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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.

Code Check Complete 2nd Edition

Code Check Complete, 2nd Edition combines 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, ...

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 ...

Concrete Countertops

Concrete Countertops re-invents the countertop with a single material: concrete. Although this method of building kitchen and bathroom countertops is currently very popular, not one book on the subject exists - until now. Enter Fu-Tung Cheng, master of design and construction. Here at last is a complete, start-to-finish book on creating concrete countertops. Cheng takes you step-by-step through ...

Code Check Plumbing & Mechanical 4th Edition

Save on time, money, and potential delays for code violations. Code Check Plumbing & Mechanical is an essential reference guide providing reliable information on up-to-date residential plumbing and mechanical codes. Highly accurate and cross-referenced to the current International Residential Code, Uniform Plumbing Code, and Uniform Mechanical Code. Designed for quick on-site referencing, this ...

Building Traditional Kitchen Cabinets

Kaffe Fassett's Quilt Grandeur

Kaffe Fassett’s quilts never fail to dazzle and delight. Fifteenth in this series of bestsellers, Kaffe Fassett’s Quilt Grandeur lives up to its name, inspiring readers with “grand new” takes on the age-old art of quilting. It brings you 20 all-new patterns that show off to advantage his signature line of Rowan fabrics, such as: Daisy Chain, Mad Plaid, Lotto, and Trellis and Nets. Sophisticated. ...

Windows and Doors

Building Outdoor Structures

"Building Outdoor Structures "offers practical, easy-to-follow instructions on enhancing any home's front and backyard with the natural beauty of wood. Starting with the simple uses of wood in landscaping, such as raised beds, author Scott McBride shows the average DIYer how to build retaining walls, arbors, pergolas and 7 other projects, including a gazebo. The book covers everything from ...

Workshop Idea Book

A woodworking shop is always a "work-in-progress," often rearranged dozens of times to make improvements or to accommodate specific tasks. Woodworkers are always looking for ways to make the shop better, more efficient, and friendlier to use. Not being part of the living space of the house, a shop is often in an area with physical challenges, such as low head room in a basement shop or the need ...

Woodshop Dust Control

Woodshop Dust Control provides all the information woodworkers need to protect themselves from wood dust -- a serious health hazard. This completely revised color edition includes charts and graphics, up-to-date information on the latest products and examples of actual shop systems.

Great Wood Finishes

New Front Yard Idea Book

Curbside appeal goes a long way, and not just when homeowners are selling a house. Everyone wants to create a "wow" inspiring first impression and today's savvy homeowners are looking for expert advice and ideas that goes beyond the traditional lawn and foundation plantings. New Front Yard Idea Book offers the best design information from experts to inspire homeowners everywhere. Lushly ...

The Timber-Frame Home

Two decades ago, Tedd Benson helped kindle the dramatic rebirth of timber framing in this country. Today Benson and others are combining centuries-old timber-framing techniques with modern building materials to create houses that are as beautiful as they are durable and comfortable. In The Timber-Frame Home, Benson traces the history of the timber frame and tells how to create a new house in the ...

Shirtmaking

Here is the definitive resource on the fine art of making shirts. Author David Page Coffin shows how to create elegant, custom-fit garments for a woman or a man that have a great tailored look and fit perfectly. And, even more important, once you learn to make and fit a shirt -- whether you have sewn for weeks or years -- your sewing skills will be dramatically improved. David shares the ...