Home Maintenance and Repair
Black & Decker the Book of Home How-To
Paperback ISBN: 0760354766
All the do-it-yourself information you need for your home repairs: easy to search through, even easier to use. BLACK+DECKER The Book of Home How-To is a comprehensive home reference book with all of the information you need to perform just about any home repair or improvement project you can dream of. And even though it boasts 600 densely packed pages of reliable DIY instructions, this brick of a book will still fit into your toolbox. This book is an A-to-Z encyclopedia with precise how-to instructions and clear photos on every page. With an expanded index of keywords that is intuitive and a simple, alphabetical strategy for organizing the information, you won't spend precious time wading through stuff you don't need to know. And all the most common tasks around your home are covered, including electrical, plumbing, flooring, walls, windows and doors, cabinetry, insulating, heating and cooling, roofing and siding, and much more. BLACK+DECKER The Book of Home How-To: it's incredibly easy to use because it thinks like you do. Plus, it is portable so you can take it with you wherever the work is being done.
A Comprehensive Guide to the State of the Art
Paperback ISBN: 0865718288
Cordwood masonry walls are low-cost, easy to build, aesthetically pleasing, and score high environmental points for making use of low-impact materials. This fully revised second edition of the most widely read and used book on cordwood construction presents the latest innovations and on-the-ground experience from four decades of cordwood building and research. New chapters cover the practical how-to and the full depth and breadth of cordwood construction, including load-bearing and non-load-bearing walls, integrating electrical wiring, innovations on corner designs, new mortar options such as lime putty, and the latest on cob-cordwood, insulation options, and bottle-end designs. There is detailed treatment of code compliance, efficient house shapes, and design considerations. Richly illustrated and augmented with fresh case studies ranging from Hawaii and the Adirondacks to Tasmania and Michigan,Cordwood Building remains the most comprehensive book available on cordwood masonry construction methods. Rob Roy has been building, researching and teaching about cordwood masonry for four decades. Widely recognized as a world leading authority on cordwood construction, Rob started Earthwood Building School in 1981 to train builders in the latest cordwood building methods. He has authored and edited a dozen books on alternative and natural building including the first edition ofCordwood Building, Timber Framing for the Rest of Us, Earth-Sheltered Houses, andStoneview. Rob has also presented four videos, including two about cordwood, and has taught cordwood masonry all over the world.
Martha Stewart's Homekeeping Handbook
The Essential Guide to Caring for Everything in Your Home
Hardcover ISBN: 0517577003
Combining professional expertise with the author's signature style, a comprehensive home care handbook takes readers step by step through the upkeep of every room in the house, covering everything from removing stains to replacing a window pane, and furnishes valuable t adivce on how to make a home safe and comfortable and how to maintain it properly. 500,000 first printing.
Cleaning Up New York
The '70s Cult Classic
Paperback ISBN: 1936941139
"The East Village, NYC, 1976. A 26-year-old starving poet needs $60. What else to do but register with a temp agency as a house cleaner? After his references check out--the poet Ron Padgett vouched that the author "always brushed his teeth"-- he is hired. The phone rings, the agency's command is like a backstage knock, 'Are you ready?' The suspense never wanes as he is catapulted into the everyday yet unimaginable worlds behind closed (apartment) doors. Bob knows one thing: The dirt will always win. That's what keeps him in business. Clients are a bit more unpredictable, he discovers, as he comes to terms with eccentric domestic habits and intimate dramas; weird vibes and even stranger discoveries; appreciation, dependency, dismissal...and seduction. When our hero becomes a weekly fixture in his clients' lives, anything can happen, and does, including a memorable encounter with an obliging Hoover that ultimately proves unable to get the job done. Along the way, he discovers that cleaning itself has its own allure and secrets, to which he devotes alternate chapters (what to wear, favorite products, how dust behaves, as well as the metaphysical nitty gritty of physical labor). Even if he's asked to clean up a loft the size of the Strand--and he is, and it's above the legendary bookstore--he coffees up with a donut, fortifies himself with some (pocketed) weed, and sets out to mop and wax his way through, not without disarming insight, originality, and humor"--
The Complete Guide to Plumbing
Faucets & Fixtures, PEX, Tubs & Toilets, Water Heaters, Troubleshooting & Repair, Much More
Paperback ISBN: 1589237005
From fixing a faucet to installing a drain line in a basement floor, this massive volume has the answer to any home plumbing problem you’re likely to find. Packed with clear color photos and easy-to-understand descriptions, the first four editions of this bestselling book have combined for more than 700,000 books sold. The basics of home plumbing systems are explained with clarity, and all of the most popular plumbing projects are shown with beautiful step-by-step photos. New information in this edition includes how to winterize a house and how to install a state-of-the-art, on-demand water heater.
Making Things Right
The Simple Philosophy of a Working Life
Paperback ISBN: 0143130943
The author shares the story of a loft renovation he performed as a master carpenter, from his submission of an estimate for the job to its completion, sharing the fine details of the craftsmanship involved as well as the author's reflections on the nature of work and life.
The Joy of Less
A Minimalist Guide to Declutter, Organize, and Simplify
Hardcover ISBN: 1452155186
A redesigned and repackaged edition of the previously self-published best-seller shares the author's philosophical approaches to decluttering a home, outlining practical steps for cultivating a minimalist mindset and developing healthier organizational habits.
Black & Decker the Book of Home Improvement
The Most Popular Remodeling Projects Shown in Full Detail
Hardcover ISBN: 0760353565
Boasting 560 pages of hardworking, how-to instructions and photos, this is quite possibly the only home remodeling you, or any homeowner, will ever need! From basements to attics and everywhere in between, BLACK+DECKER The Book of Home Improvement shows you exactly how to do more than 100 of the most popular improvement projects. Whether your ambition is as big as remodeling the kitchen down-to-the-studs, or as modest as changing a bathroom faucet, you will find all the guidance you need to do the job right. This giant book is the ultimate resource and trusted advisor for anyone who wants to make the home a better place to live. Not to mention increases its resale value--and all from the experts at Black & Decker. Just some of the projects covered here are: -Planning a Remodeling Project -Wall, Ceiling & Trim Projects -Floor Projects -Cabinets, Countertops & Storage Projects -Window & Door Projects -Attice & Basement Projects -Kitchen Projects -Bathroom Projects -Room Addition Projects
The Tool Book
A Tool Lover's Guide to More Than 200 Hand Tools
Hardcover ISBN: 1465468544
This user's guide to over 200 hand tools highlights how to use tools effectively, understand them better, and how to properly care for them. Salute generations of craftsmanship, ingenuity, and know-how with The Tool Book . Explore tools from every angle, with detailed patent drawings, exploded diagrams, and step-by-step illustrations of tools in action with the science behind the techniques. Gallery pages display different types of hammers, spades, or chisels, while expert advice tells you what to look for when choosing a tool, and how to use it and care for it best. Discover why each tool is perfect for the job, and why it deserves a prominent spot in your shed, workshop, studio, or makerspace. The perfect gift for craftsmen, makers and anyone with an interest in DIY.
Black & Decker Wood Floors
Hardwood, Laminate, Bamboo, Wood Tile, and More
Paperback ISBN: 1591866804
A high-quality DIY home-improvement guide to installing, repairing and maintaining wood, engineered wood and laminate floors covers all phases of flooring installation, from preliminary surveys and prep work through finishing and reinstalling trim. Original.