1001 Ideas for Stonework
The Ultimate Sourcebook
Paperback ISBN: 1589234596
The natural look and feel of stone is unmatched by any other building or decorating medium. It provides a professional and elegant appearance that is also practical and durable for home interiors and exteriors. Thousands of inspirational photographs inthis book show you how to integrate this prized material into your home. Packed with expert advice on design, materials, budgets, maintenance, and installation, 1001 Ideas for Stone Work is your professional guide to working with stone.
Black & Decker The Complete Guide to Tile
Ceramic, Stone, Procelain, Terra Cotta, Glass, Mosaic, Resilient
4th Edition Paperback ISBN: 1591866340
Via a completely revised and updated edition, readers will be able to install tile with confidence through step-by-step information and full-color photographs for such DIY tile projects as kitchen countertops, backsplashes, bathrooms and entryway floors and walls. Original.
The Black and Decker Complete Guide to Home Masonry
Step-By-Step Projects & Repairs Using Concrete, Brick, Block & Stone
Paperback ISBN: 0865735921
A guide to masonry for today's do-it-yourself homeowner. There are step-by-step instructions and photographs for building with the types of masonry materials that are in demand. The masonry projects include sidewalks, patios, driveways, barbecues, steps and retaining walls.
How to Install Ceramic Tile for Your Floors, Walls, Backsplashes & Countertops
Paperback ISBN: 1591865808
As part of our comprehensive HomeSkills DIY series, HomeSkills: Ceramic Tile turns each of your bland surfaces into a blank canvas. To many homeowners, laying tile sounds like a recipe for stress, physical injury, artistic embarrassment, or all of the above. But we’ll let you in on a secret: with some basic knowledge and a little persistence, anyone can do it—and you’ll feel especially proud when you tally up the money you just saved by doing it yourself. With HomeSkills: Ceramic Tile, you’ll receive expert instruction in the fundamentals of tiling your living space. Through user-friendly project descriptions and vivid how-to photography, you’ll learn all the necessary tiling skills in a concise, accessible way: designing your layout and selecting the perfect tiles, handling and cutting them properly, working with grouts and adhesives, and putting the finishing touches on a confident installation. You’ll be able to tackle any surface, from floors and walls to countertops and backsplashes, and at any pace you prefer—take it easy and get it just right over time or blast away and transform an entire room in an afternoon. So set your hesitations aside. HomeSkills: Ceramic Tile is your one-stop DIY guide to the custom tile job you never thought you could pull off. Check out our five other HomeSkills guides on carpentry, deck building, landscaping, plumbing, and wiring.
Paperback ISBN: 1572182377
In working with concrete, project outcome depends on the quality of workmanship, writes Nolan (contractor; author, curriculum for the trade and technical education programs, New York Department of Education). Following information on the types of Portland cements and selecting and working with versatile cement materials, he discusses phases from site planning (e.g., getting permits) to estimating quantities for projects including slab foundations, driveways, steps, and walls. The guide includes tips, checklists, diagrams, OHSU standards for concrete and masonry construction, a glossary, and conversion tables. Annotation ©2010 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
45 Easy-to-Make Gifts and Accessories
Paperback ISBN: 1782215859
Over 45 elegant concrete designs for your beautiful, modern home with just a bag of ready-mixed concrete, water, and a few items you can find around the house. Concrete is in. And no wonder: it's inexpensive, durable, and makes unique, stunning pieces with which to decorate your home. With just a bag of ready-mixed concrete, water, and a few utensils and molds you can find around the house, you can create beautiful, minimalist items in no time at all; from clocks, vases, lampshades and bowls through to jewelry, wine coolers, and desk organisers. Each project is equipped with easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions and tips, and all can be made with very little know-how-- making it a perfect craft for beginner concrete artisans, as well as the more experienced mason. A perfect mix of power, presence and practicality, bring concrete into your home today and discover a new-found love for this often overlooked but remarkable building material.
Foundations & Concrete Work
Paperback ISBN: 1631869132
When homeowners gush about their new house, they usually don't spend a lot of time talking about the foundation. Even home builders, known to go into excruciating detail describing their latest projects, will usually gloss over the foundation. And it makes sense: Foundation work is not the glamourous side of home building. It is hard, dirty, and relatively unexciting work. But those in the know understand that it is also the work upon which all other work rests, making a good foundation critical to every home. FOR PROS BY PROS: Foundations & Concrete Work is the definitive guide to laying a foundation that will not fail to support the home above it. The latest edition of this best-selling includes 17 new articles from the editors of Fine Homebuilding and revised content throughout, all focused on helping builders form and pour the absolute highest-quality foundations. With 375 on-the-job photographs and illustrations, and 272 pages chock-full of advice, tips, and tricks from the world's foremost home building experts, Foundations & Concrete Work is the only book on the subject that builders will ever need.