Indoor D I Y Projects

  • Bathroom Ideas That Work
    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.
  • Black & Decker Complete Guide to Walls and Ceilings

    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.

  • Black & Decker: The Complete Guide to Concrete & Masonry

    This updated fourth edition includes traditional techniques for laying concrete, adapted to make them easy for ordinary homeowners, and also features completely modern materials and techniques, such as tumbled concrete pavers, acid-etching for coloured concrete slabs, and important green paving options, such as rain-garden arroyos and permeable pavers.

    Several cutting-edge projects, like polished concrete countertops and stamped concrete walkways, are included in this book. An exposed aggregate patio, a reinforced concrete block wall and the latest tools and materials for handling new products are featured. A completely new section on foundation walls shows you all the options, including the latest structural insulated panels, that are now more DIY friendly than ever.

    No homeowner or do-it-yourselfer will want to miss this chance to master the best methods to create lasting beauty around the house.

  • Complete Guide to Flooring
    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.
  • Complete Guide to Windows and Entryways
    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.
  • DIY to the Rescue
    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.
  • DVD Basic Stairbuilding

    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

  • DVD Installing Doors & Windows

    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

  • DVD Installing Kitchen Cabinets & Countertops

    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

  • DVD: Wood Flooring with Charles Peterson

    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

  • Homemade Workshop

    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!

  • Installing & Finishing Drywall
    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.
  • Making Working Wooden Locks
    For woodworkers who enjoy making moving mechanically oriented objects, such as puzzles, games, gears and motors.

    Arranged from least to most challenging, this guide to creating fully functional, working locks from wood includes step-by-step instructions, colour photos, measured drawings, and advice on wood selection, tools, and finishing. Create five different locks, including a combination lock.
  • Plan - Toy High Chair

    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.

    Basic Tools

    • Drill
    • Hand saw
    • Drill bits
    • Sand paper
    • Rasp
    • Band saw or jig saw

    Recommended Tools (for A Quicker job)

    • Radial arm saw
    • Bench drill
    • Belt & flat Sander
    • Router
    • Table saw

  • Plan Rocking Chair

    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

  • Plan-Medium Rocking Horse
    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
  • Refacing Cabinets

    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

  • Stairscaping

    This book covers residential staircases, including both classical and contemporary interior and exterior staircases, thorough well-researched, accessible text and detailed photography.

    A full resource section provides information for staircase restoration, resource tools and other helpful industry contacts, making this an indispensible guide and idea book. Discover:

    • The best place to locate stairs in the house and why
    • How to select a style that is right for your house and lifestyle
    • How to make stair steps comfortable, safe and accessible
    • Plus more

  • Step-by-Step Projects for Self-Sufficiency

    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!

  • Unbuilding: Salvaging the Architectural Treasures of Unwanted Ho
    The ultimate guide to taking apart a building & rescuing its reusable parts & pieces – many of which are of a quality that's now unattainable.

    Two experts on salvaging unwanted houses explain this 'green' art & take us on an illustrated tour of the process covering everything from assessing a building for salvage potential to deconstructiong the whole house safely.