Craft & Hobbies (444)

DIY for Renters

ISBN: 9781580118330

Author: Charles Byers    Publisher: Creative Homeowner

The essential repair and maintenance guide for everyone who rents—not owns—their home! Practical instruction for apartment and house renters to ensure you d...


The essential repair and maintenance guide for everyone who rents—not owns—their home! Practical instruction for apartment and house renters to ensure you don't risk your safety deposit Perform common repairs and install upgrades that are economical, safe, and in line with your rental agreement Maintenance issues are addressed, from squeaky doors and wet basements to plumbing, heating, and electrical repair Step-by-step instructions, illustrations, and color photos guide you through the repairs Tips for upgrade removal for when it's time to leave your rental behind and move on This book is designed to help apartment and house renters perform common repairs and upgrades that are economical, safe, and do not conflict with tenant/landlord agreements. Author Charles Byers, an experienced vocational school educator, shows how to address all the normal maintenance issues that every home will encounter, from squeaky doors or floors, wet basements, and replacing light switches to installing ceiling fans and plumbing, heating, and electrical repairs. Mr. Byers guides you to complete each project as inexpensively and perfectly as possible, using readily available materials from the local home center. He even includes tips on taking down and removing upgrades when it's time to leave the rental unit, so you can get your security deposit back in full! DIY for Renters: Don't Call the Landlord will make the perfect, practical housewarming gift for any young person moving out on their own for the first time. Packed with step-by-step instructions, illustrations, and color photos, this book teaches basic repair skills that any potential future homeowner will use for the rest of their lives!


Bind: paperback


Pages: 176


Dimensions: 204 x 254 mm


Publication Date: 28-02-2020


$39.99
Basket Essentials

ISBN: 9781497100145

Author: Lora Irish    Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing

Go beyond just following the steps—learn the methods to traditional basket weaving! 20 classic folk basket patterns including egg, potato, and Appalachian bas...


Go beyond just following the steps—learn the methods to traditional basket weaving! 20 classic folk basket patterns including egg, potato, and Appalachian baskets Step-by-step instructions and photography take you through every method Master proper techniques on an intermediate level, not just the beginner's how-to Author Lora Irish is an accomplished artist and maker of many trades With 20 classic folk basket patterns and clear step-by-step instructions and photos, you'll acquire all the proper techniques you need to become an accomplished basket-weaver inside Basket Essentials: Rib Basket Weaving. From measuring and adding spokes to learning various weaving patterns, learn the methods to the art of traditional basket weaving. The author, the legendary Lora Irish, is a talented and successful artist of many trades and has been making baskets for 15 years. She has also written several woodcarving, pyrography, and craft pattern books.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 200 x 250 mm


Publication Date: 28-02-2020


$49.99
Garden Mosaics

ISBN: 9781497100749

Author: Emma Biggs    Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing

Create a colorful garden with tiles galore! 19 mosaic projects to beautify your outdoor space Beginner-friendly guide with directions and information on the mat...


Create a colorful garden with tiles galore! 19 mosaic projects to beautify your outdoor space Beginner-friendly guide with directions and information on the materials, tools, and techniques you'll need to get started Step-by-step instructions, photos, and project templates for each design Use ceramic tiles, vitreous glass, marble, mirrors, or granite tiles to make your mosaic masterpieces Range of difficulty is provided within the projects, from simple and easy to elaborate and more challenging, in a progressive format Projects include plant pots, garden ornaments, a bird bath, wall plaques and panels, stepping stones, tables, and more A beginner-friendly handbook to mosaics for the garden in your backyard, Garden Mosaics opens with insightful chapters on understanding the materials, tools, and techniques necessary to prepare and get started. Using ceramic, vitreous glass, marble, mirrors, or granite tiles, you'll learn to create 19 stunning mosaic garden projects that range from simple to elaborate in difficulty. From one-of-a-kind pots, garden ornaments, and bird baths to steppingstones, garden tables, wall panels, and more, each of these beautiful projects will look stunning among the flowers, vegetables, or ornamental plants in your garden! Authors and talented mosaicists Emma Biggs and Tessa Hunkin have written over 5 books on mosaic art, design, and techniques. Each design they provide inside Garden Mosaics contains step-by-step instructions and coordinating photography, as well as pattern templates. Get started in mosaics by creating gorgeous projects and art to display proudly in your garden, with Garden Mosaics!


Bind: paperback


Pages: 144


Dimensions: 203 x 254 mm


Publication Date: 28-02-2020


$34.99
Ultimate Guide to Furniture Repair and Refinishing 2nd Revised Edition

ISBN: 9781580118439

Author: Brian Hingley    Publisher: Creative Homeowner

Whether you've received a beloved family heirloom that needs fixing up or want to repair and renovate bargain furniture, this Ultimate Guide to Furniture Repair...


Whether you've received a beloved family heirloom that needs fixing up or want to repair and renovate bargain furniture, this Ultimate Guide to Furniture Repair & Refinishing is packed with detailed information to help you get the job done! With more than 500 color step-by-step instructions, photographs, and detailed drawings, this authoritative DIY guide will show you everything you need to know to restore furniture, including tips on the tools, materials, and supplies needed. From removing old finishes and refurbishing warped wood to making structural repairs and preserving original finishes on old collectible furniture, you'll learn a wide range of shop-tested and approved methods to furniture restoration. Written by an authority in the field and seasoned furniture repair expert Brian D. Hingley, this book has been updated and redesigned from its previous edition so you can make the most out of damaged or antique furniture and achieve professional results.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 264


Dimensions: 200 x 250 mm


Publication Date: 28-02-2020


$49.99
DUE > 30th Apr 2020
Lettering For Absolute Beginners

ISBN: 9781497100527

Author: Danielle Stringer    Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing

An absolute must-have guide for beginners, this is an interactive workbook designed to teach you how to create gorgeous lettering with any pen on any surface, n...


An absolute must-have guide for beginners, this is an interactive workbook designed to teach you how to create gorgeous lettering with any pen on any surface, no brush pen or calligraphy nib necessary. You'll learn how to draw letters, words, inspirational phrases, and bible verses in multiple alphabet styles by practicing outlining letters and thickening downstrokes. Perforated traceable phrases and backgrounds allow you to make your own art, pull it out, then frame it. Simple, approachable, and fun, this method is versatile for any surface so you can create stunning faux calligraphy on paper, chalkboards, wood, glass, and more.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 176


Dimensions: 200 x 250 mm


Publication Date: 31-01-2020


$38.00
Calligraphy

ISBN: 9781504801133

Author: Margaret Morgan    Publisher: IMM Lifestyle

Your practical guide to learning the techniques of hand lettering! 12 step-by-step projects from professional lettering artist Margaret Morgan 4 included alphab...


Your practical guide to learning the techniques of hand lettering! 12 step-by-step projects from professional lettering artist Margaret Morgan 4 included alphabets to practice various styles of calligraphy Expert advice on pens, inks, papers, and techniques to learn and practice calligraphy Create beautiful cards, calendars, letterheads, and wall hangings If you've ever wanted to learn the techniques of hand lettering, then Calligraphy will give you the practical advice and guidance on materials, tools, and proper methods that you need to get started. With the four included alphabets and 12 step-by-step projects, you'll learn how to create stunning cards, calendars, letterheads, and wall hangings. Inside Calligraphy, author and professional lettering artist Margaret Morgan will provide you with all the essential skills you need to enjoy and thrive in the beautiful art of calligraphy!


Bind: paperback


Pages: 96


Dimensions: 175 x 225 mm


Publication Date: 31-01-2020


$34.99
Yard and Garden Furniture 2nd Edition

ISBN: 9781580118507

Author: Bill Hylton    Publisher: Creative Homeowner

Make the most of your yard with creative DIY furniture! 20 useful projects for backyard and garden furniture pieces, from simple to sophisticated Step-by-step i...


Make the most of your yard with creative DIY furniture! 20 useful projects for backyard and garden furniture pieces, from simple to sophisticated Step-by-step instructions, corresponding photography, parts lists, cutting plans, exploded views, and assembly views for each project Beginner-friendly projects for novices include a planter bench and basic garden bench More challenging pieces for intermediate to expert woodworkers include deck chairs and a porch rocker Author Bill Hylton is a contributor for Woodworker's Journal and author of several woodworking and home improvement books If you're a homeowner wanting to improve the look and utility of your backyard, this is your complete project guide! Yard and Garden Furniture, 2nd Edition, provides you with 20 creative and useful outdoor projects—from simple to sophisticated styles—to spruce up your outdoor space. With tips on woodworking tools and techniques, step-by-step instructions and photos, supply lists, cutting plans, exploded views, and assembly views, you'll be equipped with the inspiration and guidance you need to complete a wide variety of yard and garden furniture pieces. The projects inside include a wrap-around tree bench, round deck table, folding table-stool, porch swing, cedar recliner, hammock stand, plant cart, Adirondack chair and side table, glider stand, picnic table with benches, and more. Perfect for both beginners and more experienced woodworkers, these 20 attractive projects range in skill level and difficulty—so there's something for everyone to learn, create, and accomplish. Fill your yard and garden with personal touches you've made yourself, with Yard and Garden Furniture, 2nd Edition!


Bind: paperback


Pages: 224


Dimensions: 204 x 254 mm


Publication Date: 31-01-2020


$39.99
Extreme Color by Number : Landscapes

ISBN: 9781497204508

Author: Camille de Montmorillon    Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing

From majestic mountain ranges and winding river valleys to peaceful seaside villages, enter a coloring journey around the world with 24 challenging color by num...


From majestic mountain ranges and winding river valleys to peaceful seaside villages, enter a coloring journey around the world with 24 challenging color by number landscape scenes! The perfect balance of relaxation and focus, this coloring book for adults is a great way to take a break and unwind. Each gorgeous yet hidden landscape will slowly reveal itself as you add more color from the palette provided for you, so all you have to do is bring it to life! With colored pencils, markers, gel pens, or brush markers, color in the lightly numbered sections and escape to serene beaches, wild jungles, sunlit deserts, and so much more. Designs are printed on a single side of thick, high-quality paper with perforated edges so you can easily pull them out to frame and display, or use however you wish.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 24


Dimensions: 229 x 229 mm


Publication Date: 31-01-2020


$21.99
DUE > 31st Mar 2020
Fearless With Fabric

ISBN: 9781947163232

Author: Sarah J Maxwell    Publisher: Landauer Publishing

Quilt outside your comfort zone! The must-have project book for dedicated and intermediate quilters 14 step-by-step projects combine fabrics from different line...


Quilt outside your comfort zone! The must-have project book for dedicated and intermediate quilters 14 step-by-step projects combine fabrics from different lines and genres to encourage mixing and matching 4 sidebar features for every pattern: Leap of Faith suggestions, Confidence Booster tips, Color Lessons with alternative colorations, and Fearless Takeaways lists Insightful guidance teaches you how to transfer traditional blocks to modern quilts with skill and confidence This essential project book is designed to push boundaries and build your self-assurance so you can discover a new world of possibility! The projects, directions, and tips inside will inspire you to transfer your traditional blocks to beautiful modern quilts. With these 14 step-by-step projects that combine fabrics from different lines and genres, providing clear guidelines to encourage your own mixing and matching, you'll no longer fear the play between fabrics and colors! For each pattern, there are four sidebar features to encourage your experimentation: Leap of Faith motivators to give you a concrete suggestion on how to conquer a possible fear. Confidence Booster tips to address common concerns about each technique, from construction challenges to adapting different palettes to the project. Color Lesson suggestions to visualize how the quilt will look using different colorways. Fearless Takeaway lists to highlight the main concepts that you can apply to future projects. From incorporating negative space to manipulating traditional blocks into modern settings, you'll gain the skills to confidently choose, improvise, and embrace your own sense of style. Author Sarah J. Maxwell, an Aurifil designer, is the perfect teacher to help you reach your fullest quilting potential! Sarah is also a fabric and pattern designer for Studio 37 Fabrics with countless quilts to her credit. Her work has been regularly featured in both McCall's Quilting and McCall's Quick Quilts for the past several years, as well as Make Modern, Simply Moderne, American Patchwork & Quilting, Quilts & More, and many other magazines. Boost your confidence, quilt outside your comfort zone, and be bold in your future quilting projects with Fearless with Fabric Fresh Quilts from Traditional Blocks!


Bind: paperback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 200 x 250 mm


Publication Date: 31-01-2020


$45.00
Great Book of Shop Drawings for Craftsman Furniture (revised 2nd Ed)

ISBN: 9781497101104

Author: Robert Lang    Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing

The author measured original Stickley furniture pieces to create these detailed plans, not available from any other source. The author is a Master Cabinet Maker...


The author measured original Stickley furniture pieces to create these detailed plans, not available from any other source. The author is a Master Cabinet Maker and Executive Editor at Popular Woodworking Magazine. Intermediate woodworkers can use these plans to build authentic replicas of valuable period pieces at low cost. The ongoing renaissance of the Craftsman style has already lasted longer than the original period, and is here to stay. Furniture making is part of the fastest growing category -- "woodcrafts" -- in the $31 billion craft industry.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 344


Dimensions: 215 x 279 mm


Publication Date: 01-07-2020


$49.99
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