This new paperback expands on the techniques covered in “Shaping Wood–a title in the enormously successful Complete Illustrated Guides series. It covers joinery relating to 18th century furniture styles, as well as the demanding techniques required to complete ornate period pieces. Turning and carving, as well as building accurately, are all included in a highly…


Treasure one of the greatest forms of pop art in America–the metal lunch box. This is undoubtedly the most comprehensive and colorful compilation of metal lunch boxes ever published. Memories of childhood buddies carried to school each day are beautifully photographed from every angle to display the front, the back and the bands of every…


Sheds aren’t just for storage anymore. With a little bit of thought and work, your shed can become a guest cottage, a recording studio, a writer’s getaway and even a "e;small"e; business location. With more people staying in their current homes, the opportunity to add on beyond the scope of the existing house is more…


Back-to-basics gardening that will benefit the earth and your wallet Want to use ordinary waste to create an extraordinary garden? Composting lets you turn household food waste, yard clippings, and more into free compost and mulch that’s chock-full of nutrients. From building and working with traditional compost bins to starting an indoor worm-composting operation, Composting…


Carve lifelike animal-handled canes and walking sticks with power tools. Over 180 clear color photos and concise, informative text take the reader through all the tools, techniques, and individual steps, from carving the blank and setting the eyes to texturing the fur and painting the finished handle. Patterns are provided for fifteen projects to make…