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Tiling

Relatively affordable as DIY projects go, tiling is also one of the most popular among homeowners. New tile can cover a multitude of sins and transform a space from tiny entry to spacious kitchen - in a matter of hours, if it's done properly. This book presents all of the information needed to take on a tiling project from start to finish, including planning and layout, installation, and upkeep ...

Cut Your Energy Bills Now

he New York Times featured an article with Bruce Harley, author of Cut Your Energy Bills Now. Purchase your copy of the book today to save money and to make your home more comfortable and green. During this interview Harley commented on ' "the first time many people give any thought to replacing a refrigerator is when it stops working. But, he said, if you wait until your equipment dies, you're ...

Renovating Old Houses

The definitive book on how to bring an old house back to life -- without destroying its spirit -- is now updated with all new color photography in Renovating Old Houses. Experienced contractor George Nash covers everything -- from replacing foundation walls to repairing old windows, including how to save what's irreplaceable, where to use the best materials, when it's necessary to update (and ...

Building a Deck

The definitive guide to building the most popular exterior construction project there is, Building a Deck walks you through the entire process of creating a quality, custom deck: from the planning stages, through construction, to the custom details that can make your deck one of a kind. This is pro-level information carefully explained and presented so that a serious do-it-yourself can tackle ...

Framing Floors, Walls and Ceilings

Outside the Not So Big House

Extending the original principles from her book "The Not So Big House," award-winning landscape designer Sarah Susanka joins forces with noted landscape designer Julie Moir Messervy to offer innovative designs that promote unifying home and landscape. 290 full-color photos. 30 drawings.

Taunton's Complete Illustrated Guide to Woodworking

The most complete overview of woodworking. Taunton’s Complete Illustrated Guide to Woodworking, the quintessential one-volume reference, covers all the fundamentals woodworkers need to know. No need to wait—start benefiting from the expert advice and detailed graphics you’ll find here. Content from six subject-specific guides all in one handy place. The beauty of this comprehensive guide is that ...

Wiring Complete

'The clearest, most intelligible, most up-to-date, step-by-step instructions of how to wire most household electrical jobs.' - KK. Org (Cool Tools) The title says it all! Wiring Complete, 2nd Edition, covers everything homeowners need to know about practically any wiring scenario imaginable, from simple switches to outdoor lighting. Updated to the latest code. Co-authored by two well-known ...

The Prayer Shawl Companion

For many, the ultimate expression of spirituality is charity. And for years, people have been crafting prayer shawls - knitted wraps to comfort those in times of need and to help others celebrate special occasions. Written by the two women at the heart of this groundswell of charity knitting, The Prayer Shawl Companion presents 38 wondrous wraps for all occasions, from baptism to remembrance. ...

Building Stairs

Stair building combines precision carpentry with tricky math, so even experienced builders find it challenging. But as this extensively illustrated book demonstrates, any builder who can measure the distance between two floors can plan and build a stunning set of stairs. By clearly laying out the geometry, planning, and construction involved, author Andy Engel takes the reader from a simple ...

Concrete at Home

Basement Ideas that Work

How do you turn your basement into the place to be? You transform it from a cramped, musty space to terrific rooms your family members will want to be in. No more dreaded trips to put in a load of laundry in a dark, dank locale or retrieve something from gloomy, cavernous storage. Instead, you'll enter a warm, welcome family room, a cozy home office, or a slick gym. For the motivation to pull ...

Couture Sewing Techniques, Revised and Updated

The world of haute couture is a place where only a privileged few can ever hope to reside, right? Wrong. Fashion historian Claire B. Shaeffer opened the door to this exclusive realm in her authoritative guide to the techniques that define couture sewing. And now, the industry bible, Couture Sewing Techniques, has been revised and updated throughout — with new photos and a chapter on specialty ...

The Complete Guide to Sharpening

You know how frustrating it is to work wood with tools that are dull. All that is over. Tool expert Leonard Lee has consolidated a lifetime of study of sharpening methods, techniques, and devices into the most practical reference on the subject. In The Complete Guide to Sharpening, you'll discover the most effective ways to sharpen your tools–from chisels to drill bits. You'll get better edges ...

Understanding Wood

The first edition of Understanding Wood was published in 1980 and has since sold more than 130,000 copies. It is widely held as a definitive reference work and the cornerstone of every woodworker's library. Now, Bruce Hoadley's comprehensive guide to wood technology has been revised and updated in this 20th-anniversary edition of a classic. New information on composite materials, adhesives, and ...