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Foundations & Concrete Work

Foundation work is not the glamorous side of home building. It is hard, dirty work. But it's also the work upon which all other work rests, and so a good foundation is critical to every home. No source of knowledge on foundations and concrete work is better respected or more widely followed than that provided by the authors of Fine Homebuilding magazine. This latest edition from the editors of ...

Patios & Walkways Idea Book

Patios and walks no longer consist of bland expanses of concrete or an unimaginative rectangle tacked onto the back of a house. Designs are elaborate and materials abundant. There's no better way to get a glimpse at how you can transform your landscape than with the inspiration in Patios & Walkways Idea Book. This book has it all, from front entries to back patios, pool decking to outdoor ...

Panini Express

In Panini Express, authors Daniel Leader and Lauren Chattman bring the warm, melted, grilled goodness of panini right to your kitchen. With 70 easy recipes for deliciously different sandwiches you can make with your panini press, savoring the flavors of Italy has never been so easy. Daniel and Lauren go beyond the traditional to offer up a world of tasty treats--Artichokes, Roasted Tomatoes & ...

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. ...

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 ...

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 ...