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Green Home Building

by Miki Cook & Doug Garrett

A comprehensive guide to building green on any budget.

According to conventional wisdom, building a green home is an expensive endeavor. The standard approach treats green as an add-on, tacking "premium"...

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. Learn how to construct portable fences and hurdles, fences for...

Masonry Heaters

by Ken Matesz & Albie Barden

Masonry Heaters is a complete guide to designing and living with one of the oldest, and yet one of the newest, heating devices. A masonry heater?s design, placement in the home, and luxurious radiant heat redefine...

Serious Straw Bale

by Paul Lacinski & Michel Bergeron

In 1994, when Chelsea Green published The Straw Bale House, the response from many people was a loud, "Huh?!"

Those days are gone. With more than 100,000 copies sold, and straw bale projects underway in most...

The Rammed Earth House

by David Easton & Cynthia Wright

The Rammed Earth House is an eye-opening example of how the most dramatic innovations in home design and construction frequently have their origins in the distant past. By rediscovering the most ancient of all...

The Carpenter's and Joiner's Hand-Book - Containing a Complete Treatise on Framing Hip and Valley Roofs

by F. Reinnel

First published in 1863, this book contains a classic guide to carpentry and joinery. Carpentry refers to the skilled trade in which the primary work performed is the cutting, shaping and installation of wood;...

Self-Sufficiency: Soap Making with Natural Ingredients

by Sarah Ade

More and more consumers are seeking a healthier, greener, and more self-reliant lifestyle. There is also a growing movement of people interested in quality, handcrafted, local products. These introductory handbooks...

Handmade Tile

by Forrest Lesch-Middelton

Handmade Tile is a contemporary guide for ceramic artists and anyone interested in custom tile installations—from making, designing, and decorating to designing your space and installation.

No matter how...


by Ira Samuel Griffith

First published in 1916, this volume contains a classic guide to carpentry, including chapters on everything from the fundamental principles to useful formulas and how to apply them to practical work. Carpentry...

Building Your Tiny House Dream

by Chris Schapdick

You?ve decided you?re ready to build and enjoy the benefits of a tiny house, but how? Combining the ?why? with the ?how to,? Building Your Tiny House Dream will show you each and every step to constructing...

Build Your House and Save

by Andrew J. Salat

Except for remodeling out first home, my wife and I had no experience in building yet dared to built two homes: a custom one for our growing family and, later, one for our retirement. Though the book is well...

The Home Bar

by Henry Jeffreys & Alexandre Ricard

Home Bar covers all aspects of home bar design in addition to offering inspiration advice on how to create it; from which drinks to include, glassware and fridges, to recipes from some key bartenders and truly...

Revivify Your Home

by Grace Mase

Everyone deserves a better life through a better home. Improving your home can upgrade your life.

Are you thinking about remodeling, renovating, adding-on or building your home? "Revivify Your Home" will change...

Barn Club

by Robert Somerville

"In today?s ego-techno-centred world, Robert Somerville?s? ?Barn Club? approach is a way forward that utilizes local traditions, local materials and local hands to create a built environment that is more harmonious...

Carpentry Made Easy - The Science and Art of Framing  - With Specific Instructions for Building Balloon Frames, Barn Frames, Mill Frames, Warehouses, Church Spires

by William E. Bell

Framing is an element of construction that refers to the fitting together of pieces of wood or metal to give a structure support and shape. This vintage book contains a complete introductory guide to the subject,...

The Tiny House Handbook

by Charlie Wing

?This thought provoking book is a great resource for anyone considering joining the tiny house movement.  It?s all the information you need in one book!  The author has done a phenomenal job blending real...

Pretty Prudent Home

by Jacinda Boneau, Jaime Morrison Curtis & Sonya Lee Benham

Pretty Prudent Home is part design book, part DIY guidebook, with beautiful photography inviting readers to tackle projects both simple and sophisticated. With images from the authors? homes, as well as those...

Be in a Treehouse

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...

Flea Market Fabulous

by Lara Spencer, Jonathan Adler & Ubiña,ChiChi

Focusing on nine different rooms (including her own recently purchased Manhattan apartment), Lara Spencer shows readers that all it takes is planning, shopping know-how, and a little imagination to create beautiful...

Build It, The Home Renovation Survival Guide

by Mr Jonathan Hayes

Are you considering a home renovation? Not sure where to start? This guide for first-timers by respected builder Jonathan Hayes of Tailored Construction Group will take the stress out of renovating and reveals...