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  • How to Hang a Pictureby Jay Sacher; Suzanne LaGasa

    St. Martin's Press 2013; US$ 20.99

    Like tying a Windsor knot or brewing a perfect cup of coffee, knowing how to hang art on your wall is a hallmark of everyday style and nuts-and-bolts know-how. The where, what, and whys of hanging art are an overlooked, under-appreciated line of inquiry. Most of us simply wing it with a quick eyeball and a swing of the hammer. How hard can it be?... more...

  • Solar Home Design Manual for Cool Climatesby Shawna Henderson; Don Roscoe

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 35.00

    If you want an inexpensive, environmentally sound source of energy for your home, you need look no further than the sun. Solar heat is not subject to rate increases, is totally renewable, pollution free and requires little or no technology. It is here for you today, and can easily provide up to 50% of your space and water heating requirements. This... more...

  • Build a Pole Woodshedby Mary Twitchell

    Storey Publishing, LLC 1980; US$ 3.95

    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 in this series, and their remarkable popularity reflects the common desire of country and city dwellers alike to cultivate personal independence... more...

  • Fences, Gates, and Bridgesby George A. Martin

    Skyhorse Publishing 2011; US$ 9.95

    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 on building various types of fences, including rail, composite, garden, board, and picket. It also explores how to construct an effective... more...

  • Houseby Tracy Kidder

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 1999; US$ 14.99

    Tracy Kidder takes readers to the heart of the American Dream: the building of a family's first house with all its day-to-day frustrations, crises, tensions, challenges, and triumphs. more...

  • Handy Projects for Boysby Popular Mechanics Press

    Skyhorse Publishing 2014; US$ 14.95

    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 items were just as important to the boys and men building them as the final projects themselves. They took care with their materials; they... more...

  • Sears House Designs of the Thirtiesby Roebuck and Co. Sears

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 12.95

    This handsome reprint of a rare 1930s catalog displays the interiors and exteriors of Sears-designed homes. Illustrations of 68 houses, including measured floor plans, depict such attractive residences as the Belmont ? a six-room house ? and the Dover ? an English cottage with a massive chimney. Over 200 black-and-white illustrations. more...

  • Sears Modern Homes, 1913by Roebuck and Co. Sears

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 12.95

    For thousands of Americans, catalogs such as Sears' Modern Homes were the first step in realizing their dreams of owning a home. Reproduced from a rare 1913 edition, this volume features 112 designs for homes of "comfort and refinement." These authentic plans offer a wealth of information on building materials and other details, along with external... more...

  • Small Brick Houses of the Twentiesby Ralph P. Stoddard

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 9.95

    Once affordable only among the wealthy, brick homes became more easily available to the average American in the early years of the twentieth century. This book, originally published in 1920 by a member of The Common Brick Manufacturers' Association, served as a practical guide for prospective homeowners from working class families. Many soon found... more...

  • Turn-of-the-Century House Designsby William T. Comstock

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 12.95

    Designs and plans for constructing country homes with over 130 illustrations depicting interior and exterior designs, perspectives, and more. more...