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  • New Life for Old Housesby George Stephen

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 11.95

    Practical, 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. New Preface. Introduction. Glossary of Building Terms. 300 illustrations. 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...

  • Secrets of Rusty Thingsby Michael Demeng

    F+W Media 2007; US$ 24.99

    If you've ever wanted to learn the secrets which turn a tap handle into a mysterious woman from the sea, which transform plastic aquarium plants into subterranean roots stretching far beneath the known world and those which can make an icy cave from a bourbon box, then prepare yourself for inspiration that will have you checking your trash bin, twice. In... 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...

  • Small Houses of the Fortiesby Harold E. Group

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 12.95

    Designed for the 1940s family with a "limited budget but unlimited good taste," this fascinating volume presents 56 floor plans and elevations of lovely small homes that originally cost less than $15,000 to build. Each home, bearing the honorable designation of House-of-the-Month by the era's Monthly Small House Club, Inc., was designed to give prospective... more...

  • Tool Schoolby Monte Burch

    Skyhorse Publishing 2014; US$ 19.95

    Learn the tools and the techniques with this invaluable resource for every woodworker. With any project, having the right tools is only half the battle. It?s knowing how to use them that can make or break a project. Tool School is the all-in-one, easy-to-use reference for every woodworking tool there is, from hammers and nails to lathes, band... 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...

  • Victorian City and Country Housesby Geo E. Woodward

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 12.95

    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. more...

  • Victorian Cottage Residencesby Andrew Jackson Downing

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 15.95

    This incredibly rich, firsthand source for the most popular styles of 19th-century Victorian architecture presents 26 cottage designs ? including Gothic, bracketed, Italianate, "rustic," more ? and 155 illustrations (includes floor plans). The small, inexpensive detached house received one of its earliest popularizations here. more...