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The EcoNest Home: Designing and Building a Light Straw Clay House

by Robert Laporte & Paula Baker-Laporte

Step-by-step instructions to build your own beautiful, environmentally-friendly, healthy natural home.


The Homeowner's Guide to Buying Replacement Windows and Hiring Contractors: Insider Secrets that Will Save You Time, Headaches, and Money

by Peter Anthony Jackson

This book is for homeowners thinking about replacing their existing windows and having a service provider do it for them. If you are a DIY-er or renter, then this book is not for you. It does not matter what...


Design Mom: How to Live with Kids: A Room-by-Room Guide

by Gabrielle Stanley Blair

New York Times best seller

Ever since Gabrielle Stanley Blair became a parent, she’s believed that a thoughtfully designed home is one of the greatest gifts we can give our families, and that the objects and...


The Future of Architecture in 100 Buildings

by Marc Kushner

The founder of Architizer.com and practicing architect draws on his unique position at the crossroads of architecture and social media to highlight 100 important buildings that embody the future of architecture....


Renovate, Remodel...Relax!

by Kathi Fleck, Dawn Josephson & Summer Morris

Among the timely and valuable topics, issues and questions Renovate, Remodel... Relax! addresses include: • How to find your inner designer and how to know when you need to hire help • Creating a realistic...


Cabin Lessons: A Nail-by-Nail Tale: Building Our Dream Cottage from 2x4s, Blisters, and Love

by Spike Carlsen

Carpenter Spike Carlsen, his wife, and their recently blended family of five kids set out to build a cabin on the north shore of Lake Superior. Part building guide and part memoir, Cabin Lessons tells the funny,...


Elements of Style: Designing a Home & a Life

by Erin Gates

From the rising-star designer and author of the hit blog, Elements of Style, a full-color, fully illustrated book packed with honest advice, inspiration, ideas, and lessons learned about designing a home that...


Green Home Building: Money-Saving Strategies for an Affordable, Healthy, High-Performance Home

by Miki Cook & Doug Garrett

Build a truly green home for the same total net cost as the conventional alternative


Hunt Club Management Guide: Building, Organizing, and Maintaining Your Clubhouse or Lodge

by J. Wayne Fears

If you ever wanted to create your own hunting club, this book is for you.

In Hunt Club Management Guide, wildlife management consultant J. Wayne Fears teaches you how to take your dreams of owning and operating...


Building Stone Walls: Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletin A-217

by John Vivian

John Vivian tells you everything you need to know to build your own stone walls from start to finish. He covers everything from basic equipment and materials to building retaining walls, building in gates and...


Tiny House Living: Ideas for Building and Living Well in Less Than 400 Square Feet

by Ryan Mitchell

Tiny House, Large Lifestyle!

Tiny homes are popping up across America, captivating people with their novel approach not only to housing, but to life. Once considered little more than a charming oddity, the tiny...


Handy Projects for Boys: More Than 200 Projects Including Skis, Hammocks, Paper Balloons, Wrestling Mats, and Microscopes

by Popular Mechanics Press

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 Interior Design Handbook

by Joanna Wissinger

Whether you are moving into a new home or renovating and redecorating an existing one, The Interior Design Handbook is the perfect first step to creating an intimate and unique space that is a joy to live in...


Be in a Treehouse: Design / Construction / Inspiration

by Pete Nelson

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...


Making Better Buildings: A Comparative Guide to Sustainable Construction for Homeowners and Contractors

by Jen Feigin & Chris Magwood

Sustainable building from the ground up – the pros and cons of the latest green and natural materials and technologies


Building Construction Handbook

by Roy Chudley & Roger Greeno

The Building Construction Handbook is THE authoritative reference for all construction students and professionals. Its detailed drawings clearly illustrate the construction of building elements, and have been...


How to Build Cabins, Lodges, and Bungalows: Complete Manual of Constructing, Decorating, and Furnishing Homes for Recreation or Profit

by Popular Science Monthly

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....


Build Your Own Low-Cost Log Home

by Roger Hard

If you're considering building your own log house, whether from your own logs or from a kit, this comprehensive guide has all the information you need. Roger Hard covers everything from choosing a site to planning...


How to Open & Operate a Financially Successful Interior Design Business

by Diane Leone

Interior design has become a booming industry in recent years with interior designers who own their own firms pulling a median income of $75,000. Thousands of homes are up for sale in the United States today,...


Old-Time Gates and Fences and How to Build Them

by George A. Martin

First published over a century ago, this practical guide shows how to add traditional fences, gates, and bridges to your house, farm, or garden. More than 300 illustrations accompany straightforward instructions....