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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...


The Urban Homestead (Expanded & Revised Edition): Your Guide to Self-Sufficient Living in the Heart of the City

by Kelly Coyne & Erik Knutzen Process (June 01, 2010)

The expanded, updated version of the best-selling classic, with a dozen new projects.


Complete Do-it-Yourself Manual Newly Updated

by Editors Of Family Handyman Reader's Digest (October 07, 2014)

The leading manual for home improvements is getting an update to address current codes, latest materials, tools and technology.

The bestselling, most comprehensive guide to home improvements has been revised...


Life Hacks

by Grant Thompson & Instructables.com Skyhorse (September 02, 2014)

For the past few years, Grant Thompson has spent his weekends starting fires, building cannons, and experimenting with dry ice and liquid nitrogen. He’s made pumpkins explode, defied gravity, and discovered...


The Ultimate Guide to Old-Fashioned Country Skills

by Abigail R. Gehring Skyhorse (August 05, 2014)

Whether you’re a suburbanite looking to live more simply or a die-hard homesteader interested in taking your garden to the next level, this guide is packed with step-by-step instructions, useful tips, vintage...


Simpler Living

by Jeff Davidson & Mark Victor Hansen Skyhorse (July 08, 2014)

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 the clutter in your kitchen or the mass of paper...


Engraving Glass: A Beginner's Guide

by Boyd Graham Dover Publications (May 05, 2014)

Step-by-step instructions for diamond burr engraving. Four complete projects plus expert advice on choosing glass, lighting and arranging finished pieces, much more. 117 illustrations. List of Supply Sources....


The Country Living Handbook

by Abigail R. Gehring Skyhorse (May 20, 2014)

Packed with step-by-step instructions, useful tips, time-honored wisdom, and both illustrations and photographs, this compact guide has everything you need to dive into a more self-sufficient life. From canning...


How to Fix Absolutely Anything

by Instructables.com & Nicole Smith Skyhorse (May 06, 2014)

The one book that shows you how to fix anything anywhere in your home!

There are a million things that can go wrong in your home. Faucets leak. Floorboards creak. Paint flakes. Chairs break. With How to Fix Absolutely...


Make It Right Two-Book Bundle

by Mike Holmes Collins (May 06, 2014)

More than 1 million viewers in Canada watch Mike Holmes’s television show, Holmes on Homes, every week. Thousands more see him at his personal appearances and visit his website, looking for advice on renos-gone-wrong....


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 Rock 'N' Roll Exterminator

by Caroline Knecht & Jed Collins Skyhorse (April 01, 2014)

The Rock 'N' Roll Exterminator: A Hip and Happening Guide to Getting Rid of Rats, Mice, Bugs, and Other Annoying Creatures is a fun, practical, and easy-to-read guide to getting rid of pests in your home. It's...


Home Made Simple

by The Experts at Home Made Simple & Home Made Simple St. Martin's Press (March 25, 2014)

Home Made Simple is the essential home reference for simplifying, beautifying, organizing, and inspiring your life. In these pages you'll find tips, projects, and recipes that will help you create the home you'll...


Vacation Homes and Log Cabins

by U.S. Dept. of Agriculture Dover Publications (December 26, 2012)

Complete plans for 16 cabins, vacation homes, and other shelters.


Tools and Their Uses

by U.S. Bureau of Naval Personnel Dover Publications (December 21, 2012)

Teaches correct operation of all the basic hand and power tools, fasteners, and measuring devices you are likely to need. 329 illustrations.


Old-Time Farm and Garden Devices and How to Make Them

by Rolfe Cobleigh Dover Publications (January 16, 2013)

Handy tips for building everything from a cheese press, hog house, and bicycle-powered washing machine to advice on the proper way to split wood, sharpen scissors, and paper a room. 200 black-and-white illustrations....


Easy-to-Make Arts and Crafts Lamps and Shades

by John D. Adams Dover Publications (December 26, 2012)

How to turn inexpensive materials into attractive, functional objects — from a dining room dome to an electric candle sconce.


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....


Handy Farm Equipment and How to Use It

by Harry C. Ramsower Skyhorse (January 02, 2014)

This classic guide presents practical information on virtually every aspect of farm equipment, machinery, and organization. Originally published in 1917, Handy Farm Equipment and How to Use It surveys every...


Adobe Homes for All Climates: Simple, Affordable, and Earthquake-Resistant Natural Building Techniques

by Lisa Schroder & Vince Ogletree Chelsea Green Publishing (September 06, 2010)

The lay-up of adobe bricks is an easy, forgiving way to achieve a solid masonry-wall system. Contrary to stereotypes, adobe is perfectly adaptable for use in cold, wet climates as well as hot and dry ones, and...


From the Wood-Fired Oven: New and Traditional Techniques for Cooking and Baking with Fire

by Richard Miscovich & Daniel Wing Chelsea Green Publishing (September 30, 2013)

In the past twenty years, interest in wood-fired ovens has increased dramatically in the United States and abroad, but most books focus on how to bake bread or pizza in an oven. From the Wood-Fired Oven offers...


The Ultimate Guide to Self-Reliant Living

by Jay Cassell Skyhorse (November 01, 2013)

Being a homesteader today may seem difficult; the world is full of so many gadgets and conveniences, many of which most of us consider necessary to live a full and happy life. In this collection, edited and...


The Hip Girl's Guide to the Kitchen

by Kate Payne Harper Design (June 24, 2014)

The author of The Hip Girl's Guide to Homemaking shows you how to love your kitchen and learn to make creative, delicious food without breaking your budget.

You can become a confident cook—even if the drawer...


Do It Gorgeously: How to Make Less Toxic, Less Expensive, and More Beautiful Products

by Sophie Uliano Hachette Books (June 01, 2010)

It's official: In these tough times, clueless is out--and crafty is in. For both financial and environmental reasons, life is all about doing well with what you have. But that doesn't mean you can't still be...


Barns and Outbuildings

by Byron D. Halsted Skyhorse (February 23, 2011)

First published in 1881, this classic volume presents dozens of practical examples of barns and outbuildings—including floor plans and building instructions—and contains two hundred and fifty-seven engravings,...


One Good Turn

by Witold Rybczynski Scribner (July 23, 2013)

The Best Tool of the Millennium

The seeds of Rybczynski's elegant and illuminating new book were sown by The New York Times, whose editors asked him to write an essay identifying "the best tool of the millennium."...


Alaska Homesteader's Handbook: Independent Living on the Last Frontier

by Tricia Brown & Nancy Gates Alaska Northwest Books (January 01, 2013)

This illustrated guide to homesteading in the Alaskan wilderness contains useful hands-on knowledge, instructions, and information essential to successfully living off the land and far away from any electric,...


The Mini Farming Guide to Composting

by Brett L. Markham Skyhorse (January 23, 2012)

Maximize your vegetable output! Increase your self-sufficiency! And be kind to the ecosystem! Brett L Markham, author of Mimi Farming: Self Suffering on 1/4 Acre, is here to help you get started in his new...


Firewood: An Expert Introduction to Equipment, Trees, Harvesting and Understanding This Valuable Resource

by Troy Jd McClain eBookIt.com (January 03, 2013)

Have you ever contemplated venturing out into the world with the intent of harvesting a tree or two for firewood? Do you know what to do and how to do it? Are you familiar with trees, the differences between...


Decluttering Book: The Quick Guide to Getting Your Home Organized Almost Instantly

by Andrea Inc. Luis eBookIt.com (December 12, 2012)

Let's face reality, not very many people enjoy cleaning up their house when it looks like there's too much work that's needed for them to clean it. It's even harder to start when you know that you would have...


Straw Bale Building Details

by Casba New Society Publishers (April 23, 2019)

The devil is in the details-the science and art of designing and building durable, efficient, straw bale buildings

Straw bale buildings promise superior insulation and flexibility across a range of design aesthetics,...


Do-It-Yourself Projects to Get You Off the Grid

by Noah Weinstein Skyhorse (September 04, 2018)

Instructables is back with this inspiring book focused on a series of projects designed to get you thinking creatively about going green. Twenty Instructables illustrate just how simple it can be to make your...


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...


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...


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


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...


The Mini Farming Bible

by Brett L. Markham Skyhorse (November 04, 2014)

When Brett Markham published a small black and white handbook about how to run a successful mini farm—he never dreamed how popular the book would soon become. In 2010 Skyhorse Publishing Inc. published Brett’s...


The Bed Bug Book

by Ralph H. Maestre Skyhorse (February 23, 2011)

The definitive handbook on the detection, treatment, and prevention of bed bugs--a must have guide for every homeowner, renter, landlord, and traveler.

Bed bugs were believed to have been eradicated by DDT and...


Cleaning Hacks

by Sarah Flowers Adams Media (June 04, 2019)

Clean everything in your home from your clothes and sheets to your shower curtain, vents—even the inside of your washing machine—with this simple short-cuts using all-natural cleaning products.

Did you know...


Family Handyman Do-It-Yourself Basics Volume 2

by Family Handyman Reader's Digest (May 07, 2019)

You Can Do This!

Save Thousands! Tackle the Easy Fixes Yourself

Over 120 Step-by-Step Secrets Revealed

The Basics Everyone Can Master

Excited to learn how to repair and improve your home yourself? Whether you...


The Frugal Homesteader

by John Moody New Society Publishers (October 02, 2018)

  • The author is a homesteader and farmer who moved his family of 7 from the city to a 35-acre homestead in Kentucky 10 years ago
  • He is the founder of Whole Life Buying Club and the CEO of Steader.com, an on-line...


Simple Home Repairs

by Editors of Storey Publishing Storey Publishing, LLC (January 11, 1997)

Since 1973, Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletins have offered practical, hands-on instructions designed to help readers master dozens of country living skills quickly and easily. There are now more than 170 titles...


Easy-to-Build Bird Feeders

by Mary Twitchell Storey Publishing, LLC (January 08, 1999)

Since 1973, Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletins have offered practical, hands-on instructions designed to help readers master dozens of country living skills quickly and easily. There are now more than 170 titles...


Buying an Old House

by Sara Pitzer Storey Publishing, LLC (January 06, 1983)

Since 1973, Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletins have offered practical, hands-on instructions designed to help readers master dozens of country living skills quickly and easily. There are now more than 170 titles...


The Beginner's Guide to Preserving Food at Home

by Janet Chadwick Storey Publishing, LLC (May 27, 2009)

Freeze, dry, can, root cellar, and brine your favorite produce right at home. Janet Chadwick’s introduction to the world of preserving provides step-by-step instructions and inspiring easy-to-follow recipes....


Easy-to-Build Birdhouses

by Mary Twitchell Storey Publishing, LLC (January 08, 1999)

Since 1973, Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletins have offered practical, hands-on instructions designed to help readers master dozens of country living skills quickly and easily. There are now more than 170 titles...


Melt & Mold Soap Crafting

by C. Kaila Westerman Storey Publishing, LLC (December 26, 2012)

Cook colorful, whimsical, eye-catching soaps right in your microwave! It’s easy and fun with C. Kaila Westerman’s guide to creative soap making. Westerman’s recipes are free of harsh chemicals and she...