“Host a dinner party * Make a bed * Set a table * Use the proper fork * Polish silver * Prepare high tea * Present a calling card * Make conversation * Fold a shirt .”.. all with the charm, ease and sophistication of a butler. In a clear, straightforward style, Charles MacPherson lays…


501 easy, affordable DIY decorating projects for every room in your home Giving your home a facelift doesn’t have to break the bank-or your back This idea-packed book gives you step-by-step instructions for tackling small, inexpensive, and easily achievable decorating projects that will give your home a whole new look. “501 Decorating Ideas Under $100”…


“The New York Times Practical Guide to Practically Everything” is the comprehensive resource for hands-on pursuits of everyday life. All the wisdom of “The New York Times”‘ experts in every field is packed into one volume that has been completely revised and updated. The book provides detailed information, tips, and step-by-step instructions on such relevant…


The Practical Woodworker, edited by Bernard E. Jones, is a foundation set of books for the woodworker interested in early 20th-century woodworking techniques. Volume 2 covers workbenches and tool chests, as well as a number of projects and techniques for the home and its environs, such as garden carpentry, trellises, porches and arbors, poultry houses,…


A centuries-old Chinese practice, feng shui has captured the Western imagination as a tool for design and well-being. In this classic book, complete with helpful drawings and photographs, Sarah Rossbach shows how anyone can apply its principles to enhance their careers, family life, health, and prosperity. Rossbach interprets the teachings of feng shui master Lin…


One of the most sought-after and respected carvers of wooden Santa figures shares 20 new and delightful patterns. Al Streetman takes the reader step-by-step through the carving of a windblown Santa, holding a lantern and grasping a walking stick as he tries to make his way through a Christmas eve storm. This and other whimsical…