Indoor D I Y Projects
Whether tackling the garden, raising animals, learning more about alternative energy or bettering your storage and preservation, Step-by-Step Projects for Self-Sufficiency is the perfect starting point.
With its clear plan drawings, precise instructions and detailed photos, this book makes DIY easier than ever and will guide you through how to make over 60 complete projects including:
- A portable chicken ark
- Two types of beehive
- Solar cookers
- Firewood storage
- A potato growing box
- Hoophouses and greenhouses
- Raised planting beds
- A rainbarrel
- A cider press
- Compost bins and cold frames
- Drying racks
- A soil sifter
- A cabbage slicer for putting up sauerkraut
- And much more!
The Art of Coloring Wood removes any and all intimidation of working with chemicals and dyes and is the perfect entry point for anyone looking to move on from simple stains to learn the art of colouring wood for dramatic effect.
- Focuses on the six popular woods (maple, quartersawn white oak, mahogany, walnut, cherry and alder) and outlines the unique characteristics with regard to colouring each
- Outlines the supplies needed, including brushes, sandpaper and much more
- Easy-to-follow and engaging chapters on the different chemicals and dyes that will make your woodworking shine
- Recipes, insights and many "a-ha!" moments make learning about chemicals and dyes both fascinating and within easy reach
- Helpful sidebars offer tips, mistakes, and countless nuggets of information
The bathroom you've always dreamed of starts here! Over 350 ideas covering a range of bathroom styles and sizes plus top-notch design advice combine to make this an ultimate sourcebook.
Inside you will learn how to make smart choices about what you really want in a bathroom plus options for how to combine everything you love to create a room that works for you. Including planning your bathroom, layouts that work, fixtures, tubs and showers, floors, walls, and ceilings, lighting, heating and cooling, storage solutions and finishing touches.$29.99$12.99
The Complete Guide to Walls & Ceilings gives you all the information you need to understand and maintain structural integrity, while reimagining and remodelling visible surfaces to meet your home decor needs.
All the essentials of framing walls and ceilings are shown with step-by-step photos in exhaustive detail, including framing window and door openings. Includes tips and techniques for hanging and finishing drywall on horizontal and vertical surfaces the correct way. Choosing and applying wallcoverings is also covered as well as the final step in your wall or ceiling project: installing trimwork – baseboard, crown moulding, door and window trim and much more.$29.99
With the savvy tips and thorough information found in this book, you can create a functional, satisfying workspace in spaces as small as a closet. It covers all the issues that creating a small-space shop presents, including storage, ventilation, lighting, electrical service, dust and sound control, and shop layout.
Complete with a dozen space-efficient layout plans, this beautifully photographed how-to guide has a solution for every situation. Plus, you'll find detailed plans and how-to instructions for 12 handy workshop aides to help you get the most from your tiny shop.
The book also features a lengthy discussion on choosing space-saving tools, convertible and multi-use furnishings, niches, and work surfaces with tiny footprints and of course a host of storage products, tips, and strategies.$39.99
This third edition of a classic favourite includes time-honored installation methods and features new flooring styles and important new information on renewable flooring materials, such as bamboo, reclaimed floorboards and natural stone. It also includes the latest techniques for polished and etched concrete flooring.
The bonus DVD includes 50 minutes of real-time demonstration of crucial layout and installation techniques, as well as the entire print edition in digital form.$34.99$14.99
All the info that's needed ensure that the entry points to your home serve all your needs.
Step directions for installing & maintaining all types of doors & windows found in today's homes. Updated projects with colour photos featuring modern materials like fibreglass doors & insulated glass window units. Egress windows, garage doors, bay windows, replacement windows, patio doors, etc.
Design info that's practical & inspiring.$52.99$19.99
Whether you're interested in a major remodel or only a little renovating, you only need to equip yourself with the tools and supplies listed and follow the clear step-by-step colour photos and directions to successfully to patch a tile floor, remove a closet, glaze walls, install crown moulding, strip wallpaper, add a wall organising system, repair a concrete pond, eliminate drafts, and more.$29.95$17.99
At long last, a master carpenter shows you how to assemble stairs that are solid and attractive. Whether you need to build three steps up to a deck or a full flight to your second floor, this one-on-one tutorial with Scott Schuttner takes the guesswork out of going up and down. You are right there as Schuttner shows how to build two common staircases: a straight-run stair with plywood treads and risers (to be covered with carpeting) and an L-shaped stair with housed oak treads and risers.
You'll discover how a pro troubleshoots and corrects problems, as well as how to:
- Calculate and mark the rise and run for any length stair
- Position carriages to accommodate drywall and skirtboards
- Fasten sturdy treads and risers so they never squeak
- Anchor shopmade newel posts, balusters and handrail
Duration: 60 minutes$24.99
Whether you just want to add some light to a room or need to hang doors and windows on a job site, you'll find Tom Law's methods and trade secrets invaluable. And Law doesn't ignore problems. In one part of the DVD, he intentionally creates a door-hanger's nightmare, then shows you how to save the installation.
By watching Law you'll learn how to:
- Square up and secure an opening window in minutes
- Set and seal an insulated glass unit in a custom-built frame
- Shim and plumb a prehung exterior door so it won't sag
- Size an interior door blank to fit within a site-built frame
- Make a simple template to align and rout hinge mortises
DVD Duration: 60 minutes$24.99
If you're replacing your tired kitchen cabinets or are planning to install a new kitchen, this video workshop is a must. With the camera beside him the whole way, master carpenter Tom Law transforms a bare farmhouse addition into a modern country kitchen, complete with floor-to-ceiling pantries and a large island counter.
You'll learn how to:
- Hang upper cabinets
- Fit cabinets to uneven walls and floors
- Position a lazy Susan corner cabinet
- Clamp and screw cabinets tightly together
- Create an attractive L-shaped island
- Set and seam a Corian countertop
You'll also visit a 'top shop' to see how a pro makes a simple plastic-laminate countertop, complete with sink cutout and backsplash.
Duration: 48 minutes$24.99
Traditional strip flooring, measuring 2 to 3 inches wide, remains the single most popular choice among homeowners. Solid hardwood has a timeless sense of beauty; it lends a natural warmth and comfort to a room. It’s easy to clean and maintain and adds more value to a home than any other flooring choice on the market.
In this DVD, wood flooring expert Charles Peterson covers the step by step installation of a wood strip floor, walking readers through the complete process, from prepping through to layout, installation, sanding, and finishing.
DVD Duration: 60 minutes$24.99
In an era when there are countless competing claims on one's attention, how does one find the internal focus to be creative? For master furniture craftsman Gary Rogowski, the answer is in the act of creative work itself. The discipline of working with one's hands to create unnecessarily beautiful things shapes the builder into a more complete human being.
Handmade is a profound meditation on the eternal value of manual work, creativity, human fallibility and the stubborn pursuit of quality work. Rogowski tells his life story of how he became a craftsman and how years of persistent work have taught him patience, resilience, tolerance for failure and a love of pursuing beauty and mastery for its own sake.
Part autobiography, part guide to creativity and part guide to living, Handmade is a book for craftspeople, artists and anyone who seeks clarity, purpose and creativity in their work – and it's the perfect antidote to a modern world that thinks human labour is obsolete.$26.99
The Homemade Woodshop shows you how to build woodworking machines that not only save you money, but will allow you to add more features and, ultimately, greater precision and more versatility to the machines in your shop.
You'll discover 12 detailed projects for building precise, durable shop-made machines including:
- Sliding-top router table that makes joinery safe and easy
- Multi-function downdraft table that combines dust collection with countless workholding applications
- Sliding crosscut table that gives your table saw the precision and convenience of a high-end European saw
- Crosscut "super-sled" that allows you to create box joints, splined miters, tenons and more
- Table saw workstation that affords you a complete workshop in a 120 x 240 cm footprint
- And 7 more!
Everything a woodworker needs to know about building a workbench, making outfeed tables for shop machines, making work tables and assembly tables, storage cabinets for tools, materials, supplies.
Bonus: Build like an aircraft engineer, super-flat and strong with a torsion box workbench, assembly table and alignment beams.
For the best results on any dry wall project your planning, refer to this guide that includes hundreds of photographs and drawings in colour.
With up to date detailed information on building codes, installation, finishing tools and techniques. And learn how to estimate materials, find and correct defects, texture and decoration, and how to use a dry wall for a range of other applications, such as reducing sound.$24.99$9.99
With this title you'll get a chance to go back to school for some real world knowledge that will come in handy! You will learn the basics of working with metal. Metal is not a mystery; you just need someone to teach you how to work with it.
Inside you'll find:
* The Many Mutations of Metal
* How to Use the Tools and Set Up a Workspace
* Secrets to Soldering, Welding and Forging
* Surface Repairs and Finishing Tricks.
Tackle that leaky pipe or heating duct that needs replacing and many more DIY projects.$32.99
This lovely toy high chair allows the little mother to safely feed her doll at feed time. The chair can also be used to showcase dolls for sale and is also suitable for medium-sized teddy bears.
- Hand saw
- Drill bits
- Sand paper
- Band saw or jig saw
Recommended Tools (for A Quicker job)
- Radial arm saw
- Bench drill
- Belt & flat Sander
- Table saw
Full sized patterns, simply cut out with scissors, lay on the timber and trace. Each piece tells you which way the grain goes, timber selection, finishing, symbols for types of holes in easy step-by-step written and illustrated format, with metric and imperial instructions.
Features: 72cm long x 73cm high for 2 to 5 year olds
Tools Required: drill & bits, jigsaw or bandsaw, handsaw, sandpaper, wood file$20.00
The Instruction Book is your step-by-step guide to assembly, carving and finishing... and detailed full size Plan Sheet for the large Bow Rocker. Plans of the stand included. More than 35 coloured illustrations
Everything you need to know to transform your old kitchen into your dream kitchen for a fraction of the cost of a new one. How to:
- Choose wood & door styles for any taste & budget
- Make minor modifications for a more efficient kitchen
- Avoid costly errors in orders
- Veneer face frames to look like solid wood
- Advanced beginners/remodelling pros wanting to enter this burgeoning market