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Candle Making: 16 Stylish Projects from Start to Finish
Candle Making
16 Stylish Projects from Start to Finish
Paperback      ISBN: 1589230213

Large step-by-step photos with added close-up shots of detailed techniques.-- All you need to know about materials and techniques.

Old World Kitchens and Bathrooms: A Design Guide
Old World Kitchens and Bathrooms
A Design Guide
Paperback      ISBN: 0764320785

This book captures today's hottest design trend for the home - textures, design, colors, and craftsmanship that evoke European ideals of a bygone era. Explore kitchens and baths rich in the fine details that characterize Provencal, Tuscan, and English country designs. Massive range hoods and brick hearths, faux finishes, rich natural stone, and tile provide polish and posh to up-to-the-minute home environments. Enjoy hand-carved wood, wrought-iron, and fine crystal chandeliers in spaces filled with the latest appliances and an abundance of workspace. The atmosphere is timeless, and these designs are certain to endure. This is an indispensable design guide for professional designers and discerning homeowners.

Making Natural Liquid Soaps: Herbal Shower Gels, Conditioning Shampoos, Moisturizing Hand Soaps, Luxurious Bubble Baths, and More
Making Natural Liquid Soaps
Herbal Shower Gels, Conditioning Shampoos, Moisturizing Hand Soaps, Luxurious Bubble Baths, and More
Paperback      ISBN: 1580172431

Make our own liquid soaps and body products right in your kitchen. Catherine Failor shows you how to use her simple double-boiler technique to create luxurious shower gels, revitalizing shampoos, energizing body scrubs, and much more. Step-by-step instructions teach you how to turn basic ingredients like cocoa butter, lanolin, and jojoba into sweet-smelling liquid soaps. You'll soon be experimenting with your favorite oils and additives as you craft custom-made products that are kind to your nose and gentle on your skin.

How to Gold-Leaf Antiques and Other Art
How to Gold-Leaf Antiques and Other Art
Paperback      ISBN: 051754217x

Photographs and complete instructions provide a guide to the tools and materials involved in applying gold leaf to numerous objects

Catskill Crafts: Artisans of the Catskill Mountains
Catskill Crafts
Artisans of the Catskill Mountains
Hardcover      ISBN: 0517567008

Reveals the special qualities that have enabled artisans of the Catskill region to develop and sustain a remarkable craft tradition, and details all the processes involved in making handwoven cloths, ceramics, and other items

Ductigami: The Art of the Tape
Ductigami
The Art of the Tape
Paperback      ISBN: 1550464299

It's back -- with more tape and more projects: 18 projects using the do-it-yourselfer's not-so-secret weapon.

NASA has a written policy that requires every space shuttle mission to carry at least one roll of "the gray tape." Duct tape now comes in designer colors, and for the color-shy there's a transparent version. The once-humble tape has hit the big time, and now there are duct-tape clubs, competitions and websites. In the words of Red Green, head possum on the PBS-syndicated The Red Green Show, "Spare the duct tape, spoil the job."

In this instructive, entertaining and downright funny how-to book, Joe Wilson shows how to rip, cut and fold ordinary duct tape to make 18 amazing projects, including:

  • Wallet
  • Barbecue apron
  • Lunchbox
  • Tool belt
  • Cell phone holder
  • Baseball cap
  • TV chair caddy
  • Raingear for pets
  • Toilet roll cover
  • Halloween masks.

Ductigami is more fun than a crossword puzzle, more useful than a welder's certificate, and more durable than a rechargeable battery. With duct tape it's easy to create a remarkable personal gift for any occasion.

Making Twig Furniture and Household Things
Making Twig Furniture and Household Things
Paperback      ISBN: 088179029x

Discusses materials, tools, and techniques, and offers instructions for making thirty-five household items from branches and twigs

Handy Pocket Guide to Tropical Flowers
Handy Pocket Guide to Tropical Flowers
Paperback      ISBN: 0794601871
Learn all about beautiful tropical flowers with this useful and portable reference book.

This handy pocket guide introduces 55 plant species commonly found in the Tropics. Each exotic bloom is described in detail, its history of origination discussed and gardening tips are given. Illustrated with over 120 beautiful color photographs, this book contains a wealth of botanical details, as well as fascinating information on the cultural uses of flowers. A "must" for gardeners and non-gardeners alike

Periplus Handy Pocket Guides are practical field guides, useful for identifying various natural objects ranging from plants and animals to gemstones and seashells. Each page of each title throughout the series is filled with clear, precise photographs and informative text. Scientific and local language names are given.
Classics from the New Yankee Workshop
Classics from the New Yankee Workshop
1st Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 0316004553

In this book, the author presents 13 projects, including a rocking horse, an Adirondack chair, a corner cupboard, a pencil-post bed, a butler's table and a garden bench. The author is a television host of The New Yankee Workshop.

Amy Butler's Midwest Modern: A Fresh Design Spirit for the Modern Lifestyle
Amy Butler's Midwest Modern
A Fresh Design Spirit for the Modern Lifestyle
Hardcover      ISBN: 1584795816

'Amy Butler's Midwest Modern' brings the many aspcets of its author's vision into focus, from re-imagining the home as a retreat for relaxation and dreaming, to picturing the body as a canvas for creating one's personal style, to looking to nature as a 'sketchbook' for design ideas.