Traditional furniture withstands the test of time, and for many woodworkers it represents the high point of furniture design. These projects from the contributors to “Fine Woodworking” magazine range from the simply elegant to high-style elaborate. Taking on the challenge of building one of these period gems will reward the maker with an heirloom that…


Based on the successful blog, Living Large in Our Little House, the book is a practical and inspirational memoir about the joy and freedom of tiny house living. Traditionally, the American Dream has included owning a house, and until recently that meant the bigger the better. McMansions have flourished in suburbs across the country, and…


This title features traditional methods for the eco-friendly household. It is a practical guide to cleaning with eco-friendly, natural products, featuring ideas for inside and outside the home and personal use. It features the five natural cleaners that no home should be without: White vinegar, a mild acidic product that won’t destroy surfaces; Bicarbonate of…


For the past few years, Grant Thompson has spent his weekends starting fires, building cannons, and experimenting with dry ice and liquid nitrogen. He s made pumpkins explode, defied gravity, and discovered countless ways to make everyday life easier using ordinary items such as butter, suntan lotion, cupcake wrappers, and aluminum foil. His discoveries and…


During the mid-nineteeth century Frances Green was one of Rhode Island’s most famous writers. Known predominantly for her reform writings, which addressed the causes of temperance, labor, suffrage, abolition, and spiritualism, this remarkable woman is virtually unremembered today. Like her contemporary Catherine Beecher, Green’s work also ventured into the domestic realm with the publication of…


This comprehensive guide to the tools and techniques of woodworking has been a favorite of both amateur and professional woodworkers for over a century. Readers will learn to make almost anything using only hand tools. With nearly 3,000 illustrations, this definitive guide is an invaluable resource for any do-it-yourselfer. From identifying and holding tools properly…


‘A house is an idea, a house is a thing, a house is you, a tangible embodiment of your dreams and desires and interests. Your house has its own personality and continuity and unity. Its parts come together as your home’. As the award-winning interior designer explains, a house becomes a home only when it…