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Treehouses and Other Cool Stuff: 50 Projects You Can Build
Treehouses and Other Cool Stuff
50 Projects You Can Build
Paperback      ISBN: 1423603958
Provides instructions and plans for fifty projects for parents and children to build together, including a swinging treehouse, a model sailboat, and a totem pole.
Solar Water Heating: A Comprehensive Guide to Solar Water and Space Heating Systems
Solar Water Heating
A Comprehensive Guide to Solar Water and Space Heating Systems
Paperback      ISBN: 0865716684
Heating water with the sun is a practice almost as old as humankind itself. Solar Water Heating, now completely revised and expanded, is the definitive guide to this clean and cost-effective technology. Beginning with a review of the history of solar water and space heating systems from prehistory to the present, Solar Water Heating presents an introduction to modern solar energy systems, energy conservation, and energy economics. Drawing on the authors’ experiences as designers and installers of these systems, the book goes on to cover: - Types of solar collectors, solar water, and space heating systems and solar pool heating systems, including their advantages and disadvantages - System components, their installation, operation, and maintenance - System sizing and siting - Choosing the appropriate system This book focuses on the financial aspects of solar water or space heating systems, clearly showing that such systems generate significant savings in the long run. With many diagrams and illustrations to complement the clearly written text, this book is designed for a wide readership ranging from the curious homeowner to the serious student or professional. Bob Ramlow has been involved in renewable energy system sales, installation, and manufacturing since 1976. He is an IREC/ISPQ certified solar thermal independent master trainer and a NABCEP certified solar thermal installer. He writes and teaches workshops about solar energy. Benjamin Nusz has worked as an installer, site assessor, designer, and consultant for solar thermal systems. He currently trains renewable thermal technicians at Mid-State Technical College in Wisconsin.
Contemporary Kitchens: A Style Portfolio
Contemporary Kitchens
A Style Portfolio
Paperback      ISBN: 0764323997
Two hundred and fifty color photographs illustrate current trends in kitchen cabinets, countertops, appliances, color, and workflow. Each set of pictures is accompanied by a brief description of the design. The last page lists manufacturers' and designers' phone numbers and website address. No table of contents or index is provided. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
Garage: Reinventing the Place We Park
Reinventing the Place We Park
Hardcover      ISBN: 1561583782
An illustrated homage to the garage features more than 200 color photographs of more than 50 garages, offering suggestions to improve the style and efficiency of these spaces.
Independent Builder: Designing & Building a House Your Own Way
Independent Builder
Designing & Building a House Your Own Way
Paperback      ISBN: 0930031857
Presents building techniques, explains design principles, and discusses the planning process
Little Book Of Log Cabins: How To Build And Furnish Them
Little Book Of Log Cabins
How To Build And Furnish Them
Paperback      ISBN: 0486442594
This handy, how-to manual is also a charming repository of make-it-yourself log furnishings and practical shelters that will inspire back-to-nature advocates. Instructions for building simple log structures are accompanied by clear, accurate line drawings of simple log structures, lean-tos, Adirondack cabins, fireplaces, stairways, furniture, beamed ceilings, and more. 102 line drawings.
The Home Water Supply: How to Find, Filter, Store and Conserve It
The Home Water Supply
How to Find, Filter, Store and Conserve It
Paperback      ISBN: 0882663240
Describes techniques for locating sources of water, explains how to drill a well, and supplies guidance on the construction of a home water system
Capes: Design Ideas for Renovating, Remodeling and Building New
Design Ideas for Renovating, Remodeling and Building New
Hardcover      ISBN: 1561584363
The second installment of Taunton's "Updating Classic America" series re-introduces readers to the classic Cape Cod home, featuring more than twenty case studies of updated houses.
Dare to Repair: A Do-it-herself Guide to Fixing Almost Anything in the Home
Dare to Repair
A Do-it-herself Guide to Fixing Almost Anything in the Home
1st Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 0060959843
Detailed step-by-step instructions and more than three hundred illustrations take busy women through seventy-five simple, do-it-yourself home repairs, from unclogging a toilet to installing a window guard, providing essential background information, safety tips, lists of necessary tools and materials, and how-to advice. Original.
Building Stairs
Building Stairs
Paperback      ISBN: 1561586536
Stairway design and construction is considered a cornerstone of homebuilding. To address this important topic, "Building Stairs contains design, fabrication, and installation information for a wide variety of options, from simple, site-built utility staircases to elaborate spirals.