Love working with gourds, but hate all the dust? This new book offers an alternative technique. Step-by-step instructions, along with 176 color photographs, show how to chip and chisel a gourd into a decorative piece for the house or outside. Best of all, only basic, simple tools are needed; no electric cords, no noise, no…


If you’re contemplating a new pool project, and if you want it to outshine all others, this is the book for you. Here is a virtual, vicarious tour of nearly 300 spectacular swim-able waterscapes by the world’s top pool builders, members of the elite Master Pool Guild. Samples of their work range from sweet little…


The shotgun would have been no use without its cartridges. Much has already been written about the histories of shotguns but very little about the cartridges themselves. This comprehensive work has been produced to help to rectify this situation. Contained within the book are alphabetical listings of more than 1100 firms and their cartridges from…


A timely guide for individuals moving from a larger to a smaller space or consolidating two (or more) people’s possessions into a single abode offers practical strategies for paring down one’s belongings to the best and most meaningful items, simplifying one’s life, controlling clutter, and dealing with the emotional aspects of “streamlining.” Original. 20,000 first…


Dress your nest! One of the easiest and most affordable ways to update a room is to add slipcovers to the furniture. In The Home Decor Idea Book Slipcovers, interior designer Jackie Von Tobel shares more than 300 slipcover designs to help transform seat covers, cushions, chairs, settees, sofas, benches and lampshades from drab to…