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Remodeling a Basement

If you're interested in expanding the usable living space in your home —and boosting its value — finishing your basement is a smart way to make it happen. In this new and revised edition of Remodeling a Basement, you'll find a wide range of inspiring design ideas for turning your basement into a comfortable, functional space the whole family can enjoy. From cover to cover, you'll get all the ...

Box-Making Basics

It took years for woodworker David Freedman to develop and perfect the box-making techniques he shares in Box-Making Basics. Accompanying his techniques are detailed, step-by-step instructions on how to make 16 handsome boxes. In addition to Freedman's designs, there are also selected projects from a number of professional box makers. The book begins with the fundamentals of box making: the ...

Windows & Doors

Windows and Doors contains the best field-tested residential construction and remodeling information available for professional builders, remodelers, and homeowners who want real pro advice. Inside these covers is the information you need to spec, install, replace, or repair windows and doors. From simple jobs to more complicated ones, this book from the editors of Fine Homebuilding magazine ...

Patio & Walkway Ideas that Work

As the line between indoor and outdoor living spaces continues to blur, creating greater fluidity and a feeling of openness, homeowners are eager to tap into the projects that will enrich their lives and beautify their homes. With over 300 fresh ideas covering a range of patio and walkway styles and sizes, plus top-notch design advice, Patio & Walkway Ideas that Work is the most complete and ...

Patios and Walkways

If you're looking for a single source of professional advice so you can build your own patio or walkway, here's the book for you. As the latest how-to manual in our popular Build Like a Pro series, Patios & Walkways' in-depth reference provides all the details you'll need -- tips, techniques, tools, materials and expert advice -- to create unique patios and walkways designed to enhance your ...

Measuring, Marking & Layout

You don't have to invest a fortune in space-age gadgetry to make accurate measurements, and you don't need advanced training in math to build complex houses. Author John Carroll provides dozens of beautifully simple techniques for highly accurate measuring, marking, and layout using a number of basic tools. Good habits of measuring and marking not only ensure high quality but also save ...

Fine Gardening Beds & Borders

 A collection of the most popular design ideas, planting solutions, and quick front- and backyard fixes that the editors of Fine Gardening have to offer. Fine Gardening Beds and Borders offers easy planting solutions for creating gardens that add color and texture, help zone a property, and offer maximum impact for minimum investment of time and money. Whether the goal is as ambitious as a front ...

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Bead Simple

Most beading books include a mix of patterns but call for very specific beads and materials. So if crafters don't like the beads used in the projects, or don't have them in hand, they won't enjoy the projects, no matter how beautiful they are. But Susan Beal has untangled this knotty problem. "Bead Simple "is the first work of its kind that offers stunning jewelry patterns that can be completely ...

Carpentry

Carpentry covers every important facet of residential carpentry, from framing the mudsills, walls, floors, ceilings and roof to building stairs, cabinets and other built-ins, as well as basic finish carpentry skills such as interior trim carpentry and exterior siding. For builders and remodelers, Carpentry has the best field-tested advice, tips, techniques and instruction on the most common ...

Making Heirloom Toys

Professional designer and woodworker Jim Makowicki's 22-project collection reflects uncanny historical detail and technical accuracy. Each ingeniously designed toy is a potential family heirloom, as a plaything or for display. Makowicki's sophisticated toy designs are extraordinary. Some Making Heirloom Toys projects have over 50 pieces; one, a handsome ferry boat complete with vintage vehicles ...

Drywall

This revised version of Drywall gives readers information on new tools and materials and techniques that Myron has field-tested since the last revision in 2008. For the first time the book also includes a bound-in DVD with tips and techniques for hassle-free drywall installation. Drywall, 4th Edition, offers the very latest information with the familiar easy-to-use format that made the first ...

Taunton's Complete Guide to Growing Vegetables and Herbs

From planning and planting to harvesting,Taunton's Complete Guide to Growing Vegetables and Herbs is the most comprehensive and authoritative guide to growing your own vegetables and herbs. That’s good news for gardeners everywhere, as the “eat local” movement continues to gain momentum across the country. What to grow? Where to plant it? How to get the most from your garden? It’s all in ...

Concrete Countertops Made Simple

In seven simple steps, the clear, complete directions in this book and companion DVD give you everything you need to create a customized concrete countertop that's functional and attractive. If building a concrete countertop doesn't strike you as a traditional home improvement project, you're right. But the detailed advice and step-by-step illustrations Concrete Countertops Made Simple, plus ...