Home Maintenance and Repair
Fences for Pasture & Garden
Fences for Pasture & Garden
Paperback      ISBN: 088266753x

Whether you're trying to protect your garden from wildlife predators or want to keep your livestock from wandering too far, effective fencing can bring welcome peace of mind. Covering the pros and cons of a variety of fencing types, Gail Damerow shows you how to build a fence that works for your needs. With clearly illustrated instructions for building wire fences, rail fences, electric fences, woven fences, and more, you'll soon be creating effective enclosures that are guaranteed to save you time, money, and worry.

Black & Decker Small Space Workshops: How to Create & Use a Downsized Workshop Bonus: 12 Complete Benchtop Projects
Black & Decker Small Space Workshops: How to Create & Use a Downsized Workshop Bonus
12 Complete Benchtop Projects
Paperback      ISBN: 1591866898
Lack of space won't keep you from being the craftsperson you want to be, because BLACK+DECKER Small Space Workshops can make even a closet into a workshop.

Are you a frustrated woodworker or crafter whose need to create is inhibited by a lack of space? If you have downsized from your large family home or simply chosen to take up residence in an apartment or condo, you don't have to give up on your dreams of working with your hands

With the savvy tips and thorough information found in BLACK+DECKER Small Space Workshops, you can create a functional, satisfying workspace in spaces as small as a closet. Written by Larry Okrend, lifelong woodworker and former editor of one of the largest handyman magazines in the US, this thoughtful new book covers all the issues that creating a small-space shop presents, including storage, ventilation, lighting, electrical service, dust and sound control, and shop layout.

Complete with a dozen space-efficient layout plans, this beautifully photographed how-to guide has a solution for every situation. Plus, you'll find detailed plans and how-to instructions for 12 handy workshop aides to help you get the most from your tiny shop.

The book also features a lengthy discussion on choosing space-saving tools, convertible and multi-use furnishings, niches, and work surfaces with tiny footprints and of course a host of storage products, tips, and strategies. Created under the direction of the experts at BLACK+DECKER, this valuable book opens new doors to let your creativity out, even if you have only a few square feet to work in.
Black & Decker Wood Floors: Hardwood - Laminate - Bamboo - Wood Tile - And More
Black & Decker Wood Floors
Hardwood - Laminate - Bamboo - Wood Tile - And More
Paperback      ISBN: 1591866804

BLACK+DECKER Wood Floors is the definitive DIYers guide to everything you need to know about installing, repairing, and maintaining wood, engineered wood, and laminate floors.

Solid wood, engineered wood, or laminate floors can enhance the beauty of any room in a home. Wood creates visual warmth, is available in a wide variety of colors and grain patterns, and is durable enough to last a half century or more when installed and maintained properly.

While home interior trends change, and some of the flooring options may come and go with them, but the popularity of wood flooring does not wane. And now, with BLACK+DECKER Wood Floors, DIYers with moderate tool skills can tackle a wood-flooring project and enjoy the cost savings that go along with their successful efforts.

This intuitive guide covers all phases of basic wood, engineered wood, and laminate flooring installation--from preliminary surveys of flooring choices, tools, and prep work through finishing and reinstalling trim. Of course, not all wood-flooring situations require removal and replacement. Amateur home remodelers will appreciate a chapter devoted to repairing and restoring existing wood flooring.

Cleaning Up New York: The '70s Cult Classic
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? The excitement 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. Clients are a bit more unpredictable, he discovers, as he comes to terms with eccentric domestic habits and strange discoveries. When Bob 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.

Cleaning Up New York has been a cult classic since it was first published in 1976 in an edition of 750.
Preserving Porches
Preserving Porches
Paperback      ISBN: 0805012095

Identifies different porch styles, explains how to determine the original design of a porch, and provides step-by-step instructions for repair and maintenance.

Young House Love: 243 Ways to Paint, Craft, Update & Show Your Home Some Love
Young House Love
243 Ways to Paint, Craft, Update & Show Your Home Some Love
1st Edition    Hardcover      ISBN: 1579654789
This New York Times bestselling book is filled with hundreds of fun, deceptively simple, budget-friendly ideas for sprucing up your home.

With two home renovations under their (tool) belts and millions of hits per month on their blog YoungHouseLove.com, Sherry and John Petersik are home-improvement enthusiasts primed to pass on a slew of projects, tricks, and techniques to do-it-yourselfers of all levels. Packed with 243 tips and ideas--both classic and unexpected--and more than 400 photographs and illustrations, this is a book that readers will return to again and again for the creative projects and easy-to-follow instructions in the relatable voice the Petersiks are known for. Learn to trick out a thrift-store mirror, spice up plain old roller shades, "hack" your Ikea table to create three distinct looks, and so much more.
Remodeling a Basement: Revised Edition
Remodeling a Basement
Revised Edition
Paperback      ISBN: 1600852920

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 expert advice, inside tips, and step-by-step instructions you'll need to make your vision a reality. All brought to you in clear, accessible language -- and lots of valuable photos and drawings -- by a consummate professional.

In this comprehensive volume--the latest in our popular Build Like A Pro series --professional contractor Roger German takes you through the entire process of remodeling a basement.

From family rooms, bathrooms and laundry rooms to workshops and hobby rooms, he shows you how to build a whole new level of comfort into your house.

Here's an example of the timely, in-depth information you'll find:

  • Every construction detail is updated to reflect the latest building code
  • All the basic construction techniques you'll need are here
  • Nuts and bolts information about wiring, plumbing, windows and doors
  • Brand new content about egress windows
  • How to tackle common basement building challenges, like framing on concrete, evacuating water, and working around heating and plumbing fixtures

For proactive homeowners and contractors alike, this updated reference book is the only resource you'll need to get the job done right the first time.

The Family Handyman Ultimate Organizing Solutions
The Family Handyman Ultimate Organizing Solutions
Paperback      ISBN: 1621452409

Make your home neater and more convenient--and a better place to live Most homes actually have plenty of storage space, but much of that space is disorganized, inconvenient and wasted. Best Organizing Solutions helps you solve all of those problems with simple, ingenious projects that make the most of the space you already have. And you won't just increase your home's storage capacity; you'll also make storage quick and effortless. Whether you have 15 minutes or an entire weekend, you can create custom organizing solutions to suit any situation, indoors or out. Detailed instructions, pro advice and step-by-step photos make it easy, even for beginners. Here's a small sample of what's inside: -Triple your closet space -Super-organize your bathroom -Maximize kitchen cabinet space -Eliminate garage clutter -Build shelving for any room -Organize your entry, laundry room, home office and more

Dream Home: The Property Brothers' Ultimate Guide to Finding & Fixing Your Perfect House
Dream Home
The Property Brothers' Ultimate Guide to Finding & Fixing Your Perfect House
Hardcover      ISBN: 0544715675
A New York Times bestseller

Jonathan and Drew Scott have taken HGTV by storm with their four hit shows, Property Brothers, Property Brothers at Home, Buying & Selling, and Brother vs. Brother. The talented duo's good-natured rivalry, playful banter, and no-nonsense strategies have earned the popular twins millions of devoted fans who have been anxiously waiting for a Scott Brothers book. Dream Home is a comprehensive source, covering the ins and outs of buying, selling, and renovating a house, with hundreds of full-color photos throughout. The brothers cover numerous topics including the hidden costs of moving, savvy negotiating tactics, and determining your home must-haves. Other handy features include a calendar of key dates for finding the best deals on home products and a cheat sheet of worth-it fix-its. Look inside for a wealth of information on attaining what you want--on time and on budget. Dream Home also includes all the tips and tricks you won't see on TV, making it a must-have resource not just for fans but for any current or aspiring homeowner.
Popular Mechanics When Duct Tape Just Isn't Enough: Quick Fixes for Everyday Disasters
Popular Mechanics When Duct Tape Just Isn't Enough
Quick Fixes for Everyday Disasters
Hardcover      ISBN: 1588165655

If you need to go a step beyond duct tape, but don't want to pay for professional help, then this book is for you. The author demonstrates how to go about tackling a range of domestic repairs, including plumbing, electrical work, appliance repairs & furniture repair.