|Why pay someone else for something that you can do? These manuals will help you select the right tool for repairs and perking up around the house, both indoors and out. Written by professionals in direct, easy-to-follow language, they feature helpful illustrations.|
Products in Home Improvement and Tools
|The Cabinet-Maker and Upholsterer's Guide |
by George Hepplewhite
Magnificent reproduction of 1788 folio of Hepplewhite furnishings. Classic, highly valued work depicts chairs, stools, sofas, sideboards, beds, pedestals, desks, bookcases, tables, chests of drawers, wardrobes, fire screens, many other items. 128 plates.
|Construction and Home Repair Techniques Simply Explained |
by Naval Education and Training Command
Step-by-step illustrated instructions on every facet of home building — from minor repairs to building from scratch. Concrete work, masonry, woodworking, plastering, painting, and much more. Over 675 illustrations.
|Country Tools and How to Use Them |
by Percy W. Blandford
Profusely illustrated guide to early tools and their functions depicts and describes scores of devices — from hammers, planes, and saws to tools for blacksmithing, weaving, and baking.
|New Life for Old Houses: A Guide to Restoration and Repair |
by George Stephen
Easy-to-understand introduction to good design and rehabilitation explains everything from selecting an architect and choosing appropriate materials to restoring interiors from ceiling to floor. 300 illustrations.
|Old-Time Farm and Garden Devices and How to Make Them |
by Rolfe Cobleigh
Handy tips for building everything from a cheese press, hog house, and bicycle-powered washing machine to advice on the proper way to split wood, sharpen scissors, and paper a room. 200 black-and-white illustrations.
|Tools and Their Uses |
by U.S. Bureau of Naval Personnel
Teaches correct operation of all the basic hand and power tools, fasteners, and measuring devices you are likely to need. 329 illustrations.