it, stew it, slaw it. Simmer it in soup. Toss it in a salad. Roll it in a wrap. Cook it in a cozy casserole. Boston chef Tony Rosenfeld celebrates everyone's favorite bird, from his spins on homey classics (Grandma Pauline's Chicken Paprikash) to snazzy sophisticates (Summery Italian Chicken Salad with Fennel & Pears). First you take a ...

Drywall: Hanging and Taping

This revised version of Drywall gives readers information on new tools and materials and techniques that Myron has field-tested since the last revision in 2008. For the first time the book also includes a bound-in DVD with tips and techniques for hassle-free drywall installation. Drywall, 4th Edition, offers the very latest information with the familiar easy-to-use format that made the first ...

Graphic Guide to Site Construction

The New Prayer Shawl Companion

There's something extraordinary about a handmade shawl and the sense of warmth, love, and support in which it wraps the wearer, especially during hard times. As our world unravels in various ways, caring circles of knitters are stitching together blessings--in the form of prayer shawls--to send to friends and strangers in need. The New Prayer Shawl Companion the latest book in the best-selling ...