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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.
The Big House: A Century in the Life of an American Summer Home
The Big House
A Century in the Life of an American Summer Home
Paperback      ISBN: 074324964x
A dual history of the Colt family and their summer house on Cape Cod recounts the house's construction one hundred years earlier, the idiosyncratic personalities that stayed there throughout five generations, the major family events that took place there, and the family's last month in the house. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.
Outdoor Rooms: Fresh-air Kitchens And Living Areas
Outdoor Rooms
Fresh-air Kitchens And Living Areas
Paperback      ISBN: 0764324594
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.
A Place of My Own: The Architecture of Daydreams
A Place of My Own
The Architecture of Daydreams
Paperback      ISBN: 0143114743
The author describes the process--design, footings, framing, roofing, windows, and trim--by which he created a space for writing.
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 (
The Northwest Green Home Primer
The Northwest Green Home Primer
Paperback      ISBN: 088192797x
The essential, real-world, green home manual. Everyone can make green home decisions on a budget with this inspiring, informationpacked guide. Whether you are building, remodeling, buying, or just curious, here are real-world strategies for getting the greenest results from your budget, with hundreds of ideas for a home that is built to last, comfortable and healthy, money- and time-saving in the long term, and kind to the planet. From your home's exterior to its operating systems within, from siting to interior design, this is the basic training that has given many the confidence to proceed. Award-winning sustainable design and building consultant and teacher Kathleen O'Brien and architectural designer and sustainability consultant Kathleen Smith offer their "top picks" for each phase. They've also each faced their own green home challenges in a single-family house and a duplex, and other case studies show affordable energy-efficient green homes both old and new. Brimming with ideas, clear and logical, with tips, checklists, and resources for green home planning, construction, remodeling, and maintenance, extensively illustrated with photos and diagrams, this is the essential green home manual for novice and professional alike.
The Bicycling Guide to Complete Bicycle Maintenance & Repair: For Road & Mountain Bikes
The Bicycling Guide to Complete Bicycle Maintenance & Repair
For Road & Mountain Bikes
Paperback      ISBN: 1579548830
A guide to bicycle maintenance and repair covers frames, wheels, chains, gear shifts, tools, adjustments, and safety.
Log Homes Made Easy: Contracting and Building Your Own Log Home
Log Homes Made Easy
Contracting and Building Your Own Log Home
Paperback      ISBN: 0811728471
Explores all the myths and realities of log home construction and walks the reader through the actual construction process. Revised and updated with added content about sustainable construction methods as well as the manufactured log home industry.
Building A Fireplace: Step-by-step Instructions For Contemporary To Classic Styles
Building A Fireplace
Step-by-step Instructions For Contemporary To Classic Styles
Paperback      ISBN: 0764320815