Hacienda Courtyards Karen Witynski and Joe P. Carr Photographs by Karen Witynski Towering walls covered in flowering vines, carved stone columns, tranquil water fountains, and seductive palm-lined pools create the serene oasis that is the hacienda courtyard. Discover the rich colors, natural textures, and design details that define the alluring, centuries-old courtyard that is the…


With the spiralling cost of moving, and the boom in people building their own houses, builders have never been busier. But, so often homeowners are disappointed with the end result or find that time and money have run out. This book will enable homeowners to be in full control of managing home building work. Whether…


Woodcarver Richard Butz teaches chapter by chapter whittling, chip carving, wildlife carving, relief carving, lettering, and architectural carving. The reader learns by doing, working through carefully illustrated and progressively more challenging exercises and projects. Butz provides scaled patterns for each project and ends each chapter with a gallery of additional projects using the techniques learned.


This unique publication presents to the reader an exceptional collection of some 450 examples of the finest handmade woodwork of the twentieth century. Almost 200 designer-makers are represented, providing a gallery of superbly crafted work including furniture, sculpture, turnery, gazebos and conservatories, toys and automata, musical instruments, decorative boxes, marquetry, and other wood ware such…


This is a practical hands-on guide to painting any area in the home, with over 200 step-by-step pictures. It is an instant guide to basic techniques, including preparing surfaces, filling cracks, and the best way to apply paints and varnishes. It is a useful advice about the various types of paint such as matt, eggshell…


This is a delightful pack of high-quality flower gift cards and decorative envelopes. It is a fabulous collection of 20 beautiful flower display cards and decorative envelopes. The inside of each card is left blank, to be used for any occasion. Practical instructions on the back of every card describe how to create each flower…