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Drywall: Professional Techniques for Walls & Ceilings
Professional Techniques for Walls & Ceilings
Paperback      ISBN: 156158133x
Discusses drywall basics, tools and materials, hanging drywall, taping, sanding, special installations, repairs, and decorating drywall
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 (
Black & Decker Complete Home Repair
Black & Decker Complete Home Repair
Paperback      ISBN: 1589233557
Complemented by 2,300 photographs and illustrations, this comprehensive guide to home repair, renovation, and improvement features 350 practical projects that range from replacing old windows, to childproofing, along with new sections on choosing and selecting tools, home workshops, and home health, safety, and security, and peel-and-stick reminder labels to track home maintenance.
Workshops You Can Build
Workshops You Can Build
Paperback      ISBN: 1554070295
Ideas and techniques for designing and building workspaces inside and outside the home. Workshops are not just for carpenters and builders. The workshops in this book have been designed for writers, artists, furniture makers, boat builders, gardeners, collectors and those who like to maintain and restore old cars. And workshops don't have to be expensive - one of the workshops in this book was constructed inside a closet. Even the most elaborate separate building can be put up for a very reasonable cost if you follow the instructions in this book and do the work yourself. Based on the success of their previous best selling books - Cabins, Sheds and Playhouses You Can Build - the author team of David and Jeanie Stiles have combined their skills and experience to walk you step-by-step through the selection and construction of a workshop that will give you years of enjoyment and add to the value of your house when you come to sell. Just a few of the other fact-filled chapters in this book include: - Why and Where to Build -- how to design and plan a workshop in your basement, garage, attic, or building an addition or separate building - Building the Workshop -- construction and design fundamentals - Portable and Mini-Workshops -- no matter how little space you have, you can make something worthwhile - Skill Review -- a basic primer on woodworking skills that covers all the basics - no experience necessary. Workshops You Can Build is packed with over 300 detailed and beautiful illustrations by the author which show every step of the building process in detail.
The New Ecological Home: A Complete Guide to Green Building Options
The New Ecological Home
A Complete Guide to Green Building Options
Paperback      ISBN: 1931498164
An overview of green home-building techniques, materials, products, and technologies, written for home buyers, builders, architects, and contractors and intended to help avoid common problems when building green. It discusses the principles of green building and why they are desirable; covers logistical aspects of building such as site selection, i
Martha Stewart's Homekeeping Handbook: The Essential Guide to Caring for Everything in Your Home
Martha Stewart's Homekeeping Handbook
The Essential Guide to Caring for Everything in Your Home
Hardcover      ISBN: 0517577003
Combining professional expertise with the author's signature style, a comprehensive home care handbook takes readers step by step through the upkeep of every room in the house, covering everything from removing stains to replacing a window pane, and furnishes valuable t adivce on how to make a home safe and comfortable and how to maintain it properly. 500,000 first printing.
Creating the Not So Big House: Insights and Ideas for the New American Home
Creating the Not So Big House
Insights and Ideas for the New American Home
Hardcover      ISBN: 1561583774
The sequel to the best-selling The Not So Big House offers a close-up, richly illustrated look at twenty-five outstanding examples of the best small-house designs to show readers what they need to know to create the home that best fits their goals and lifestyles. 75,000 first printing. $100,000 ad/promo.
The Not So Big House: A Blueprint for the Way We Really Live
The Not So Big House
A Blueprint for the Way We Really Live
Hardcover      ISBN: 1561581305
A beautifully illustrated home design reference provides a thoughtful review of social trends and its effects on architecture and design in relation to building and decorating simpler, more affordable, and practical homes to fit a simpler lifestyle. 25,000 first printing.
Outdoor Kitchens & Fireplaces
Outdoor Kitchens & Fireplaces
Paperback      ISBN: 0764329553
A Place of My Own: The Education of an Amateur Builder
A Place of My Own
The Education of an Amateur Builder
Paperback      ISBN: 0385319908
An editor-at-large for Harper's and columnist for House and Garden uses his experiences building a wooden hut in the woods near his Connecticut home to reflect on the meaning of building and home. Reprint.