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Insulate and Weatherize

The appliances we use…the lights we turn on…these two items alone in our homes can account for upward of 40% of total energy dollars spent. For those who want to save money (and who doesn’t?) by becoming more energy efficient—and for those who want to go a step further and embrace the latest strategies in renewable and alternative energy systems—Insulate and Weatherize is about to lead the ...

Carpentry Complete

The nuts and bolts of carpentry, all in one handy volume. Carpenter and author Andy Engel provides homeowners with a comprehensive and easy-to-use reference for covering all home carpentry projects from the most basic to the most advanced. Full of authoritative and reliable information, Carpentry Complete is designed to help any homeowner or DIYer tackle projects with confidence. Well organized ...

Wood Carving Basics

The New Outdoor Kitchen

Grills, smokers, and wood-fired ovens are all options when planning an outdoor kitchen. This new guide covers all the choices, as well as giving information on outdoor heaters, social fire pits, bug control, lighting, sound systems, and water features.

Bathroom Idea Book

The latest design ideas and must-have amenities for the bath. Whether you’re updating a half-bath or designing an all-new spa, Sandra Soria’s newly updated Bathroom Idea Book is your guide to planning well and choosing wisely. Solve design challenges the way the experts do! This photo-packed Idea Book features upgrades, remodels, and renovations for closet-size to master-suite baths, all of ...

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 ...

How to Break an Egg

Featuring the collected kitchen wisdom of hundreds of readers, authors, and all-around cooking enthusiasts who populate the pages of Fine Cooking"magazine, How to Break an Egg offers helpful advice and an amazing compendium of more than 1,400 tips, tricks, and solutions related to cooking. Color photos & drawings throughout.

Kitchen Idea Book

The latest budget-wise strategies for kitchen design. What’s new? What works? What’s affordable? These topics are top of mind these days – and making smart choices is what author Joanne Kellar Bouknight focuses on in Kitchen Idea Book, a completely revised and updated edition of her previous bestseller. Solutions that work in real life! Beautiful and engaging, this Idea Book features upgrades, ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 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 ...

Built-Ins and Storage