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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 ...

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 ...

Pyrography

Pyrography features the decorative craft that has been practiced around the world for thousands of years. This ancient art involves burning intricate designs on objects made of wood, leather, cork, fabric, and even paper. From beginner basics and information on equipment and techniques to advanced ideas for personalizing anything from cutting boards to furniture, there’s something for everyone. ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Animal Heads

Crochet your own kinder, gentler animal trophy heads! Imagine a majestic ram head over your family room fireplace…a playful mouse head decorating a child’s room…or even a cuddly bear head hanging in your basement. But here’s the difference with these trophy pieces—they’re all homemade and crocheted! Animal Heads, a do-it-yourself crafting book, features an amazing collection of 10 fabulous ...

Taunton's Complete Illustrated Guide to Turning

Taunton's Complete Illustrated Guide to Turning features step-by-step descriptions for an abundance of wood turning techniques, including both spindle and faceplate methods. Over 900 color photos accompany detailed, hands-on instructions for turning wood, including how to use lathes, turning tools and materials, chucks, as well as sharpening tools.

The Everyday Baker

Winner of the 2016 IACP award for Baking Nominee for the 2016 James Beard Foundation award for Baking and Dessert The Everyday Baker, a comprehensive, must-have resource for today's baker for anyone who likes, loves, or lives to bake. Former pastry chef and award-winning baking expert Abby Dodge has created this definitive collection that serves as a delicious roadmap through a baker's sweet and ...

Code Check Plumbing & Mechanical 5th Edition

Code Check Plumbing & Mechanical outlines the key safety principles underlying the various plumbing and mechanical codes and provides information on the code requirements for all types of plumbing installations, including all supply, drain, and vent systems as well as heating and cooling. Using clear language to ensure compliance with codes at each stage of construction, this edition reflects ...

Convert Your Home to Solar Energy

his definitive homeowner's guide to solar energy has arrived at just the right time. With the cost of heating oil and electricity fluctuating wildly, consumers are clamoring for information on alternative energy. This source book covers all the relevant technologies, including solar space and water heating, as well as photovoltaic electricity. It's practical (with cost calculators, tips on ...

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 ...

Sewing Essentials Serger Techniques

Sewing secrets for getting the most from your serger. If you own a serger, or are contemplating getting one, then you’ll want to learn all the techniques, tips, and tricks for mastering this specialized sewing machine. Sewing Essentials: Serger Techniques, an instructional guidebook and DVD workshop combo, is about to take your skill to the max. Thoroughly covered in a book and DVD package. Read ...

Trim Carpentry

Trim carpentry requires attention to minute detail, the right tools, and a good amount of patience and care. Written by builders from all over the country, this all-new compilation of articles from Fine Homebuilding magazine provides readers with tips, techniques, and invaluable advice from some of the best professionals in the industry. From the basics of trim carpentry and crown molding ...