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Cabins and Cottages 2nd Edition

ISBN: 9781565239678

Author: Skills Institute Press    Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing

If you've ever dreamed about building your own rustic cottage in the woods, or the hunting cabin of your dreams, this handy reference will provide an easy-to-fo...


If you've ever dreamed about building your own rustic cottage in the woods, or the hunting cabin of your dreams, this handy reference will provide an easy-to-follow approach to building a rustic getaway in that perfect out-of-the-way place! Complete instructions for building an A-frame cabin and a rustic log cabin with a framed roof Sensible advice for anyone thinking of building a summer cottage in the woods, a hunting cabin getaway, or homesteading off the grid Covers the entire construction process from choosing and clearing a site to creating a foundation, raising the walls, & adding the amenities Inclement weather section on designing small buildings to cope with Mother Nature, including earthquakes, heavy snow, high wind, & flooding Whether building a summer cottage in the woods, the hunting cabin of your dreams, or homesteading off the grid, this handy reference provides a logical and sensible approach to building a permanent shelter in out-of-the-way places. Including everything from choosing and clearing a site and creating an electrical power source, to clearing the land and creating a foundation, this book offers instruction on building an A-frame cabin and a rustic log cabin with a framed roof. There is also a special section on designing small buildings to cope with Mother Nature, including earthquakes, heavy snow, high wind, and flooding. If you're dreaming about building your own rustic cottage in the woods or the hunting cabin of your dreams—or even homesteading off-the-grid—Cabins and Cottages provides a logical, sensible, and easy-to-follow approach to building a permanent shelter in that perfect out-of-the-way place.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 191 x 229 mm


Publication Date: 13-08-2018


$39.99
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
Woodburning Projects and Patterns for Beginners

ISBN: 9781497100855

Author: Minisa Robinson    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: 136


Dimensions: 203 x 254 mm


Publication Date: 14-07-2020


$39.99
The Ultimate Origami Book

ISBN: 9781497101258

Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing

Everything you need to learn how to make origami is all right here! From fish, flowers, and boats to butterflies, birds, and even Mount Fuji, this exciting, all...


Everything you need to learn how to make origami is all right here! From fish, flowers, and boats to butterflies, birds, and even Mount Fuji, this exciting, all-in-one origami book features 20 step-by-step projects with clear illustrations to show you how to make stunning paper creations. With every origami project comes a special border design that matches with beautifully patterned, high-quality craft paper in the back of the book so you know which one to use. With 184 colorful and perforated pages to easily pull out and fold, the possibilities are endless with this one-of-a-kind paper folding guide!


Bind: paperback


Pages: 256


Dimensions: 210 x 194 mm


Publication Date: 04-08-2020


$34.99
DUE > 30th Oct 2020
Making Poor Man's Guitars

ISBN: 9781565239463

Author: Shane Speal    Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing

In Making Poor Man's Guitars, Shane Speal, the "King of the Cigar Box Guitar," shows you how to build amazing musical instruments from found items! Learn how to...


In Making Poor Man's Guitars, Shane Speal, the "King of the Cigar Box Guitar," shows you how to build amazing musical instruments from found items! Learn how to build cigar box guitars and other musical instruments from found items Step-by-step instructions and over 300 photos The history of cigar box guitars and the golden age of blues and jazz Introduction from the New Orleans Museum of Jazz Author Shane Speal, an active roots music performer, is recognized as the creator of the modern cigar box guitar movement and known as the "King of the Cigar Box Guitar" Many books have been written about how to build cigar box guitars and other unique hand-made instruments... but few have touched on why. This book presents the authentic stories of American DIY music with step-by-step projects, photo studies of antique instruments, interviews with music legends, and historical accounts. Shane Speal, the "King of the Cigar Box Guitar," brings the making of music and musical instruments back to its roots. From a simple two-string tin can guitar to an electrified washtub bass, Shane shows how anyone can build amazing musical instruments from found items. Sidebars present the fascinating backstory of the music, capturing struggle, poverty, and the blues within the artistic side of cigar box guitar building. Featuring an introduction from the New Orleans Museum of Jazz, this DIY musical instrument book is as inspirational to read in the living room as it is in the workshop!


Bind: paperback


Pages: 176


Dimensions: 204 x 254 mm


Publication Date: 08-10-2018


$39.99
Practical Weekend Projects For Woodworkers

ISBN: 9781504801065

Author: Phillip Gardener    Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing

Build it yourself—in just two days! 35 practical projects that can each be made in just one weekend, for woodworkers with limited time Includes plans for shel...


Build it yourself—in just two days! 35 practical projects that can each be made in just one weekend, for woodworkers with limited time Includes plans for shelving, a bed, coffee tables, a gothic-style bathroom cabinet, a Shaker-style kitchen cabinet, an Adirondack chair, and more Step-by-step instructions, photographs, and exploded diagrams make these projects clear and easy to follow Projects use soft and hardwoods as well as man-made boards, and can be made using either hand or power tools Illustrated reference section on tools, techniques, and wood choices Practical Weekend Projects for Woodworkers offers dozens of exciting projects for a range of beautiful contemporary items, from shelves and storage units to birdhouses and bookends. Each project is designed to be simple to make while having a professional look, and can be made using either hand or power tools. Inside, you'll find plans, materials lists, and instructions to make tables, wardrobes, shelves, cupboards, a mailbox, a bathroom vanity, a privacy screen, and much more! With easy-to-follow instructions and how-to photographs, this book will provide practical advice and inspiration for both amateur and experienced woodworkers. Exploded diagrams and templates ensure precise results, and there's also a practical, illustrated reference section on tools, techniques, and wood choices. This book is intended for both the novice and those who have some basic skills and want to improve the scope and quality of their work. The newcomer will discover an insight into how to design and construct individual pieces of furniture for the home and garden—everything suggested as a project is both cost-effective and reasonably simple to achieve, using an absolute minimum of complicated joints or techniques—while a more experienced woodworker will pick up ideas about contemporary design, which you can then adapt to more advanced working methods, should you wish. It can be tough to find a great woodworking project that you can finish in just one weekend. But the straightforward, step-by-step projects in this book will keep any "weekend carpenter" happily busy for months!


Bind: paperback


Pages: 192


Dimensions: 204 x 254 mm


Publication Date: 18-10-2018


$39.99
Plus Size Knits

ISBN: 9781497100534

Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing

It doesn't have to be a challenge to find well-constructed knitting patterns for your body type anymore. Plus Size Knits contains 25 stylish and sophisticated p...


It doesn't have to be a challenge to find well-constructed knitting patterns for your body type anymore. Plus Size Knits contains 25 stylish and sophisticated patterns, from pullover sweaters to cozy cardigans and more. Specifically designed for plus sized women, these styles result in flattering sweaters and accessories with beautiful details. Featuring stunning photography and helpful size charts and diagrams to create pieces that are tailored just for you, this is a must-have for plus size knitters!


Bind: paperback


Pages: 128


Dimensions: 200 x 225 mm


Publication Date: 31-10-2019


$34.99
Carving Small Characters in Wood

ISBN: 9781497100183

Author: Jack Price    Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing

Making tedious techniques more approachable, Carving Small Characters in Wood offers simple methods in a smaller format to carve compact caricatures with person...


Making tedious techniques more approachable, Carving Small Characters in Wood offers simple methods in a smaller format to carve compact caricatures with personality. With step-by-step directions and photography, you'll be able to learn and appreciate this form of miniature character wood carving. Starting off with basic lessons on carving the body and face then progressing into greater challenges like creating ears, hairstyles, and grimaces, author and renowned caricature woodcarver Jack Price is the leading voice to learn from on how to carve small statuettes! A well-respected carver, Price is also the author of the popular books Carving Compact Characters and 50 Character Patterns for Woodcarvers. Beginning his career in 1975, he has been specializing in compact figures since 1978, with most of his work ranging from 2-3 inches in height.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 96


Dimensions: 152 x 229 mm


Publication Date: 15-10-2019


$29.99
For The Love of Cats

ISBN: 9781620083604

Author: Tom Colvin    Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing

The perfect read before you bring your rescue pet home, For the Love of Cats is a witty and informative book on all things feline-related. Featuring over 250 st...


The perfect read before you bring your rescue pet home, For the Love of Cats is a witty and informative book on all things feline-related. Featuring over 250 stunning pictures of cute cats, this resource illustrates the many facets of their personality, provides tips on training, and explains the best ways to care for a rescue cat. Know how to give them the life they've always wanted as you flip through the pages of this books that's as adorable as it is enlightening!


Bind: paperback


Pages: 224


Dimensions: 175 x 225 mm


Publication Date: 15-10-2019


$39.99
Woodworker's Handbook

ISBN: 9781497100657

Author: Roger Horwood    Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing

The complete reference handbook for DIY home woodworking, this is an absolute must-have guide for beginners and even experienced craftsmen. Every tool you'll ne...


The complete reference handbook for DIY home woodworking, this is an absolute must-have guide for beginners and even experienced craftsmen. Every tool you'll need is laid out with guidance on safety measures, care instructions, and how and when to use it, from gauges and shaping tools to clamps, drills, and more. Every technique you'll use is described and detailed, from constructing to finishing. You'll know what type of woods to use for certain projects, how they cut, and their durability. After learning the crucial fundamentals of woodworking, you'll complete 5 step-by-step projects that are beautiful and useful items for everyday use, ranging from a dining room table to a bedside cabinet. Concise and practical, and useful even for experienced woodworkers, Woodworker's Handbook will help you practice and improve your skills--and learn new ones!


Bind: paperback


Pages: 192


Dimensions: 200 x 250 mm


Publication Date: 15-10-2019


$39.99
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