BLACK+DECKER Wood Floors is the definitive DIYers guide to everything you need to know about installing, repairing, and maintaining wood, engineered wood, and laminate floors.
Solid wood, engineered wood, or laminate floors can enhance the beauty of any room in a home. Wood creates visual warmth, is available in a wide variety of colors and grain patterns, and is durable enough to last a half century or more when installed and maintained properly.
While home interior trends change, and some of the flooring options may come and go with them, but the popularity of wood flooring does not wane. And now, with BLACK+DECKER Wood Floors, DIYers with moderate tool skills can tackle a wood-flooring project and enjoy the cost savings that go along with their successful efforts.
This intuitive guide covers all phases of basic wood, engineered wood, and laminate flooring installation--from preliminary surveys of flooring choices, tools, and prep work through finishing and reinstalling trim. Of course, not all wood-flooring situations require removal and replacement. Amateur home remodelers will appreciate a chapter devoted to repairing and restoring existing wood flooring.
The down-to-earth advice section will provide you with sound, practical tips on everything from setting-up a workshop and health and safety issues, to choosing hand tools, machinery and power tools. Then put this knowledge into practice by delving into the collection of furniture projects for the home, each clearly illustrated.
'Sound, well-seasoned advice on] how to bring wood fires into our lives.' - BBC Countryfile
The Wood Fire Handbook shows you that the soothing effect of dancing flames and glowing embers is a simple pleasure to have in our lives. Understanding everything that underpins the perfect wood fire makes it even more enjoyable. Vincent Thurkettle's handbook is the essential companion and manual. Contents include...
Understand which trees make the best firewood
Learn how to split, season, and store wood
Lay the perfect fire
Make an ingenious campfire
Choose wood for its scent ...and much much more
An illustrated guide for the contemporary woodworker.
Woodworking: The Indispensable Guide is a comprehensive reference for woodworkers at all levels.
Beginners will find expert guidance on setting up a workshop and mastering the essential techniques. Detailed instructions show how to use hand tools as well as portable power tools. The versatile router gets a chapter all to itself and there is an extensive collection of woodworking joints -- the hallmark of the craft -- explained with detailed photographic sequences designed for clarity and simplicity. A chapter on veneers allows readers to create pieces with a truly professional feel, and there is also extensive advice on oils, waxes and other finishing treatments. There is also a section on the author's ten favorite wood varieties.
The author includes five specially selected projects organized by skill level which allow woodworkers to put their skills into practice. The detailed plans and step-by-step instructions show how to make a cabinet for tool storage, a breadboard with an integrated knife housing, a contemporary shelving unit, a fine side table and a beautiful veneered memory box. Troubleshooting clinics explain what to do if things don't turn out as expected with advice on how to get the project back on track.
Woodworking features a wealth of charts and tables. Helpful sidebars include Good Practice, Clinic, Try This and Tools Needed. The broad coverage includes:
Woodworking: The Indispensable Guide is a valuable source of expert guidance for any woodworker.