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House
House
Hardcover      ISBN: 0395363179
The author of "The Soul of a New Machine" analyzes the intimate details of building a new house from the point of view of those involved--from owners and architects to builders and carpenters
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.
Outdoor Rooms: Fresh-air Kitchens And Living Areas
Outdoor Rooms
Fresh-air Kitchens And Living Areas
Paperback      ISBN: 0764324594
The Complete Guide To Home Wiring: Including Information on Home Electronics & Wireless Technology
The Complete Guide To Home Wiring
Including Information on Home Electronics & Wireless Technology
Paperback      ISBN: 1589232135
The expanded and revised edition of this reference on traditional wiring includes all the tried-and-true projects from earlier editions that are updated to feature the latest fixtures. Original.
Building Construction Illustrated
Building Construction Illustrated
Paperback      ISBN: 0471358983
Comprehensive and up-to-date-

the classic visual guide to the basics of building construction

For twenty-five years, Building Construction Illustrated has offered an outstanding introduction to the principles of building construction. Now this Third Edition has been expertly revised and updated to address the latest advances in materials, building technology, and code requirements.

Complete with more than 1,000 illustrations, the book moves through each of the key stages of the design process, from site selection to building components, mechanical systems, and finishes. Topics within each chapter are organized according to the CSI MasterFormat(TM), making the book extremely easy to use.

Special features of this edition include integrated coverage of environmentally friendly materials, sustainable building construction strategies, and ADA requirements, as well as the inclusion of both metric and standard U.S. measurements throughout the book.

With its clear presentation of the basic concepts underlying building construction, Building Construction Illustrated, Third Edition equips students and professionals in all areas of architecture and construction with useful guidelines for approaching virtually any new materials or techniques they may encounter in building planning, design, and construction.
The Best of Today's Kitchen Design
The Best of Today's Kitchen Design
Paperback      ISBN: 0764327593
Garage: Reinventing the Place We Park
Garage
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.
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.
Picture Perfect Pools
Picture Perfect Pools
Paperback      ISBN: 0764327577
Tiling 1-2-3
Tiling 1-2-3
Hardcover      ISBN: 0696228580
Complete step-by-step guide that provides homeowners with everything they need to know to install a wide variety of tile and get beautiful room-changing results. Clear and easy to follow step-by-step photography along with easy-to-understand and logically organized instructions give readers the confidence to install tile in nearly any area. Relentlessly project driven, the second edition updates all the aspects covered in the original edition as well as offering up-to-date information on new material options. Most comprehensive and easiest-to-use do-it-yourself tiling guide on the market today - intensely reviewed for accuracy by flooring experts at Home Depot.