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.

Black Decker The Complete Outdoor Builder Updated Edition

Author: Editors of Cool Springs Press
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781591866671
Release Date: 2016-05-01
Genre: House & Home

Find more than 150 projects for building custom decks, patios, fences, sheds, and more! From building a new deck to creating a garden pathway, the great outdoors is the most popular place for homeowners to showcase their creativity and skill. With more than 150 outdoor building projects shown with step-by-step photography, Complete Outdoor Builder has a project for anyone, guaranteed to improve your yard. This updated and redesigned book is now available with a handsome hardcover, and it's sure to find a permanent place on the shelf of anyone who wants to create and maintain a beautiful outdoor living space. The Complete Outdoor Builder includes a wide range of projects and appeals to all skill levels. Building decks and patios are among the most popular categories for outdoor construction, and you'll find all the techniques and skills--as well as complete lists of tools and materials required--to design and build your own. Complete Outdoor Builder also offers plans and revamped photography for more than a dozen designs that you can replicate or use as inspiration for a custom project. Designed, built, and photographed by professionals, the fun projects in this book also have the stamp of approval from Black & Decker(r), the most trusted name in DIY tools and equipment. Roll up your sleeves; it's time to build something great.

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

Patios Walkways Idea Book

Author: Peter Jeswald
Publisher: Taunton Press
ISBN: 1561589365
Release Date: 2008
Genre: House & Home

Filled with visual inspiration in the form of more than four hundred photographs and drawings, a handy manual takes readers through the entire process of planning, designing, and constructing walkways, walls, patios, and transitional areas to suit any style of home and landscape, examining the full range of materials available for projects and including helpful tips and advice. Original. 25,000 first printing.

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

Backyard Water Gardens

Author: Veronica L. Fowler
Publisher: Strange Chemistry
ISBN: 9781591865537
Release Date: 2013-04-08
Genre: Gardening

A backyard water feature is a feast for your senses! It surrounds you with sights, sounds, colors, and a constant source of movement that will never fail to inspire you. Both soothing and invigorating, water features come in every size, from simple bubblers for patio-sized gardens to more elaborate streams and waterfalls. You can create a water garden without spending a fourtune or all summer doing it and maintain it yourself. Water gardens offer but with no weeding, no mulching, no pruning and no watering. It sure beats mowing! Backyard water gardens answers your questions about designing, building, maintaining, planting, and even stocking fish. This is the place to get your feet wet on the road to successful water gardening. Inside you'll find plenty of how-to and step-by-step photos plus tips for: avoiding common mistakes, properly sitting and sizing your water feature (how big is too big?), keeping up on year-round maintenance, choosing the right equipment and selecting plants and fish -- P. [4] of cover.

Black Decker Here s How Painting

Author: Editors of CPi
Publisher: Creative Publishing international
ISBN: 9781610601979
Release Date: 2011-03-01
Genre: House & Home

Full color how-to photography demonstrates some of the most popular interior painting designs today. From start to finish, this book gives the reader information on everything from choosing paint and tools to cleaning up when the project is done. In between, there are 18 different techniques for painting interior rooms and furniture, including sponge painting, mosaics and faux designs.

Guide to Concrete

Author: Phil Schmidt
Publisher: Creative Publishing international
ISBN: 9781616737894
Release Date: 2008-10-01
Genre: House & Home

DIV Concrete information for long-lasting concrete projects This book is an all-new hardworking visual guide to the most popular home concrete and masonry projects, endorsed by the biggest manufacturer of concrete products in North America. Readers can save hundreds or even thousands of dollars with this book, since concrete materials are one of the least expensive and long lasting of all building materials. Quikrete Guide to Concrete includes the most common home repairs, but goes a step further by offering some of the most exciting new techniques for building concrete countertops and form-cast landscaping features, as well as techniques for coloring and texturing concrete for designer finishes. /div

Designing an Herb Garden

Author: Beth Hanson
Publisher: Brooklyn Botanic Garden
ISBN: 1889538639
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Gardening

Endlessly adaptable and easy to grow, herbs are the perfect plants for designing a garden that's ornamental, practical, and intoxicatingly fragrant. This inspiring guide walks you through the project from plant to planting and harvest. Written by expert herb gardeners, this beautifully illustrated volume has everything you need to design a dazzling herb garden - simple garden plans, plant recommendations for each design, and indispensable growing tips.--COVER.

Listening to Stone

Author: Dan Snow
Publisher: Artisan Books
ISBN: 1579653715
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Architecture

A master craftsman introduces the techniques and beauty of hand-built, drystone construction in a richly illustrated volume that celebrates this ancient architectural style used to create an imaginative variety of walls, follies, and other structures that honor the unique characteristics of stone.

Deck Ideas That Work

Author: Peter Jeswald
Publisher: Taunton Press
ISBN: 9781600853722
Release Date: 2012
Genre: House & Home

A resource with 300 photos and hundreds of design solutions covers a variety of deck sizes, styles and materials, as well as furniture, accessories and landscaping ideas, in a book that includes practical sidebars and case studies. Original.

Handcrafted Modern

Author: Leslie Williamson
Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications
ISBN: 0847834182
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Architecture

Presents the homes of some prominent mid-century architects and designers, homes that they designed for themselves.

Black Decker Deck Codes Standards

Author: Bruce A. Barker
Publisher: Black & Decker
ISBN: 9781591866855
Release Date: 2017-06-05
Genre: House & Home

Make sure your deck is safe for family and friends with BLACK+DECKER Deck Codes and Standards Bruce Barker, one of the country's leading authorities on building codes, has turned his eye toward one of his favorite subjects: building decks. Although it's one of the most popular DIY building projects, just about every deck built in the past decade (by pros as well as homeowners) falls short of current codes. In BLACK+DECKER Deck Codes & Standards Barker zeroes in on the main areas of concern and shows accurately and precisely how to design and build it right. Given that every year in the U.S. more than 120,000 people are injured by deck collapses, and more than 50 die, following Barker's careful and detailed advice is the surest way for a homeowner to protect against disaster. Using the same common-sense approach he used in his bestselling book BLACK+DECKER Codes for Homeowners, Barker isolates the aspects of deck building that are the most frequent sources of trouble and shows--with photos, illustrations, and commentary--exactly how to do it correctly. Barker's new book is not only for DIYers who are building a brand new deck. National deck building codes have changed significantly in the past five years: 4 x 4 posts are no longer allowed for structural purposes that a few years ago were deemed fine and minimum diameter requirements for concrete posts have doubled in many applications, for instance. If your existing deck is more than two or three years old, you'll want this detailed but accessible volume, too.

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.