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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
The Solar House: Passive Heating and Cooling
The Solar House
Passive Heating and Cooling
Paperback      ISBN: 1931498121
This text presents a relatively nontechnical description of passive solar heating and cooling principles that can be used in the construction of homes heated and cooled simply through the absorption or dissipation of sunlight. The author, who has designed a number of these homes, discusses region-specific design strategies, the integration of envir
Home Comforts: The Art And Science Of Keeping House
Home Comforts
The Art And Science Of Keeping House
Paperback      ISBN: 0743272862
A comprehensive housekeeping reference covers everything from cleaners and laundry to cooking and furniture repair, in an illustrated edition complemented by seasonal tips, philosophical essays about the value of domestic arts, and anecdotal writings about the author's experiences as a lawyer and a dedicated housekeeper. Reprint. 75,000 first printing.
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
Paperback      ISBN: 1561583766
Proposes guidelines for creating intimate homes that serve both spiritual needs and material requirements, covering such topics as specific lifestyles, budgeting, and energy-efficient construction. Reprint. 75,000 first printing.
Fire Spaces: Design Inspirations for Fireplaces and Stoves
Fire Spaces
Design Inspirations for Fireplaces and Stoves
Hardcover      ISBN: 076431694x
Photos of interior designs drawn from the fireplace manufacturing industry are gathered to form a catalog of fireplace options. There is little text beyond the short captions featuring the company's name, a brief section on fireplaces and fireplace safety. A resource guide concludes the volume. There is no index. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
Garden Projects for the Backyard Carpenter
Garden Projects for the Backyard Carpenter
Paperback      ISBN: 0764312340
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 Good House Book: A Common-Sense Guide to Alternative Homebuilding
The Good House Book
A Common-Sense Guide to Alternative Homebuilding
Paperback      ISBN: 1579902812
From Lark Books and Natural Home magazine—which has a circulation of 200,000—comes an illustrated, unique guide to building an earth-friendly home. To create a dwelling that’s both ecologically sustainable and attractive, Natural Home magazine is the place to go. With this exquisitely illustrated guide, packed with 400 photos and illustrations, anyone can put environmentally friendly ideas into beautiful practice. Here’s an intelligent look at how a home is supposed to function and a variety of different building approaches. What’s important is finding the right solution to fit your individual needs, local climate, and natural resources. The broad range of topics covered include choosing a site; selecting materials; building with straw bale, cob, adobe, or rammed earth; and plugging into alternative home power systems. Interviews with six homeowners, and photos of the dream homes they built, provide invaluable insight.
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.
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 (