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Do-It-Yourself Books

Just the thought of ?going green” can make you feel blue. Trying to live sustainably sounds like a whole lot of work and a whole lot of deprivation. Well, Josh Piven aims to both shrink your carbon footprint and soothe your eco-anxiety. In a guidebook that’s as funny as it is practical, Piven shows you how to green every room of the house—and have a good time doing it.     Projects range from the playful (raising trout in your swimming pool) all the way to big-time, serious home alterations (installing a root cellar) that will have your neighbors green with envy. Don’t fret if you’re not a natural wrench-turner: Most of Piven’s suggestions are inexpensive, totally approachable, and accompanied by clear illustrations. This Green House is likely to be the most entertaining homeowner’s manual you’ve ever used. 1001 Do-It-Yourself Hints and Tips: Tricks, Shortcuts, How-tos, and Other Great Ideas for Inside, Outside, and All around Your House This super-handy manual, first published in 1973, has received a major upgrade. Seventeen chapters' worth of fixer-upper opportunities are enhanced with more than 3,000 photos and illustrations that would look equally at home in an upscale home decorating catalogue. The first few chapters cover hand and power tools, fasteners and adhesives, and are enough to incite hardware envy among even dwellers of tiny apartments. There is strange beauty in the cutaway views of five different hollow-wall fasteners and the machinations of nine types of pliers. But homeowners are, of course, the real target audience, and an all-new section on Landscaping reflects this with entries on fences, water gardens and retaining walls. The plumbing section offers a mega-view of wastewater-treatment systems as well as a micro-exploration of unclogging a toilet. Another new section, Storage Projects, is full of cabinets and shelves that either Swing-out or Fold-away. New technologies are generally overlooked in favor of meat-and-potatoes projects. For instance, a home satellite dish is pictured but not indexed or dwelled upon, while carpeting is charted, graphed and deconstructed in the extreme. Intriguing sidebars on wood refinishers (the fastest drying versus the safest), the financial benefits of renting specialty tools for a large drywall project and other subjects round out this must-have guide. Housebuilding has always been the book of choice for prospective home builders—and with this extensive, thoughtful revision, it becomes a resource readers will continue to depend on for years to come. In addition to showcasing 800 exciting new full-color illustrations and more than 50 color photographs, an improved two-column design makes the text easier to follow. Photo captions—not in previous editions—allow readers to browse through quickly. Also included for the first time: a chapter on environmentally friendly building alternatives; increased emphasis on safety; information on modern cordless tools; updated techniques, materials, and standards; energy-efficient options, from structural insulated panels to radiant floor heating; a current appendix of major manufacturers, resources, and websites; and much, much more. There's no feeling of accomplishment like having built your own dream house.    This clear, concise, up-to-date blueprint for every aspect of the home building process answers all major questions. The new edition takes the reader from figuring a budget to finding labor and materials. Readers will discover how to be one's own general contractor; the pros and cons of myriad options; and sample bid forms, project schedules, estimating worksheets, contractor agreements, and other forms not in the previous edition. Plus, there are 100 additional illustrations to enhance reader understanding.
Kitchen Remodel: Do It Yourself [NOOK Book] The indispensable reference guide for every homeowner, guaranteed to help you maintain and improve your home while saving time and money. Covering everything from replacing faulty faucets and showerheads to curing the quirks of an air conditioner, this book provides step-by-step illustrated instructions, plus a comprehensive chapter on tools. Includes more than 3,000 instructional photographs, illustrations, charts, and diagrams. Let New Fix-It-Yourself Manual guide you through:   *Fixing a broken dryer by testing the thermostat, thermal fuse, heating coils, etc.   *Troubleshooting electric and gas range problems and fixing them   *Reupholstering and reweaving chair seats   *Stocking up on the proper tools and supplies for fixing electronics   *Installing, testing, and repairing speakers, including maintaining proper polarity   *Repairing broken handbags and suitcases properly and professionally   *Fixing small engines in yard and workshop tools   *Restoring broken air conditioners, heaters, and dehumidifiers   *Safely disassembling, testing, and repairing a chain saw Shop-tested expert advice for amateur woodworkers on how to build their own kitchen cabinets, and on how to make and install kitchen upgrades, culled from 35 articles that appeared in American Woodworker magazine, originally published between 1999 and 2010. American Woodworker has made its mark as the go-to magazine for woodworkers building and installing built-in cabinetry for kitchens and similar spaces in the home. Readers will learn how to make cabinets from plywood, how to make many styles of cabinet door including popular cathedral doors, how to build and install drawers, which hardware to choose, how to make and edge laminate countertops, and how to install the completed results. Includes small projects such as simple kitchen upgrades, plus an appliance garage, a kitchen stool and a freestanding pantry. This step-by-step, fully illustrated guide takes do-it-yourselfers through the process of designing, planning, and executing the finishing or remodeling of a basement-one of the most rewarding and popular home improvement projects for today's budget-conscious homeowners A step-by-step bathroom overhaul-with both ideas and hands-on help. From concept to completion, this guide can help anyone design, plan, and execute the remodeling of a bathroom. Written in the series' Illustrated format, the book combines text with more than 300 photos and illustrations to give readers ideas for how to transform their tired bathrooms into the spas of their dreams.

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