Heating with wood is often considered a natural and economical alternative to electricity or fossil fuels. However, even with a fairly new and efficient woodstove, many cords of wood are required for burning over the course of a single winter, and incomplete combustion can contribute to poor air quality. A rocket mass heater is an…


THE CLUTTER CLINIC offers room by room guidance on how to reorganise your home and ‘love the home you are in’ again. Romaine’s easily achievable suggestions will make a seemingly overwhelming task become simple. Includes lots of useful tips and shortcuts to ditching clutter and choosing the right storage solutions. There is an extensive shopping…


For anyone who’s ever had trouble rendering the human face, the newly expanded and revised edition of “Carving the Human Face”, is the ticket to creating realistic portraits. From a world champion carver known for his lifelike busts, this updated book includes new patterns and photographs, in addition to valuable information on techniques for creating…


In his bestselling book, “It’s All Too Much,” Peter Walsh helped tens of thousands of people clear the clutter from their homes and lives. Now, due to many of those same readers’ requests, Peter has put together the “It’s All Too Much Workbook.” Designed with clear strategies and proven techniques for clearing out each room…


A revised edition of a classic guide to woodworking methods that have been refined and developed over thousands of years. It teaches and preserves techniques and historical information that were lost when modern woodworking technology, dedicated to mass production, displaced the craftsman. Every woodworking operation–chopping, splitting, using the workbench, sawing, hewing, boring, chiseling, shaping, planing,…


“How to plan, carve and paint your personal totem pole.” This well-illustrated guidebook includes the history of totem-pole carving and its West Coast native traditions, techniques and patterns. It examines the historic and modern tools involved. And it also presents great ideas for carving a totem pole, whether with traditional designs or more personal folk-art…