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With rooms combining flea-market finds and objects of pure functionality, this book celebrates all that is wonderfully Shabby Chic. Photographs throughout.
Advances in solar technology have made many DIY-friendly products available to consumers., several of which will be hitting the market for the first time in 2011. These include solar water heaters, solar battery charging stations, solar powered lights, photovoltaic shingles that provide supplementary electricity, solar heat pumps, and solar panel kits that generate primary home electrical service. Among the step-by-step projects is a solar water heating system you can build and install yourself for under $1000; simple thermosyphon solar heat collectors for barns and outbuildings; or "heat grabbers" that you can fabricate for $50 in materials and position below a south-facing window to provide auxiliary winter heat.
The Outdoor Entertaining Idea Book" is the ultimate design guide for backyard fun, featuring hundreds of fresh, inspirational photos and jam-packed with thousands of ideas and nuggets of expert information about creating outdoor entertaining spaces. Filled with gorgeous photography and inspiring instruction, Tauntons latest Idea Book will help anyone create an amazing backdrop for their next get-together. Whether its for an intimate dinner party or a bustling family reunion, Natalie Ermann Russell shows homeowners how to create a wonderful variety of inviting outdoor spaces, from a fully functional kitchen to a contemplative garden room. She also lays out a full-course menu of plans for dining rooms, dry and wet bars, lighting details, media centers, and more.
From growing vegetables to crafting furniture to raising goats, this lavishly illustrated volume has everything readers need to know to live off the land. Packed with step-by-step instructions, useful tips, time-honored wisdom, and both illustrations and photographs, this is a comprehensive guide to back to basics living. 912 pp. 15,000 print.
A luxurious showcase of the finest homes in the oldest neighborhoods of Los Angeles and environs. This volume offers an exclusive look into the classic homes and gardens in the legendary neighborhoods in and around Los Angeles. Famed for its lavish homes and celebrity residents, one finds here a panorama of richly detailed architectural styles, from Victorian, Tudor, and Georgian, to Spanish Colonial, Art Deco, and Streamline Moderne. Shown here is the estate of the great Hollywood producer and director Cecil B. DeMille, the former Danny Kaye house in Beverly Hills, and the wonderful Arts and Crafts masterwork by Greene and Greene--the Gamble House--in Pasadena. These works and others illustrate the wide range of period-revival styles popular in Southern California during its "Golden Age of Expansion" from 1899 to 1938. Lush, all-new color photographs capture the grandeur of these homes and their exquisite gardens in the present day.
This essential reference for pros and passionate amateurs is back with a fresh design and new content. Written by respected builders from all over America, this completely revised and expanded edition collects 11 new deckbuilding articles from the pages of "Fine Homebuilding "magazine, covering every aspect of deck design and construction, from the pros and cons of the newest decking materials to recent changes to the building code. "Building Decks "guides the reader through the entire process from first footings to final finishes, sharing insider secrets that only the pros know.
This concise introduction to the lathe provides detailed coverage of this versatile machine and how it is used to perform a wide variety of metalworking operations. Special emphasis is placed on lathe components, accessories, and operating procedures, including basic machine setup and routine maintenance. Cutting dynamics and parameters are explained in clear, easy to comprehend language, and a wide range of cutting tools, toolholders, and workholding devices are examined in detail. This is the ideal introductory text for the novice or machinist-in-training. Review questions follow each chapter.
Eisenberg and his NYC-based company Pest Away have successfully treated more than 100,000 spaces for bed bugs during the past 15 years. He shares his best strategies, advice, and tips for treating and preventing bed-bug infestation once and for all.
In this timely book, maverick architect-author Dickinson offers hope on how to get a better home from an existing house. He shares his passion for saving money without sacrificing good design and offers up cost-saving options and smart solutions to make older homes better fit today's lifestyles. 240 pp.
To get the best remodeling results, you need solid advice from the best in the business. For Pros by Pros(R) books bring you field-tested techniques and real-world experience from the expert builders and remodeling pros who write for "Fine Homebuilding" magazine. "Roofing, Flashing, and Waterproofing" gives you the technical expertise and seasoned advice you need to protect your work from water, the home's eternal enemy. Leaks large and small cause the majority of damage in the house, and efforts to prevent or repair that damage account for most of the money spent on home repair. This book presents the basic principles you need to know to waterproof residential structures properly to protect them from water intrusion and to prevent callbacks for flashing or roofing failures.