DIY

How To Build a Carport: the easy way (How To Series)

How To Build a Carport the easy way provides simple and easy-to-follow instructions that will enable you to build a carport using bricks and mortar, wood or metal, combined with a variety of roofing or cover-protection options. It explains the basic principles involved in planning a carport project, from choosing …

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Ultimate Guide: Home Repair & Improvement (Home Improvement)

The most complete home improvement manual on the market, this book comprises over 2,300 photos, 800 drawings, and an understandable, practical text that covers your home top to bottom, inside and out in 608 pages. Readers will find plumbing and electrical repairs; information on heating and cooling, roofing and siding, and cabinets and …

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Home Improvement For Dummies

All home improvements don’t require a contractor. Installing a smoke detector, painting a room, and unclogging a sink are all home improvements. In fact, doing the job yourself is often cheaper and always more rewarding. There’s no mystery to home repair. The most important tool you need to make home …

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PlyDesign: 73 Distinctive DIY Projects in Plywood (and other sheet goods)

PlyDesign presents 73 ideas for sleek, smart home furnishings that you can make from off-the-shelf sheet materials using only basic hand and power tools. With designs contributed by more than 50 creative builders across North America, the projects include tables, stools, workstations, benches, laptop stands, shelves, art panels, organizers, headboards, …

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DIY Solar Projects (How-To)

Advances in solar technology have made many DIY-friendly products available to consumers, several of which will be hitting the market for the first time in 2011. These include solar water heaters, solar battery charging stations, solar powered lights, photovoltaic shingles that provide supplementary electricity, solar heat pumps, and solar panel …

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Complete Do-It-Yourself Manual: Completely Revised and Updated

Since 1973 over 10 million copies of Complete Do-It-Yourself Manual have been sold. And now, the definitive “on-the-job” manual has just gotten bigger and better than ever. The editors of Reader’s Digest and The Family Handyman magazine have joined forces to completely revise, update, rewrite, and redesign this home improvement …

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DIY Furniture: A Step-by-Step Guide

Featuring 30 designs by leading designer-makers from around the world DIY Furniture shows you how to use simple techniques to make stunning designer furniture from scratch. All the projects can be easily assembled using the step-by-step guides from common materials which can be found at the local hardware store. Along …

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DIY Projects for the Self-Sufficient Homeowner

Build your way to a more self-sufficient lifestyle with step-by-step projects for backup and supplementary utilities–including independent water, heat, and electricity–growing and storing food, raising small livestock, beekeeping, and more. Many of the projects require basic materials available at your everyday home center, but this book also provides valuable DIY …

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