Are you looking for ways to save water -- or money? This accessible guide by Laura Allen, founder of Greywater Action, explains how to use water smartly and efficiently, increasing supply, saving money, reducing wear on your septic system, and filling your home and garden needs. She describes proven conservation techniques, explains how to create a water-wise landscape, and provides illustrated, step-by-step instructions for setting up a waterless composting toilet as well as systems to reuse greywater, harvest rainwater, and more.
The book features a variety of diagrams and talking points to encourage students and practitioners to think about key issues such as understanding spatial relationships and the use of sustainable materials.
This second edition includes new case studies focusing on well-known international interior design studios, such as Conran and Partners, UK, Slade Architecture, US, Gensler, US and award winning architects Chae-Pereira in South Korea.
The introduction of interviews with contemporary interior designers allows readers an insight in to the working world of interior design.
The new projects allow students to explore what they have learned in each chapter through experimentation and these activities encourage creativity and further learning.
The Earth-friendly guide to Thinking green, acting green. A handbook for sustainable living: Handbook for Earth-friendly People
This is a handbook for sustainable living. This is a must have book for earth-friendly people. It explains in plain language what all of us can do on a daily basis to protect the most precious thing which supports all life – our home, planet earth itself.
Learn the greener ways to
• Eat and drink
• Minimize waste
• Plus much much more.
Grab this book now and do earth a favor. You are a conscientious and caring person and you don’t want another day to pass without increasing your knowledge on this most important of issues.
You cannot expect to get your home completely organized over night, even though that would be wonderful. Is it time to get your life together? If you answered “yes”, then you can get organized gradually, over time with this simple yet easy plan in this intensive ebook. Get started now!
The Tao of Vegetable Gardening: Cultivating Tomatoes, Greens, Peas, Beans, Squash, Joy, and Serenity
The Tao of Vegetable Gardening explores the practical methods as well as the deeper essence of gardening. In her latest book, groundbreaking garden writer Carol Deppe (The Resilient Gardener, Breed Your Own Vegetable Varieties) focuses on some of the most popular home garden vegetables—tomatoes, green beans, peas, and leafy greens—and through them illustrates the key principles and practices that gardeners need to know to successfully plant and grow just about any food crop.
Deppe’s work has long been inspired and informed by the philosophy and wisdom of Tao Te Ching, the 2,500-year-old work attributed to Chinese sage Lao Tzu and the most translated book in the world after the Bible. The Tao of Vegetable Gardening is organized into chapters that echo fundamental Taoist concepts: Balance, Flexibility, Honoring the Essential Nature (your own and that of your plants), Effortless Effort, Non-Doing, and even Non-Knowing. Yet the book also offers a wealth of specific and valuable garden advice on topics as diverse as:
• The Eat-All Greens Garden, a labor- and space-efficient way to provide all the greens a family can eat, freeze, and dry—all on a tiny piece of land suitable for small-scale and urban gardeners.
• The growing problem of late blight and the future of heirloom tomatoes—and what gardeners can do to avoid problems, and even create new resistant varieties.
• Establishing a Do-It-Yourself Seed Bank, including information on preparing seeds for long-term storage and how to “dehybridize” hybrids.
• Twenty-four good places to not plant a tree, and thirty-seven good reasons for not planting various vegetables.
Designed for gardeners of all levels, from beginners to experienced growers, The Tao of Vegetable Gardening provides a unique frame of reference: a window to the world of nature, in the garden and in ourselves.
Tiny House Builder - How to Build a Simple Wooden House - Step By Step Guide With Over 100 Pictures and Plans
Table of Contents
Required Tools and Construction Materials
Logisticsof Building Small Wooden Houses
How to optimize your employees’ performance
Necessary Finishing Touches
24 x 32 Small house Plans
20 x 30 Small House Plans
16 x 20 Bunkhouse Plans
Building Process Pictures for our bunkhouse
It is everyone’s dream to own a home in a quiet, secluded and serene environment. Owning such a home offers total privacy and a therapeutic experience that can’t be found elsewhere. Regardless of whether it is the primary or secondary residence, it offers the perfect getaway during weekends and holidays. A simple and comfortable wooden house is what you need in order to have a feeling of serenity and privacy.
If you want to bond with your spouse, children or friends, there is no better way to do it than spend sometime with them around a simple wooden house in a secluded environment. On top of bonding with family and friends, a wooden house provides the perfect resting place after a successful hunting trip.
Wooden houses can be built anywhere on earth regardless of the natural phenomena experienced there. For instance, you can build the house in areas prone to earthquakes and rest assured that nobody will be severely injured or die in case of an earthquake. Even if the house is brought to the ground by an earthquake, there is minimal probability of anybody being injured with wooden walls and roof.
Repairing wooden houses is also quite cheap when compared to repair of houses built with concrete, blocks, bricksor any other construction material. This means that you’ll end up saving money by simply deciding to build a wooden house. It is also quite easy to alter the design of a wooden house than houses built using other materials. If you want special features in a home, all you need to do is make sure that you own a wooden house and then install all the features you want.
With the book “How to Build a Simple Wooden House,” you’ll have everything required to construct a wooden house anywhere in the world. The book contains step by step guidelines on how you can build such a house from scratch.
Start your journey to owning your dream home by reading the book: How to Build a Simple Wooden House!!!
Black & Decker The Complete Guide to Bathrooms, Updated 4th Edition: Design * Update * Remodel * Improve * Do It Yourself
Do you want to keep chickens but don't have much land? In this comprehensive and entertaining handbook, Barbara Kilarski shows you how you can successfully keep chickens in small urban and suburban spaces. She tells you which breeds are happiest in small spaces, shows you how to feed and care for your birds, lists the equipment you'll need, discusses coop design, explains how to gather eggs, and much more.
Life moves too quickly these days, as technology, work, and personal commitments make it almost impossible to relax and enjoy life. Finding yourself stressed over the clutter in your kitchen or the mass of paper in front of your computer? Relax. This book will help. Filled with tips on how to uncomplicate your daily routine, eliminate stress at home and work, and more, this book will help you free up your time so you can once again enjoy doing the things you love. Author Jeff Davidson has compiled more than 1,500 ways to simplify your life.
Divided into sections for easy reference, this book will show you ways you can eliminate stress in your home, your personal life, and your professional life. You will learn the six questions you should ask yourself before buying something new, the most efficient way to clean your pots and pans, the pay-ahead technique to get yourself out of debt, ways to make your commute more comfortable, and advice on hassle-free vacation planning for you and your family. Simpler Living Handbook is the guide you’ve been looking for to lead the peaceful, productive life you’ve always wanted.
Featuring interiors that exemplify the beauty and simplicity of small-space design, 150 Best Mini Interior Ideas is the latest volume in the bestselling 150 Best series.
Composed of stunning photographs, floor plans, and insightful text, this book will help you discover how architects and designers from around the world work within a confined square footage to create innovative living spaces. 150 Best Mini Interior Ideas profiles a diverse range of homes, from rural and urban constructions to town houses and renovations. It reveals how to utilize walls, floors, and furniture to make a small room appear large, and it shares other methods and decorating tricks to inspire homeowners and designers.
Secret storage systems, convertible furniture, and mindfulness of materials combine to create unique and flexible homes. This extensive collection celebrates functional, striking design meant to maximize the most minimal of spaces.
Canada’s #1 expert on DIY simplifies Canada’s most common (and avoidable) DIY disasters.
DIY projects seem quick and easy. You start thinking that you’re repairing a crack in the ceiling, and before you know it, you’re tearing out a dividing wall to make space for that new kitchen island. But without careful planning, the right materials and a few pro tips and tricks, you’re more likely to end up with a disaster than a dream home. Luckily Bryan Baeumler has brought his decades of experience to this fully illustrated, step-by-step guide to all of the most common DIY fixes, upgrades, renovations and installations. You’ll learn which materials are worth the splurge and which tools are better left at the hardware store, where to cut corners, and where to spend a little extra time. Above all, he’ll teach you to build it to last, so you can spend less time working on your home and more time enjoying it.
Black & Decker Advanced Home Wiring, Updated 4th Edition: DC Circuits * Transfer Switches * Panel Upgrades * Circuit Maps * More
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: The Mess We Got Ourselves Into
Chapter 2: Let’s Get Back to Reality
Chapter 3: The Emotional Advantages of a Small House
Chapter 4: The Practical Advantages of a Small House
Chapter 5: Tips For Living With Less Space
THE BATHROOMS & LINEN CLOSET:
THE LIVING AREA:
There was a time not so terribly long ago that families were larger than they are today, but lived in houses less than half the size we see dotting the neighborhoods of America. Families with as many as eight and nine children lived in houses less than 1,000 square feet in size!
But then came the 1980s. Our country had forgotten the struggles of war, families were earning two incomes thanks to the women’s movement and greed for bigger and better became the norm. Even hair was big! Houses were not immune from America’s fixation on big, either. In spite of record-high interest rates, houses went from an average of 1,000-1,700 square feet to 2,500 square feet and up!
The need for big is still just about everywhere you look. Big drinks, super-sized fast-food meals, big television sets and big houses…society has spent the last few decades obsessed with BIG.
The big house obsession, however, is waning. The reduction in the size of houses being built and those that are selling best, stems from a number of reasons. The reasons for the decline in the size of houses American families prefer is the focus of this book. So as you read, ask yourself if you and your family are ready to take the plunge from too big to just right.
Construction Guide For New Investors in Real Estate - With 5 Ready to Build Contractor Spec House Plans
Identifying and Buying a Piece of Land
Where to Get the Money
Getting Government Approval
Supervising the Construction or Hiring a Construction Company
Subletting/Selling a Property – How to Go About It
How to Save Money and Maximize Profits duringConstruction
Mistakes that Most People Make in Real Estate Investments
About the Designer - Author
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Links to Download PDF Version of High Resolution Plans for Printing
How to Print Plans
Purchase Plans On DVD
Plan Copyright Information
Several factors have made more and more people to opt out of stock market investments and into the lucrative real estate industry. Unlike most of the other forms of investments, buying or constructing homes involve minimal risks while investors are always guaranteed of profits.
The best thing about real estate investments is thatyou don’t have to worry about whether you are going to sell the home, lease or occupy it. Rest assured that it is a worthy investment as the value of real property keeps on appreciating regardless of its location or design. However, the rate at which the value of real property appreciates is dependent on several factors. You should therefore carefully analyze all the factors before making up your mind on whether to invest your money and time in a given property.
If you are thinking of buying a piece of land so as to construct a house, you should never be in a hurry to sign any deal. Just take your time during the planning stage to analyze the value of the piece of land and predict the rate at which the value of the property is going to appreciate depending on its location, nearby amenities and future government and/or private sector investments in the area.
Those with experience in the real estate industry will find it quite easy to buy land anywhere as they can easily gauge the value of the property. For those without experience in the real estate industry, this book gives them an insight into the dos and don’ts when it comes to real estate investments. From this book, you are guaranteed of learning important real estate tips and ideas even if you have experience in the real estate industry.
The book “Construction Guide for New Investors in Real Estate” covers all aspects of real estate investments starting from acquiring a piece of land, buying construction materials, hiring a construction company, the interior and exterior features to include in a home and marketing of the newly built homes. You’ll also learn how to maximize profits by minimizing costs and adopting effective marketing techniques. This book also contains a list of mistakes that most people make and hence you’ll get to avoid such mistakes by simply reading it before investing in real estate.
Start your journey to real estate investments by reading the whole of this book!!!
Table of ContentsIntroduction
Landscaping Your Backyard
Types of Flowers and Other Vegetation
Considering the Size and Location of Land When Preparing the Backyard
Popular Events Held On Backyards
Getting in Touch With Professional Event Organizers
For a number of years now there has been a sharp increase in the number of exclusive resorts, private members golf clubs and five star hotels willing to host events at any time of the year. Reserving such venues is normally quite expensive and only the middle and high income earners can afford to host an event there. However, did you know that you can convert your backyard to one of the best venues in your neighborhood? With very little effort and time, your home can be turned into an amazing venue with splendid features that’ll make all your guests feel at home whenever you host an event.
Before you start thinking of the attendance list to an event you’re about to host, you have to think of where you are going to host them and whether they are going to enjoy themselves if or when they turn up. This means that the first thing you have to do is ensure that the venue is sizeable and well equipped to comfortablyhost all the guests that will be in attendance.
Inside the book ‘How to Make Your Backyard a Magnificent Venue for Hosting Events’ you’ll find everything you need to convert your backyard into a scenic venue that will leaveall your guests amazed and looking forward to coming back in future. With this book you won’t ever feel ashamed of your home as it will be one of the best homes in your suburb. After reading it, you’ll know how to landscape your home and establish a superb garden with beautiful flowers, vegetables, herbs and/or other types of vegetation.
You’ll also know how to take care of your backyard so that it remains a magnificent venue for hosting events. The book ‘How to Make Your Backyard a Magnificent Venue for Hosting Events’ is equipped with tips on how to customize your backyard in a specific theme for specific events.
One main advantage of hosting events in your backyard is that you’ll save the money that could have been used in reserving venues elsewhere. You can also commercialize the venue –offer the venue to neighbors at a small fee- and hence earn some extra cash. Your property will also increase in value and hence you’re guaranteed of more profits in case you decide to sell or lease it in future.
Be the first in your vicinity to convert a simple backyard into a high-end venue by simply reading and applying the tips listed in the book ‘How to Make Your Backyard a Magnificent Venue for Hosting Events.’
Disaster Preparedness NYC: An Essential Guide to Communication, First Aid, Evacuation, Power, Water, Food, and More before and after the Worst Happens
This book is the go-to guide for emergency preparedness in New York City, from before (planning and packing and practicing) to during (making sure you have all the resources you need to survive for disasters that can last for days, and that you can communicate with those included in your emergency plan) to after. Find out how New York will respond to disaster, from the NYPD’s managing of traffic to Hunts Point—which, few know, is one of the world’s largest food distribution centers and a crucial part of long-term disaster survival in the tristate area.
Included are checklists for home emergency kits and “go bags” when you seek shelter outside your home: first aid, important documents, medications, food and water, and more. But disaster preparedness isn’t just about what to pack. The best emergency planning is about people. If you’re responsible for children, the sick, the elderly, the disabled, or pets, your emergency plan needs to be tailored to factor in each individual’s limitations and special considerations, and Disaster Preparedness NYC covers preparing everyone you care about for disaster situations.
You’re probably familiar with what to do in a fire, flood, or power outage in your own home, but can you say the same if disaster hits when you’re anywhere else—on the subway, on the sidewalk, or at the office? No matter what the emergency or where you are when it occurs, be prepared with Disaster Preparedness NYC. Appendixes include forms that summarize important medical and legal information, kid-friendly worksheets, and neighborhood maps of emergency information such as evacuation routes, flood zones, major supply stores, and more.
Easy Crochet Patterns: Cute & Affordable Crochet Patterns for Beginners (Step By Step How To Crochet Guide With Pictures)
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An essential ‘How to Crochet' book for beginners with some cute and easy Crochet patterns.
Are you bored with your lifestyle and looking for something to spark your creativity? How about crocheting colourful clothing, tote bags, blanket, rugs, toys, decorative stuff and much more?
Or is it that you are interested in crocheting but think it is too difficult?
Well in either case, you have landed at the right place. From the basics of crocheting to colorful attractive crocheting patterns, this book tells you all you need to know about this fabric making technique. It is specifically written to assist beginners excel in the art of crocheting.
The book “Easy Crochet Patterns: Cute & Affordable Crochet Patterns for Beginners” contains the following :
1. Things needed to crochet different items along with their brief description to help you shop for them.
2. The basics rules and stitches of crocheting.
3. Step by step Crochet Patterns for a variety of things including patterns for kids, children, adults and other household stuff.
4. Pictorial representation of the patterns.
5. Difficulty rating for each pattern.
6. The abbreviation based language used in the world of crocheting.
So don’t just stop here. Keep on reading and experience the world of crocheting like you have never before.
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Tiny House, Large Lifestyle!
Tiny homes are popping up across America, captivating people with their novel approach not only to housing, but to life. Once considered little more than a charming oddity, the tiny house movement continues to gain momentum among those who thirst for a simpler, "greener," more meaningful life in the face of society's "more is better" mindset.
This book explores the philosophies behind the tiny house lifestyle, helps you determine whether it's a good fit for you, and guides you through the transition to a smaller space. For inspiration, you'll meet tiny house pioneers and hear how they built their dwellings (and their lives) in unconventional, creative and purposeful ways. They'll invite you in, show you around their cozy abodes, and share lessons they learned along the way.
Inside you'll find everything you need to design a tiny home of your own: Worksheets and exercises to help you home in on your true needs, define personal goals, and develop a tiny house layout that's just right for you. Practical strategies for cutting through clutter and paring down your possessions. Guidance through the world of building codes and zoning laws. Design tricks for making the most of every square foot, including multi-function features and ways to maximize vertical space. Tours of 11 tiny houses and the unique story behind each. Tiny House Living is about distilling life down to that which you value most...freeing yourself from clutter, mortgages and home maintenance...and, in doing so, making more room in everyday life for the really important things, like relationships, passions and community. Whether you downsize to a 400-square-foot home or simply scale back the amount of stuff you have in your current home, this book shows you how to live well with less.
Despite constant efforts to declutter your home, do papers still accumulate like snowdrifts and clothes pile up like a tangled mess of noodles?
Japanese cleaning consultant Marie Kondo takes tidying to a whole new level, promising that if you properly simplify and organize your home once, you’ll never have to do it again. Most methods advocate a room-by-room or little-by-little approach, which doom you to pick away at your piles of stuff forever. The KonMari Method, with its revolutionary category-by-category system, leads to lasting results. In fact, none of Kondo’s clients have lapsed (and she still has a three-month waiting list).
With detailed guidance for determining which items in your house “spark joy” (and which don’t), this international bestseller featuring Tokyo’s newest lifestyle phenomenon will help you clear your clutter and enjoy the unique magic of a tidy home—and the calm, motivated mindset it can inspire.
From the Hardcover edition.
A beautiful landscape reflects well on your house, making it a welcome part of a neighborhood or native terrain. And it dramatically increases your home's value. Landscaping Basics For Dummies gets you started on turning the little patch of earth you call your own into a personal paradise.
Open the book and find:
Landscape designs for front, back, and side yards
How to choose and plant the right trees for your landscape
Choose and plant the right shrubs for your yard
Tips for landscaping a shady area
The biggest collection of crochet motifs. Period.
Crocheters can never get enough of granny squares--the cheerful, colorful motifs that are the basis of countless afghans, pillows, and baby blankets. The Big Book of Granny Squares is just that--the most comprehensive collection to date. Readers will enjoy 365 unique squares with swatches and step-by-step written instructions for each granny square pattern.
A lay-flat binding makes it easy for readers to check the crochet pattern while they work. Easy to use and inspirational, this is a go-to reference that crocheters will reach for again and again. Crocheters love granny squares and are sure to adore this--the biggest and best compendium of granny square patterns ever.
7 Days to Minimalist Living: A Stress-Free Guide to Declutter, Clean & Organize Your Home & Your Life
The Most Practical & Modern Guide to Living a Minimalist Lifestyle in 7 Days
Is your house overflowing with stuff that you don’t use or need? Clutter can:
• Overwhelm the senses
• Consume space
• Drain energy from our surroundings
• Cause stress and anxiety
This book will show you how to lighten up so you can walk into your home and be surrounded only by the things you love. Living in a minimalistic way means clearing the clutter from your life to focus on what’s truly important. Chances are, 75% of the things in your home are no benefit to your life at all. You’ll also find that throwing out a few garbage bags feels even better than therapy.
Why do you hold onto things? Here are just some of the reasons:
• Security—but the paradox is that the more we cling, the more frustrated and overwhelmed we feel.
• Addiction—shopping is a high and the novelty wears off.
• Approval—keeping material representations of who we are is one way we show off.
• Identity—we identify with what we own so that’s why we’re upset when something is stolen or broken.
• Obligation to others—we please others by keeping gifts and inherited things we don’t really like or need.
By letting go of possessions that no longer serves us, we can
• Let go of old beliefs
• Open ourselves up to new opportunities and relationships
• See your home, your life for what they really are
• Need less and do more
• Cultivate meaningful relationships
• Be more in tune with yourself in a meditative space
• Stop shopping as a form of therapy
• Stop wasting money
• Restore clarity
• FIND WHAT YOU REALLY VALUE
When you have inner clutter, it expands to your environment. So when you live in a clean and soothing environment, it can only benefit your inner life.
Don’t let the word minimalism scare you. Minimalistic living is not about getting rid of modern advancements and living in the stone age. It’s only about keeping things that are useful, meaningful and add value to your life. While it does not place importance on material things and lavish living, minimalism is also not about denying yourself of the things you need.
The guide is divided by different rooms and topics to make it easy and practical to refer to.
• Living Room
• Children’s Rooms
• Teen Rooms
• Computer & Technology
• Sentimental Objects
• Cards & Letters
This book also helps you
• Recognize Clutter
• Declutter, clean & organize your home room by room
• Sell your things for profit
• Shop for a minimalist wardrobe
• Get your family on board
• Declutter digital content and computer files
• Go car-free or car-lite
• Surround yourself with people who add value to your life
• Maintain your space once you’ve minimalized
Living with less is the first step to a peaceful mind. It makes space for the new to come in. Buy the book, put it into practice and welcome positive change into your life now.
Christmas stockings, ornaments, and more -- this is every crocheter's must-have holiday project book! Beginners will love Edie Eckman's useful technique tutorial, and experienced crafters will want to jump right in and start one of these 20 exciting projects. The book includes eight different stockings, festive ornaments for trees and tabletops, a tree skirt, and other decorations for the home. Each pattern includes a symbol chart and is labeled with the skill level required to complete it, so crocheters of all levels can pick the perfect project for their own holiday season.
Beyond the Square Crochet Motifs: 144 circles, hexagons, triangles, squares, and other unexpected shapes
Great for new and experienced crocheters alike, Crochet Stitch Dictionary offers 200 stitches with detailed written, charted, and photographed instructions. This essential book presents 10 color-coded stitch sections: Basic stitches, Fans & Shells, Bobbles & Clusters, Spike stitches, Post stitches, Mesh & Filet, Cable stitches, Tunisian stitches, and more!
Learn each stitch with written, charted, and step-by-step photo instructions that clearly explain where the yarn goes each step of the way. In addition, each stitch pattern shows a large finished swatch in actual size.
You'll enjoy the colorful and eye-catching "candy-box" sampler pages that start every section. Crochet Stitch Dictionary offers excellent useful instruction and inspiration for all crocheters.
Its durability and flexibility make it perfect for creating everyday accessories such as belts, bracelets, buckles, necklaces, dog leashes and collars, key chains, and more. As you will see in Mikkelsen's book, this rope comes in various colors, from army green to hot pink, making it easy to personalize every type of project.
In Paracord!, you'll find step-by-step instructions that take you through every project. Each step is accompanied by a photo that clearly illustrates the process. In addition to learning how to make these accessories, Mikkelsen also includes introductory chapters preparing your paracord for crafting, tying different types of knots, and caring for and cleaning your completed paracord projects.
“Origami” comes from two Japanese
words: “ori” (to fold) and kami (paper). However, it has only been called
Origami since 1880. Before 1880, the art
of paper-folding was called Orikata.
It’s impossible to pinpoint how
Origami originated. The only concrete things we know about it is that it
originated in Japan and that it is strongly connected to the best oriental
values: patience, hard work and above everything else, the search for spiritual
From a quarter of an acre, you can harvest 1,400 eggs, 50 pounds of wheat, 60 pounds of fruit, 2,000 pounds of vegetables, 280 pounds of pork, 75 pounds of nuts.
Discover the secrets of color, shape, and scent the fun and easy way(R)
Whether you're a beginner or seasoned craftperson, this fun book offers everything you need to make beautiful, professional-looking candles and soaps at home. You get practical tips on dyeing and scenting wax, using unusual molds, adding embellishments to candles, working with soap ingredients, and even turning your hobby into a business!
Discover How To: Stock a safe & efficient work areaWork with all types of waxAdd color and scent to your projectsMake melt-and-pour soapsTurn a hobby into a business
Packed with proven organizing systems and techniques, this guide shows you step-by-step how to break down organizing jobs into bite-size pieces, assemble the tools and supplies you'll need, and much more.
Open the book and find:How to make time to get organizedWays to personalize your organizing planTips for using containers to put everything in placeAdvice on how to train your mind to be organized
The bestselling, most comprehensive guide to home improvements has been revised and updated once again since it's revision in 2005. Over 10 million copies of READER’S DIGEST COMPLETE DO-IT-YOURSELF MANUAL have been sold since it's original publication in 1973. In 2005, the manual got bigger and better than ever, when The Family Handyman and Reader’s Digest joined forces and completely revised, updated, rewrote, and redesigned this home improvement classic. Now in 2014, The Family Handyman has once again updated and revised this do-it-yourself classic to make it relevant to today’s homeowners and DIYers..
Written in a style of text that addresses readers in a very accessible, conversational tone for easy, user-friendly assistance with every do-it-yourself task. All instructions and materials have been updated to address current codes (electrical, plumbing and building), and revised to indicate the very latest in materials, tools, and technology. Suitable for beginners and experts alike, this newly revised edition includes:
• Over 3,000 photos and illustrations to make complex projects and repairs easy to understand
• Twice as many storage projects that help home owners cut clutter
• New building materials that yield great-looking, long-lasting results—and low maintenance!
• New technology that lets homeowners save energy, add convenience or improve security.
• New building codes that make homes safer, more energy-efficient and trouble-free.
The book’s tried-and-true instructions provide do-it-yourself solutions to a ton of problems that could cost a fortune if you had to hire a professional. This manual is a “must-have” reference guide for every home-owning man or woman.
Criminal Crafts: From D.I.Y. to F.B.I. Outlaw Projects for Scoundrels, Cheats, and Armchair Detectives
Criminals attract an audience. People admire the sneakiness and creativity of the profession while cursing the dastardly outcomes. So why not have all of the tricks without the trade? Criminal Crafts brings together illicit behavior and artistic expression with dark humor in this do-it-yourself project book. Author Shawn Bowman focuses on original crafts and recipes themed in noir, murder, retro espionage, pulp fiction, mafia, and voodoo.
Crafters and mischief lovers alike will love this book of 30 projects revolving around notorious criminals and their activities. From John Dillinger's soap gun to Bonnie Parker's gunshot poetry journal, readers will find themselves both amused and intrigued with the devious creativity. Not to mention how impressed party guests will be when they show up to Flaming Amy cocktails and cocktail bars stashed in violin cases. And just wait until you show off your shiv cozy! From the practical to the classically kitsch, Criminal Crafts are art projects readers will love.
Some of Bowman’s notorious crafts are available online at www.criminalcrafts.etsy.com, and you can follow Criminal Crafts at www.criminalcrafts.com and via Twitter and Facebook.
Known and prized around the world in the form of the "Irish fisherman's sweater," Aran knitting originated generations ago in the chilly, windswept islands of Galway Bay. The seafaring Aran Islanders developed a distinctive method of crafting heavy wool into snug garments resistant to the stormiest weather. These clothes also happen to be extremely stylish, with distinctive, highly textured patterns of cables and ropes.
Suitable for novices to the Aran style as well as for experienced knitters, this guide offers start-to-finish advice. More than 20 patterns, illustrated by 117 close-up photographs, include:
• Traditional fisherman's sweater
• Family sweater, with round, polo, or V-neck
• Jackets and coats
• Hat, mittens, and scarf set
• Cushion covers
Traditional Aran Knitting also explains the history of the craft and the meaning behind the coded "messages" woven into the unique Aran patterns.