This book is the first complete reference on the extraordinary new concrete-based homebuilding systems. One of the best-kept secrets in the construction industry, the new concrete homebuilding systems (CHS) are a far cry from the unappealing gray block and poured cement of the past. Not only are they more energy efficient than wood frame homes,…


Now available for the first time in book form, this popular series of articles from GMC’s Woodturning magazine is essential reading for anyone who wants to acquire a solid foundation in traditional woodturning techniques. The book shows how to make a wide range of stylish and practical items, from kitchen and household accessories to small…


In this full color, beautiful new work, Judy Ditmer shares her extensive knowledge of bowl turning with the novice turner. Beginning with the preparation and seasoning of the bowl blank, Judy takes the turner step-by-step through the finished product. Along the way she covers the proper use of tools, design considerations, and safety considerations for…


Surface treatments and textures have recently taken centre stage in the design world. Where pattern and accessories once dominated, a shift towards a purer and more minimalist approach has required the surfaces themselves to offer the contrasts of colour, pattern and texture instead. Packed with over 500 beautiful colour and texture samples for every surface,…