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The New Small House

Smaller is big, says architect and author Katie Hutchison, whose book The New Small House shows those looking to downsize how they can live smartly, economically and environmentally friendly in elegantly designed homes. With 275 gorgeous photographs and 30 detailed illustrations, The New Small House takes the reader on a tour of North America and spotlights small houses in rural, coastal, and ...

Sam Maloof

Sam Maloof is one of the fathers of contemporary woodworking. Now in this DVD profile of a master craftsman, you can see Maloof at work and home, and see how his furniture embodies his ideas on craft, design, and technique. This visually rich documentary spans a week with Maloof while he builds and discusses his designs, including his much imitated signature rocker. It's an opportunity to savor ...

Grow Fruit Naturally

Take your pick: apples, pears, peaches, blueberries? For health- and money-conscious consumers, homegrown edibles are the way to go. While vegetable gardening has been the hot trend, fruit growing is now taking a bite out of the market. This timely and comprehensive book, Grow Fruit Naturally, from gardening expert Lee Reich shows the way to successfully grow fruits that are delicious and ...

Working with Tablesaws

The tablesaw is the cornerstone of most shops, able to cut precise dados and rip full sheets of plywood with ease. Still, many woodworkers aren't using this tool to its full extent. This collection of articles from Fine Woodworking magazine remedies that. Written by experts, these 26 articles cover every aspect of the subject and is an ideal reference for woodworkers of all skill levels. Section ...

Meatless All Day

Vegetarianism is a top trend and veganism is going mainstream. Even meat lovers are looking for ways to reduce their meat consumption because more and more people want to eat healthier. Meatless All Day is a cookbook for anyone who loves good food that’s delicious and conforms to vegetarian values. For vegetarians and carnivores alike. Meatless All Day focuses on new ways to prepare ingredients ...

Wood Identification & Use

More than 200 timber species from around the world are described in detail in this lavishly illustrated, compact edition of Terry Porter's best-selling book. In this indispensable guide to one of the world's most valuable natural resources there are handsome color photographs of each species, and reliable data on working properties, seasoning requirements, typical uses and safety considerations. ...

Wood Finishing Basics

In this DVD, finishing expert Michael Dresdner shows you what you need to know to become a proficient wood finisher, starting with classic surface-prep problems and their solutions -- how to recognize and remove dents, how to recognize and fill gouges, how to pre-raise wood grain to get the best results under waterborne finishes, and, most important, how to sand wood. You'll learn how to apply a ...

Kaffe Fassett's Brilliant Little Patchworks

A new series from world-renowned textile artist Kaffe Fassett. Kaffe Fassett's Brilliant Little Patchworks: 20 stitched and patched projects using Kaffe Fassett fabrics is the first book in a new series featuring: Easy patchwork projects to quilt and stitch. The celebrated, bold and colorful Kaffe Fassett for Rowan fabrics. Over 200 gorgeous, vivid photographs throughout. 19 fun, ...

Energy-Efficient Building

Siding, Roofing, and Trim

Details, details, details …they’re what make the exterior of your home stand out from the crowd. This new edition of Siding, Roofing, and Trim—the latest installment in the FOR PROS BY PROS series from the editors of Fine Homebuilding—provides you with all the expert advice and instruction you need to choose, install, and detail these three main parts of your home’s exterior. Among the many ...

Tips for Container Gardening

Truth be told, you can grow almost anything in a pot and you can place those pots anywhere —on a deck, patio or rooftop. That's why so many people love container gardening. It's versatile enough for suburban homeowners with acres of land as well as apartment-dwellers with no patch of ground to call their own. In fact, growing edibles in containers is a perfect way for homeowners and gardeners ...

Fine Woodworking on Wood and How to Dry It

Learn how to buy, dry, store and mill timber. This text explains which species are good for which jobs and how to design joints that accommodate wood's seasonal swelling and shrinking.

Working with Power Tools

"There's a lot to know." Were truer words ever said about the vast array and capability of today's power tools? Now renowned woodworker Paul Anthony and Fine Woodworking bring you the definitive guide to power tools — all you need to know to choose, use, outfit and keep tools working their best! If you're in the market you'll be happy to find that each tool's value and unique features are ...

The Energy-Smart House

You can cut energy costs – really! Everyone is talking about saving energy, but now The Energy-Smart House actually shows you how to make it happen with the collective experience of the professionals at Fine Homebuilding. See the big picture like the pros do. It takes more than a Band-Aid approach to achieve true energy efficiency. And, here, you’ll get a complete overview from our experts, ...

Laying Hardwood Floors