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USA Best Selling Books about Using Bricks from Amazon USA

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.
List Price: $24.95
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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

Bricklaying
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* The ultimate guide to bricklaying for beginner through professional
* Step-by-step instructions throughout
* Techniques and trade skills: damp-proof courses, cavity brickwork, block-laying, arches, windows, fireplaces and more
* Complete projects for brick kitchens, outdoor barbeques, steps, and spiral design
* All measurements featured in metric and imperial (U.S.) standards
List Price: $31.00
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By: McGraw-Hill Education.   2002-04-12

The Complete Guide to Home Masonry: Step-by-Step Projects & Repairs Using Concrete, Brick, Block & Stone (Black & Decker Home Improvement Library)
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-- Includes instructions for building popular masonry projects, such as barbecues, patios and retaining walls.
-- Step-by-step instructions accompanied by color photos.
List Price: $24.95
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By: Creative Publishing international.   2000-03-01

Building with Secondhand Stuff, 2nd Edition: How to Reclaim, Repurpose, Re-use & Upcycle Salvaged & Leftover Materials
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From Craig's List, your basement, and estate sales, you can salvage what you need to upcycle all kinds of cool things. You can build tables, install vintage hardwood floors and salvaged windows, mason reclaimed stone walls, and do much more using free or very inexpensive, high-quality, reconditioned materials.

You'll encounter opportunities to upcycle usable building materials everywhere. By using Building with Secondhand Stuff, 2nd edition, good judgment, and a few salvage tricks, you can take advantage of these chances to gather free (or nearly free) project supplies and put them to work in your house.

This second edition of the best-selling book includes new projects such as a pallet chair, pallet table, chalkboard message door, door-backed island, and a reclaimed window greenhouse.

List Price: $19.99
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By: Cool Springs Press.   2017-03-15

Band Saw Handbook
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Here’s every saw, blade, option, and technique—along with 1,000 illustrations and instructions that present a complete course in cutting basics. “Offers some terrific troubleshooting hints, projects, and basic instructions.”—Booklist. “Even devoted band saw users will find valuable information in this book...an enlightening experience.”—Workbench. “Duginske describes how to properly fine-tune and use this versatile tool for straight cuts, curves, and joinery.”—Library Journal
List Price: $17.95
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By: Sterling.   1989-12-31


 

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