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Build Stuff with Wood: Make Awesome Projects with Basic Tools

Asa Christiana · Taunton Press
Pages: 208
Format: Paperback

Build Stuff with Wood is a true beginner's guide to woodworking, aimed at anyone who is interested in the craft but has only a few tools and no real idea where to start. The idea behind the book is to begin with a basic toolset (a circular saw, chopsaw, cordless drill, jigsaw, and a few hand...
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Climate-Wise Landscaping: Practical Actions for a Sustainable Future

Susan Reed · New Society Publishers
Pages: 288
Format: Paperback

Predictions about future effects of climate change range from mild to dire - but we're already seeing warmer winters, hotter summers, and more extreme storms. Proposed solutions often seem expensive and complex, and can leave us as individuals at a loss, wondering what, if anything,...
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Decorating With the Five Elements of Feng Shui

Tisha Morris · Llewellyn Publications
Pages: 264
Format: Paperback

Balance your energy, improve your relationships and happiness, and heal your living space and the planet. Join feng shui expert Tisha Morris as she reveals the amazing possibilities for transformation when you use five elements wisdom to make simple yet beautiful changes in your home and life....
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501 Amazing Uses for Salt, Vinegar, Baking Soda, Olive Oil and Lemons

Laura M Westdale · Thunder Bay Press
Pages: 208
Format: Hardcover

501 Amazing Uses for Salt, Vinegar, Baking Soda, Olive Oil, and Lemons is a collection of easy-to-use household hints for families who want to have a greener household. Using natural ingredients that are inexpensive, nontoxic, and found in nearly every pantry, these tips make it easy to live...
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Garden Builder: Complete Plans for Creative Outdoor Projects You Can Build

Joann Moser · Cool Springs Press
Pages: 192
Format: Paperback

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 31 complete project plans, each one featuring finished photos of the project along with cut lists...
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The Grumpy Gardener: Wit and Wisdom from Azaleas to Zoysia

Steve Bender · Oxmoor House
Pages: 255
Format: Hardcover

Definitive gardening advice - along with a story or two - for the novice or expert from one of the nation's most-trusted, and Grumpy, sources.Gardeners from across the country have turned to Southern Living Senior Garden Editor Steven Bender - known affectionately as "The Grumpy Gardener"...
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Peony: The Best Varieties for Your Garden

David C Michener · Timber Press
Pages: 256
Format: Book

Peony features growing advice for one of the most beautiful and popular flowering plants. You'll learn the history of the plant, discover the different types of peonies available, and enjoy profiles of the best 194 varieties. Growing information includes details on climate, soil, light,...
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Native Plants of the Midwest: A Comprehensive Guide to the Best 500 Species for the Garden

Alan Branhagen · Timber Press
Pages: 440
Format: Print book

Native Plants of the Midwest, by regional plant expert Alan Branhagan, features the best native plants in the heartland and offers clear and concise guidance on how to use them in the garden. Plant profiles for more than 500 species of trees, shrubs, vines, perennials, ground covers, bulbs,...
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The Natural Home: Simple, Pure Cleaning Solutions and Recipes for a Healthy House

Isabelle Fabre Sylvie Louet · Black Dog & Leventhal
Pages: 320
Format: Paperback

A charming, comprehensive, and easy-to-use guide to cleaning your home naturally and organically, resulting in a toxin-free environment for you and your family. With THE NATURAL HOME, you'll discover how to clean everything in your house the healthy way with just a few inexpensive,...
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Remodelista: The Organized Home: Simple, Stylish Storage Ideas for All Over the House

Julie Carlson · Artisan
Pages: 224
Format: Hardcover

Buy fewer (and better) things. Store like with like. Get rid of the plastic. Display - don't stash - your belongings. Let go of your inner perfectionist and remember that rooms are for living. These are a few of the central principles behind Remodelista: The Organized Home, the new book...
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