• DO-IT-YOURSELF GARDEN PROJECTS AND CRAFTS

    Create your dream garden with simple birdbaths, herb-drying racks, and unique planters. And bring the outdoors indoors with natural fabric dyes, pressed flower paper, and herbal bouquets. DIY Garden Projects and Crafts relies on homegrown and foraged materials that will inspire creativity and capture the bounty of the seasons. The 60 practical and decorative projects for use in the garden and home include:

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  • DOORMAKING: MATERIAL, TECHNIQUES, AND PROJECTS FOR BUILDING YOUR FIRST DOOR

    Few pieces of furniture, save perhaps chairs, work as hard as doors. Building them to last, especially exterior doors, takes knowledge and experience that don’t come from making other types of furniture, such as tables and bookcases. Doormaking: Materials, Techniques and Projects for Building Your First Door by woodworker Strother Purdy gathers all the information and guidance that both beginning and intermediate woodworkers need to be successful making their first door. While covering the construction of the eight most popular doors, Doormaking: Materials, Techniques and Projects for Building Your First Door starts first by addressing the fundamentals: the basics of good design and proper construction technique, the pros-and-cons of common materials including wood and sheet goods, interior and exterior finishes, hardware and the fine points of hanging doors. Once those key elements are covered, Doormaking: Materials, Techniques and Projects for Building Your First Door offers project chapters that walk the reader step-by-step through the construction of eight essential doors, explaining design and material choices in specific contexts, tool options and other considerations. The first four projects are easily accessible to a beginner while the remaining projects offer up some more challenging details for the intermediate woodworker. Also included are sidebars containing amusing anecdotes and mistake stories – each delivering tips as well as details for hanging a door – and an inspiring gallery of doors that are sure to inspire. Doormaking: Materials, Techniques and Projects for Building Your First Door is a must for any woodworking hobbyist, professional craftsman, or DIY homeowner.

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  • FIBERSHED

    In Fibershed, readers will learn how natural plant dyes and fibers such as wool, cotton, hemp, and flax can be grown and processed as part of a scalable, restorative agricultural system. They will also learn about milling and other technical systems needed to make regional textile production possible. Fibershed is a resource for fiber farmers, ranchers, contract grazers, weavers, knitters, slow-fashion entrepreneurs, soil activists, and conscious consumers who want to join or create their own fibershed and topple outdated and toxic systems of exploitation.

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  • FOOD SWAP

    Part cookbook, part how-to guide, Food Swap features more than 80 recipes for artisanal items that will be coveted at food swaps and adored as gifts. You’ll also find creative ways to irresistibly package your items,You’ll also find creative ways to irresistibly package your items, plus perforated gift tags ready for personalization. Author Emily Paster, co-founder of the Chicago Food Swap,offers guidance on setting up a food swap in your own community, as well as inspiring stories from people who are part of this growing movement.

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  • GARDEN BUILDER

    Garden Builder is a treasure trove of lovely yard, patio, and garden projects you can build yourself!

    Perfect for any gardener or outdoor enthusiast with a few basic DIY skills, it is packed with 35 complete project plans, each one featuring finished photos of the project along with cut lists and shopping lists, a construction diagram, and step-by-step instructions (complete with photos) show exactly how to build every project.

    Most projects are made from durable exterior-rated wood and can be created with basic carpentry skills. But several of these highly desirable garden accessories are made with materials like concrete, metal, and wire.

    Garden Builder is positively loaded with projects, a few you can look forward to building include:

    -Trellises
    -Raised beds
    -Harvest boxes
    -A tiny shed (it is very cute)
    -Garden benches
    -Planters
    -A toad house

    Simply follow the clear and comprehensive instructions, and you'll have a garden that's rich in design elements, useful aids, and practical furnishings.

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  • GARDEN DIY

    Be inspired to get your hands dirty with Garden DIY!

    Filled with complete plans and step-by-step instructions, this guide offers a creative mix of both practical and decorative projects for gardening enthusiasts, ranging from easy to advanced. From building raised beds and cold frames to a brick birdbath, mason bee house, and much more, brother-and-sister team Samantha and Daniel Johnson bring you 25 fun outdoor projects. They introduce the DIY mindset, explaining the benefits of building things yourself, and they include an overview of the basic tools needed. Find helpful construction and painting tips, as well as estimated time frames for each task.

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  • GREYWATER GREEN LANDSCAPE

    Keep your lawn and garden lush without wasting resources by capturing and recycling the greywater that drains from your sink, shower, and washing machine. This accessible and detailed guide walks you through each step of planning for and installing a variety of greywater systems, including laundry-to-landscape and branched drain gravity-fed systems. After identifying greywater sources in your home and estimating flow rate, you’ll learn to pinpoint where to redirect the wastewater for the greatest benefit. No matter which system you decide to build, you'll have the information to construct it yourself or move forward with confidence to hire a professional.

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  • GUERILLA FURNITURE DESIGN

    This innovative collection features 35 simple, inexpensive projects that you can make from salvaged and upcycled materials: cardboard, metal, plastic and wood. The projects include tables, shelving units, chairs, lamps, and more, in a variety of styles. Many are stackable and easily portable, most can be made in a weekend, and all include instructions for disassembly and disposal when you’re ready to repurpose the materials. If you’d rather make than buy, these low-budget, high-style designs are just what you’re looking for.

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  • HOW TO BUILD A POND FOR FOOD AND FUN E-HANDBOOK

    The farm or homestead fishpond is slowly gaining recognition for being a multi-valued asset. It can provide fish and recreation for the entire family. It can also be a source of water for irrigating the garden, the orchard, watering cattle and even water for firefighting in case of an emergency.

    This e-handbook provides diagrams to convert natural ponds into productive fish ponds and how to find and build man-made fish ponds. Chapters include:

    • Selecting the Site
    • Clearing the Pond Site
    • Using Existing Ponds or Small Lakes to Build a Fishpond
    • Types of Fishponds
    • Constructing New Fishponds

    A well planned and constructed fishpond will pay for itself in time It will add to the economy by furnishing food for the family, as well as providing recreation. 32 pages.

    Note: This is an e-book. Retrieving the e-book requires you to have an account. When checking out in the shopping cart please log in or register. Do not check out as a guest. Once you have placed your order click on “My Account” in the top right of the page, then click on “Downloads”. You should see your e-book on the following screen. Click to open it and save to your computer. If you need further assistance please contact customer service or call 1-800-234-3368.

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  • HOW TO BUILD COLD FRAMES E-HANDBOOK

    A cold frame is nothing more than a box of boards set on the ground outdoors and topped with a second-hand storm window, but its simplicity belies its usefulness. In addition to expanding the length of the growing season, a cold frame can increase the types of produce you can grow.

    Involving a day's work with readily available materials and simple hand tools, construction of a cold frame is quick and economical. This handy reference shows you how to get started. Chapters include:

    • Selecting a Site
    • Foundation
    • Materials
    • Preparations
    • Assembly
    • Using the Cold Frame
    • Soil For the Cold Frame

    With the help of this e-handbook, you can build your own cold frame and start enjoying an extended gardening season. 36 pages.

    Note: This is an e-book. Retrieving the e-book requires you to have an account. When checking out in the shopping cart please log in or register. Do not check out as a guest. Once you have placed your order click on “My Account” in the top right of the page, then click on “Downloads”. You should see your e-book on the following screen. Click to open it and save to your computer. If you need further assistance please contact customer service or call 1-800-234-3368.

     

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  • HOW TO BUILD EASY BIRD FEEDERS E-HANDBOOK

    Birds delight, amuse, and confound us with their antics, habits, and avian operas, and they are extremely beneficial as well. They eat weed seeds, wood-boring ants, gnats, flies, agricultural pests and more. Birds need water, food and safe shelter where they can raise their young.

    This informative e-handbook helps you determine what type of birdfeeders and seed to use in order to attract a variety of birds. Chapters include:

    • Finding the Best Location
    • 10 Tips for Building the Best Bird Feeders
    • Platform Feeder
    • Tin Can Feeder
    • Suet Feeder
    • Hummingbird Feeder
    • Suet Log Feeder

    Also included is a list of materials, tools and illustrations to help make your backyard a bird sanctuary. 36 pages.

    Note: This is an e-book. Retrieving the e-book requires you to have an account. When checking out in the shopping cart please log in or register. Do not check out as a guest. Once you have placed your order click on “My Account” in the top right of the page, then click on “Downloads”. You should see your e-book on the following screen. Click to open it and save to your computer. If you need further assistance please contact customer service or call 1-800-234-3368.

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  • HOW TO BUILD SIMPLE FURNITURE E-HANDBOOK

    You don't have to be a master carpenter to make the wood furniture projects in this e-handbook. Step-by-step instructions and illustrations show you how to build a small table for your hallway, an Adirondack chair or a picnic set for enjoyable outdoor living. Only simple hand tools are needed to complete these simple projects. Other projects include:

    • Wall Shelf
    • Small Bench
    • Pump Lamp
    • Step Stool
    • Storage Box

    You'll enjoy the furniture you build, and get even deeper satisfaction from having built it yourself. 37 pages.

    Note: This is an e-book. Retrieving the e-book requires you to have an account. When checking out in the shopping cart please log in or register. Do not check out as a guest. Once you have placed your order click on “My Account” in the top right of the page, then click on “Downloads”. You should see your e-book on the following screen. Click to open it and save to your computer. If you need further assistance please contact customer service or call 1-800-234-3368.

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  • HOW TO MAINTAIN AXES & CHAINSAWS E-HANDBOOK

    There is nothing more satisfying than using a good tool in top condition, and a fast-cutting axe or a sweet-running chain saw is perhaps the best example. Even the best axe must have a little loving care. Born sharp as any cutting tool must be, it must stay sharp. A dull axe is a dangerous axe in addition to being one of the most ineffective of tools.

    This e-handbook shows you how to keep your axes and saws in good condition for years of use, what safety gear to use and a list of selected firewood. This list includes hardwoods, softwoods, how well these woods split and the amount of smoke they emit. Chapters in this e-handbook include:

    • Axes
    • Bow Saws
    • Chain saws
    • Characteristics of Selected Fire Wood

    A great resource for proper maintenance tips on axes, bow and chain saws. 34 pages.

    Note: This is an e-book. Retrieving the e-book requires you to have an account. When checking out in the shopping cart please log in or register. Do not check out as a guest. Once you have placed your order click on “My Account” in the top right of the page, then click on “Downloads”. You should see your e-book on the following screen. Click to open it and save to your computer. If you need further assistance please contact customer service or call 1-800-234-3368.

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  • MADE FROM SCRATCH

    In a hectic world of mass-produced food, clothing, and entertainment, it’s easy to miss out on the simple pleasures of doing things for yourself. Meet Jenna Woginrich, a 26-year-old web designer who decided to take control of her life — what she ate, what she wore, and how she spent her free time. Learn a few basic country skills, she reasoned, and she would be able to produce at least some of the food and other resources she used every day. Made from Scratch tells the story of Woginrich's hilarious, heartbreaking, soul-satisfying journey, inspiring and entertaining readers who dream about a more self-sufficient lifestyle. Discover the joys of homesteading with Woginrich as she experiences the satisfaction of making bread, keeping chickens, keeping bees, sew clothing, grow vegetables and more!

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  • MAKING HEIRLOOM TOYS

    Making Heirloom Toys includes a collection of toys that can be cherished for generations to come. Suitable for anyone interested in making their own toys, the step-by-step projects in this guide range from the simple to more complex.

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  • MAKING TRANSPARENT SOAP

    With common ingredients and easy-to-follow, step-by-step directions, crafters can produce transparent soaps that are milder, richer, and creamier than any commercial soap on the market.

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  • METALWORKING

    With more than 2,000 black–and–white illustrations and clear, practical instructions given by expert handyman and blacksmith Paul N. Hasluck, Metalworking offers everything you need to know to turn a chunk of metal into a useful and well–crafted product.

    From building a blast furnace and polishing metals to forging iron and steel and spinning metals on a lathe, this comprehensive guidebook includes the tools, materials, and processes that are fundamental to the art of metalworking. Included here is information on working sheet metals, gold, and silver; building a dynamo and electric motor; making a vertical steam engine; and more!

    This ultimate, do–it–yourself guide to metalworking is ideal for all handymen and women, do–it–yourself–types, and industry professionals —amateur and seasoned alike!

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  • MILK SOAPS

    Soaps made with milk luxuriously lather and gently cleanse without stripping your skin of its natural oils. Expert soapmaker Anne-Marie Faiola guides you through the process of creating your own moisturizing soaps using a wide variety of milks, from cow and goat to vegan nut milks, and she shows you how to achieve decorative effects including swirls, insets, and layers.

    The result? A bounty of visually stunning, fragrant, all-natural bars that you and your skin will love!

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  • ONE-DAY DIY: MODERN FARMHOUSE FURNITURE

    In just 24 hours, you could be sitting at your very own handmade Hairpin Leg Dining Table, waking up to your Dreamy Headboard or selecting a bottle from your classy Napa Valley Wine Rack. Unlock a whole new world of home decor possibilities, free from high-end price tags and cookie-cutter furnishings, while discovering a woodworking skill you didn’t know you had. You’ll be showing off your timeless custom furniture for years to come!

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  • PLAY STRUCTURES & BACKYARD FUN

    Thrill your kids and keep them physically active with the projects in Play Structures & Backyard Fun, offering start-to-finish DIY instructions for building the most popular play sets, games, and backyard structures.

    The only outdoor kids' project book that features complete step-by-step plans and color photos, this easy-to-use guide shows you exactly how to do the job. And a thorough section on building kids' projects safely will ensure you are doing it right. The customizable projects cover a range of DIY skill levels, from beginner to advanced intermediate.

    Just a few of the entertaining projects:

    • Sand boxes
    • Jungle gyms
    • Tree swing
    • Playhouses
    • Swing sets
    • Skateboard ramp

    Build some of these play structures and provide countless hours of outdoor entertainment for your kids.

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