Our daily lives are full of boxes-some purely functional, others purely decorative, but most provide both beauty and a worthwhile purpose. There are many ways to make boxes; square, round, long, tall, turned or bandsawn. In the Box Builder’s Handbook author A.J. Hamler presents some of the projects as introductions to specific box styles. Others…


The Wartime Housewife will bring old fashioned values and skills to our very modern world! In this book, she shares recipes and tips on budgeting, repairing things, mending and scavenging; ideas for the school holidays, outings, gardening, DIY, sewing and craft; and anything else that might prove useful in your daily life. The Wartime Housewife…


This remarkable history of late-seventeenth- and early-eighteenth-century France introduces the age when comfort became a new ideal. Home life, formerly characterized by stiff formality, was revolutionized by the simultaneous introduction of the sofa (a radical invitation to recline or converse), the original living rooms, and the very concept of private bedrooms and bathrooms, with far-reaching…