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Country Living Salvage Style: Decorate with Vintage Finds

Leslie Linsley · Hearst
Pages: 160
Format: Hardcover

Salvage style - decorating with repurposed and vintage items like wicker furniture, cast-iron tubs, polished marble, industrial pendant lights, and even tractor seats - has become a chic way to create unique, personal rooms. By reclaiming honest materials and collectibles, large and small,...
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The Permaculture Promise: What Permaculture Is and How It Can Help Us Reverse Climate Change, Build a More Resilient Future on Earth, and Revitalize Our Communities

Jono Neiger · Storey Books
Pages: 160
Format: Print book

Permaculture is a sustainability buzzword, but many people wonder what it actually means and why it is relevant. Originally coined by combining the words permanent and agriculture, permaculture has evolved into an optimistic approach connecting all the systems of human life: gardening,...
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Plumbing

Steve Cory · The Taunton Press
Pages: 249
Format: Print book

Stanley's Plumbing: A Homeowner's Guide is a comprehensive, visual handbook packed with step-by-step photographs and authoritative, reliable information. Eventually, every homeowner needs to repair, replace, or upgrade a plumbing fixture. Save heaps of money by learning how to do it yourself....
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The man who made things out of trees

Rob Penn · W.W. Norton & Company
Pages: 240
Format: Print book

The story of how one man cut down a single tree to see how many things could be made from it. Out of all the trees in the world, the ash is the most closely bound up with who we are. From tool handles to arrows, wheels and bowls to furniture and baseball bats, humans have made more and varied...
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Gardening for Birds, Butterflies, and Bees: Everything you need to Know to Create a wildlife Habitat in your Backyard

Editors at Birds and Blooms · Reader's Digest Association
Pages: 256
Format: Paperback

Whether you're installing a new garden bed or trying to attract orioles for the first time, it helps to start with the right information. And here it is! In this book, experts and readers from North America's #1 Bird and Garden Magazine, Birds & Blooms, give their tried-and-true advice.Attracting...
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I Modify IKEA: Furnishings from Everyone's Favorite Store, Customized for Your Home

Charlotte Rivers · Ulysses Pr
Pages: 144
Format: Print book

Transform awesome IKEA home furnishing into even more amazing creations with these delightfully innovative reimaginingsIKEA is the world's favorite store for affordable, high-quality home furnishings. In fact, IKEA's products have proven to be so versatile and stylish that they...
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Growing Vegetables in Straw Bales: Easy Planting, Less Weeding, Early Harvests. A Storey BASICS® Title

Craig LeHoullier · Storey Publishing,
Pages: 96
Format: Print book

This innovative technique is an inexpensive, low-maintenance way to grow a bounty of food in a small space. All you need is a bale of straw, some fertilizer, and your favorite vegetable seeds! Craig LeHoullier's step-by-step instructions show you how to do everything from sourcing the straw...
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Kitchen Upgrades

Taunton Press · The Taunton Press
Pages: 240
Format: Print book

This completely new edition from the editors of Fine Homebuilding will provide all the advice you need to remodel a kitchen of any size or shape, on any budget. Our pros will take you through every step of the process with practical, up-to-date information on choosing and installing kitchen...
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Letter to a Young Farmer: How to Live Richly without Wealth on the New Garden Farm

Gene Logsdon · Chelsea Green Publishing
Pages: 232
Format: Print book

For more than four decades, the self-described "contrary farmer" and writer Gene Logsdon has commented on the state of American agriculture. In Letter to a Young Farmer, his final book of essays, Logsdon addresses the next generation -- young people who are moving back to the land...
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How to Build Dry-Stacked Stone Walls: Design and Build Walls, Bridges and Follies Without Mortar

John Shaw-Rimmington · Firefly Books
Pages: 200
Format: Paperback

How to Build Dry-Stacked Stone Walls shows how to build a wall using the traditional method of dry stone masonry in which carefully selected stones are properly stacked and held together without mortar. As well as being beautiful, a dry stone wall is stronger, more stable, and more resistant...
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Building Raised Beds: Easy, Accessible Garden Space for Vegetables and Flowers. A Storey BASICS® Title

Fern Marshall Bradley · Storey Publishing
Pages: 96
Format: Print book

For beginning gardeners and homeowners, this handbook shows you exactly how to plan, build, and plant a simple raised bed. Fully illustrated step-by-step insturctions make it easy and ensure success! In just a weekend, using a few basic materials and minimal building skills, you can set up a complete...
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Floret Farm's Cut Flower Garden: Grow, Harvest, and Arrange Stunning Seasonal Blooms

Erin Benzakein · Chronicle Books
Pages: 308
Format: Print book

From Erin Benzakein, a leader in the locaflor farm-to-centerpiece movement and owner of internationally renowned Floret Flower Farm, Cut Flower Garden is equal parts instruction and inspiration - a book overflowing with lush photography of magnificent flowers and breathtaking arrangements...
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Country Living Rustic Homes: Barns, Cabins, Cottages & Farmhouses

Country Living · Hearst
Pages: 176
Format: Print book

Reclaim, repurpose, refurbish, or restore your way to the country-style home of your dreams! Rustic touches borrowed from barns, cabins, cottages, and farmhouses make even modern homes feel warm and snug. Country Living offers an abundance of inspiring ideas and gorgeous photographs to help...
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Square Foot Gardening High-Value Veggies: Homegrown Produce Ranked by Value

Mel Bartholomew · Cool Springs Press
Pages: 128
Format: Print book

Calculate the return on investment for your vegetable garden and get the most bang for your gardening bucks!Get the most return on investment from your garden by calculating which vegetables, fruits, and herbs give the highest payback. To make the selection process of what to grow easy,...
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The Beginner's Guide to Building a Garden One Project at a Time: 326 Fast, Easy, Affordable Ways to Transform Your Yard

Sally Roth · Timber Press
Pages: 284
Format: Print book

A fresh approach and simple way to transform your yard! The prospect of revamping a yard is daunting. Where do you start? How do all the various areas come together in a beautiful, cohesive way? The Beginner's Guide to Starting a Garden simplifies the process by showing you how to spend...
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Raised-Bed Gardening: How to grow more in less space

Simon Akeroyd · Taunton Press
Pages: 192
Format: Print book

Raised-bed gardening is a popular gardening technique that allows growers to achieve greater yields while watering less. An opening section explains the basics of raised beds, focusing on the benefits of raised beds (easier maintenance, better drainage, soil amelioration, etc.) and explaining...
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Trailersteading: How to Find, Buy, Retrofit, and Live Large in a Mobile Home

Anna Hess · Skyhorse Publishing
Pages: 208
Format: Paperback

All the advantages of a tiny house at a fraction of the cost! Imagine what you could do with your time if you didn't have to spend $16,000 a year on rent or a mortgage. Old single-wide mobile homes can often be found for free (and installed for a couple of thousand dollars) in rural...
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Make: Tools: How They Work and How to Use Them

Charles Platt · O'Reilly Media
Pages: 256
Format: Print book

Whether you're interested in becoming a handyman or developing artisanal woodworking skills, the place to begin is by learning the fundamentals of using basic workshop tools correctly. The place to find out how is right here. Make: Tools is shop class in a book.Consumer-level 3D printers...
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The Bee-Friendly Garden: Design an Abundant, Flower-Filled Yard that Nurtures Bees and Supports Biodiversity

Kate Frey · Ten Speed Press
Pages: 213
Format: Print book

For every gardener who cares about the planet, this guide to designing a bee garden helps you create a stunningly colorful, vibrant, healthy habitat that attracts both honeybees and native bees.In The Bee-Friendly Garden, award-winning garden designer Kate Frey and bee expert Gretchen LeBuhn...
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Dream Home: The Property Brothers' Ultimate Guide to Finding & Fixing Your Perfect House

Jonathan Scott · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 304
Format: Print book

"Jonathan and Drew Scott have taken HGTV by storm with their four hit shows, Property Brothers, Property Brothers at Home, Buying & Selling, and Brother vs. Brother. The talented duo's good-natured rivalry, playful banter, and no-nonsense strategies have earned the popular twins millions...
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Home gardener's water gardens : designing, building, planting, improving and maintaining water gardens

Alan Bridgewater · Creative Homeowner
Pages: 80
Format: Print book

"Home Gardener s Water Gardens "is the essential guide to enhancing an outdoor space with bubbling, gurgling, flowing water. For centuries, water has been a source of inspiration and delight to people of all cultures, making it a common feature of garden design worldwide. The tranquility...
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The Carbon Farming Solution: A Global Toolkit of Perennial Crops and Regenerative Agriculture Practices for Climate Change Mitigation and Food Security

Eric Toensmeier · Chelsea Green Publishing
Pages: 512
Format: Print book

Agriculture is rightly blamed as a major culprit of our climate crisis. But in this groundbreaking new book, Eric Toensmeier argues that agriculture -- specifically, the subset of practices known as "carbon farming" -- can, and should be, a linchpin of a global climate solutions...
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Fine Gardening Easy-to-Grow Vegetables: Greens, Tomatoes, Peppers & More

Editors of Fine Gardening · The Taunton Press, Inc.
Pages: 224
Format: Print book

This book is a true beginner's guide to growing vegetables easily and productively and contains great tips and techniques for even practiced gardeners. These surprisingly easy basics will have your garden filled to the brim with tomatoes, squash, peppers, and so many more favorites....
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The Home Decluttering Diet: Organize Your Way to a Clean and Lean House

Jennifer Lifford · Page Street Pub Co
Pages: 208
Format: Print book

Put Your House on a Diet for Long-Term Results If you're sick of the clutter around your home and can't find any organization systems that work for you, it's time to put your house on a diet. Starting with a 30-day home detox to quickly shed some of that excess weight, you will gain the confidence,...
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The Flower Workshop: Lessons in Arranging Blooms, Branches, Fruits, and Foraged Materials

Ariella Chezar · Ten Speed Press
Pages: 245
Format: Print book

Written by a celebrated floral designer and lavishly illustrated with full-color photography, this book not only provides step-by-step instructions for 50 stunning floral projects from simple to spectacular, but also equips readers with the skills to customize arrangements at home. Whether...
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Container Theme Gardens: 42 Combinations, Each Using 5 Perfectly Matched Plants

Nancy J. Ondra · Storey Pub.
Pages: 272
Format: Print book

Simple and foolproof! Enjoy beautiful container plantings with no stress or fuss. Container Theme Gardens offers 42 plans for container arrangements, each using just five specific plants that you can find at your local garden center. There's something here for every setting and every style,...
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Vintage home : using 20th-century design in the contemporary home

Judith Miller · Firefly Books, 2015.
Pages: 288
Format: Print book

Antique and design enthusiasts will recognize Judith Miller's name. Since 2007, she has been an expert appraiser on the BBC's Antiques Roadshow, which is broadcast on PBS, and her Antique Price Guide and Checklist books are the most trusted in the international antiques and collectibles...
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Keeping Bees with a Smile: A Vision and Practice of Natural Apiculture

Fedor Lazutin · Deep Snow Press
Pages: 402
Format: Print book

You can keep bees, naturally! "Keeping Bees With a Smile is a valuable guide for independent-minded beekeepers who are seeking ways to keep bees without treating them with chemicals, disrupting their homes, and otherwise intruding on their lives. Fedor Lazutin, one of Russia's...
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Hydroponics for Houseplants: An Indoor Gardener's Guide to Growing Without Soil

Peter Loewer · Skyhorse Publishing
Pages: 144
Format: Print book

Pick your container, fill it with water, and sit back and watch your plant grow!This book is the answer to anyone who has ever shied away from growing house plants because of messy dirt or fear of things dying if left for a few days without water. Ditch the hassle and learn how to grow...
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Black & Decker Wood Floors: Hardwood - Laminate - Bamboo - Wood Tile - More

COOL SPRINGS PRESS. · Pepperbox Press Ltd.
Pages: 160
Format: Paperback

Solid wood, engineered wood, or laminate floors can enhance the beauty of any room in a home. Wood creates visual warmth, is available in a wide variety of colors and grain patterns, and is durable enough to last a half century or more when installed and maintained properly.New variations...
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Dream Home: The Property Brothers' Ultimate Guide to Finding & Fixing Your Perfect House

Jonathan Scott · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 304
Format: eBook

.Jonathan and Drew Scott have taken HGTV by storm with their four hit shows, Property Brothers, Property Brothers at Home, Buying & Selling, and Brother vs. Brother. The talented duo's good-natured rivalry, playful banter, and no-nonsense strategies have earned the popular twins...
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Rock Gardening: Reimagining a Classic Style

Joseph Tychonievich · Timber Press
Pages: 295
Format: Print book

Rediscover a classic garden technique! Rock gardening - the art of growing alpines and other miniature plants in the company of rocks in order to recreate the look of a rugged mountaintop - has been surging in popularity. Time and space constraints, chronic drought in the American West,...
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100 Simple Paper Flowers

Kelsey Elam · Lark Books (NC)
Pages: 192
Format: Print book

From window displays to weddings, paper flowers are blooming everywhere. This exquisite collection contains a bouquet of beautifully simple step-by-step projects, complete with templates. Whether you're looking to make a single perfect rose, a vaseful of daisies for your desk, or something...
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Better Homes and Gardens Flea Market Style: Fresh Ideas for Your Vintage Finds

Samantha Thorpe · Better Homes and Gardens Books
Pages: 192
Format: Paperback

The Indispensible Guide to Scoring, Using, Collecting, and Displaying Vintage Flea Market Finds Flea markets, Craigslist, and even a neighbor's curb can yield vintage treasures that make a house sparkle. But knowing what to do with those pieces can be intimidating. This innovative book...
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Compact Farms: 15 Proven Plans for Market Farms on 5 Acres or Less; Includes Detailed Farm Layouts for Productivity and Efficiency

Josh Volk · Storey Publishing
Pages: 240
Format: Print book

Small is beautiful, and these 15 real farm plans show that small-scale farmers can have big-time success. Compact Farms is an illustrated guide for anyone dreaming of starting, expanding, or perfecting a profitable farming enterprise on five acres or less. The farm plans explain how to harness...
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New Kitchen Idea Book

Heather J Paper · The Taunton Press
Pages: 224
Format: Print book

The kitchen. It's the undeniable heart of the home, the hub from which families fan out and come together again. Much more than a place to make and take meals, it's also "homework central", a home office, and an entertaining area all rolled into one. So when it's time to update...
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Rescuing Eden: Preserving America's Historic Gardens

Caroline Seebohm · Monacelli Press,
Pages: 213
Format: Print book

From simple 18th- and early 19th-century gardens to the lavish estates of the Gilded Age, the gardens started by 1930s inmates at Alcatraz in San Francisco Bay to the centuries-old camellias at Middleton Place near Charleston, South Carolina - Rescuing Eden celebrates the history of garden...
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