It is a practical, illustrated guide to all the basic woodworking tasks, in step-by-step pictures. How to fit shelves and architraves, replace skirting boards and picture rails, fix cladding, hang doors, replace doors and drawers, and install door locks and security locks on windows. It offers practical information about different types of wood, boards, joints, hinges, fixtures and fittings. A guide to the hand tools, power tools and safety equipment you will need for working with wood. It offers basic steps on how to prepare and finish wood surfaces with stain, wax or paint, including helpful tips on staining and varnishing. Useful techniques include boxing-in pipes, tongue-and-grooved boarding, fixing cladding and replacing picture rails and dado rails. Most homes contain a large proportion of wood, either in the fabric of the building or as part of the internal fittings such as floors, skirting boards, window frames and shelves. This book will give you the information and confidence to tackle some of the repairs and maintenance that are always needed around the home. Do-it-yourself renovations can be satisfying, and will save you money.
This insightful volume shares design ideas to help builders, planners and architects create mass-produced affordable housing that pushes suburban development in more sustainable, liveable directions. The author argues that improving the quality of design in our new homes and communities for greater resiliency, sustainability, and equality, we can build neighborhoods and communities where residents feel more connected t their homes and to one another. Through text, photographs and illustrations, the book reviews prototypical American housing design, then suggest ways to both learn from the past as well as adapt for new environmental imperatives, demographic changes and lifestyle needs. Written by a practicing architect with 25+ years of experience optimizing residential design, this pioneering approach to suburban building will inspire readers to view mass produced housing through a new, modern lens.
Home isn't always a place... It's 1945, the war is over, the GIs are returning, and Eliza is on the run. At least, she would be if her truck hadn't broken down in the middle of nowhere and her money hadn't, quite literally, flown out the window. So when Joshua Carpenter, a cowboy with the most brilliant blue eyes she has ever seen, stops to offer her help, Eliza can't afford to say no . . . Joshua, it seems, is single-handedly building a home for himself on farmland just outside the town of Cypress Hollow. And as Eliza is about to discover, sometimes running away is the only way to come home...
In clear, easy-to-grasp language, the author covers many of the topics that you will need to know in order to launch and run a successful business venture.
BRUIN'S HOME--written in verse, is a series that chronicles the triumphs and set backs of an older puppy, adopted from a shelter. Abused, beaten and abandoned, Bruin has many issues to overcome, but, he is also a rascal. A canine Huck Finn, Bruin is used to looking out for himself. Gradually, through his adventures and misadventures he learns to let go of his fears, and to trust again. Join Bruin in his journey to becoming a trusted family member."Who's Afraid?" is the second book in the series, Bruin's Home, and the first book of four under the theme, Adjustments. Bruin in a new environment, finds he is going through an adjustment period, a crisis, if you will. The patterns, habits, survival skills he knows, and knows well, no longer are appropriate. And, his abuse and neglect have left him emotionally and physically in a constant state of alert. Looking at crisis from a Christian perspective, this series covers the traditional stages, Fright/flight, Anger/Depression, Denial and Acceptance. Bruin is a courageous dog, but shortly after arriving in his new home, fear starts to set in, and thus begins his adjustment period to his new life. Eventually he finds, that by honestly working through each stage, and resting his trust on Jesus, and those He would bring to help, Bruin can grow and move on from experiences and memories that would otherwise incapacitate him.
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