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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 ...

House on a Budget

Staying Put

Remodeling – moves you can make without moving. A new house isn’t always an option, but Staying Put offers hope by providing workable solutions for the house you do have. And it helps you avoid the costly pitfalls that come with renovating. Innovative ideas that don’t break the bank. Architect-author Duo Dickinson believes in making a home as beautiful as possible – but doing it as cheaply as ...

Granny Squares

Winner of the 2016 British Knitting Awards for Favorite Crochet Book Granny squares – building blocks for a wide variety of projects. Prepare to have fun and discover the colorful world of granny squares in the definitive book on the subject – Granny Squares by Susan Pinner. These small, crocheted squares can be made in a wide variety of patterns and color combinations that become the foundation ...

Mastering Woodworking Machines

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 ...

Build Stuff with Wood

Build Stuff with Wood is a true beginner's guide to woodworking, aimed at anyone who is interested in the craft but has little to no tools and no real idea where to start. The idea behind the book is to begin with a few portable power tools (cordless drill, jigsaw, etc.), build a bunch of cool projects with that basic kit, and then add skills and tools as you go. For example, adding a small ...

Code Check Commercial

Code Check Commercial is a field guide for code issues commonly encountered in the construction of retail stores, offices, warehouses, health services' locations, schools, service stations, hotels, restaurants, apartments, and condos. Using clear language and informative diagrams, Code Check Commercial is based on the 2009 International and Uniform Codes and the 2009 National Electrical Code. ...

Kitchens for the Rest of Us

Kitchens for the Rest of Us emphasizes kitchens that place function, craft, and intelligent design over grandeur and extravagance. By showing you twenty newly remodeled and hard-working kitchens built within typical-sized spaces, you'll be inspired to pursue your own mix of dreams, hopes, and needs. Along the way, you'll pick up fresh ideas from the inspired minds of the homeowners who have been ...

Threads Fitting for Every Figure

Fitting is the most in-demand topic for sewers. Whether you are a home seamstress or a professional designer, knowing how to create garments that fit every figure is essential. With "Threads Fitting for Every Figure," the toughest fitting challenges are solved. This comprehensive sewing reference from the editors of "Threads" covers the basics of pattern fitting and includes easy-to-follow ...

Homesteading in the 21st Century

Not since Thoreau made his home in the woods at Walden Pond has the notion of self-sufficiency held more universal appeal. There's no question we're going through some tough economic times, but this book offers an alternative. It's a guide for anyone who imagines a better life--from struggling families tired of energy dependency to dreamers who always wished they could live off the land someday. ...

Crocheted Animal Hats

An ark full of new loveable patterns. Following the huge success of her whimsical knitting books, Animal Hats, Vanessa Mooncie has put her design skills to work and created more adorable critters to crochet in Crocheted Animal Hats: 15 Projects to Keep You Warm and Toasty: Tiger Bear Kitten Leopard Owl Parrot Zebra Deer Duck, and more! For all skill levels. this crochet collection is well ...

Framing a House

House framing can be an intimidating challenge. Thousands of pieces of wood must be cut to precise dimensions, according to a set of plans. Accurate and safe assembly is critical as the house must support the weight of building materials, equipment, appliances, and people -- there's simply no room for error. And yet, this comprehensive, accessible, and highly visual book, Framing a House, walks ...

Cooking New American

Cooking New American offers today's cooks everything they need to know to cook fresh, contemporary, and great-tasting food for family and friends. With Fine Cooking's most popular recipes by many of America's greatest chefs that include Bruce Aidells, Gale Gand, Caprial Pence, Alice Waters, and Joanne Weir, the book features fresh, delicious ingredients simply prepared, with all the tips and ...

The Complete Visual Guide to Building a House

Today’s most comprehensive course in residential construction. The Complete Visual Guide to Building a House not only lives up to its name, but the detailed illustrations put this reference in a league of its own. It’s your single source for reliable instruction in building a house from foundation to finishing touches — and it’s a beautiful book as well. An essential reference for builders, ...