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Ultimate Guide: Barns, Sheds & Outbuildings, Updated 4th Edition

This do-it-yourself guide gives you the information you need to enhance your property by constructing barns, sheds, and other outbuildings. Select from dozens of ready-to-build plan packages and order readily available construction blueprints, CAD files, cost estimates, and materials lists.

DIY for Renters

DIY for Renters shows how to perform common repairs and upgrades that are economical, safe, and do not conflict with tenant/landlord agreements. Learn how to deal with all of the normal maintenance issues that every home encounters, from squeaky doors and wet basements to plumbing, heating and electrical repairs.

Beginner's Guide to DIY

Start doing your own household repairs and simple renovations without the expense of calling in a professional. Full of expert advice, this practical beginner’s handbook features easy instructions for all the home DIY basics, from painting and wallpapering to simple plumbing, changing a lock, using power tools, fixing a squeaky board and much more.

Self-Sufficiency: Herbs and Spices

Self Sufficiency: Herbs and Spices is packed with practical information for growing, using, and storing flavor-enhancing foods. This clear and concise directory provides all of the essential information needed to produce herbs and spices in either small or large spaces.

National Wildlife Federation®: Attracting Birds, Butterflies & Other Wildlife to Your Backyard, 2nd Edition

Make your backyard more bird-friendly by providing natural habitats for a wide variety of wildlife. More than a dozen step-by-step family projects from the National Wildlife Federation make getting back to nature easy, educational, and fun.

Natural Style

This earth-friendly guide to home décor shows how to use organic and eco-conscious materials for elegant yet sustainable decorating. With advice for every room in the house, Natural Style includes the latest information on organic fabrics, natural flooring materials, low VOC paints, energy-efficient lighting options, and more.

Building your own Dock

Build your own sound, functional dock that will overcome almost any waterfront challenge with this essential guide. In Building your own Dock you’ll find detailed plans, expert tips, advice on building methods, and insight on materials and specialty parts for all the most popular types of docks.

Creative Terrariums

Creative Terrariums shows how to build and maintain unique mini-gardens full of lush, oxygen-boosting plants, with 31 cutting-edge, contemporary terrarium designs that will add a decorative organic presence to even the smallest room.

Living Your Tiny House Dream

In this indispensable manual for tiny house living, award-winning tiny home builder Chris Schapdick offers first-hand information to help tiny home aspirants realize their dream, with advice on design, construction, legalities of living in a tiny home, and how to deal with some of the inevitable challenges of living tiny.

Plant Combinations for an Abundant Garden

This concise, easy-to-use book shows how to create productive gardens by selecting the perfect plant combinations. A comprehensive plant directory provides handy information on summer-flowering annuals, herbaceous perennials, shrubs, small trees, climbers, water plants, bamboos, culinary herbs, fruits, vegetables and more.

Woodworking for the Garden

Woodworking for the Garden offers 16 stylish outdoor projects, from trellises and planters to decking, fences, chairs, benches, tables, sheds, pergolas and more. Each project includes easy to follow step-by-step instructions, color photographs, clear construction diagrams, and materials lists.

Green Clean

This eco-friendly handbook explains how to eliminate toxic chemical household cleaning agents from your life and replace them with natural, homemade solutions, with practical, comprehensive advice for every household cleaning need from kitchen, bathroom, and laundry to windows, floors, grills, decks, and cars.

Outdoor Paint Techniques and Faux Finishes, Revised Edition

This practical guide to exterior decorating features 25 weatherproof paint effects, with options for five surfaces: plaster, cement, wood, metal, and stone. Step-by-step projects are provided for a wide variety of decorative finishes including stucco treatment, faux tiles, frescos, lime washing, verdigris, moss effects, and more.

Cabins & Cottages, Revised & Expanded Edition

If you've ever dreamed about building your own rustic cottage in the woods or the hunting cabin of your dreams, or even homesteading off-the-grid, this handy reference provides a logical, sensible, and easy-to-follow approach to building a permanent shelter in that perfect out-of-the-way place.

Backyard Homesteading, Second Revised Edition

This award-winning book shows how to turn any backyard—no matter how small it may be—into a sustainable and self-sufficient “homestead” for raising livestock and providing homegrown food including fruits, vegetables, honey, eggs, milk, and meat.