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Budget Celebrations: The Hostess Guide to Year-Round Entertaining on a Dime

by Shelley Wolson

This all-in-one guide is the ultimate resource for stress-free, budget-friendly entertaining for every special occasion. This collection of more than 250 inspiring photos and easy-to-follow instructions shows how to have a good time without breaking the bank.

Buffalo Bird Womans Garden: Agriculture of the Hidatsa Indians

by Jeffery R. Hanson Gilbert L. Wilson

From the book: Buffalo Bird Woman, known in Hidatsa as Maxidiwiac, was born about 1839 in an earth lodge along the Knife River in present-day North Dakota. In 1845 her people moved upstream and built Like-a-fishhook village, which they shared with the Mandan and Arikara. There Buffalo Bird Woman grew up to become an expert gardener of the Hidatsa tribe. Using agricultural practices centuries old, she and the women of her family grew corn, beans, squash, and sunflowers in the fertile bottomlands of the Missouri River. In the mid-1880s, U.S. government policies forced the break up of Like-a-fishhook village and the dispersal of Indian families onto individual allotments on the Fort Berthold Reservation, but Hidatsa women continued to grow the vegetables that have provided Midwestern farmers some of their most important crops. In Buffalo Bird Woman's Garden, first published in 1917 as Agriculture of the Hidatsa Indians: An Indian Interpretation, anthropologist Gilbert L. Wilson transcribed in meticulous detail the knowledge given by this consummate gardener. Following an annual round, Buffalo Bird Woman describes field care and preparation, planting, harvesting, processing, and storing of vegetables. In addition, she provides recipes for cooking traditional Hidatsa dishes and recounts songs and ceremonies that were essential to a good harvest. Her first-person narrative provides today's gardener with a guide to an agricultural method free from fertilizers, pesticides, and herbicides. ... Squash Dolls There is one other thing I will tell before we forsake the subject of squashes. Little girls of ten or eleven years of age used to make dolls of squashes. When the squashes were brought in from the field, the little girls would go to the pile and pick out squashes that were proper for dolls. I have done so, myself. We used to pick out the long ones that were parti-colored; squashes whose tops were white or yellow and the bottoms of some other color. We put no decorations on these squashes that we had for dolls. Each little girl carried her squash about in her arms and sang for it as for a babe. Often she carried it on her back, in her calf skin robe. ... This is a most fascinating read whether or not one likes to garden.

Bug Out Vehicles and Shelters

by Scott B. Williams

A CATACLYSMIC DISASTER STRIKES YOUR AREA.How will you evacuate your family to safety?Do you have a vehicle you can count on?Can it double as a mobile retreat, or do youhave a shelter prepared in advance?What's your plan for reaching the shelter?Bug Out Vehicles and Shelters gives you the vital answers and options for becoming a survivor instead of a refugee:VEHICLES Prepping fast-escape vehicles Using specially equipped vehicles for unique situations Planning for backup vehicles if your main escape option fails Utilizing bikes, canoes, kayaks, rowboats and other human-powered means of escapeSHELTERS Preparing temporary shelters Locating and stocking longterm shelters Using an RV, motorhome, camper trailer or converted utility vehicle Living aboard boats, from motorboats to houseboats to blue-water sailboatsExplaining the advantages and drawbacks of each vehicle and shelter option, this survival handbook zeroes in on the key considerations and essential equipment for planning all your bug-out needs.

Build Your Dream Home for Less

by R. Dodge Woodson

Readers learn how to be their own general contractors and save money on every aspect of home-building, without compromising quality. Walk, with Woodson, step-by-step through the building process from site selection to finish trim. Includes an appendix of sample forms and contracts.

Build Your Own Home Office Furniture

by Danny Proulx

Build your own home office furniture!You want the best for your home office, from practical workstations to stylish bookcases. Danny Proulx shows you how to transform any room into the perfect workspace, offering invaluable tips and advice, plus 13 fresh, functional, fun-to-build projects packed with detailed photographs and step-by-step instructions.Designs range from simple storage modules to a computer desk/workstation, so whatever your level of skill, you'll find plenty of woodshop excitement. It's the kind of furniture that makes the office of your dreams...a reality.Projects include:File and Storage Drawer ModuleLateral File CabinetBasic WorkstationExecutive Work CenterCredenza and Bookcase HutchArmoire Work CenterOffice BookcaseDesktop OrganizerMedia Storage CenterCloset Work CenterStand-Up DeskWriting DeskLaminate Tabletop Construction

Build Your Own Home Office Furniture

by Danny Proulx

You want the best for your home office, from practical workstations to stylish bookcases. Danny Proulx shows you how to transform any room into the perfect workspace, offering invaluable tips and advice, plus 13 fresh, functional, fun-to-build projects packed with detailed photographs and step-by-step instructions. Designs range from simple storage modules to a computer desk/workstation, so whatever your level of skill, you'll find plenty of woodshop excitement. It's the kind of furniture that makes the office of your dreams...a reality. Projects include: File and Storage Drawer Module Lateral File Cabinet Basic Workstation Executive Work Center Credenza and Bookcase Hutch Armoire Work Center Office Bookcase Desktop Organizer Media Storage Center Closet Work Center Stand-Up Desk Writing Desk Laminate Tabletop Construction

Build Your Own Kitchen Cabinets

by Danny Proulx

Build your own kitchen cabinets! You don't need a showroom full of equipment or expertise in calculus to build your own kitchen cabinets. In fact, Danny Proulx's concise, easy-to-follow instructions enable you to create incredible kitchens with just a few power tools-a table saw, circular saw, router and drill. Completely revised and updated, Build Your Own Kitchen Cabinets, Second Edition, provides start-to-finish guidelines for crafting upper and lower cabinets, plus practical information on kitchen design, material selection and tool shortcuts. Proulx's instruction is practical, easy to understand and time-tested, refined in his own shop, and taught by him in countless seminars and workshops. You'll learn how to plan, design, construct and install your own complete handmade kitchen, from simple cabinets and over-the-sink cupboards to lazy-Susan shelving, stemware, storage and more: Combine the beauty of traditional face-frame cabinetry with the strength and simplicity of European cabinetry and hardware Build drawers, pull-outs and flip-outs to maximize storage space Use European hinges, adjustable legs and other specialized hardware to take the guesswork out of construction and installation Use simple butt joints to build strong cabinets quickly Customize your cabinets' looks with a variety of door styles, countertops and finishes Page after page, Danny Proulx proves that you can build your own beautiful kitchen cabinets.

Build Your Own Kitchen Cabinets

by Danny Proulx

Build your own kitchen cabinets! You don't need a showroom full of equipment or expertise in calculus to build your own kitchen cabinets. In fact, Danny Proulx's concise, easy-to-follow instructions enable you to create incredible kitchens with just a few power tools#151;a table saw, circular saw, router and drill. Completely revised and updated,Build Your Own Kitchen Cabinets, Second Edition, provides start-to-finish guidelines for crafting upper and lower cabinets, plus practical information on kitchen design, material selection and tool shortcuts. Proulx's instruction is practical, easy to understand and time-tested, refined in his own shop, and taught by him in countless seminars and workshops. You'll learn how to plan, design, construct and install your own complete handmade kitchen, from simple cabinets and over-the-sink cupboards to lazy-Susan shelving, stemware, storage and more: Combine the beauty of traditional face-frame cabinetry with the strength and simplicity of European cabinetry and hardware Build drawers, pull-outs and flip-outs to maximize storage space Use European hinges, adjustable legs and other specialized hardware to take the guesswork out of construction and installation Use simple butt joints to build strong cabinets quickly Customize your cabinets' looks with a variety of door styles, countertops and finishes Page after page, Danny Proulx proves that you can build your own beautiful kitchen cabinets.

Build Your Own Kitchen Cabinets

by Danny Rubie

Superbly detailed, this step-by-step guide walks readers through the stages of planning, design, construction and installation. It makes it all possible, even with only a few basic tools. And its practical, one-foot-after-the-other approach anticipates the readers' questions and concerns every step of the way.

Build Your Own Kitchen Cabinets Second Edition

by Danny Proulx

You don't need a showroom full of equipment or expertise in calculus to build your own kitchen cabinets. In fact, Danny Proulx's concise, easy-to-follow instructions enable you to create incredible kitchens with just a few power tools - a table saw, circular saw, router and drill. Completely revised and updated, Build Your Own Kitchen Cabinets, Second Edition, provides start-to-finish guidelines for crafting upper and lower cabinets, plus practical information on kitchen design, material selection and tool shortcuts. Proulx's instruction is practical, easy to understand and time-tested, refined in his own shop, and taught by him in countless seminars and workshops. You'll learn how to plan, design, construct and install your own complete handmade kitchen, from simple cabinets and over-the-sink cupboards to lazy-Susan shelving, stemware, storage and more: Combine the beauty of traditional face-frame cabinetry with the strength and simplicity of European cabinetry and hardware Build drawers, pull-outs and flip-outs to maximize storage space Use European hinges, adjustable legs and other specialized hardware to take the guesswork out of construction and installation Use simple butt joints to build strong cabinets quickly Customize your cabinets' looks with a variety of door styles, countertops and finishes Page after page, Danny Proulx proves that you can build your own beautiful kitchen cabinets.

Building a Market: The Rise of the Home Improvement Industry, 1914-1960

by Richard Harris

Each year, North Americans spend as much money fixing up their homes as they do buying new ones. This obsession with improving our dwellings has given rise to a multibillion-dollar industry that includes countless books, consumer magazines, a cable television network, and thousands of home improvement stores. Building a Market charts the rise of the home improvement industry in the United States and Canada from the end of World War I into the late 1950s. Drawing on the insights of business, social, and urban historians, and making use of a wide range of documentary sources, Richard Harris shows how the middle-class preference for home ownership first emerged in the 1920s--and how manufacturers, retailers, and the federal government combined to establish the massive home improvement market and a pervasive culture of Do-It-Yourself. Deeply insightful, Building a Market is the carefully crafted history of the emergence and evolution of a home improvement revolution that changed not just American culture but the American landscape as well.

Building an Emerald City: A Guide to Creating Green Building Policies and Programs

by Lucia Athens

In 2000, Seattle, Washington, became the first U.S. city to officially adopt the U.S. Green Building Council's LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) "Silver" standards for its own major construction projects. In the midst of a municipal building boom, it set new targets for building and remodeling to LEED guidelines. Its first LEED certified project, the Seattle Justice Center, was completed in 2002. The city is now home to one of the highest concentrations of LEED buildings in the world. Building an Emerald City is the story of how Seattle transformed itself into a leader in sustainable "green" building, written by one of the principal figures in that transformation. It is both a personal account--filled with the experiences and insights of an insider--and a guide for anyone who wants to bring about similar changes in any city. It includes "best practice" models from municipalities across the nation, supplemented by the contributions of "guest authors" who offer stories and tips from their own experiences in other cities. Intended as a "roadmap" for policy makers, public officials and representatives, large-scale builders and land developers, and green advocates of every stripe, Building an Emerald City is that rare book--one that is both inspirational and practical.

Building Cabinets, Bookcases and Shelves

by Popular Woodworking

Whether you need storage for books, DVDs, games or clothes, you'll find attractive, custom options in this book. Open shelving? An enclosed cabinet? A classic bookcase? They're all here. Building Bookcases, Cabinets and Shelves offers 29 storage solutions in a variety of styles and sizes with both open and enclosed storage. Each project includes cutting lists, step-by-step instructions and tips and advice from professional woodworkers who have made each piece. Best of all, you can build them just as they are, or customize further to make each piece uniquely yours.

Building The Dream

by Gwendolyn Wright

For Gwendolyn Wright, the houses of America are the diaries of the American people. They create a fascinating chronicle of the way we have lived, and a reflection of every political, economic, or social issue we have been concerned with. Why did plantation owners build uniform cabins for their slaves? Why were all the walls in nineteenth-century tenements painted white? Why did the parlor suddenly disappear from middle-class houses at the turn of the century? How did the federal highway system change the way millions of Americans raised their families?Building the Dream introduces the parade of people, policies, and ideologies that have shaped the course of our daily lives by shaping the rooms we have grown up in. In the row houses of colonial Philadelphia, the luxury apartments of New York City, the prefab houses of Levittown, and the public-housing towers of Chicago, Wright discovers revealing clues to our past and a new way of looking at such contemporary issues as integration, sustainable energy, the needs of the elderly, and how we define "family."

Building Furniture for Country Living

by Jim Stack

Nothing conveys the comfort and warmth of hearth and home quite like handmade, solid wood furniture. We've assembled a collection of "comfort" furniture for your home in Building Furniture for Country Living. By following the detailed step-by-step instructions and photos, you too can bring the comfort of country living into your home, no matter what your skill level.

Building Life Skills

by Louise A. Liddell Yvonne S. Gentzler

Building Life Skills gives the tools you need to manage your life and helps you develop skills throughout your life. It contains eight parts and each part helps you develop different skills to build a satisfying life now and in the future. They help exploring relationships, managing time, understanding children, improving health and nutrition, selecting and preparing a variety of foods, caring for clothes, caring for home, improving leadership skills and career possibilities.

Building More Classic Garden Furniture

by Danny Proulx

Classic Garden Furniture You Can Truly Build!Transform your garden or patio into a cozier, more inviting place to relax with family and friends by making these classic outdoor furniture projects. Whether you're building a planter, bench or table you'll find designs that are practical, attractive and a pleasure to make.Even better, these 15 exciting new projects from author and master woodworker Danny Proulx are broken down into easy-to-follow instructions with step-by-step color photos and schematic drawings.Proulx designs each project to highlight one joint, construction technique or assembly process, enabling you to build upon skills you already have and learn new ones that will take your woodworking to the next level.Proulx also gives you creative freedom by showing a basic technique, and then suggesting interesting alternative methods for achieving the same end result. He'll encourage you to have fun, experiment and turn your garden, patio or yard into your favorite "room" of the house.Projects range from easy to intermediate, including:Beautiful PlantersBenches and ScreensElegant TablesAnd other garden classics!

Building More Classic Garden Furniture

by Danny Proulx

Transform your garden or patio into a cozier, more inviting place to relax with family and friends by making these classic outdoor furniture projects. Whether you're building a planter, bench or table you'll find designs that are practical, attractive and a pleasure to make. Even better, these 15 exciting new projects from author and master woodworker Danny Proulx are broken down into easy-to-follow instructions with step-by-step color photos and schematic drawings. Proulx designs each project to highlight one joint, construction technique or assembly process, enabling you to build upon skills you already have and learn new ones that will take your woodworking to the next level. Proulx also gives you creative freedom by showing a basic technique, and then suggesting interesting alternative methods for achieving the same end result. He'll encourage you to have fun, experiment and turn your garden, patio or yard into your favorite "room" of the house. Projects range from easy to intermediate, including: Beautiful Planters Benches and Screens Elegant Tables And other garden classics!

Building Systems for Interior Designers

by Corky Binggeli

Building Systems for interior designersSecond EditionCorky Binggeli, asidThe updated guide to technical building systems for interior designersAs integral members of the building design team, interior designers share an increasingly complex and crucial role. Now revised in its second edition, Building Systems for Interior Designers remains the one go-to resource that addresses the special concerns of the interior designer within the broader context of the rest of the building design team. Building Systems for Interior Designers, Second Edition explains technical building systems and engineering issues in a clear and accessible way to interior designers. Covering systems from HVAC to water and waste to lighting, transportation, and safety, author Corky Binggeli enables interior designers to communicate more effectively with architects, engineers, and contractors; collaborate effectively on projects; and contribute to more accurate solutions for a broad range of building considerations.Among the many improvements in the Second Edition are: A deeper engagement with sustainable building design, giving the interior designer the resources needed to participate as part of a sustainable design team A reshaped structure that enhances the reader's understanding of the material Many more illustrations and explanatory captionsWith a host of features to make the book more up to date, easier to use, and more effective as an instructive guide, Building Systems for Interior Designers, Second Edition is a valuable book for students as well as a practical desktop reference for professionals.

Building the Perfect Tool Chest

by Jim Stack

Build the tool chest of your dreams!Why spend money on prepackaged tool boxes when you can make something better from scratch - a tool box tailored to your specific needs? In Building the Perfect Tool Chest, master craftsman Jim Stack provides complete materials lists, plans and step-by-step instructions for building 15 stylish, yet practical, designs. Perfect for hand tools and power tools alike, projects range from elegant rolling cabinets to utilitarian tote boxes - a selection that ensures something for every woodworker, no matter what your level of skill. It's all the guidance you need to craft the tool chest design you've been dreaming of - classic, contemporary or uniquely your own!Projects include:Handy box Small tool chest Tool caddy Ten-drawer chest Jim's toolbox Rolling tool cabinet Cabinetmaker's chest Journeyman's tote box Sliding-door cabinet Plane cabinet & case Pegboard-lover's cabinet Fly-tying box Southwestern chest Curved-front chest 21st-century tool cabinet

Building the Timber Frame House

by Tedd Benson James Gruber Jamie Page

For centuries, post-and-beam construction has proved to be one of the most durable building techniques. It is being enthusiastically revived today not only for its sturdiness but because it can be easily insulated, it is attractive, and it offers the builder the unique satisfaction of working with timbers. Building the Timber Frame House is the most comprehensive manual available on the technique. In it you will find a short history, of timber framing and a fully illustrated discussion of the different kinds of joinery, assembly of timbers, and raising of the frame. There are also detailed sections on present-day design and materials, house plans, site development, foundation laying, insulation, tools, and methods.

Building Today's Green Home

by Art Smith

Make Your Green Home a Reality! Building the right-sized green home involves making eco-smart decisions. In Building Today's Green Home, you will learn: How to choose the correct location of your building lot and what is the optimum placement of your house to take advantage of solar energy How to design the right-sized home for your needs now and in the future What are the best sustainable construction materials to use for building your home About the newest insulation materials and techniques What HVAC units are the most efficient and are the best at saving energy How to grade the building lot for natural sustainability The decisions you make today will have a huge impact on your future and the future of your children. And, building the right-sized energy-efficient home will free up investment capital for your retirement years.

Building Today's Green Home

by Art Smith

Building Today's Green Home gives you instruction and advice on best practices for building a smaller, more cost effective house without compromising comfort or quality.

Building Wealth Buying Foreclosures

by John W. Schaub

Beginning investors have long assumed that there were a bunch of good books about foreclosure. In fact, there were none. Now, finally, there is one good one: John Schaub's Building Wealth Buying Foreclosures. John T. Reed, author of "How to Buy Real Estate for at Least 20% Below Market Value ...Foreclosures" says that foreclosures are one of the biggest real estate investment opportunities available in today's market. They also have a compelling benefit--when you buy a property on the brink of foreclosure, you're solving that problem for the previous owner, and getting a great deal in the process. Building Wealth Buying Foreclosures helps you target top properties and get the best deal, with tips on how to avoid scams, insight into the lender's perspective, and a checklist that helps you keep track of every step of the way.

Building Your Home: An Insider's Guide

by Carol Smith

In the second edition of Building Your Home: An Insider's Guide, customer service expert Carol Smith shows you how to work with your builder to create the home of your dreams. This guide is a must-have for anyone planning to build a high-quality home. With this comprehensive, step-by-step book, you can avoid common mistakes in the home building process and choose a qualified builder, establish your budget and secure financing, select the location, benefits, and features of your new home, participate effectively in the design and building process, prepare for home owner orientation, closing, and moving in, create a home maintenance plan, communicate with your builder on warranty service.

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