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Tiling Walls

Now you can tile any wall in your house. From layout to grouting, professional tilesetter Michael Byrne offers his special insights into the techniques you need to accomplish the task. Using a bathroom job site, Byrne handles typical problems such as uneven, out-of-plumb walls, and maneuvering around bathtubs, plumbing and windows. Rich in visual detail, the tape is clear enough for beginners ...

The Visual Handbook of Energy Conservation

From the author of the best-selling The Visual Handbook of Building and Remodeling (over 300,000 copies sold in all three editions), comes a new book in the same graphic format that explains how to reduce energy use in the home. With a vast array of well-organized and easily accessible essential data, The Visual Handbook of Energy Conservation is destined to establish itself as the standard ...

Joinery

MASTER THE ESSENTIAL WOOD JOINTS All woodworkers worth their sawdust know that joinery—good, bad, or indifferent—tells the unvarnished truth; how well a piece is made and how skilled the maker is. Over the decades, no one has proven better at teaching readers how to make beautiful, enduring joinery than Fine Woodworking. This comprehensive and practical book demystifies the all-important ...

Knitted Nursery Rhymes

Once upon a time there was a perfect little how-to guide to knitting toys…and it taught knitters just like you how to easily recreate traditional characters from best-loved tales…characters such as Humpty-Dumpty, Little Miss Muffet, Jack and Jill, plus delightful animals that children know and love including five little ducks, and five little monkeys. This is no tall tale…yes, it’s true…it’s a ...

How to Knit

Learn to knit in no time and see what you can make! A ball of yarn, a pair of knitting needles, and a pattern—while these things look wonderfully appealing at the craft store, they can quickly become overwhelming, confusing, and frustrating when you bring them home to start your first knitting project. If this sounds familiar and you, too, are a beginner knitter—do not despair! All you need is ...

Mini Cushions in Cross Stitch

This book shows how charming and intricate mini cushions can be made by cross stitchers of all ages and abilities. Instructions for the basic cross stitch are given for the complete beginner, but impressive embellishments are described as well, so there is plenty for more experienced cross-stitchers too. Whether used as decorative additions, samplers, or adapted to make them full-size, these ...

Fine Woodworking Turning Techniques & Projects

With only a few turning tools and a lathe, it’s possible to create a host of useful and artistic objects. Part of the appeal of turning is that a turner (as opposed to a furniture maker or other classic woodworker) gets results quickly. In only a few minutes, the object takes shape on the lathe, and in a very short time the turner has a beautiful bowl or other turned project. This collection ...

Basic Stairbuilding

Experienced carpenter Scott Schuttner explains how to make professional-quality. With information on straight-run, L-shaped and open-riser stairs, this unique book/video set will prepare readers and viewers for virtually any basic stairbuilding project they faced.

Creative Paper Cutting

An ancient art with a contemporary edge. Treat yourself to an inspiring adventure that begins the moment you open Creative Paper Cutting by artist Cheong-ah Hwang. You’ll find yourself immersed in the fantastical world of paper cutting: the delicate craft of creating original, intricate artworks by folding, layering, and snipping beautifully textured papers into amazing designs. 15 projects to ...

Mini Amigurumi

The Japanese craze for Amigurumi explored! The excitement over personality-plus crocheted toys known as amigurumi has gone global. If, like so many crafters, you’ve been bitten by the bug – or want to learn more about it – get a copy of Mini Amigurumi by Sara Scales, a miniaturist from the UK. Tiny treasures with big personalities! Just let your imagination lead the way as you explore all the ...

Small Woodworking Projects

Time is on your side...and do more with the time you have. Small Woodworking Projects is a stellar collection of approachable and quick-to-make projects from America's premier woodworking magazine, Fine Woodworking. Something for everyone! It's the perfect answer for beginners who want to start small as well as skilled woodworkers with limited time and plenty of scrap wood they’d like to put to ...

Tricky Treats

Serve fun and freaky bites for Halloween! Grab your little ghouls and goblins and head to the kitchen to make sweet and savory recipes that are as tempting to eat as they adorably decorated. Celebrate in 20 delicious ways, including: Chomping Monster Cookies Peanut Butter Pumpkins Dead Fly Pancakes Sausage Mummies Meringue Ghosts Crawling Spider Whoopies and many more! It's a party! In ...

Basements Complete

Basements often get a bad rap. They can be dark, dank, and depressing, and are some of the most challenging spaces in a home to remodel. But the rewards of tackling a basement remodel are potentially enormous—transforming an otherwise ignored space into a bright, open, and usable asset, perfect for a spare bedroom for guests, a game room for the kids, or a den for the adults. In Basements ...

Granny Squares & Shapes

Brighten up your home and your wardrobe with this fabulously colorful, creative craft. Enjoy 20 small and handy projects to crochet on the move, even if you're a beginner. Quick, easy and amazingly versatile, granny squares are a fun and funky way to add pop to your look. Perfect for beginners, thanks to a "Getting Started" section that gives you all the basic know-how you'll need. The tools and ...

Weekend Woodturning Projects

Ready, Set, Turn! Weekend Woodturning Projects: 25 Simple Projects for the Home is the best way to start your woodturning and woodworking pursuit. This book will build your woodturning skills and your confidence. Ideal for beginner and intermediate turners. This book presents clear, step-by-step instructions accompanied by over 600 photographs and finely detailed drawings (with dimensions for ...