A Practical Design Guide to Fireplaces And Stoves Indoors And Out
Paperback ISBN: 1561588350
Brings together more than 280 full-color photographs and the latest information on heating technologies in a comprehensive guide to designing a wide range of indoor and outdoor fireplaces for the home, covering a variety of styles and applications, and explains how to reface a woodburning fireplace, install a gas insert, decorate a mantal, and more. Original.
1001 Ideas for Stonework
The Ultimate Sourcebook
Paperback ISBN: 1589234596
The natural look and feel of stone is unmatched by any other building or decorating medium. It provides a professional and elegant appearance that is also practical and durable for home interiors and exteriors. Thousands of inspirational photographs inthis book show you how to integrate this prized material into your home. Packed with expert advice on design, materials, budgets, maintenance, and installation, 1001 Ideas for Stone Work is your professional guide to working with stone.
Black & Decker The Complete Guide to Concrete & Masonry
Build With Concrete, Brick, Block & Natural Stone
Paperback ISBN: 1591866375
Love all of your masonry and concrete projects--knowing that you did them yourself!--with help from our experts. No projects offer more aesthetic or financial satisfaction than DIY concrete and masonry projects. Homeowners can routinely save thousands of dollars in labor costs by buying and installing materials that are readily available. This updated 4th edition of Black & Decker The Complete Guide to Concrete & Masonry includes traditional techniques for laying concrete, adapted to make them easy for ordinary homeowners, and also features completely modern materials and techniques, such as tumbled concrete pavers, acid-etching for colored concrete slabs, and important green paving options, such as rain-garden arroyos and permeable pavers. Several cutting-edge projects, like polished concrete countertops and stamped concrete walkways, are included in this book. An exposed aggregate patio, a reinforced concrete block wall, and the latest tools and materials for handling new products are featured. A completely new section on foundation walls shows you all the options, including the latest structural insulated panels, that are now more DIY friendly than ever. No homeowner or do-it-yourselfer will want to miss this chance to master the best methods to create lasting beauty around the house.
Complete Guide to Patios
A DIY Guide to Building Patios, Walkways & Outdoor Steps
3rd Edition Paperback ISBN: 1591865972
Black & Decker The Complete Guide to Patios gets a fresh update with the latest products, even more projects, and all-new photos. With all of the DIY-friendly products for backyard building available today, the only reason not to build your own patio or walkway is that you don’t know how. That’s about to change. In Black & Decker The Complete Guide to Patios (3rd Edition), the expert editors of Cool Springs Press arm you with thorough, comprehensive information for virtually any patio or walkway undertaking you can think of. An extensive materials and design section helps you wrap your head around all the upfront planning, and the over 30 step-by-step patio, walkway, and landscape projects within are illustrated with detailed, brand-new photographs to guide your progress along the way. Whether you prefer more traditional materials—interlocking blocks and pavers, poured concrete, flagstone, loose gravel and mulch—or you want to be on the cutting edge of the industry with new artificial pavers, geogrid synthetics, and pervious concrete, we’ve diligently updated this guide to include it all. Finished with a new ending chapter that shows you how to fully customize your DIY patio or walkway, the inspiration inside Black & Decker The Complete Guide to Patios perfectly aligns with all the needs of today’s do-it-yourself homeowner.
The Complete Guide to Stonescaping
Dry-Stacking, Mortaring, Paving & Gardenscaping
Paperback ISBN: 1454703873
Two bestselling books—now in one comprehensive volume! Together, The Art & Craft of Stonescaping and The Art & Craft of Stonework make up the best beginner-friendly guide available on building stone walls, steps, benches, paths, patios, and borders. A brand-new gallery of inspiring projects, lots of how-to photos, and informative illustrations make this giant resource a must-have.
Computer Methods in Structural Masonry-4
Proceedings of the Fourth International Symposium on Computer Methods in Structural Masonry, 3-5 September 1997, Florence, Italy
Hardcover ISBN: 041923540x
The proceedings of the fourth symposium on this topic examine the rapid advances and innovations being made in the theoretical and applied aspects of structural masonry. Focusing on the integration of computer modelling with experimental methods, assessment techniques, restoration and retro-fitting procedures, this is a thorough examination of the subject by leading international experts. Contains numerous graphs and tables.
Creative Concrete Ornaments for the Garden
Making Pots, Planters, Birdbaths, Sculptures & More
Paperback ISBN: 1454703539
Sherri Warner Hunter, author of the bestselling Creating with Concrete, proves once again that concrete isn't just for sidewalks anymore; it's perfect for the garden too. A selection of 30 beautiful designs suggests the range of this increasingly popular material, and the illustrated instructions make the craft's fundamentals easy to learn. The simplest projects come first, so beginners can work their way through the book progressively, building on their skills. Projects include a carved trough, sandcast bowl, elegant relief panel, and--for more skilled crafters--a decorative walkway, sculpture, and water feature.