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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 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.
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
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.
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 gives you instruction and advice on best practices for building a smaller, more cost effective house without compromising comfort or quality.
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.
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.
Keep construction on track with helpful checklists Turn your dream of a custom home into reality! Thinking about building your own home? This easy-to-follow guide shows you how to plan and build a beautiful home on any budget. From acquiring land to finding the best architect to overseeing the construction, you get lots of savvy tips on managing your new investment wisely -- and staying sane during the process! Discover how to: * Find the best homesite * Navigate the plan approval process * Obtain financing * Hire the right contractor * Cut design and construction costs * Avoid common mistakes
Tells how two regular guys built the Home Depot stores into the mega-business they are today.
A bungalow is now understood to be a single story home but that definition is a modern one and when introduced to Britain in the late 1860s the bungalow concept implied much more. Its origins lay in India where the native dwelling of Bengal was appropriated by colonial officials. On its transfer to the Kent coast the bungalow became a new type of holiday home for the upper middle classes complete with veranda and servants quarters. Crucially, these first Western examples attracted artistic inhabitants setting the tone for the bungalow as a Bohemian escape well into the twentieth century. This book concentrates on British bungalow construction up to the Second World War, exploring the special appeal of this new housing type in the days before it became ubiquitous. From architect- planned developments to more make-shift models built from redundant railway carriages, the book reveals how early bungalows looked inside and out, drawing out the social history of the "weekender" lifestyle they were created to serve. It also looks at the use of the bungalow name which at the peak of its popularity was applied to hotels, cafes and beach huts as well as domestic products such as electric fires and hot water bottles.
Burmese design, heavily influenced by its proximity to China and India, is a many-layered thing, interwoven with spiritual, religious and political messages. Burmese Design & Architecture takes an in-depth look at the entire span of Burmese design, from arts and crafts to both religious and secular architecture. With over 500 full-color photographs and expert insights provided by leading archaeological authorities, this is a must-have for serious connoisseurs of architecture, design or Burma itself.
In this love story of land and family, Kayann Short explores her farm roots from her grandparents' North Dakota homesteads to her own Stonebridge Farm, an organic, community-supported farm on the Colorado Front Range where small-scale, local agriculture borrows lessons of the past to cultivate sustainable communities for the future."A Bushel's Worth is my favorite kind of nonfiction. Not only is it about many topics close to my heart-gardening, food, family-it is a beautifully told story, and a love story at that, centered around the love of a couple, their love for the land, and a community's love for a way of life. This book forever changed my perspective and awareness as I 'walk out' in my own garden."--Katrina Kittle, author, The Blessings of the Animals"A heartfelt meditation on farm, food, and family. A Bushel's Worth tells a love story of the land and a life spent caring for it."-Hannah Nordhaus, author, The Beekeeper's Lament: How One Man and Half a Billion Honeybees Help Feed America"Kayann Short shares a passionate and often lyrical account of how she and her husband John took their first brave steps toward revitalizing a small Colorado farm and with it their lives and the community they drew around them. This is a book about how agriculture continues to create culture when it is practiced with generosity, creativity and attention. It is an inspiring story, a gift for all of us, both on and off the farm, who are trying to learn how to slow down our frenzied lives so that we may give ourselves to what really matters."-Gregory Spaid, author, Grace: Photographs of Rural America"With a companionable mix of literary and earthy sensibilities, Kayann Short writes with graceful, ferocious attentiveness [and] finds reassurance for herself and her modern family in "the old wisdom of the fields."-John Calderazzo, author, Rising Fire: Volcanoes & Our Inner Lives"[A] beautifully written and sensually rich 'ecobiography' of farm life...A Bushel's Worth is a loving natural history - of a farm, a marriage, and a way of life that has changed interestingly and dramatically over just a few generations."-Jane Shellenberger, author, Organic Gardener's Companion: Growing Vegetables in the West"The book is a substantial meal...as much about growing community as it is about growing food, and it leaves the reader with a generous bushel of instruction and inspiration on both counts."-Susan Becker, Director, Boulder Public Library Oral History Program"A Bushel's Worth: An Ecobiography eloquently depicts humans and nature coexisting and mutually benefiting not only in theory, but in actuality...where people treat each other respectfully as they gently work on and with the land."-Shelly Eberly, National Outings Leader, Sierra Club
The modern appeal of "do-it-yourself" projects has a broader reach than ever. And who better to teach us how to DIY our lives than the über-crafty editors of BUST, the quirky, raw, and real magazine "for women who have something to get off their chests"? In The BUST DIY Guide to Life, magazine founders Debbie Stoller (of Stitch 'n Bitch fame) and Laurie Henzel have culled more than 250 of the best DIY and craft projects from its 15-year history. Organized by category--beauty and health, fashion, food and entertaining, career, finance, travel, and sex--and written in BUST's trademark brazen and witty style, this quintessential DIY encyclopedia from the quintessential DIY magazine is eclectic, empowering, hilarious, and downright practical, truly capturing the spirit of women today.
Host a dinner party * Make a bed * Set a table * Use the proper fork * Polish silver * Prepare high tea * Present a calling card * Make conversation * Fold a shirt ... all with the charm, ease and sophistication of a butler. In a clear, straightforward style, Charles MacPherson lays out the essentials of entertaining and household management in this beautifully illustrated style, etiquette and entertainment guide. For anyone who rents or owns--be it a small urban condo or a lavish country estate--The Butler Speaks includes everything you need to know to simplify, organize and care for your home. It also offers modern advice on personal style and etiquette--how to receive guests; present your business card; make polite dinner conversation-- and advice on entertaining at home--how to make a cheese plate; hold your cutlery; set a table--all with the flair, charm and unpretentious grace of the butler.
Button It Up: 80 Amazing Vintage Button Projects for Necklaces, Bracelets, Embellishments, Housewares and Moreby Susan Beal
Brilliant ideas of making jewelry out of buttons. Provides techniques of how to do it by yourself.
Financial services professional Craig Venezia guides readers through the process of buying a second home, sharing a wealth of practical, money-saving tips along the way. A sampling of topics includes budgeting for a second home, working with real estate agents, buying directly from the seller, finding alternative financing, and being a landlord. A number of forms and checklists are found in the appendix as well as on the accompanying CD-ROM. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Written for both beginners and experienced collectors, this guide provides descriptions of some of the more prized antiques and collectibles, and explains how to find them and how to resell them. The Binghams offer insiders' tips on cleaning and repair, auction strategies, how to set up displays and how to find the best markets for your wares.Buying & Selling Antiques and Collectibles is the indispensable guide for those who plan to start their own antiques business or who hope to make a little money from their hobby
Rural escapes for those yearning for a simpler existence, by the creators of the wildly popular tumblr Cabin Porn.Created by a group of friends who preserve 55 acres of hidden forest in Upstate New York-Cabin Porn began as a scrapbook to collect inspiration for their building projects. As the collection grew, the site attracted a following, which is now a huge and obsessive audience.The site features photos of the most remarkable handmade homes in the backcountry of America and all over the world. It has had over 10 million unique visitors, with 350,000 followers on Tumblr. Now Zach Klein, the creator of the site (and a co-founder of Vimeo) goes further into the most alluring images from the site and new getaways, including more interior photography and how-to advice for setting up a quiet place somewhere. With their idyllic settings, unique architecture and cozy interiors, the Cabin Porn photographs, are an invitation to slow down, take a deep breath, and feel the beauty and serenity that nature and simple construction can create.y that nature and simple construction can create.
A textbook for advanced woodworking students and also for anyone interested in the fundamentals of materials, tools, machines, and processes used in the building of cabinets and interiors, the production of furniture, and the other work of the finish carpenter, cabinetmaker, and millwright. The book can be used effectively in the upper levels of the senior high school, in vocational and technical schools, and in colleges.
The California Master Gardener Handbook is a resource manual useful for Master Gardeners throughout the state. It serves as a reference tool after the formal Master Gardening training program. It is particularly designed to provide participants with extensive knowledge on horticulture and other related UCCE disciplines.
This is the first month-by-month guide to gardening with native plants in a state that follows a unique, nontraditional seasonal rhythm. Beginning in October, when much of California leaves the dry season behind and prepares for its own green "spring," Helen Popper provides detailed, calendar-based information for both beginning and experienced native gardeners. Each month's chapter lists gardening tasks, including repeated tasks and those specific to each season. Popper offers planting and design ideas, and explains core gardening techniques such as pruning, mulching and propagating. She tells how to use native plants in traditional garden styles, including Japanese, herb, and formal gardens, and recommends places for viewing natives. An essential year-round companion, this beautifully written and illustrated book nurtures the twin delights of seeing wild plants in the garden and garden plants in the wild.
California renters will find up-to-date information on their legal rights and ways to pursue them in this guide by attorneys Portman and Brown. After an overview of general considerations, chapters address issues in: looking for and renting a place, sharing a home, rent, discrimination, right to privacy from landlords, repairs and maintenance, alterations and satellite dishes, injuries and crime on the premises, environmental hazards, breaking a lease and subleasing, security deposits and last month's rent, evictions, tenant organizing, renter's insurance, and condominium conversion. The appendix contains forms to use while renting, while fighting an eviction, or after losing a fight against an eviction. Advice includes conditions under which legal help is advised. All information is specific to California law. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Robert Riley has been a renowned figure in landscape studies for over fifty years, valued for his perceptive, learned, and highly entertaining articles, reviews, and essays. Much of Riley's work originally ran in Landscape, the pioneering magazine at which Riley succeeded the great geographer J. B. Jackson as editor. The Camaro in the Pasture is the first book to collect this compelling author's writing. With diverse topics ranging from science-fiction fantasies to problems of academic design research, the essays in this volume cover an entire half-century of Riley's observations on the American landscape. The essays--several of which are new or previously unpublished--interpret changing rationales for urban beautification, the evolution and transformation of the strip, the development of a global landscape of golf and resorts replacing an older search for exoticism, and the vernacular landscape as wallpaper rather than quilt. Ultimately, Riley envisions our future landscape as a rapidly fluctuating electronic net draped over the more slowly changing and familiar land- and building-based system. Throughout, Riley emphasizes the vernacular landscape of contemporary America--how we have shaped and use it, what it is becoming, and, above all, how we experience it.
Celebrate The EverydayInfused with the youthful spirit of popular lifestyle blogger and event stylist Camille Styles, this lush how-to for entertaining features fresh, inspirational party ideas for every season. Camille Styles Entertaining is your guide--brimming with creative hors d'oeuvres and cocktail recipes, floral design tips, and inspiring table designs--to the simple details and creative shortcuts that make everyday moments feel special. Thoughout, Camille shares inspiration from her own gatherings with friends and family, from an at-home pizza grilling night to a colorful fiesta dinner party.Filled with dozens of delicious recipes, approachable DIY projects, and tried-and-true tips for staying stress-free, this beautiful book will inspire you to celebrate everyday moments in a fun, natural, and creative way. helps you celebrate major holidays, milestones, and even everyday moments in a fun, stylish, and creative way.Each gathering featured in this gorgeously designed and photographed entertaining guide draws inspiration from up-and-coming trends and Camille's own experiences. In addition to creative hors d'oeuvres and cocktail ideas, floral design tips and inspiring table designs, here are parties for: Fall Celebrations: Picnic at the Farm, Thanksgiving Dinner Winter Celebrations: At-Home Game Night, Holiday Cookie Swap Spring Celebrations: Springtime Brunch, Fiesta Dinner Party Summer Celebrations: Mediterranean Anniversary Dinner, Grilled Pizza PartyWith Camille Styles Entertaining, you can transform a "normal" day into a fun gathering, engage the senses with beauty, and create unforgettable memories with family and friends.