Build a stylishly modern home for your poultry. Backyard chickens meet contemporary design in this inventive compilation from authors Matthew Wolpe and Kevin McElroy. Reinventing the Chicken Coop presents 14 complete building plans for chicken houses that range from the purely functional to outrageously fabulous, with designs that include water-capturing roofs, built-in composting systems, and modernist architectural details.
As your woodworking skills grow, your shop needs to grow along with you. Whether you are just starting out or are somewhere along this lifetime journey, this book will be your faithful guide.
Empowering homeowners to tackle any storage project with confidence, Stanley Built-Ins and Storage, A Homeowner's Guide by David Schiff is a comprehensive visual manual with authoritative, reliable information.
With an eye toward making optimal use of the space in their houses, homeowners look toward getting organized to save on frustration and time. The answer to their dilemma is contained within Stanley Built-Ins and Storage.
Backed by the Stanley brand, the book, with 550 photos and 20 illustrations, features step-by-step projects for the entry-level do-it-yourselfer for every room in the house - from the mudroom to the attic. Introductory chapters discuss tools, materials, and frequently used techniques. The highlight of Stanley Built-Ins and Storage is the instruction for 17 great projects for:
- living rooms, including a bookcase, corner cabinet, shelving, and window seat
- kitchens, including a rolling cart, toaster caddy/breadbox, and spice and wine racks
- bedrooms, including a closet and toy box
- mudrooms, including a coat hook with cubbies and a boot bench
- garages and attics, including shelves, garden tool rack, overhead storage, and a fold-down workstation
For anyone who loves and feels a special connection with wood and trees, whittling is more than just a pastime: it connects you to nature and relieves the stresses of modern life. This beautiful and practical guide takes you back to whittling basics, explaining which types of wood to use in your work; what tools you need to get started; and how to master various cutting techniques and decorative carving. In addition, it contains six step-by-step projects--including a spatula, a spoon, a small shelf, and a birchbark box. More than just a manual, The Art of Whittling offers a contemplative take on a skill that is more popular than ever.
This comprehensive reference covers everything from how to choose and cut lumber to how to plan, measure, mark, cut, shape and join. Woodworker's Techniques Handbook is the handyman's complete guide to working with wood.
Packed with practical information and 600 full-color photographs, Woodworker's Techniques Handbook includes:
- Essential troubleshooting tips
- How to control power tools with accuracy
- Selecting and using the 10 essential hand tools that give any woodwork a beautiful hand-finished quality
- Great original projects for children's toys, simple furniture and bird boxes, which include cutting lists and easy-to-follow instructions so any woodworker can be successful.
A special section, the "Wood Identifier," calls out the key characteristics of each type of lumber and how best to use it.
Woodworker's Techniques Handbook is the go-to reference for fine woodworking.
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Author Chris Gleason designs and builds kitchens for a living. In Kitchen Makeovers For Any Budget he offers his advice and how-to knowledge to help you make the correct decisions about whether to re-face or paint your present kitchen cabinets, add new appliances and cabinets, redo the workflow, move walls, etc.
Kitchen Makeovers For Any Budget includes four complete remodeling projects; each one deals with a particular aspect of demolition, design and/or accessorizing. The companion DVD focuses on the design, workflow and accessories available to maximize your space and provide convenient storage solutions.