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Reinventing the Chicken COOP: 14 Original Designs with Step-By-Step Building Instructions
Reinventing the Chicken COOP
14 Original Designs with Step-By-Step Building Instructions
Paperback      ISBN: 1603429808

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.

The Workshop Book: A Craftsman's Guide to Making the Most Out of Any
The Workshop Book
A Craftsman's Guide to Making the Most Out of Any
Paperback      ISBN: 1561582719

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.

American Eagles
American Eagles
Paperback      ISBN: 0811729958

Easy-to-follow text and photographs for carving three historic figures of the American eagle: the Bellamy Eagle, the Clipper Ship Eagle, and the War of 1812 Eagle.

Good Clean Fun: Misadventures in Sawdust at Offerman Woodshop
Good Clean Fun
Misadventures in Sawdust at Offerman Woodshop
Hardcover      ISBN: 1101984651
After two New York Times bestsellers, Nick Offerman--woodworker, actor, comedian, and co-host of NBC's crafting competition series Making It--returns with the subject for which he's known best--his incredible real-life woodshop.

Nestled among the glitz and glitter of Tinseltown is a testament to American elbow grease and an honest-to-god hard day's work: Offerman Woodshop. Captained by hirsute woodworker, actor, comedian, and writer Nick Offerman, the shop produces not only fine handcrafted furniture, but also fun stuff--kazoos, baseball bats, ukuleles, mustache combs, even cedar-strip canoes.

Now Nick and his ragtag crew of champions want to share their experience of working at the Woodshop, tell you all about their passion for the discipline of woodworking, and teach you how to make a handful of their most popular projects along the way. This book takes readers behind the scenes of the woodshop, both inspiring and teaching them to make their own projects and besotting them with the infectious spirit behind the shop and its complement of dusty wood-elves.

In these pages you will find a variety of projects for every skill level, with personal, easy-to-follow instructions by the OWS woodworkers themselves; and, what's more, this tutelage is augmented by mouth-watering color photos (Nick calls it "wood porn"). You will also find writings by Nick, offering recipes for both comestibles and mirth, humorous essays, odes to his own woodworking heroes, insights into the ethos of woodworking in modern America, and other assorted tomfoolery.

Whether you've been working in your own shop for years, or if holding this stack of compressed wood pulp is as close as you've ever come to milling lumber, or even if you just love Nick Offerman's brand of bucolic yet worldly wisdom, you'll find Good Clean Fun full of useful, illuminating, and entertaining information.
Built-Ins & Storage
Built-Ins & Storage
Paperback      ISBN: 1631861328

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
The Art of Whittling: A Woodcarver's Guide to Making Things by Hand
The Art of Whittling
A Woodcarver's Guide to Making Things by Hand
Hardcover      ISBN: 1787390039
Woodworking can bring a little calm and hygge into your life--and this ideal introduction takes you from raw material to beautiful object.

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.
Bookcases: From Salvage to Storage: 14 DIY Designer Projects
Bookcases: From Salvage to Storage
14 DIY Designer Projects
Paperback      ISBN: 1902686829
14 original bookcase projects with step by step instructions and inspirational features to help you find the one that best suits you Bookshelves showcase our favorite books and most treasured objects, are useful and practical--but, far from reducing them to their simplest function, we love that they reflect our style and individuality, becoming design features in their own right and, yet, harmoniously fitting into our living spaces. They are also relatively easy to make and accessible to everyone. No need to be an experienced handyman to realize these original designs: this book presents 14 creations with step-by-step photos, plans, and technical tips. And for inspiration, Aur lie Drouet peruses some of the more ambitious library, and bookcase, projects by leading designers and architects.
Furnishing Eternity: A Father, a Son, a Coffin, and a Measure of Life
Furnishing Eternity
A Father, a Son, a Coffin, and a Measure of Life
Hardcover      ISBN: 1501105949
"A lifetime's worth of workbench philosophy in a heartfelt memoir about the connection between a father and son" (Kirkus Reviews)--the acclaimed author of The Hard Way on Purpose confronts mortality, survives loss, and finds resilience through an unusual woodworking project--constructing, with his father, his own coffin.

David Giffels grew up fascinated by his father's dusty, tool-strewn workshop and the countless creations it inspired. So when he enlisted his eighty-one-year-old dad to help him build his own casket, he thought of it mostly as an opportunity to sharpen his woodworking skills and to spend time together. But the unexpected deaths of his mother and, a year later, his best friend, coupled with the dawning realization that his father wouldn't be around forever for such offbeat adventures--and neither would he--led to a harsh confrontation with mortality and loss.

Over the course of several seasons, Giffels returned to his father's barn in rural Ohio, a place cluttered with heirloom tools, exotic wood scraps, and long memory, to continue a pursuit that grew into a meditation on grief and optimism, a quest for enlightenment, and a way to cherish time with an aging parent. With wisdom and humor, Giffels grapples with some of the hardest questions we all face as he and his father saw, hammer, and sand their way through a year bowed by loss. Furnishing Eternity is "an entertaining memoir that moves through gentle absurdism to a poignant meditation on death and what comes before it" (Publishers Weekly).

"Tender, witty and, like the woodworking it describes, painstakingly and subtly wrought. Furnishing Eternity continues Giffels's unlikely literary career as the bard of Akron, Ohio...Only a very skilled engineer of a writer can transform the fits and starts, the fitted corners and sudden gouges of the assembly process into a kind of page-turning drama" (The New York Times Book Review).
Woodworker's Techniques Handbook: The Essential Illustrated Reference
Woodworker's Techniques Handbook
The Essential Illustrated Reference
Paperback      ISBN: 1770857311

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.

Kitchen Makeovers for any Budget
Kitchen Makeovers for any Budget
Paperback      ISBN: 1558708820


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.