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Image for The Forgotten Art of Building A Good Fireplace: The Story of Sir Benjamin Thompson, Count Rumford, an American Genius, and His Principles of Fireplace Design Which Have Remained Unchanged for 174 Years

The Forgotten Art of Building A Good Fireplace: The Story of Sir Benjamin Thompson, Count Rumford, an American Genius, and His Principles of Fireplace Design Which Have Remained Unchanged for 174 Years

By: Orton, Vrest

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Yankee Publishing Inc.: 1974

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 2295003

Condition: Very Good


Second edition. Bottom edge of front wrapper very lightly bumped with a minor tear. 1974 Trade Paperback. 60 pp. How to alter unsatisfactory fireplaces & to build new ones in the 18th century fashion. Since its original publication in 1969 by Yankee, Inc.,Vrest Orton's classic book on fireplace design has gone through numerous printings and has brought about a revival of the Rumford fireplace. The basic principles that Count Rumford set forth in 1795 describe the construction of a large shallow fireplace which does not smoke and which throws out much more heat than many of today's fireplaces w... View more info

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Ty's Tricks: Home Repair Secrets Plus Cheap and Easy Projects to Transform Any Room (Trading Spaces)

By: Pennington, Ty

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Hyperion: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2262151

ISBN: 1401300677

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. A nice copy. 2003 Large Softcover. xii, 185 pp. From the beloved and sexy carpenter on The Learning Channel's Trading Spaces comes a creative, fun, and practical how-to book for home repair and improvement projects. Home improvement heartthrob Ty Pennington fuses carpentry with style in this practical and inspirational how-to book for tackling household projects both large and small--from decorating to home repair. Pennington shares the expertise gained from his years of experience as one of the carpenters on The Learning Channel's Trading Spaces and as a home renovation pro to ... View more info

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Perfect Exterior Staining: A Step-by-Step Guide to Selecting and Applying Beautiful Wood Finishes

By: Philbin, Tom

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Fair Winds Press: 2004

Seller ID: 1743965

ISBN: 1592530737

Condition: Very Good


Bright copy. 2004 Large Softcover. Plenty of how-to books on exterior painting, as well as interior staining, are available, but until now, the do-it-yourselfer or professional had nowhere to turn for comprehensive advice on exterior staining. Staining is gaining popularity in many areas of the country as the only practical way to protect and beautify certain woods and add to the lifespan of exterior features such as decks, fencing, exterior furniture, and various kinds of wood siding, such as cedar and redwood. In addition, stains are now available in hundreds of colors. Perfect Exterior Stai... View more info

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Repairing and Extending Finishes; Part 2: Acoustical Treatment, Resilient Flooring, Paint, Transparent Finishes

By: Simmons, H. Leslie

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Van Nostrand Reinhold Company: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1536265

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. 1990 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xx, 300 pp. 9 1/4 x 6. Improper selection, installation, use and maintenance of finishes can lead to unnecessary damage or degeneration in a building. But it's not easy to determine sources of specific problems and how to correct them. This guide helps you remedy problems by giving you the best ways to extend, clean, repair, restore, and protect acoustical treatments, resilient flooring, paint, and transparent finishes. View more info

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Repairing and Extending Finishes; Part 1: Plaster, Gypsum Board, Ceramic Tile

By: Simmons, H. Leslie

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Van Nostrand Reinhold Company: 1990

Seller ID: 1536266

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. 1990 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xxii, 303 pp. 9 1/4 x 6. Those individuals responsible for dealing with plaster, gypsum board, or ceramic tile finishes that have failed must often do extensive research before determining the cause of the failure or deciding on the proper methods for making repairs. Their task is often made difficult because, there are sometimes disagreements among sources of information and no central listing of available data. Repairing and Extending Finishes, Part 1: Plaster, Gypsum Board, and Ceramic Tile has been written to sol... View more info

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How to Do Things: A Compendium of New and Practical Farm and Household Devices, Helps, Hints, Recipes, Formulas and Useful Information from The Farm Journal

By: The Farm Journal

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Wilmer Atkinson Company: 1919

Seller ID: 2293038

Condition: Very Good


Corners a bit rubbed, boards lightly soiled. 1919 Hard Cover. 572 pp. 8vo. A collection of helpful tips for homesteading, farming, cooking, and other domestic concerns, illustrated with woodcuts throughout text. View more info