Back to Basics : How to Learn and Enjoy Traditional American Skills

Publisher: Readers Digest

ISBN: 0895779390

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Back to Basics : How to Learn and Enjoy Traditional American Skills

Hardcover March 1997

Amazon.com Voluntary simplicity has become a catch phrase for what seems to be a yearning for a simpler, more self-sufficient and economical way of . . . → Read More: Back to Basics : How to Learn and Enjoy Traditional American Skills

The Lesson of Japanese Architecture

Author(s): Jiro Harada

Publisher: Dover Pubns

ISBN: 0486247783

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Published in 1954 (1st ed. 1936), the book contains articles introducing Japanese Architecture, along with black-and-white photographs of Japanese buildings and establishments, of which many were sadly destroyed during the Second World War. It’s concise and non-technical; . . . → Read More: The Lesson of Japanese Architecture

Standard Handbook of Fastening and Joining

Author(s): Robert O. Parmley (Editor)

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Book Company

ISBN: 0070485895

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Hardcover – 992 pages 3rd edition January 1997

Booknews, Inc., 09/01/89 The second edition of this useful resource contains approximately 50 percent new or revised material. Included are six new sections dealing with: expansion . . . → Read More: Standard Handbook of Fastening and Joining

Tools of the Trade: The Art and Craft of Carpentry

Author(s): Jeff Taylor, Rich Iwasaki

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 0811812731

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Hardcover, 176 pages Publication date: November 1996

How-To Editor’s Recommended Book, 02/01/97: Let me be very clear about this: GET THIS BOOK. You may have an interest in hand tools and carpentry, or you may . . . → Read More: Tools of the Trade: The Art and Craft of Carpentry

The Resourceful Renovator

Author(s): Jennifer Corson

ISBN: 10890132519

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“The wood floors in older houses are so beautiful — how do I create the same effect?”

“Will used windows work to provide natural light in a dark interior room?”

“We removed some wonderful old wrought-iron grates when we . . . → Read More: The Resourceful Renovator

Renovating Old Houses

Author(s): George Nash

ISBN: 1561581283

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George Nash offers the know-how for owners who want professional results and builders who are serious about renovation. You start by evaluating whether an old house is a diamond in the rough or a broken down wreck that’s not . . . → Read More: Renovating Old Houses

Adding to a House: Planning, Design, & Construction

Publisher: Fine Homebuilding

ISBN: 1561580724

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One of the best ways to combat urban sprawl and save money is to recycle an old home. Often older homes seem inadequate because of lack of space or facilities (such as bathrooms, offices, utility rooms, etc.). In Adding . . . → Read More: Adding to a House: Planning, Design, & Construction

No Regrets Remodeling

Publisher: Home Energy Magazine

ISBN: 0963944428

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In No-Regrets Remodeling, you’ll discover ways to make home improvements that benefit your house, your bank account and your well being. Here you’ll learn how new technologies and building practices can do more than make your home look . . . → Read More: No Regrets Remodeling

Eco-Renovation : The Ecological Home Improvement Guide

Eco-Renovation : The Ecological Home Improvement Guide, 2nd Ed

 

2nd Ed.

Author(s): Edward Harland, Duncan Roberts (Illustrator)

Publisher: Chelsea Green

ISBN: 1890132381

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Edward Harland There’s a popular bumper sticker that says “Think Globally, Act Locally.” You can’t get any more local than your own home. One of the best paths to environmentally-friendly housing . . . → Read More: Eco-Renovation : The Ecological Home Improvement Guide

Living Spaces: Ecological Building and Design

Author(s): L. Abraham and T. Fisher

ISBN: 3895089257 Order From: Amazon.com (links will open in a new window)

Living Spaces: Ecological Building and Design adapted from Germany by L. Abraham. T., Fisher .

This dense, spectacular, full color edition covers everything including stone, clay, cob, timberframe, brick and other natural techniques. Discusses sustainability, the basics . . . → Read More: Living Spaces: Ecological Building and Design

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