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The Farmhouse

Farmhouses evoke nostalgic memories -- real or imagined -- of a simpler life and a deep, nourishing connection to the seasons and the land. While most of us dont live that way anymore, we all share a longing for the values that this classic American house form represents. So what makes a true American farmhouse? A farmhouse is intimately connected to the land and all its seasons, dominates a ...

Wood Finishing Fixes

Finishing is one of the most popular and challenging woodworking topics. This new book by finishing pro Michael Dresdner uses a Q&A format to address the most commonly asked finishing questions in a logical way. It's long on solutions, not theory, and it doesn't require hours to digest. This is an essential guide to keep on hand throughout the finishing process--from sanding to final polish.

Creating a New Old House

Here is the best of both worlds: New houses with old world sensibilities. In Creating a New Old House, architect Russell Versaci shows you that it is possible to design and create a new house that looks and feels like it has always been there. Versaci explores how architects, builders, and craftsmen are reinterpreting the traditional American house. Through photographs and engaging text, ...

New Kitchen Idea Book

Completely revised and updated, New Kitchen Idea Book features inspirational and practical design solutions to turn your dream kitchen into a reality. This comprehensive step-by-step resource will help you create a gorgeous, functional, on-budget kitchen from start to finish. Beautifully illustrated with hundreds of photographs and drawings, this all-new edition is a homeowner’s go-to guide ...

In-laws, Outlaws, and Granny Flats

In response to tight times, a remarkably upbeat and widespread change is taking place in households across America. Homeowners are creating second dwelling units often called in-law suites, mother-in-law apartments, or granny flats. Second units make a lot of sense. They're perfect for families who want several generations living close by, they enable Baby Boomers to care for elderly parents ...

Beds

A bed is one of the most significant pieces of furniture in most homes, ranking with the dining table as a major purchase or project. Jeff Miller, winner of the 1998 Stanley Award for best woodworking book (Chairmaking & Design, now out of print), offers nine attractive bed projects accessible to woodworkers of any skill level. In Beds, youll find step-by-step projects for a small bed, a ...

Taunton's Complete Illustrated Guide to Using Woodworking Tools

This step-by-step pictorial reference, Taunton's Complete Illustrated Guide to Using Woodworking Tools, covers using all the tools found in a modern woodworking shop. Organized for quick access, this book makes it easy to find exactly the technique you are looking for. Over 850 photos and drawings illustrate using hand and power tools, including choosing the right tool for the job, setting it ...

Kaffe Fassett's Quilts in Italy

Che bella! Kaffe’s inspiration for the 20 new quilts in this book was drawn from the exquisite, richly colored villages of Cinque Terre on the Italian Riviera. The region, with its terracotta walls and handsome black and white churches set off by jewel-like glimpses of the Mediterranean, is beautifully reflected in the colors and patterns created by Kaffe and his team of designers. The glorious ...

The Lathe Book

No other book gives you such valuable information on the essential turning tool. Completely revised and updated, The Lathe Book is the comprehensive guide to woodturning machinery, incorporating the many innovations in the lathe and its accessories. This book covers every aspect of the lathe, including how to choose one, how to select tools and accessories, how to maintain and repair the ...

The Handplane Book

The Handplane Book is a complete guide to one of the best known and most collectable hand tools. It covers all the basics, including how to buy a plane, tune it up, and use it. Fascinating background information on the development and manufacture of handplanes shows the rich heritage of this versatile tool. Focusing on planes from the golden age of the handplanes (19th and early 20th century), ...

Outside the Not So Big House

Extending the original principles from her book "The Not So Big House," award-winning landscape designer Sarah Susanka joins forces with noted landscape designer Julie Moir Messervy to offer innovative designs that promote unifying home and landscape. 290 full-color photos. 30 drawings.

Kaffe Fassett's Quilts en Provence

Journey to Provence, France, and take pleasure in 20 beautiful new quilts that feature all the romance of a time gone by. Kaffe Fassett's Quilts en Provence is a study in geometry and color set in the South of France, where narrow streets and vibrantly hued buildings provide a medieval backdrop. Based on Kaffe's signature line of Rowan fabrics, the pieces have been designed by some of the ...

Fine Woodworking SketchUp® Guide for Woodworkers - The Basics

This instructional video is specifically designed for the way woodworkers use SketchUp. Whatever your skill level, novice to advanced, you'll get up to speed fast with Fine Woodworking's Google SketchUp Guide for Woodworkers: The Basics

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Masonry Complete

Installing a beautiful walkway made of pavers, creating a dramatic brick-covered wall, or even repairing foundational cracks to preserve your home--projects like these are easier than ever for DIY-ers with Masonry Complete, today's most comprehensive reference on masonry. Written for both beginner and advanced home improvers by a second-generation stonesman, this complete masonry guide delves ...