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 Concrete & Masonry
Build With Concrete, Brick, Block & Natural Stone
Paperback ISBN: 1591866375
Love all of your masonry and concrete projects--knowing that you did them yourself!--with help from our experts. No projects offer more aesthetic or financial satisfaction than DIY concrete and masonry projects. Homeowners can routinely save thousands of dollars in labor costs by buying and installing materials that are readily available. This updated 4th edition of Black & Decker The Complete Guide to Concrete & Masonry includes traditional techniques for laying concrete, adapted to make them easy for ordinary homeowners, and also features completely modern materials and techniques, such as tumbled concrete pavers, acid-etching for colored concrete slabs, and important green paving options, such as rain-garden arroyos and permeable pavers. Several cutting-edge projects, like polished concrete countertops and stamped concrete walkways, are included in this book. An exposed aggregate patio, a reinforced concrete block wall, and the latest tools and materials for handling new products are featured. A completely new section on foundation walls shows you all the options, including the latest structural insulated panels, that are now more DIY friendly than ever. No homeowner or do-it-yourselfer will want to miss this chance to master the best methods to create lasting beauty around the house.
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.
Building Stone Walls
Paperback ISBN: 1580172652
Since 1973, Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletins have offered practical, hands-on instructions designed to help readers master dozens of country living skills quickly and easily. There are now more than 170 titles in this series, and their remarkable popularity reflects the common desire of country and city dwellers alike to cultivate personal independence in everyday life.
Complete Guide to Patios
A DIY Guide to Building Patios, Walkways & Outdoor Steps
3rd Edition Paperback ISBN: 1591865972
Black & Decker The Complete Guide to Patios gets a fresh update with the latest products, even more projects, and all-new photos. With all of the DIY-friendly products for backyard building available today, the only reason not to build your own patio or walkway is that you don’t know how. That’s about to change. In Black & Decker The Complete Guide to Patios (3rd Edition), the expert editors of Cool Springs Press arm you with thorough, comprehensive information for virtually any patio or walkway undertaking you can think of. An extensive materials and design section helps you wrap your head around all the upfront planning, and the over 30 step-by-step patio, walkway, and landscape projects within are illustrated with detailed, brand-new photographs to guide your progress along the way. Whether you prefer more traditional materials—interlocking blocks and pavers, poured concrete, flagstone, loose gravel and mulch—or you want to be on the cutting edge of the industry with new artificial pavers, geogrid synthetics, and pervious concrete, we’ve diligently updated this guide to include it all. Finished with a new ending chapter that shows you how to fully customize your DIY patio or walkway, the inspiration inside Black & Decker The Complete Guide to Patios perfectly aligns with all the needs of today’s do-it-yourself homeowner.
The Complete Guide to Stonescaping
Dry-Stacking, Mortaring, Paving & Gardenscaping
Paperback ISBN: 1454703873
Two bestselling books—now in one comprehensive volume! Together, The Art & Craft of Stonescaping and The Art & Craft of Stonework make up the best beginner-friendly guide available on building stone walls, steps, benches, paths, patios, and borders. A brand-new gallery of inspiring projects, lots of how-to photos, and informative illustrations make this giant resource a must-have.
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.