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The Complete Home

By: Laughlin, Clara E.; Williamson, Oliver R.; Rippey, Sarah Cory;

Price: $25.00

Publisher: D. Appleton and Company: 1907

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2285914

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Spine toned, front hinge just beginning to weaken. 1907 Hard Cover. xi, [1], 313, [3] pp. 8vo. Amy Richards trade binding with her initials on front board. An early 20th century guide to choosing, maintaining, and decorating a home, with some commentary on Arts and Crafts and Mission styles, and tips on everything from types of flooring to insect extermination, from china selection to plumbing. There is even a section on hiring a maid. 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