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Wiring a House

Current with codes through 2017: For Pros By Pros: Builder Tested / Code-Approved Updated classic. Wiring a House: 5th Edition, is a must-have reference on home wiring – essential for homeowners, electricians, and apprentices. You'll find all the information is updated to the latest electrical code and contains significant revisions that impact residential work, including: Expanded AFCI and ...

The Workbench

In this contemporary look at the world of workbenches, Lon Schleining takes us on a guided tour of a wide variety of classic, modern, and specialty benches and offers hundreds of options for choosing or building that perfect bench and its accessories. This is a fresh look at the classic subject with a focus on helping readers find the right bench and accessories for their needs. The object is ...

Landscaping Ideas that Work

Out is in! In recent years, there’s been a boom in building and refurbishing outdoor rooms and spaces. More and more, homeowners, landscape designers, and builders are transforming backyards, side yards, and patios into comfortable, attractive, and usable living spaces that provide a beautiful setting and improve curb appeal. Landscaping Ideas that Work is the most comprehensive resource of ...

Bungalow Style

Whether renovating, restoring, expanding, or building new, we all share a longing for the values that hark back to the Arts and Crafts era. The lush woodwork, ingenious open plans, and fine finish details are symbolic of a time gone by. Or are they? As Treena Crochet amply illustrates in Bungalow Style, recreating the beauty of these Arts and Crafts gems without sacrificing our modern lifestyles ...

The Not So Big House

Ten years ago, Sarah Susanka started a revolution in home design with a deceptively simple message: quality should always come before quantity. Now, the book that celebrated that bold declaration is back in this special 10th anniversary edition featuring a new introduction and 16 additional pages that explore three new homes. Nearly a quarter-million people bought this ground-breaking book when ...

How to Carve Wood

Woodcarver Richard Butz teaches chapter by chapter whittling, chip carving, wildlife carving, relief carving, lettering, and architectural carving. In How to Carve Wood, the reader learns by doing, working through carefully illustrated and progressively more challenging exercises and projects. Butz provides scaled patterns for each project and ends each chapter with a gallery of additional ...

Basic Box Making

Winner of a 2008 Golden Hammer Writing Award. Learn the art of box making from one of the foremost experts of the craft. Through Doug Stowe's decades of experience, you'll learn the basic techniques to get started, as well as more advanced ways to approach finely crafted boxes.Project after project, your skills will build, and you'll come to refine your work, asking how can processes could be ...

Pizza on the Grill

Now with a revolutionary gluten-free pizza dough recipe, Pizza on the Grill just got a whole lot better.  The original edition has been the best-selling grilled pizza book since it was published in 2008. Just when you thought it couldn’t get any better, this brand-new edition makes pizza accessible to those who have to — or want to —cut out gluten from their diet. Bigger and better, this ...

Built-Ins and Storage

Junk Beautiful Outdoor Edition

Calling ALL Junkers! Sue Whitney is back with a brand-new collection of gorgeous and green decorating projects! Through her popular website, www.junkmarketstyle.com, and numerous TV appearances, the Junkmarket gals have taught legions of devotees how to beautify their homes with tossed-away treasures. In their latest junk journey, Junk Beautiful Outdoor Edition, Sue Whitney and friends ...

Fast Fit

Sandra Betzina's tried and true--and easy to do--techniques for creating clothes that fit and flatter your unique shape.

Fire Places

Running a Successful Construction Company

You don't need an MBA to create and run a thriving residential construction business, but you do need a tight grip on the fundamentals of construction management and business organization. In this completely revised second edition, David Gerstel shows how to create accurate estimates, set up an office, shop for insurance and keep the books, how to find the right jobs, figure costs, make bids, ...

The Crocheted Prayer Shawl Companion

The Prayer Shawl Ministry is an extraordinary group that has touched lives in extraordinary ways across the world for more than a decade. With their latest book, Janet Bristow and Victoria A. Cole-Galo continue to reach out to people of all faiths in sadness and celebration, this time with crocheted wraps, or prayer shawls. In their follow-up to the 2008 bestseller The Prayer Shawl Companion, ...

Bathroom Remodeling

Smart remodeling decisions start here. Get the bathroom you’ve always wanted and get a solid return on your investment. Written by and for working professionals, Bathroom Remodeling is your roadmap to tackling the typical challenges of bath makeovers, getting the most for your dollar, and adding value to your home. Be prepared – learn from the best in the business. Totally updated and expanded, ...