If you have never fixed a tile in your life, this book will provide you with all the information you need to get started, and if you already have some tiling experience it will offer you a much deeper understanding of the process and enable you to tackle advanced projects. It covers all the basic…


A study of the furniture-makers, social structure, household possessions and surviving pieces of furniture of two neighbouring New England communities. Drawing on documentary and artifactual sources, the author explores the interplay among producer, process and style in demonstrating why and how the social economies of these two seemingly similar towns differed significantly during the late…


“James has a command of garden and interior design.” -Southern Living James T. Farmer III is all about the “elegant gardening lifestyle,” using the bounty from your landscape, cutting gardens, fruit trees and farmers markets to enrich your home and table. In this book, James inspires us with wreath creations for a grand entrance in…


Award-winning photographer John de Visser and lifelong cottager Judy Ross take readers inside 45 of Canada’s most enticing boathouses – the rustic, the charming, the grand and the glamorous. Some date to the 1800s and have changed little over the past century; others are recent eye-catching additions to the water’s edge. Styles range from Victorian…


Here’s a complete course in the basic and correct techniques for mastering the lathe. Learn to create beautifully shaped newels, balusters, and chair and table legs by using gouges and chisels on a lathe. Each chapter takes on an essential aspect of woodturning–from types of lathes and accessories to sharpening, from turning between centers to…


The first book from acclaimed interior designer Barbara Barry explores the beauty and principles of good design. Barbara Barry’s work has long been praised for its quiet refinement, soothing palette, and graceful furnishings, as well as for its ravishing tailoring and coloring. In her first book, Barry explores her design philosophy, meditating on the transformative…