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Southern Heat

This debut cookbook from Anthony Lamas, Food Network Extreme Chef winner, and Gwen Pratesi is hot. Caliente (hot) because the 140 delicious, inspired recipes featured throughout pay homage to Chef Lamas’ Latin roots. He grew up working in his family’s restaurant and was influenced by his mother’s home cooking, based on traditional Latin and Mexican dishes. Growing up in central California and ...

Fine Woodworking Best Tips on Finishing, Sharpening, Gluing, Storage, and More

Woodworkers are always on the lookout for clever tips or new twists on techniques. That's why Fine Woodworking magazine has such broad appeal; every issue is filled with expert advice on how to become better at the craft. This book brings together nearly 350 shop-tested tips -- from storage solutions and surface preparation; to milling lumber and power-tool strategies; to insights into clamping, ...

Threads Sewing Made Simple

Hands down, the best introduction to sewing! If you are a new crafter or aspiring sewer, it's just as easy to learn the basics of sewing the right way, right away – and avoid problems from the get-go. Since nobody does sewing better than the folks at Threads, you'll want to get Sewing Made Simple —it's packed with expert advice that makes sewing easy and fun. The perfect refresher course for ...

Junk Beautiful: Furniture ReFreshed

In today's home decor, matched furniture is out and individuality is king. Whether these pieces are coming from a flea market, vintage fair, attic, or thrift shop, transforming them into one-of-a-kind home accents takes only a little DIY creativity and attitude. In Junk Beautiful: Furniture ReFreshed, author and "Queen of Junk" Sue Whitney provides inspiration for reimagining and refashioning ...

Zentangle Art Therapy

Try your hand at calming meditational drawings. If you’re someone who likes to doodle on napkins and scrap paper, then you’re going to thoroughly enjoy the art of Zentangling. This funny, little word is actually an international phenomenon used to reduce stress, increase wellbeing, and enhance relaxation. And while the Zentangle movement is relatively new, its applications are steeped in history ...

Quilling Art

Quilling—the art of rolling and shaping strips of paper into intricate decorative designs—has been popular for hundreds of years. In Quilling Art, Turkish paper artist Sena Runa gives this time-honored craft a stylish and contemporary update sure to appeal to the 21st century artist. The 20 stunning projects include a guitar, apple, owl, butterfly, cloud, heart, and other popular designs and ...

Basements Complete

Basements often get a bad rap. They can be dark, dank, and depressing, and are some of the most challenging spaces in a home to remodel. But the rewards of tackling a basement remodel are potentially enormous—transforming an otherwise ignored space into a bright, open, and usable asset, perfect for a spare bedroom for guests, a game room for the kids, or a den for the adults. In Basements ...

Home Remodeling

While new construction has slowed to a crawl and upgrading to a bigger house is no longer a sure thing, more and more homeowners are choosing to remodel. They're actively looking for information on how to make their current home a better place to live. This collection of 36 articles from the experts at Fine Homebuilding, the most respected residential construction magazine in the country, lays ...

Fine Woodworking 2015 Magazine Archive

40 years of how-to projects, tips, techniques, and tools to make you a better woodworker. The Fine Woodworking Magazine Archive is a tool no shop should be without. In one amazingly easy-to-search disc, you'll enjoy 40 years of content from our award-winning magazine. That's all 251 issues of Fine Woodworking, starting with Issue #1 and including all the issues from 2015. You'll get the classic ...

Mastering Tatting

A form of handmade lace, tatting is a traditional skill with origins dating back centuries and spanning continents. Each stitch is composed of two half-hitch knots. The single thread is looped and knotted with the aid of a small shuttle — a simple technique that produces amazingly intricate results. This book shows how a simple piece of tatting can be developed into something striking and ...

Tiling Floors

Ceramic tile is a versatile and popular material for all kinds of floors. By learning how professional tilesetter Michael Byrne handles the challenges of tiling a watertight bathroom floor and preparing a shower pan, you'll be able to tile any floor in your home, including kitchens, entryways and patios. After an overview of the basic procedures, Byrne gets right into the problem-solving ...

All New Fabric Savvy

Named a Best Reference Book of 2017 by Library Journal The best-selling fabric guide for sewers just got better. Fully updated to reflect new fabrics and notions as well as changes in sewing tools and techniques, All New Fabric Savvy is chock-full of essential information that all garment and home dec sewers need to work with 107 different types of fabric. Organized alphabetically, the 107 ...

Building Small Cabinets

Useful storage that’s functional art. A thoughtfully designed cabinet can transcend its utilitarian role to add a beautiful, functional piece of art to your home. The handsome projects recommended in Building Small Cabinets use sustainable domestic hardwoods and natural materials with low impact on the environment. Eight wonderful small box designs. Building Small Cabinets will inspire novice ...

Outdoor Projects

The world is full of people who would love to start building things with wood but who are intimidated by their inexperience. Well, worry no more! If you can read a tape measure, drive a screw and a nail, and cut a straight line, you can handle any project in Stanley Outdoor Projects. 14 great projects covering everything from simple outdoor furniture to a small garden shed and a colorful ...

Chip Carving

Chip carving is a wonderfully direct and simple way to decorate furniture, cabinets, boxes, plaques and utensils. Wayne Barton, a master of the Swiss style of chip carving, shows you step by step how you can beautify a number of objects using very few tools. You'll learn about: tools and the basic border cuts, decorative designs like gothic rosettes and lace borders, roman lettering, and ...