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Working with Concrete

Whether you're pouring a concrete walkway or staking out the excavation for a basement foundation, doing the job right demands a thorough knowledge of concrete construction techniques. In Working with Concrete, veteran builder Rick Arnold explains everything from mix characteristics and formwork options to waterproofing details and repair procedures. You'll benefit from Arnold's years as a ...

Kaffe Fassett's Quilt Romance

Discover 20 glorious new quilts that will take you on a journey back in time when you flip through Kaffe Fassett's Quilt Romance. All the romance of a time gone by is captured in exquisite pastels, set against the dramatic Italianate architecture of a tiny Welsh village -- enchanting patterns that will warm up your home and make wonderful gifts. Based on Fassett's signature line of Rowan ...

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 ...

The New Small House

Smaller is big, says architect and author Katie Hutchison, whose book The New Small House shows those looking to downsize how they can live smartly, economically and environmentally friendly in elegantly designed homes. With 275 gorgeous photographs and 30 detailed illustrations, The New Small House takes the reader on a tour of North America and spotlights small houses in rural, coastal, and ...

Cabins & Cottages and Other Small Spaces

Bigger doesn't always mean better. Especially when it comes to your mortgage payment.  Unfortunately the recent real estate crisis taught us that important lesson. Cabins & Cottages: and Other Small Spaces will inspire you to think smaller and smarter. Think small! With each turn of the page you'll be captivated by gorgeous photographs of inspiring, exciting small spaces. In this collection from ...

Animal Hats

A cuddly kitty cat…a sweet panda with distinct black and white spots…a cute little rabbit with floppy ears. No, you’re not visiting a petting zoo—these are some of the adorable animal hats you can learn to knit with Animal Hats! Featuring patterns for 15 knit hats in a host of critters—including a chicken, frog, penguin, pig, monkey, and more—this pint-sized book packs a punch in the easy-to-do, ...

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ScrapTherapy® Cut the Scraps!

All quilters know one thing for sure: a fabric stash is a living thing. It grows imperceptibly at first, but soon takes over your sewing room, and, if you're not careful, your life. Joan Ford is a quilt designer who recognized a need to clear the clutter among her fellow quilters and came up with a fun and effective way to deal with it. Enter ScrapTherapy™, Ford's feel-good method for organizing ...

Kaffe Fassett's Quilts in the Sun

Twenty fabulous masterworks comprised of colors, patterns, and textures that capture the essence of brilliant sunlight are yours to enjoy — in stunning photographs and in future creations. Master colorist and quilter Kaffe Fassett escorts you through a showing of each gorgeous new piece accompanied by photos of the quilts taken on the sun-drenched shores of Portugal, the inspiration for the ...

The Table Saw Book

Code Check Complete 2nd Edition

Code Check Complete, 2nd Editioncombines the full versions of the individual Code Checks (Building, Electrical, Plumbing, Mechanical) in a complete, all-in-one guide to the most commonly cited code violations encountered by building inspectors. Using clear language to ensure compliance with codes at each stage of construction, this edition reflects the most up-to-date changes in the building, ...

Small Woodworking Shops

Smart Business for Contractors

You are a contractor. You know your trade, and you're good at it. But what about the unique financial and legal concerns of running a construction business? Do you have the right tools for dealing with money and the law? Attorney Jim Kramon provides all the information you need to turn your hard work into greater financial security.

All New Backyard Idea Book

Completely revised and updated edition of the best-seller The All New Backyard Idea Book has been completely updated to bring together hundreds of fresh ideas and unique solutions for making the most of any backyard or outdoor spaces. With all-new photos that demonstrate design ideas, it’s the most up-to-minute source for outdoor living inspiration and information. Packed with gorgeous images ...

Home Outside

Would you like to make your outdoor living spaces a beautiful, functional extension of your home? Home Outside will give you all the big picture design concepts you need to create an outdoor paradise -- and all the step-by-step details to bring your vision to life. Acclaimed landscape designer and award-winning author Julie Moir Messervy takes you through seven key concepts that can help you ...