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Washington, D.C.-area architect Robert M. Gurney, FAIA, designs ecologically aware modern homes using natural materials and varied construction methods. Modern Order: Houses by Robert Gurney features photography and drawings of 19 of Gurney’s homes, with an essay by architecture writer/editor Vernon Mays.
Residential consumption represents nearly one quarter of North America’s total energy use and the average homeowner spends thousands of dollars a year on power bills. To help alleviate this problem, Energy-Wise Landscape Design presents hundreds of practical ways everyone can save money, time, and effort while making their landscapes more environmentally healthy, ecologically rich, and energy efficient.... more...
The tropical homes designed by San Francisco-based architect Shay Zak perfectly capture the spirit and culture of the islands. Subtleties of proportion, celebration of light, and thoughtful framing of views are delicately balanced to create exceptional homes that are perfectly suited to their dramatic oceanside sites. Constructed of natural materials that are beautiful to the eye and pleasant to the touch, the structures mesh... more...
There’s nothing that matches the satisfaction of having just the right tool or equipment to perform a task – and brewing tools are no exception, especially when you’ve created or adapted them yourself.  Brew Ware is your complete guide to choosing or making the right equipment for your homebrewing endeavors.  If you are thinking about brewing or increasing your brewing capacity, this book is the first piece of equipment... more...
A Popular Science sourcebook with 304 ways to solve storage problems in every room of your home, shop or office. “Contains a large number of clearly illustrated plans for all types of storage facilities.”—Fine Woodworking. It’s quick and easy with 2-color drawings, hundreds of photos, and step-by-step instructions. “Will be of use to the home handyman and do-it-yourselfer.”—Fine Woodworking.
Make all the classic hand-woodworking tools you want with this fantastic guide. From the essential materials and finishes to the workshop techniques, you'll learn every facet of making and modifying your own tools. Tune and improve a classic Bailey pattern plane, modify bench vises, make handles to improve saws, chisels, and screwdrivers. Every chapter includes the author's own photos, line drawings, and plans. Bonus: a color section featuring all the... more...
In September 1999, FIDIC introduced its new Suite of Contracts, which included a “new” Red, Yellow, Silver and Green forms of contract. The “new” Red Book was intended to replace the 1992 fourth edition of the Red Book, with the ambition that its use would cease with time. This ambition has not materialised and is unlikely to do so in the future. Despite the importance of the 1999 Forms, there has been very little published on the new... more...
With little effort and expense, you can hide cash, armaments and even family from the menacing eyes of burglars, terrorists or anyone. Learn how to construct dozens of hiding places right in your house and yard. Here are small hiding places for concealing money and jewelry and large places for securing survival supplies or persons. More than 100 drawings show how to turn ordinary items into extraordinary hiding places.
The Complete Home Decorating Idea Book focuses on vertical and horizontal surfaces by examining not only windows, walls and floors but also celebrates the fifth wall ceilings! Readers will discover the clever possibilities for treating surfaces of all kinds with paint, wallpaper, tile, stone, fabric and more. Beginning with a chapter on a personal favorite, window treatments, Stoehr covers all types of hard and soft window products, as well as how to... more...
A fireplace on wheels? A chandelier lit by Xerox? A shrink-wrapped designer closet? These are just a few of the more than 100 stylish and innovative projects in Janet Lee’s Living in a Nutshell: a one-of-a-kind DIY decorating guide with fresh ideas to fool the eye into seeing—and believing—that even the most cramped little lair can hold more space and glamor than just the sum its of four walls. The design maven behind... more...
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