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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 ...

Cabinets, Vanities, and Countertops

Add significant value to your home, with more bang for your buck, by renovating and remodeling your kitchen or bathroom space. Cabinets, Vanities, and Countertops is the must-have source of builder-tested techniques to help you remodel with confidence. Learn professional methods and tips to build and install high-quality, durable, and cost-efficient cabinets, vanities, and countertops with a ...

The Distinctive Home

Eck describes the significance of each of the four major home elements and provides numerous examples of good design for each. Included are images and descriptions of 50 houses (ten of them the author's own designs) that cover a wide range of styles, regions, and budgets. 293 photos.

Furniture for All Around the House

These beautiful, well-designed furniture projects are specially selected from six Taunton woodworking books: Tables, Chest of Drawers, Bookcases, Beds, Desks, and Dining Tables. They will appeal to woodworkers with a broad range of style preferences, including Shaker, Arts & Crafts, and Contemporary. The projects, designed by some of America's best woodworkers, will help build skills while ...

Shirtmaking Techniques

This instructional video takes you into the workshop of David Page Coffin, a longtime former editor of Threads magazine and shirt-making expert, allowing you to see a pro at work. Take advantage of this opportunity to master the special skills required to sew beautifully tailored custom shirts. You'll learn all about sewing: rolled hems flat-felled seams precisely sewn plackets perfect cuffs ...

A Carpenter's Life as Told by Houses

“… Larry Haun is as much a historian and philosopher as he is a 60-year veteran carpenter. Larry’s memoir would be equally at home on the bookshelves of home building and architecture enthusiasts as anyone on a spiritual journey.”- Brian Pontolilo, Editor, Fine Homebuilding Magazine The unforgettable memoir of a legendary builder. You don’t have to be a carpenter to appreciate this fascinating ...

Plumbing

You never know what you'll encounter during a remodel, so you have to be prepared to work around problems when they inevitably arise. In Plumbing, third-generation master plumber Rex Cauldwell provides real-world problems and solutions that you can use to figure out problems on your own jobs.This book covers the full range of pipe types you'll likely encounter on a remodel job, including steel, ...

Wisdom for Home Brewers

Pour over expert advice. Wisdom for Home Brewers: 500 Tips for Making Great Beer offers professional tips and basic recipes for making beer from Ted Bruning, an award-winning beer and brewery writer. The tips are divided into 10 chapters covering everything from equipment and ingredients to troubleshooting and storage. Know Your Beer First Steps Advanced  Equipment Facilities & Suppliers Beer ...

Trim

Even if you’re the most entry-level do-it-yourselfer, you will find Stanley Trim: A Homeowner’s Guide to be a comprehensive guide that offers authoritative, reliable information to empower you to tackle any trim carpentry project with confidence. Chock full with 600 photographs. Author Steve Cory guides the homeowner toward installing window or door trim, upgrading baseboard and crown molding, ...

Wisdom for Home Preservers

Savor seasonal foods long after the harvest. Wisdom for Home Preservers: 500 Tips for Pickling, Canning, Curing, Smoking, and More serves up fascinating tips (yes, 500!) for traditional food preservation methods with basic recipes all beautifully presented with quaint, specially commissioned linocut artwork by Melvyn Evans alongside helpful diagrams. Why home preserve? Started thousands of years ...

The Prayer Shawl Journal & Guidebook

Show someone special every stitch of your love with a handmade prayer shawl. There's something remarkable about a prayer shawl, especially one you've created with your own hands. They can be given for myriad life situations—”to provide comfort post-surgery or after the loss of a loved one, as well as during times of celebration, meditation, or rites of passage. Prayer shawls make wonderful gifts ...

The Accessible Home

"One of the best new guides I have run across to achieve this goal is The Accessible Home: Designing for All Ages & Abilities, by Deborah Pierce. The structure of this handbook is smart”– Meg White, REALTOR® Magazine “I found myself paging through The Accessible Home, foraging for ideas for my own home--having forgotten that this was a specialized book only for those with disabilities.”  – Lee ...

Installing Doors and Windows

Everyone wants trouble-free doors and windows -- doors that swing smoothly without rubbing or slouching, windows that open easily and keep cold air out. Over the last 26 years Tom Law has installed thousands of doors and windows, developing the time-honored techniques that mark him as a master carpenter. Whether you just want to add some light to a room or need to hang doors and windows on a job ...

Traditional Box Projects

Secrets of a master craftsman: Traditional Box Projects by Strother Purdy is inspiring and practical, offering trusted advice gained from years of experience. It's your guide to classic box making and includes tips, techniques, and insider secrets. Enduring styles -- traditional techniques: Featuring Shaker, Arts & Crafts, and other popular styles, this user-friendly guide offers step-by-step ...