The Complete Guide to Masonry Stonework

Author:
Publisher: Creative Publishing International
ISBN: 9781589232822
Release Date: 2006
Genre: House & Home

Accompanied by natural stone projects for both the home and landscape, this revised edition furnishes the latest information on decorative concrete finishes, new tools and building materials, and much more. Original.

Metric Handbook

Author: David Adler
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781136378126
Release Date: 2007-06-07
Genre: Architecture

Originally devised as a guide for converting from imperial to metric measurements, 'The Metric Handbook' has since been totally transformed into a major international handbook of planning and design data. The second edition has been completely updated, with most chapters being totally rewritten, to meet the needs of the modern designer. The book contains nearly 50 chapters dealing with all the principal building types from airports, factories and warehouses, offices shops and hospitals, to schools, religious buildings and libraries. For each building type 'The Metric Handbook' gives the basic design requirements and all the principal dimensional data. Several chapters deal with general aspects of building such as materials, lighting, acoustics and tropical design. There are also sections on general design data, including details of human dimensions and space requirements. It is a unique authoritative reference for solving everyday planning problems. In its various editions it has sold over 100,000 copies worldwide, and continues to be a reference work belonging on every design office desk or drawing board.

Black Decker Complete Guide to Wiring 6th Edition

Author: Editors of Cool Springs Press
Publisher: Cool Springs Press
ISBN: 9781610589871
Release Date: 2014-05-15
Genre: House & Home

DIVThe best DIY wiring book on the market . . . six times over./divDIV /divDIVBlack & Decker The Complete Guide to Wiring has led the pack as the United States’ best-selling consumer wiring book for more than a decade now, with previous editions selling over one million copies collectively. Simply put, you won’t find a more complete and up-to-date book on home wiring: from basic skills—including an overview of electricity and wiring safety; wire, cable, and conduits; boxes and panels; switches; and receptacles—to foolproof circuit maps for 30 common wiring set-ups and step-by-step walkthroughs of every essential home wiring and electrical repair project, this book teaches you everything you need to know. Now in its sixth edition, it has most importantly been updated to comply with 2014–2017 National Electric Codes, but in addition, nearly 1,000 accompanying photos offer up-to-date depictions of modern materials and fixtures. Complete with the most current wiring information available today, and presented in our long-renowned, fully illustrated how-to format, Black & Decker The Complete Guide to Wiring (6th Edition) guarantees you’ll never be caught in the dark./div

Black Decker The Book of Home How To

Author: Editors of Cool Springs Press
Publisher: Cool Springs Press
ISBN: 9781610589840
Release Date: 2014-05-15
Genre: House & Home

DIV All the DIY information you need for your home: easy to search and easy to use./divDIV /divDIVThe editors at Cool Springs Press know a thing or two about DIY home improvement and maintenance—we’ve been writing about it for the past quarter-century, and we have more than a few bestsellers under our tool belts. But until now, there’s been one thing missing: an ultimate, fully-loaded, ridiculously huge reference book for every home project you can dream of; the compilation of our longstanding expertise; the home how-to book to crush all others. Not anymore. But the good news doesn’t stop there; Black & Decker The Book of Home How-To is designed to reflect the way we search for information today. You won’t find chapters or long, boring introductions or even a table of contents. This book is an A-to-Z encyclopedia with precise how-to instructions and clear photos packed onto every page. With an expanded index that is incredibly intuitive and a simple, alphabetical strategy for organizing the information, you won’t spend precious time wading through stuff you don’t need to know. Finding first-rate information on home care has never been easier, and all the most common tasks around your home are covered—including electrical, plumbing, flooring, walls, windows and doors, cabinetry, insulating, heating and cooling, roofing and siding, and just about any repair or remodeling project you can imagine. Black & Decker The Book of Home How-To: it’s incredibly easy to use because it thinks like you do./div

Patio

Author: Jamie Durie
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
ISBN: 1865087874
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Gardening

A lavish full-colour landscape design book from Jamie Durie, host of the hugely successful television show Backyard Blitz.

Black Decker The Complete Guide to Plumbing 6th edition

Author: Editors of Cool Springs Press
Publisher: Cool Springs Press
ISBN: 9781627886529
Release Date: 2015-08-01
Genre: House & Home

You might not have to call a plumber; get the most comprehensive, up-to-date book on home plumbing for DIYers of all skill levels instead! From fixing a faucet to installing a drain line in a basement floor, The Black & Decker Complete Guide to Plumbing 6th edition has the answer to any home plumbing problem you're likely to have. Packed with clear color photos and easy-to-understand descriptions, the basics of home plumbing systems are clearly explained, and all of the most popular plumbing projects are shown with beautiful step-by-step photos. This new edition has been thoroughly updated to ensure that all information conforms to the most recent codes, including the 2015 Uniform Plumbing Code and the 2014 International Residential Code. New projects include plumbing and tiling a curbless shower. Other features include projects to promote accessibility in the bathroom; updated bathroom ventilation featuring new products; and an expanded section on exterior plumbing, including pools, pumps, and sprinkler systems.

Black Decker The Complete Guide to Decks

Author: Editors of Creative Publishing
Publisher: Creative Publishing international
ISBN: 9781616737405
Release Date: 2009-01-01
Genre: House & Home

America’s best-selling deck book—better than ever In this revised and expanded fourth edition of the all-time bestselling book on decks, homeowners learn, in unsurpassed detail, the process of designing, building, and maintaining a deck. Not only are all the classic deck-building techniques included, but the book also shows how to incorporate the latest contemporary options, such as how to work with eco-friendly wood and reclaimed plastic. Hiring a contractor to build a deck easily adds up to tens of thousands of dollars, but with the help of this book, readers can design and build the deck they want without the high price. For homeowners who already have a deck but are in the market to update or maintain that deck, The Complete Guide to Decks features important projects for repairs, upgrades, and major additions, such as adding full electrical service, lighting, and kitchen appliances. From design to construction, and tools, material, and planning, this is the only book consumers need to build the deck of their dreams.

Gardens are for Living

Author: Judy Kameon
Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications
ISBN: 9780847842193
Release Date: 2014
Genre: Gardening

Kameon shares insights for making dynamic outdoor spaces that are both beautiful and usable. Inspired by the mid-century modern ethos that introduced the idea of everyday outdoor living, she explains how to construct complete environments-- not just what to look for when choosing the paths, walls, and plants, but also the lighting, furniture, and accessories.

Forts for Kids

Author: David Stiles
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9781461746744
Release Date: 2011-05-17
Genre: House & Home

A dreamer's handbook for kids—and parents—offering practical results All kids love the idea of a hideaway—a place that is theirs, no parents allowed. But how on earth can they actually build one? In Forts for Kids, an inspirational yet practical guide, David Stiles, the most trusted authority on DIY building projects, shows them how. Assuming no previous experience from the fort builder, the book starts with the basics for kids and their parents: how to buy wood, and essential skills such as sawing and nailing. It includes a brief history of forts and more than twenty projects ranging from the simple (a blanket and umbrella fort) to the more challenging (a stockade fort). The book even includes forts made of snow, sand, or branches. An accessories section features projects that can be made in just a few hours, such as a slide, swing, catapult, periscope, cannon, and water balloon launcher.

Building a Shed

Author: Joseph Truini
Publisher: Taunton Press
ISBN: 1561586196
Release Date: 2002
Genre: House & Home

An illustrated guide to shed construction takes amateur carpenter's on a tour of potting sheds, garden storage sheds, storage barns, lean-to tool lockers, and saltboxes, among other styles, offering step-by-step instructions for building each. Original.

Advanced Home Wiring

Author: Cy DeCosse Incorporated
Publisher: Creative Publishing International
ISBN: 0865737185
Release Date: 1992-01-01
Genre: House & Home

-- Shows how to install electrical circuits anywhere in your home. -- Meets current electrical code requirements. -- Includes dozens of color circuit maps.

Black Decker The Complete Guide to Built Ins

Author: Editors of CPi
Publisher: Creative Publishing international
ISBN: 9781610601962
Release Date: 2011-07-01
Genre: House & Home

Nothing says quality and luxury like a custom built-in storage unit, and no project offers greater satisfaction and cost savings than a DIY built-in project. This detailed DIY book gives complete illustrated instructions for dozens of must-have built-in projects, including window seats, home theater units, buffed cabinets, and bathroom storage units.

Black Decker The Complete Guide to Decks 6th edition

Author: Editors of Cool Springs Press
Publisher: Cool Springs Press
ISBN: 9780760350805
Release Date: 2016-03-01
Genre: House & Home

Be inspired by new design and follow the latest codes as you custom build the deck of your dreams! Architecture, building codes, and design are not static; they change constantly. That's why there's a new edition of the bestselling Black & Decker: The Complete Guide to Decks, incorporating updates to national building codes, as well as new developments in building materials and design. Calling attention to composite deckboards and railings, as well as other PVC products made from recycled plastic, the new materials systems featured in this book are environmentally friendly, easy to work with, rot resistant, and very low maintenance. Whether you opt for manufactured deck products or wood, the success of your project depends upon a sturdy deck undercarriage. Accomplishing this isn't difficult, but building the framework requires that you have the latest information on building codes. In recent years, these codes have changed significantly, affecting everything from post diameter to allowable joist hangers to railing height and even the size of concrete footings. Black & Decker: The Complete Guide to Decks is the only DIY deck book that's fully updated to conform to the latest codes. Chapters covered in the book include: Deck Planning & Design Deck Materials & Tools Structural Support Decking Stairs Railings Accessories Finishing & Maintaining Your Deck Custom Deck Projects Gallery of Inspiring Decks Black & Decker: The Complete Guide to Decks offers complete step-by-step photos and instructions, so even homeowners with limited DIY experience are assured of a deck that meets their needs. So, don't wait any longer; build the deck of your dreams and start enjoying it!