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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 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 ...

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 ...

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, ...

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 ...

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 ...

Traditional Projects

Traditional furniture withstands the test of time, and for many woodworkers it represents the high point of furniture design. These projects from the contributors to "Fine Woodworking" magazine range from the simply elegant to high-style elaborate. Taking on the challenge of building one of these period gems will reward the maker with an heirloom that can be passed on from generations to come.

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 ...

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 ...

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, ...

Quilt Love

Every quilt tells a story. But when scraps from personal items are incorporated--a baby blanket, a vintage T-shirt, Dad's favorite tie--that quilt becomes a cherished keepsake. Quilt Love offers today's quilters a modern twist on free-form, scrap, and patchwork quilting by combining a welcome blend of quilting technique and pattern ideas for incorporating fabric mementos into quilts large and ...

Blanket Chests

No project has more universal appeal among woodworkers at every skill level than the blanket chest. It’s a simple form — essentially a large box with a lid — and yet it can be complex, elaborate, and intricately detailed. This collection of 30 original designs by artisans from around the globe illustrates the versatility of the chest, one of the oldest forms of furniture. Blanket Chests opens ...