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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 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 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 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...


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...


The New York Times: Right at Home

by Ronda Kaysen & Michelle Higgins Black Dog & Leventhal (March 16, 2020)

New York Times Real Estate columnists and home experts Ronda Kaysen and Michelle Higgins share their insider knowledge in this essential, all-in-one resource for how to buy, decorate, organize and maintain your...


52 Prepper Projects

by David Nash & James Talmage "Dr Prepper" Stevens Skyhorse (November 01, 2013)

Are you and your family self-reliant? Will you be able to provide for them and keep them safe? The best way to prepare for the future is not through fancy tools and gadgets--it's experience and knowledge that...


Tin Can Homestead

by Natasha Lawyer & Brett Bashaw Running Press Adult (April 30, 2018)

DIY enthusiasts, tiny house-lovers, and van-lifers will find inspiration and step-by-step instructions in Tin Can Homestead, the ultimate resource for living small in your own Airstream paradise.

The Airstream...


Your Cabin in the Woods

by Conrad E. Meinecke & Victor Aures Black Dog & Leventhal (September 05, 2016)

For dreamers of escaping to a cozy cabin in the great outdoors, Your Cabin in the Woods is a classic work that not only makes this a reality, but also imparts a deeper appreciation of nature and homebuilding....


Crafting with Wood Pallets

by Becky Lamb Ulysses Press (October 13, 2015)

CREATIVE DESIGNS FOR ONE-OF-A-KIND, UPCYCLED PROJECTS USING THE WORLD'S MOST WIDELY AVAILABLE RECLAIMED WOOD

Crafting with Wood Pallets offers readers innovative new projects for transforming wood pallets into...


DIY Industrial Pipe Furniture and Decor

by James Angus Ulysses Press (November 15, 2016)

STYLISH DESIGNS FOR URBAN CHIC PROJECTS USING THE WORLD'S MOST INDISPENSABLE BUILDING MATERIAL--INDUSTRIAL PIPES

Want to add an urban chic twist to your home decor? Just head down to your local hardware store...


The Rural Diaries

by Hilarie Burton HarperAudio (May 05, 2020)

The beloved actress and star of One Tree Hill, White Collar, and Lethal Weapon, Hilarie Burton, tells the inspiring story of leaving Hollywood for a radically different kind of life in upstate New York with...


Handcrafted

by Clint Harp Simon & Schuster Audio (September 25, 2018)

A moving and inspirational memoir from the beloved maverick carpenter on HGTV’s smash hit Fixer Upper that shows how to turn your hobbies and craft into a career and celebrates the power of meaningful work....


Never Again

by Richard La Plante Escargot (September 01, 2015)

"Never again," Richard La Plante promised after he and his new wife completed building their family home in East Hampton, New York. But he did not keep his promise. Instead he bought twenty acres of raw land...


The Money Pit, Vol. 6

by Tom Kraeutler & Leslie Segrete Squeaky Door Productions (July 05, 2016)

Join Tom Kraeutler and Leslie Segrete as they combine quick wit and clever advice to help listeners tackle a variety of home improvement and décor projects, from painting to pest control to porches. Listen...


The Money Pit, Vol. 4

by Tom Kraeutler & Leslie Segrete Squeaky Door Productions (May 03, 2016)

Join Tom Kraeutler and Leslie Segrete as they combine quick wit and clever advice to help listeners tackle a variety of home improvement and décor projects, from painting to pest control to porches. Listen...


The Money Pit, Vol. 3

by Tom Kraeutler & Leslie Segrete Squeaky Door Productions (April 05, 2016)

Join Tom Kraeutler and Leslie Segrete as they combine quick wit and clever advice to help listeners tackle a variety of home improvement and décor projects, from painting to pest control to porches. Listen...


The Money Pit, Vol. 5

by Tom Kraeutler & Leslie Segrete Squeaky Door Productions (June 07, 2016)

Join Tom Kraeutler and Leslie Segrete as they combine quick wit and clever advice to help listeners tackle a variety of home improvement and décor projects, from painting to pest control to porches. Listen...


The Money Pit, Vol. 2

by Tom Kraeutler & Leslie Segrete Squeaky Door Productions (March 01, 2016)

Join Tom Kraeutler and Leslie Segrete as they combine quick wit and clever advice to help listeners tackle a variety of home improvement and décor projects, from painting to pest control to porches. Listen...


The Big Tiny

by Dee Williams & Heather Henderson Blackstone Publishing (April 22, 2014)

A graceful, inspiredmemoir about building a home from scratch and discovering a true sense ofself--in just eighty-four square feet--by Dee Williams, a pioneer in sustainableliving and the proud owner of a very...


Abode

by Serena Mitnik-Miller & Mason St. Peter Abrams (April 15, 2019)

From the founders of General Store, Abode is a collection of Serena Mitnik-Miller and Mason St. Peter's effortlessly cool, quintessentially California interiors, and a look at how to re-create that style...


The New Bohemians Handbook

by Justina Blakeney Abrams (October 09, 2017)

The New Bohemian Handbook guides readers in beautifully simple techniques for adding good vibes and style to living spaces. Packed with hundreds of ideas for bringing positive energy to your home, the book features...


The New Bohemians

by Justina Blakeney Stewart, Tabori & Chang (April 13, 2015)

New York Times Bestseller

In The New Bohemians, LA-based designer Justina Blakeney defines the New Bohemians as creative individuals who are boutique owners and bloggers, entrepreneurs and ex-pats, artists and...


Simple Matters

by Erin Boyle Abrams (January 11, 2016)

For anyone looking to declutter, organize, and simplify, author Erin Boyle shares practical guidance and personal insights on small-space living and conscious consumption. At once pragmatic and philosophical,...


Cupcakes and Cashmere at Home

by Emily Schuman Abrams Image (May 18, 2015)

The highly anticipated follow up to the bestselling Cupcakes and Cashmere!

In Cupcakes and Cashmere at Home, Emily Schuman expands on the personal lifestyle advice that her fans loved in her first book and on...


Be in a Treehouse

by Pete Nelson Abrams (March 24, 2014)

Pete Nelson, the world's best-known treehouse designer and builder, wants to put readers in trees--his motto is, "get 'er done, so you can BE in a TREE.+? His new book is a comprehensive source of inspiration...