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USA Best Selling Books about Using Bricks from Amazon USA

LEGO Awesome Ideas
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Explore an all-new ideas book that unlocks the secrets of LEGO® building and shows fans how to create a world with their imagination.

Beautiful clear photography and informative text demonstrates how entire models are built while also providing step-by-step visual breakdowns and offering alternative ways to build models.

Explore each chapter as it steadily creates a themed world and ultimately showcases a dynamic diorama of the complete build, showing readers that they, too, can build an entire LEGO world from scratch—brick by brick, model by model.

Inspiring creativity and imagination, LEGO Awesome Ideas has been named to the International Literacy Association and Children's Book Council Children's Choices List.

With creative model ideas and visual tips and techniques, LEGO Awesome Ideas will inspire everyone from beginners to accomplished builders.

LEGO, the LEGO logo, the Brick and Knob configurations and the Minifigure are trademarks of the LEGO Group. © 2015 The LEGO Group.
Produced by DK Publishing under license from the LEGO Group.

List Price: $24.99
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By: DK Children.   2015-09-01

Back to Basics: A Complete Guide to Traditional Skills, Third Edition
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Anyone who wants to learn basic living skills—the kind employed by our forefathers—and adapt them for a better life in the twenty-first century need look no further than this eminently useful, full-color guide. Countless readers have turned to Back to Basics for inspiration and instruction, escaping to an era before power saws and fast food restaurants and rediscovering the pleasures and challenges of a healthier, greener, and more self-sufficient lifestyle.

Now newly updated, the hundreds of projects, step-by-step sequences, photographs, charts, and illustrations in Back to Basics will help you dye your own wool with plant pigments, graft trees, raise chickens, craft a hutch table with hand tools, and make treats such as blueberry peach jam and cheddar cheese. The truly ambitious will find instructions on how to build a log cabin or an adobe brick homestead.

More than just practical advice, this is also a book for dreamers—even if you live in a city apartment you will find your imagination sparked, and there's no reason why you can't, for example, make a loom and weave a rag rug. Complete with tips for old-fashioned fun (square dancing calls, homemade toys, and kayaking tips), this may be the most thorough book on voluntary simplicity available. 2,000 color photos and 200 black-and-white illustrations.
List Price: $24.95
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By: Skyhorse Publishing.   2008-04-17

Stonescaping Idea Book (Taunton's Idea Book Series)
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The right kind of stone and how you incorporate it in your landscape and garden can make all the difference. Stone, a broad term that includes pavers, fieldstones, bricks, rocks and boulders, and stone veneer, can be used to create a distinct yet practical component to any yard. And with the variety of natural and manufactured stone products widely available today, incorporating stone in the landscape is no longer out of reach.
"Stonescaping Idea Book" showcases a wide range of inspiring and practical ideas for using stone in all types of landscape settings and for all budgets and regions of the country. Along with tried-and-true designs for inviting walkways and beautiful walls, new ways of using stone in gardens and patio spaces are also presented. You'll discover ideas for creating graceful streams, waterfalls, or even simple fountains that will help transform your backyard into a private retreat. And you'll find a wide range of outdoor living spaces that family and friends can enjoy for years to come. As the examples in the book demonstrate, there is a world of stone to explore; this book will help get you started on the right path.
Topics covered include:
Patios & Terraces
Paths, Walks & Steps
Walls
Pools & Ponds
Seating & Sculpture
List Price: $19.95
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By: Taunton Press.   2006-03-01

Black & Decker The Complete Guide to Concrete & Masonry, 4th Edition: Build with Concrete, Brick, Block & Natural Stone (Black & Decker Complete Guide)
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Love all of your masonry and concrete projects--knowing that you did them yourself!--with help from our experts.

No projects offer more aesthetic or financial satisfaction than DIY concrete and masonry projects. Homeowners can routinely save thousands of dollars in labor costs by buying and installing materials that are readily available. This updated 4th edition of Black & Decker The Complete Guide to Concrete & Masonry includes traditional techniques for laying concrete, adapted to make them easy for ordinary homeowners, and also features completely modern materials and techniques, such as tumbled concrete pavers, acid-etching for colored concrete slabs, and important green paving options, such as rain-garden arroyos and permeable pavers.

Several cutting-edge projects, like polished concrete countertops and stamped concrete walkways, are included in this book. An exposed aggregate patio, a reinforced concrete block wall, and the latest tools and materials for handling new products are featured. A completely new section on foundation walls shows you all the options, including the latest structural insulated panels, that are now more DIY friendly than ever.

No homeowner or do-it-yourselfer will want to miss this chance to master the best methods to create lasting beauty around the house.

List Price: $24.99
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By: Cool Springs Press.   2015-09-15

Creating the Not So Big House: Insights and Ideas for the New American Home (Susanka)
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The Not So Big House created a movement that is changing the way people think about the American home. That groundbreaking book proposed a new blueprint for the American home: a house that values quality over quantity, with an emphasis on comfort and beauty, a high level of detail, and a floor plan designed for today's informal lifestyle.

Creating the Not So Big House is the blueprint in action. Focusing on key design strategies such as visual weight, layering, and framed openings, Sarah Susanka takes an up-close look at 25 houses designed according to Not So Big principles. The houses are from all over North America in a rich variety of styles -- from a tiny New York apartment to a southwestern adobe, a traditional Minnesota farmhouse, and a cottage community in the Pacific Northwest. Whether new or remodeled, these one-of-a-kind homes provide all the inspiration you need to create your own Not So Big House.

List Price: $27.95
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By: Taunton Press.   2002-02-01

Build Your Own Low-Cost Log Home (Garden Way Publishing Classic)
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The classic log cabin exudes a charm and simplicity that can’t be matched. In this straightforward guide, Roger Hard provides expert advice on building your own log home without breaking your budget. Step-by-step instructions and easy-to-follow diagrams cover everything from choosing a site and felling trees to maintaining your house for years to come. Learn the pros and cons of ready-to-build kits and different heating systems as you make your dream house a reality.

List Price: $19.95
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By: Storey Publishing, LLC.   1985-01-11

Build Your Own Wood-Fired Oven: From the Earth, Brick or New Materials
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For 20 years, author Alan Watt was head of the Ceramics Department of the National Institute of Arts at the Australian National University. Since retiring, he has conducted numerous weekend workshops showing people how to build wood-fired ovens. And now, Watt has written this book - a treasure trove of guidance, based on years of practical and personal experience - to show how to build the "must have" accessory for the backyard chef. Illustrated with many excellent photographs and line drawings, the book explains the historical development of ovens, along with the physics and basic principles of oven design. It contains sections on oven bases and different types of ovens, ranging from low tech to high tech, as well as the traditional brick dome oven. The book also includes discussions on chimneys and dampers, casting a chimney, and doors and doorways. The appendixes illustrate how to cast an arch, forming a brick arch without traditional formwork, and casting a chimney base. Some wonderful recipes are also included.
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By: Rosenberg Publishing.   2011-10-10

Serge With Confidence
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Learn to Serge with Confidence!

Expand your skills beyond those using a traditional sewing machine to discover these ease and versatility of creating wonderful projects with a serger instead. Renowned author and sewing expert Nancy Zieman shows you everything you need to know about serging through easy-to-follow instructions featured in "Serge with Confidence."

First build your confidence by learning the basic techniques and tools needed on your way to serging success, and then put those skills to use by creating one of the many showcased projects.

Whether you are a beginning serger or you have been using your machine for years, "Serge with Confidence" is the No. 1 resource to have on hand in your quest for serging excellence.

You'll find:

  • Comprehensive overview of a serger and how to use it
  • Overview of the types of stitches available, products and tools
  • 18 inspirational projects, from wardrobe pieces and accessories to home decor, and holiday ideas, all fully illustrated and beautifully photographed
  • Through guide to keeping your serger running smoothly and trouble-free
List Price: $22.99
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By: Krause Publications.   2006-06-26

Black & Decker The Complete Guide to Masonry & Stonework: Poured Concrete -Brick & Block -Natural Stone -Stucco (Black & Decker Complete Guide)
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No projects offer more aesthetic or financial satisfaction than DIY masonry and stonework projects. Homeowners can routinely save thousands of dollars in labor costs by buying and installing materials that are now readily available for routine purchase. This book includes traditional techniques for laying concrete adapted to the special needs of ordinary homeowners, but also features cutting edge materials and techniques, such as tumbled concrete pavers, acid-etching for colored concrete slabs, and important green paving options, such as rain-garden arroyos and permeable pavers. Several cutting edge projects are included, such as polished concrete countertops and stamped concrete walkways. A complete outdoor kitchen project, ideal for a patio, is also included.

List Price: $24.99
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By: Cool Springs Press.   2010-04-01

America’s Kitchens
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It is amazing what this one room--at times a harried workspace and at others the sentimental heart of the home--has meant to people over the course of more than four centuries.

America's Kitchens tells the story of this important room and features New England hearths, detached kitchens on southern plantations, Spanish colonial kitchens of the Southwest, elaborate nineteenth-century kitchens in the Midwest, and middle-class open-plan homes of 1950s suburbia. The book traces technological developments such as the introduction of the cast-iron cookstove, the efficiency of the Hoosier cabinet, and the impact of the frozen food industry to suggest how these innovations have transformed kitchen work and changed women's lives.

Innovatively designed and lavishly illustrated with historic drawings, photographs, and a fascinating array of ephemera from Historic New England's diverse collections, America's Kitchens describes what it was like to live with and work in kitchens that had none of the conveniences we take for granted. At the same time, the book analyzes the profound place of the kitchen in our own lives today.
List Price: $34.95
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By: Historic New England.   2008-12-01


 

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