If chosen correctly and properly maintained, a high-quality lawnmower should provide many years of trouble-free service. This extensively illustrated, step-by-step practical manual provides the reader with advice on how to choose the best mower for their needs, and how to carry out DIY maintenance to keep it in tip-top condition, saving on potentially expensive professional…


Veranda invites you to step inside the finest interiors, all decorated by the world’s best and most influential designers. The readers of Veranda expect escape, with every issue presenting stunning interiors in lush layouts, which is exactly what this dream book delivers. These 30 homes are among the most spectacular ever featured in the magazine,…


If you raise livestock or crops, you’ll need a fence. Good fences are critical to success. They protect your animals (and plants) and keep them at home, and they can also minimize the damage done by pests and predators. In “Farm Fences and Gates,” you’ll learn how to build and repair the fences you need–and…


The first step into a new craft can be overwhelming: Where to start? What tools to buy? What projects to begin with? Thanks to author and internationally acclaimed woodcarver Chris Pye, this guide is filled with everything a beginning woodcarver needs to know. Chris Pye’s Woodcarving Course & Reference Manual is akin to having a…


The first book devoted to James Mont, the important and uniquely American Mid-Century interior and furniture designer. He established his reputation in America for creating custom clandestine bars during prohibition for Hollywood stars and East Coast mobsters. By the mid-thirties he had a thriving design business based in New York City. His aesthetic was defined…


At once an adventure story and an instructional guidebook on how to build a flat-bottom boat, this unique work embodies the excitement of boating life. In a journey fit for Huck Finn, a group of friends trek down the Missouri River on nothing more than a homemade skiff where they encounter colorful locals, discover secluded…


In our modern age of rampant consumerism, we are losing touch with the traditional domestic activities that previous generations took for granted. We buy everything we needand much that we dontrather than making new or making do. We no longer know how to sew a button, darn a hole, or iron properly. However, while vacuum…