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The Visual Dictionary of House & Do-It-Yourself

by Ariane Archambault & Jean-Claude Corbeil Les Éditions Québec Amérique (July 20, 2012)

The Visual Dictionary of House and Do-It-Yourself explores a house’s structure, components and furniture, as well as carpentry, plumbing, masonry, electricity and painting tools for common construction or...


Black Ops Bricks

by Nick Grant Skyhorse (November 25, 2014)

Twenty of the coolest vehicles ever dreamed up, ready to come to life brick by brick!

Black Ops Bricks reconstructs the finest military and spy jets, trucks, and ships ever built. Inside you’ll find step-by-step,...


Elements of Style

by Erin Gates Simon & Schuster (October 07, 2014)

From the rising-star designer and author of the hit blog, Elements of Style, a full-color, fully illustrated book packed with honest advice, inspiration, ideas, and lessons learned about designing a home that...


Green Home Building: Money-Saving Strategies for an Affordable, Healthy, High-Performance Home

by Miki Cook & Doug Garrett New Society Publishers (August 18, 2014)

Build a truly green home for the same total net cost as the conventional alternative


Making Better Buildings: A Comparative Guide to Sustainable Construction for Homeowners and Contractors

by Chris Magwood New Society Publishers (February 24, 2014)

Sustainable building from the ground up – the pros and cons of the latest green and natural materials and technologies


Hunt Club Management Guide

by J. Wayne Fears Skyhorse (August 05, 2014)

If you ever wanted to create your own hunting club, this book is for you.

In Hunt Club Management Guide, wildlife management consultant J. Wayne Fears teaches you how to take your dreams of owning and operating...


Handy Projects for Boys

by Popular Mechanics Press Skyhorse (April 15, 2014)

The projects in Handy Projects for Boys first appeared in a major collection arranged by the editors of Popular Mechanics Press in 1913. During this time period, the methods and techniques used to create these...


The Interior Design Handbook

by Joanna Wissinger Henry Holt and Co. (April 08, 2014)

Whether you are moving into a new home or renovating and redecorating an existing one, The Interior Design Handbook is the perfect first step to creating an intimate and unique space that is a joy to live in...


Little Book of Log Cabins: How to Build and Furnish Them

by William S. Wicks Dover Publications (July 24, 2012)

Handy how-to manual, with instructions and illustrations for building cabins in the Adirondack style, fireplaces, stairways, furniture, beamed ceilings, and more. 102 line drawings.


New Life for Old Houses: A Guide to Restoration and Repair

by George Stephen Dover Publications (February 21, 2013)

Easy-to-understand introduction to good design and rehabilitation explains everything from selecting an architect and choosing appropriate materials to restoring interiors from ceiling to floor. 300 illustrations....


Old-Time Gates and Fences and How to Build Them

by George A. Martin Dover Publications (November 26, 2013)

First published over a century ago, this practical guide shows how to add traditional fences, gates, and bridges to your house, farm, or garden. More than 300 illustrations accompany straightforward instructions....


Sears House Designs of the Thirties

by Sears, Roebuck and Co. Dover Publications (June 27, 2012)

68 Sears-designed homes display handsome exterior and interior views — with vestibules, breakfast alcoves, massive chimneys, unusual roof lines, and other attractive features. Over 200 black-and-white illustrations....


Sears Modern Homes, 1913

by Sears, Roebuck and Co. Dover Publications (September 25, 2012)

Reproduced from a rare edition, this book features 112 designs for homes of "comfort and refinement," with external views, floor plans, and other details. 400 illustrations.


Victorian City and Country Houses: Plans and Details

by Geo E. Woodward Dover Publications (June 05, 2012)

Detailed volume includes 100 front and side elevations, floor plans for five city houses, a country house with a French roof, a summer house, various cottages, more.


How to Build Cabins, Lodges, and Bungalows

by Popular Science Monthly Skyhorse (January 07, 2014)

Many generations ago, the cabin was the backbone of American life; it was the headquarters of that important unit—the home. It provided shelter, protection, and a foundation upon which to build a great empire....


The Greened House Effect: Renovating Your Home with a Deep Energy Retrofit

by Jeff Wilson Chelsea Green Publishing (May 24, 2013)

With greater public awareness of the need for energy independence, the issue of how we can make our existing homes more resource efficient is becoming ever more critical. Residential buildings make up a large...


The Natural Building Companion: A Comprehensive Guide to Integrative Design and Construction

by Jacob Deva Racusin & Ace McArleton Chelsea Green Publishing (May 01, 2012)

Natural buildings not only bring satisfaction to their makers and joy to their occupants, they also leave the gentlest footprint on the environment. In this complete reference to natural building philosophy,...


Masonry Heaters: Designing, Building, and Living with a Piece of the Sun

by Ken Matesz & Albie Barden Chelsea Green Publishing (September 07, 2010)

Masonry Heaters is a complete guide to designing and living with one of the oldest, and yet one of the newest, heating devices. A masonry heater’s design, placement in the home, and luxurious radiant heat...


The Passive Solar House: Using Solar Design to Cool and Heat Your Home, 2nd Edition

by James Kachadorian Chelsea Green Publishing (July 31, 2006)

Revised and Expanded Edition - Includes CD-ROM with Custom Design Software

For the past ten years The Passive Solar House has offered proven techniques for building homes that heat and cool themselves, using...


Serious Straw Bale: A Home Construction Guide for All Climates

by Paul Lacinski & Michel Bergeron Chelsea Green Publishing (December 01, 2000)

In 1994, when Chelsea Green published The Straw Bale House, the response from many people was a loud, "Huh?!"

Those days are gone. With more than 100,000 copies sold, and straw bale projects underway in most...


The Rammed Earth House

by David Easton & Cynthia Wright Chelsea Green Publishing (June 13, 2007)

The Rammed Earth House is an eye-opening example of how the most dramatic innovations in home design and construction frequently have their origins in the distant past. By rediscovering the most ancient of all...


Condominiums and Townhouses - What You Need to Know Before and After Buying

by Irfan Alli eBookIt.com (April 18, 2013)

Condominiums are going up in cities all over the world at a rapid pace. For many people it will be their first home. Many buy without knowing what they are getting themselves into. In this book you will:

1....


The Old-House Doctor

by Christopher Evers Skyhorse (April 01, 2013)

Old houses are charming, but owning one can be a labor of love. Expert carpenter and house "doctor" Christopher Evers equates old homes with ailing patients, describing how you can successfully "treat" your...


Early Mexican Houses: A Book of Photographs and Measured Drawings

by George W. Rustay, G. Richard Garrison & David Gebhard Architectural Book Publishing (March 16, 2012)

Here is a wonderful collection of houses from the days of Mexico's viceroys, presented in this handsomely illustrated book. Every aficionado of architecture or home design will find the patios, window designs,...


Mrs. Beeton's Book of Household Management

by Isabella Beeton & Sarah A. Chrisman Skyhorse (November 03, 2015)

Originally published as twenty-four newspaper columns from 1859 to 1861, Mrs. Beeton’s Book of Household Management is many things, but it is first and foremost a guide to managing a household during the nineteenth...


Weird Homes

by David J. Neff & Thanin Viriyaki Skyhorse (February 20, 2018)

Have you ever walked through your neighborhood, taken a look at a weird house, and thought “Who lives there?” or, “What in the world does it look like inside?” We’ve all been curious, which is why...


The Encyclopedia of Wood

by The United States Department of Agriculture Skyhorse (February 11, 2011)

Timber is one of our most precious, versatile, and vulnerable resources, so using it effectively is important. Knowing your material inside and out is the first step to doing just that. Read about the structure...


Household Cleaning

by Rachelle Strauss Skyhorse (October 01, 2009)

Most conventional store-bought cleaning products are packed full of chemicals, many of which are harmful to the environment and your health, let alone your wallet. You’ll be pleasantly surprised to discover...


Self-Sufficiency

by Abigail R. Gehring Skyhorse (November 10, 2010)

Now, more than ever, people across the country are turning toward simpler, greener, and quieter ways of living—whether they’re urbanites or country folk. Following in the footsteps of Back to Basics and...


Living Off the Grid

by David Black Skyhorse (November 17, 2008)

In daily life, we can take control of the resources and services we depend on. Electricity and energy don’t have to come off the public utility grid—alternatives abound in solar, wind, and water generated...


Clean Sweep

by Alison Haynes Skyhorse (January 05, 2009)

Covering every room in the house, this guide is chock-full of advice on green living, especially as related to cleaning. Haynes, author of books on beauty and skin care, tackles a range of topics in great detail....


Rustic Carpentry

by Paul N. Hasluck & Ralph Kylloe Skyhorse (August 17, 2007)

With an introduction by master craftsman Ralph Kylloe, this manual on rustic carpentry is a superb resource for woodworkers, furniture makers, and carpenters of all skill levels. Here are clear and concise instructions...


The Self-Sufficiency Handbook

by Alan Bridgewater & Gill Bridgewater Skyhorse (February 15, 2011)

Anyone considering a shift to a greener way of living must get this inspirational and practical guide. With easy-to-read layouts and simple text, it runs the full ecological gamut, from geothermal heating to...


Mini Farming

by Brett L. Markham Skyhorse (April 01, 2010)

Mini Farming describes a holistic approach to small-area farming that will show you how to produce 85 percent of an average family’s food on just a quarter acre—and earn $10,000 in cash annually while spending...


Homemade Contrivances and How to Make Them

by Skyhorse Publishing Skyhorse (April 17, 2007)

The traditional American devices contained in this intriguing compilation date from an era long before milking machines, pesticide sprayers, and industrial hay bailers. Yet the simple inventions described for...


Gustav Stickley's Craftsman Homes and Bungalows

by Gustav Stickley Skyhorse (March 01, 2009)

In 1901, Gustav Stickley began to create the first uniquely American style of furniture and home design—known as Craftsman. Stickley's principles of home design include construction that is in harmony with...


Go Green, Spend Less, Live Better

by Crissy Trask Skyhorse (April 20, 2013)

Go Green, Spend Less, Live Better is an authoritative, practical guide that details the money-saving side of greener, healthier, and simpler living. Bestselling author of It’s Easy Being Green and sustainable-living...


Shelters, Shacks, and Shanties

by D. C. Beard Skyhorse (February 08, 2011)

Nineteenth-century building advice that is eminently practical in the twenty-first century. 330 b/w illustrations


The Best Tree House Ever

by Maurice Barkley Skyhorse (June 01, 2013)

When his two young grandsons clamored for a hideout in the trees, what could Maurice Barkley, a sixty-something retiree, do but grab some wooden beams and a level? Now, more than ten years, seven tiny houses,...


The Joy of Hobby Farming

by Michael Levatino & Audrey Levatino Skyhorse (April 01, 2011)

When the farm is a lifestyle, but not quite a way to earn a living, it’s considered hobby farming. Most of us want to live a sustainable and healthy life in which we protect the environment and keep it safe...


The Back to Basics Handbook

by Abigail R. Gehring Skyhorse (May 25, 2011)

Anyone who wants to learn basic living skills—the kind employed by our forefathers—and adapt them for a better life in the twenty-first century need look no further than this eminently useful, full-color guide....


Awesome Projects from Unexpected Places

by Instructables.com & Noah Weinstein Skyhorse (July 01, 2013)

Awesome Projects from Unexpected Places features more than thirty projects designed by the users of instructables.com. These users have repurposed and reused everyday items they've found around their homes,...


Fences, Gates, and Bridges

by George A. Martin Skyhorse (February 14, 2011)

First published in 1887, Fences, Gates, and Bridges is an instructional guide to the best ways to build a variety of fences, gates, hedges, bridges, and culverts. The section on fences boasts a wealth of information...


Log Cabins

by William S. Wicks Skyhorse (February 08, 2011)

Ever wanted a cabin or little cottage in the woods but don’t know where to start? With Log Cabins, author William S. Wicks offers clear, practical instructions on how to build your own log cabin—and furnish...


Urban Homesteading

by Rachel Kaplan & K. Ruby Blume Skyhorse (April 27, 2011)

The urban homesteading movement is spreading rapidly across the nation. Urban Homesteading is the perfect "back-to-the-land" guide for urbanites who want to reduce their impact on the environment. Full of practical...


Starting Your Career as an Interior Designer

by Robert K. Hale & Thomas L. Williams Allworth (August 02, 2016)

Starting Your Career as an Interior Designer contains all the necessary tools and strategies to successfully launch and grow a professional design business in the competitive world of interior design. Drawing...


Simpler Living Handbook

by Jeff Davidson Skyhorse (January 27, 2015)

The ultimate guide to streamlining your life.

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...


Home Improvement Tips and Tricks

by Christina Salway Skyhorse (June 04, 2019)

Step-by-Step Projects from a Successful and Sassy Interior Designer!

Searching for a house or apartment is difficult enough on its own; transforming it into your home is an entirely different story. Home Improvement...


Design Mom

by Gabrielle Stanley Blair Artisan (April 07, 2015)

New York Times best seller

Ever since Gabrielle Stanley Blair became a parent, she’s believed that a thoughtfully designed home is one of the greatest gifts we can give our families, and that the objects and...


The Modular Home

by Andrew Gianino Storey Publishing, LLC (November 19, 2012)

Modular homes are the perfect solution if you want to build a high-quality, customized home without undue expense or hassle. In this informative guide, Andrew Gianino helps you make the best choices throughout...