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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, ...

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 ...

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 ...

Care and Repair of Shop Machines

Woodshop tools are a major investment -- and keeping them in good running order is essential. In Care and Repair of Shop Machines, veteran woodworker John White shows you how to assemble, tune, maintain and repair the machines that you count on. Throughout the book, Whites approach is practical, straight-forward, and effective. White includes chapters on tune-up, the jointer, the table saw, the ...

Laying Hardwood Floors

Built-Ins & Storage

Empowering homeowners to tackle any storage project with confidence, Stanley Built-Ins and Storage, A Homeowner’s Guide by David Schiff is a comprehensive visual manual with authoritative, reliable information. With an eye toward making optimal use of the space in their houses, homeowners look toward getting organized to save on frustration and time. The answer to their dilemma is contained ...

Dovetail a Drawer

When Bad Things Happen to Good Quilters

Jump start your stalled projects. When Bad Things Happen to Good Quilters is a guide to help you resolve your quilting problems and bring your project back to life. In addition, this must-have book includes 4 new projects: Miter Touch Quilt – preprinted panel with several mitered borders Panel Panache – paneled quilt with fun and unusual designs Sweet Tweet Table Runner – quilted table runner ...

Fearless Fair Isle Knitting

Why "fearless"? In the past, knitters have considered Fair Isle knitting, or stranded knitting as it's also known, to be an advanced style that involves the frightening task of taking scissors to your hard-won work. As intimidating as this may seem, the cutting process, or steeking, is actually not something to worry about. In Fearless Fair Isle Knitting, best-selling knitwear designer Kathleen ...

Zen Coloring - The Ultimate Collection Inspirations

Zen Coloring – The Ultimate Collection: Inspirations is the latest edition in the highly successful Coloring series. Containing 100 inspirational, beautiful and diverse images to color, this booklet will help calm and relax while enabling the artist within to shine. This edition contains the ultimate collection of artworks for you to complete using your own color scheme. Make your finished ...

Projects for Your Shop

This book addresses a key dilemma of the beginning woodworker: how do you build good projects without the basic shop furnishings to get the job done? And, why struggle with makeshift workshop equipment when you can create your own? Now you have the guidance of an expert woodworker to help you build workshop basics that you will use for years to come.

The Big Book of a Miniature House

This tiny old house takes you back to a bygone era. The Big Book of a Miniature House is a superb guide to crafting an exquisite miniature French country home from the ground up. With a fixed front and open back, this little gem of a home takes you back in time to enjoy old-fashioned elegance and vintage grandeur. Everything and the kitchen sink. There are also instructions to make French-style ...

Threads Industry Insider Techniques, Vol. 1

This instructional sewing video was developed to answer requests from Threads readers for a behind-the-scenes look at how professionals construct fine clothing worthy of designer labels. Threads editors along with nationally recognized sewing maven Louise Cutting demonstrate the timeless techniques and attention to detail that define well-sewn clothing.  This information video reveals clever ...

The Visual Handbook of Building and Remodeling

Building a home is a complicated, precise, and labor-intensive process. From drawing a design to selecting the site to laying the foundation, building the frame, installing the plumbing, wiring, HVAC, and everything in between, there are countless opportunities for something to go wrong. So how does a homeowner,  builder, or remodeler make sure that their project stays on track every step of the ...