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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 ...

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 ...

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Designing & Building Cabinets

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 ...

The Barefoot Home

Relaxed, open, filled with light, and intimately connected to the outdoors, barefoot houses make living at home feel like being on vacation 365 days a year. The 24 houses featured here range from a long, low house on the Kansas prairie to an adobe home in New Mexico and a New England cottage by the sea.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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, ...

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 ...

The Table Saw Book