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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 ...

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 ...

Mastering Woodworking Machines

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 ...

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 ...

Crochet Your Way

Featuring over 35 projects, this book by two knitware instructors presents an easy-to-learn, fun approach to crocheting beautiful garments and stylish items for home decor. 100 color photos. 175 illustrations.

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 ...

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.

Built-Ins Idea Book

Built-ins can make any house more functional, livable, personalized, and comfortable, and they cost much less to construct and install than a whole-room remodel. In this completely revised and updated edition of Built-Ins Idea Book, Heather J. Paper has collected inspirational and practical storage solutions for every room of the house. With the addition of a few well-placed built-ins, a ...

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. ...

The Shaper Book

Here is all the practical how-to information woodworkers need to confidently purchase and put this largely overlooked machine to work in their shops. Professional woodworker Lonnie Bird gives readers a complete, up-to-date referencefrom basic techniques to high-end use. Emphasizing safety, Bird shows proven examples for making moldings, frame-and-panel work, coped sash doors, and much more. 120 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.