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The Country Living Handbook: A Back-to-Basics Guide to Living off the Land

By: Abigail R. Gehring

Price: $24.95

Publisher: USA, Skyhorse Publishing: 2014

Seller ID: 001772

ISBN: 1628736143

Condition: New


Packed with step-by-step instructions, useful tips, time-honored wisdom, and both illustrations and photographs, this compact guide has everything you need to dive into a more self-sufficient life. From canning and preserving to keeping chickens, fermenting vegetables to soap-making, Gehring covers all the basics in this easy-to-read, approachable collection. Topics covered include: Generating your own energy Herbal medicine Cheese-making Maple sugaring Farm mechanics Building a smokehouse Dyeing wool Composting Disaster Preparedness And more! Whether you own one hundred acres or rent a studio... View more info

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Back to Basics 4E A Complete Guide to Traditional Skills

By: Abigail R. Gehring

Price: $47.95

Publisher: USA, Skyhorse Publishing: 2014

Edition: 4th Edition

Seller ID: 001828

ISBN: 1629143693

Condition: New


The classic guide to self-sufficiency, with more than 200,000 copies sold-now fully updated! 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,... View more info

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How to be a Successful Owner Builder and Renovator 9th Edition

By: Allan Staines

Price: $36.95  $33.95

Publisher: Australia, Pinedale Press: 2014

Edition: Ninth Edition

Seller ID: 9781875217311

ISBN: 1875217312

Condition: New


This all Australian title has large scale drawings to make it easy to understand how the various stages and components fit together. The Owner Builder is shown how to plan the house to suit the chosen allotment and the most economical methods of owner building. You will learn how to identify and correct faulty building practices, the correct trade terms to use and how to order building products. The renovation section of this book is almost entirely devoted to room extensions. For general home renovations see The Australian Renovator's Manual. View more info

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The Australian Decks and Pergolas Construction Manual 7th Edition

By: Allan Staines

Price: $29.95  $21.00

Publisher: Australia, Pinedale Press: 2014

Edition: Seventh Edition

Seller ID: 9781875217052

ISBN: 1875217053

Condition: New


This book is ideal for anyone either seeking to know how to build decks or pergolas or designing and needing ideas. This book contains industry prepared tables for the designer to establish sectional sizes of all the timbers from bearers to handrails and stairs. The author has only included methods that have been tried and proven from longevity to safety. View more info

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2 Book Set: The Australian House Building Manual 8th Edition + How to be a Successful Owner Builder and Renovator 9th Edition

By: Allan Staines

Price: $76.90  $64.95

Publisher: Australia, Pinedale Press: 2014

Edition: 2 Book Set

Seller ID: A1034

Condition: New


2 book set. The Australian House Building Manual 8th Edition: The House Building Manual is an entirely Australian manual and is thoroughly researched in co-operation with the Australian timber, brick and concrete associations. It is written in Allan Staines usual easy to comprehend style. The manual provides current trade practices and hints that help bridge the gap between theory and practice. For these reasons it is an essential class room text. The latest edition that is ideal for everyone involved in house building. Updates include new NCC updates, new stair stringer and stair tread tabl... View more info

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3 Book Set: The Australian House Building Manual 8th Edition + How to be a Successful Owner Builder and Renovator 9th Edition + The Australian Decks and Pergolas Construction Manual 7th Edition

By: Allan Staines

Price: $106.85  $85.95

Publisher: Australia, Pinedale Press: 2014

Edition: 3 Book Set

Seller ID: A1039

Condition: New


3 book set. The Australian House Building Manual 8th Edition: The House Building Manual is an entirely Australian manual and is thoroughly researched in co-operation with the Australian timber, brick and concrete associations. It is written in Allan Staines usual easy to comprehend style. The manual provides current trade practices and hints that help bridge the gap between theory and practice. For these reasons it is an essential class room text. The latest edition that is ideal for everyone involved in house building. Updates include new NCC updates, new stair stringer and stair tread tabl... View more info

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The Australian Renovator's Manual 7th Edition

By: Allan Staines

Price: $32.95  $25.95

Publisher: Australia, Pinedale Press: 2015

Seller ID: 9781875217083

ISBN: 1875217088

Condition: New


The Updated 7th Edition - covers most of the popular renovations and alterations around the home with trade methods and hints described. The all Australian practical guide for renovations and alterations in line with the Building Code of Australia. This book is specifically designed to deal with problems confronted when renovating or altering an existing dwelling. It also shows step-by-step how to accomplish popular renovation projects. * It solves problems such as rising damp, floor and wall cracking, rot in members, small kitchens and bathrooms, leaking shower recesses, and termites.... View more info

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The Complete Photo Guide to Outdoor Building: From Arbors to Walkways: 150 DIY Projects

By: Black & Decker Home Improvement Library

Price: $34.95

Publisher: USA, Creative Publishing International: 2013

Seller ID: 000219

ISBN: 1589237757

Condition: New


Over 150 projects and hundreds of instructional photographs combine with informative tips, tricks, and inspiration in the most comprehensive patio and walkway book on the market.With "The Complete Photo Guide to Outdoor Building," adding beautiful, functional patios and walkways to your yard has never been easier. From low-cost footpaths with high curb appeal to expansive, estate-quality decorative concrete patios, this book presents each project with foolproof step-by-step instructions and gorgeous full-color photographs. You'll be pointed toward the most current materials, tools, common prac... View more info

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Those Dry-stone Walls: Stories from South Australia's Stone Age

By: Bruce Munday with photographs by Kristin Munday

Price: $39.95

Publisher: Australia, Wakefield Press: 2012

Seller ID: 002266

ISBN: 1743051255

Condition: New


Beautiful stone was nature's gift to South Australia, and an irresistible building material for early settlers. Many stone walls, without mortar or with no more than mud as glue, have defied gravity and the elements all these years. Or did gravity combine with deft balance to sustain them? Join Bruce and Kristin Munday as they traverse South Australia in search of these walls, finding historic masterpieces and insights into rural life in the years following settlement. Those Dry-stone Walls is rich with beautiful imagery of these walls, the stories behind them, and advice to inspire you to fol... View more info

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A Very Practical Guide To Interior Decorating 3rd Edition

By: Carol Staines

Price: $29.95  $26.95

Publisher: Australia, Pinedale Press: 2015

Seller ID: 003699

ISBN: 1875217193

Condition: New


A Very Practical Guide To Interior Decorating 3rd Edition. Explains all about colour, gives professional inside Information on Design and teaches you no-fail principles for success. Practical hands on advice to save you money, an all Australian manual. This book is suitable for both the DIY trying to achieve that professional decor look or is perfect for making the more difficult concepts of colour and space easier to comprehend in interior decorator classroom situations. The teacher, student and graduate will find themselves constantly referring to this manual as a glove-box companion. ... View more info

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Self-Sufficiency 2E A Complete Guide to Baking, Carpentry, Crafts, Organic Gardening, Preserving Your Harvest, Raising Animals, and More!

By: Edited by Abigail R. Gehring

Price: $42.95

Publisher: USA, Skyhorse Publishing: 2015

Seller ID: 002631

ISBN: 1632202808

Condition: New


A Complete Guide to Baking, Carpentry, Crafts, Organic Gardening, Preserving Your Harvest, Raising Animals, and More! The inspiring guide to back to basics living, now fully updated! Now, more than ever, people across the country are turning toward simpler, greener, and quieter ways of living-whether they're urbanites or country folk. Following in the footsteps of Back to Basics and Homesteading, this large, fully-illustrated book provides the entire family with the information they need to make the shift toward self-sufficient living. Self-Sufficiency provides tips, advice, and detailed in... View more info

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Framing Floors, Walls & Ceilings: Completely Revised and Updated

By: Edited by Fine Homebuilding

Price: $34.95

Publisher: USA, Taunton Press: 2015

Edition: 3rd Edition

Seller ID: 002898

ISBN: 1631860054

Condition: New


This title provides the best field-tested information on framing efficiently and safely the first time. It covers the basics of framing, as well as more advanced techniques on curved walls and cathedral ceilings. It includes up-to-date information on the latest tools and material. Framing Floors, Walls, and Ceilings from the editors of Fine Homebuilding provides the best field-tested information on framing efficiently, safely and the right way the first time. No source of knowledge on framing is better respected or more widely followed than that provided by the authors of Fine Homebuilding mag... View more info

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Building Your Own Home, Revised Edition: A comprehensive guide for owner-builders

By: George Wilkie

Price: $44.95

Publisher: Australia, New Holland: 2011

Edition: Revised Edition

Seller ID: 9781742572161

ISBN: 1742572162

Condition: New


Home builders can contribute in many ways to reduce the use of products and processes that convert solid and liquid carbon containing materials into gaseous carbon. Everyone is now aware of the advantages of correctly oriented, well insulated houses with sensible ventilation and comfort systems. In this revised edition of the best selling complete guide to building your own home, George Wilkie updates and adds a new section on energy and environmental efficiency. An increasing key factor in building homes now is the environmental efficiency of the building function and its materials. The... View more info

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The Complete Australian Old House Catalogue: Where to Get Absolutely Everything to Restore an Old Building

By: Ian Evans

Price: $39.95  $19.95

Publisher: Australia, Flannel Flower Press: 2000

Seller ID: 9781875253050

ISBN: 187525305X

Condition: New


If you own an old house, The Compete Australian Old House Catalogue will save you time, money and effort. Thanks to this book, finding the products, materials, skills and services needed to care for and restore your old house - from the front fence to the chimney pots - is now a simple matter. Ian Evans has collected the names of companies and people who can help you return your house to its original appearance and condition. Some 750 entries list the names of suppliers throughout Australia who specialise in every aspect of building restoration. For the first time, entries include e-mail an... View more info

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Getting the Details Right: Restoring Australian Houses 1890s - 1920s

By: Ian Evans

Price: $39.95

Publisher: Australia, Flannel Flower Press: 2010

Seller ID: 9781875253036

ISBN: 1875253033

Condition: New


Working drawings with dimensions for constructing fences, gates, doors, windows, chimneys, verandahs & garages for houses of the late 19th & early 20th centuries. This book is the result of countless hours of fieldwork a tape measure and notebook, painstakingly measuring, recording and drawing some of the most important details of old Australian houses. The designs which it contains provide all of the dimensions and construction details necessary for restoration work on a variety of Australian housing styles in the period from the late 1890s through to the late 1920s and beyond. There are ch... View more info

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The Queensland House: History and Conservation

By: Ian Evans

Price: $39.95

Publisher: Australia, Flannel Flower Press: 2010

Seller ID: 9781875253173

ISBN: 1875253173

Condition: New


The houses of Queensland are unique in Australia. Broad verandahs shaded by gracefully curved expanses of roofing iron, tall stumps, lattice, roof ventilators, and a host of the subtleties combine to give the Queensland house of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries its own special qualities and visual character. It might be thought that determining why Queensland houses are so very different from those found elsewhere in Australia would be a simple matter. But it has taken years of research to unravel a very complex story and find the answers to some fundamental questions about the... View more info

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Colour Schemes for Old Australian Houses

By: Ian Evans and Clive Lucas and Ian Stapleton

Price: $39.95

Publisher: Australia, Flannel Flower Press: 2004

Seller ID: 9780959492330

ISBN: 095949233X

Condition: New


Painting your house is expensive: get it right, first time, with Colour Schemes for Old Australian Houses, a book which has helped to change the face of Australia. Colour schemes from this book can be seen on old houses and buildings in the suburbs, towns and countryside of Australia. These are all original, authentic schemes, created at different periods between about 1820 and 1940, and collected by careful paint scrapes on houses throughout Australia. There are 42 exterior schemes and 24 room schemes, complete with stencil patterns and suggested wallpapers. With this book, anyone can give ... View more info

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More Colour Schemes for Old Australian Houses

By: Ian Evans and Clive Lucas and Ian Stapleton

Price: $39.95

Publisher: Australia, Flannel Flower Press: 2008

Seller ID: 9781875253159

ISBN: 1875253157

Condition: New


This book contains a collection of authentic interior and exterior colour schemes for Australian houses built between about 1820 and 1940s. The interior schemes consist of complete decorative effects and finishes for twenty-five suites of rooms, with colours and finishes for every surface from the skirting board to the ceiling rose. There are sixteen authentic exterior schemes, carefully collected from buildings that range from early nineteenth-century farm houses to bungalows, terraces and cottages. Everything from colour selection to wallpaper and stencil designs of the various periods is... View more info

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How to Restore the Old Aussie House

By: Ian Stapleton

Price: $39.95

Publisher: Australia, Flannel Flower Press: 2008

Edition: Revised and Enlarged

Seller ID: 9781875253166

ISBN: 1875253165

Condition: New


How to Restore the Old Aussie House is an essential part of the house restorer's toolkit - as important as the paintbrush, hammer and nails. This practical guide contains a wealth of information on understanding and maintaining old houses and buildings. Written by one of Australia's leading conservation architects, it contains detailed and authoritative information about the stylistic evolution, terminology and construction of Australian houses from about 1800 to the 1930s. How to Restore the Old Aussie House includes more than 180 specially-drawn illustrations, as well as specifications fo... View more info

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In Pursuit of the Perfect Shop # Machine Shop

By: J. Randolph Bulgin

Price: $79.95

Publisher: USA, Bulgin Forge Press: 2011

Seller ID: 003674

ISBN: 0978547527

Condition: New


In Pursuit of the Perfect Shop is exactly what the title implies. The third book in the series of machine shop books by J. Randolph Bulgin, Pursuit takes the reader through yet another series of machine shop projects and methods. Targeted specifically towards the machine shop enthusiast whether just beginning or a veteran of machine shop practices, it is filled with methods, projects, and how-to sections from welding to finishing. This book is a valuable addition to the library of the machine shop enthusiast. Review: As one of the most popular authors in the Village Press metalworking maga... View more info

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Randolph's Shop # Machine Shop

By: J. Randolph Bulgin

Price: $79.95

Publisher: USA, Bulgin Forge Press: 2006

Seller ID: 003675

ISBN: 0978547500

Condition: New


A book, including photographs and drawings, for both the professional and hobby level machinist. Intended primarily for the home shop hobbyist/enthusiast. Includes plans for various machine shop projects as well as instructional information about operating various machines found in both home-based and professional machine shops. Review: Just released, from the fertile mind of Home Shop Machinist and Machinist's Workshop author Randolph Bulgin, comes the newest book offering to the home shop hobbyist titled Randolph's Shop. Randolph has assembled a fine array of shop projects to challenge th... View more info

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The Engine Lathe for the Beginner # Machine Shop

By: J. Randolph Bulgin

Price: $85.95

Publisher: USA, Bulgin Forge Press: 2014

Seller ID: 003676

Condition: New


In this book the great Randolph Bulgin looks at the use and usefulness of the engine lathe, known by some as the "Queen of the shop." It is said by many that the engine lathe is the only machine tool in the shop that has the ability to reproduce itself when in the hands of a capable machinist. If I am ever told that I can only have one machine tool, it will be an engine lathe. Randolph brings his 50 plus years of metal working and machining experience to you in this, and all his other fascinating and enjoyable books. You will profit greatly from reading this if you are learning to use the en... View more info

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Building Shop # Machine Shop

By: J. Randolph Bulgin

Price: $79.95

Publisher: USA, Bulgin Forge Press: 2008

Seller ID: 003677

ISBN: 0978547519

Condition: New


Building Shop is the second book in the series of machine shop books written and published by J. Randolph Bulgin of Bulgin Forge Press. Randolph's shop books are written for the serious hobbyist as well as the beginner in machine shop work. It is filled with good 'stuff' for the machine shop enthusiast. From rebuilding machines to welding, Building Shop is a must have book for both the machine shop amateur as well as the long time professional. About the Author: J. Randolph Bulgin is a fourth generation craftsman and blacksmith. A member of the Southern Highland Handicraft Guild since 1965... View more info

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Puzzles and Peculiarities from the Machine Shop: How to Waste Time in the Machine Shop and Have Fun Doing It

By: J. Randolph Bulgin

Price: $46.95

Publisher: USA, Bulgin Forge Press: 2015

Seller ID: 003678

ISBN: 149514867X

Condition: New


Puzzles and Peculiarities from the Machine Shop or How to Waste Time in the Machine Shop and Have Fun Doing It includes 11 examples of machined 'toys' which may be made in the home machine shop. The time required, depending mostly upon the maker's skill and upon the applied finish, can be from about 4 hours for the simplest up to maybe 8 to 12 hours on the more complex examples. About the Author: J. Randolph Bulgin is a fourth generation craftsman and blacksmith. A member of the Southern Highland Handicraft Guild since 1965, Randolph has worked as a certified weldor on nuclear power systems... View more info

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How to Build a Fence: Plan and Build Basic Fences and Gates # Storey Basics: Books for Self-Reliance

By: Jeff Beneke

Price: $14.95

Publisher: USA, Storey Publishing: 2015

Seller ID: 002900

ISBN: 1612124429

Condition: New


Whether you need a fence to protect your garden, keep animals or children safe, or add privacy, Jeff Beneke explains exactly what you need to know to build it yourself - even if you've never built anything before. He gives clear, simple, step-by-step instructions for several basic fence styles using a variety of materials, including wood, vinyl, and chain link. And once you've mastered the basics, you'll be skilled enough to build any kind of fence, even those not covered in the book. View more info

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Our Home in Australia: A Description of Cottage Life in 1860

By: Joseph Elliott

Price: $24.95

Publisher: Australia, Flannel Flower Press: 1984

Seller ID: 9780959492347

ISBN: 0959492348

Condition: New


This book contains a collection of authentic interior and exterior colour schemes for Australian houses built between about 1820 and 1940s. The interior schemes consist of complete decorative effects and finishes for twenty-five suites of rooms, with colours and finishes for every surface from the skirting board to the ceiling rose. There are sixteen authentic exterior schemes, carefully collected from buildings that range from early nineteenth-century farm houses to bungalows, terraces and cottages. Everything from colour selection to wallpaper and stencil designs of the various periods is... View more info

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The Water-Wise Home: How to conserve and reuse Water in your home and landscape

By: Laura Allen

Price: $34.95

Publisher: USA, Storey Publishing: 2015

Seller ID: 001929

ISBN: 1612121691

Condition: New


Are you looking for ways to save water -- or money? This accessible guide by Laura Allen, founder of Greywater Action, explains how to use water smartly and efficiently, increasing supply, saving money, reducing wear on your septic system, and filling your home and garden needs. She describes proven conservation techniques, explains how to create a water-wise landscape, and provides illustrated, step-by-step instructions for setting up a waterless composting toilet as well as systems to reuse greywater, harvest rainwater, and more. View more info

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The Owner Builder

By: Leeza Sipek and Matthew Sipek and Hazel Foote

Price: $44.95

Publisher: Australia, CSIRO Publishing: 2012

Seller ID: A1050

ISBN: 0643100423

Condition: New


Building your own home could save you thousands of dollars. The Owner Builder is an easy-to-understand, step-by-step guide for people who want to build their dream home in a financially responsible manner. From choosing a block of land to decorating the inside of the house, this book guides the reader through the entire building process. The authors share their personal experiences with photos of the building process in 68 steps. They include tips and hints on the approval process, construction ideas and how to avoid mistakes. They also uncover potential hidden costs, and offer other ways to s... View more info

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The Roof Building Manual [Fifth Edition]

By: Lloyd Hiddle and Allan Staines

Price: $29.99  $26.95

Publisher: Australia, Pinedale Press: 2010

Edition: Fifth Edition

Seller ID: 9781875217328

ISBN: 1875217320

Condition: New


This manual is for pitching the conventional cut-on-site roof. This step by step guide is full of easy to follow instructions. An indispensible aid for teaching apprentices, plus quick and easy to use tables and bevels for all roof pitches from 5 degrees to 75 degrees. Bevels drawn on the page ready to transfer directly to the bevel tool. A builder's dream. For manufactured truss roof installation use the House Building Manual. View more info

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Taunton's Complete Illustrated Guide to Using Woodworking Tools

By: Lonnie Bird

Price: $39.95

Publisher: USA, Taunton Press: 2015

Seller ID: 001927

ISBN: 1631860852

Condition: New


This is a new addition to the popular Taunton's Complete Illustrated Guide series, covering the essential techniques for using hand and power tools. It includes sections on safety and correct set-up. The author of The Complete Illustrated Guide to Shaping Wood, Lonnie Bird now brings us Taunton's Complete Illustrated Guide to Using Woodworking Tools. Here the reader is given a step-by-step guide that covers the essential techniques for using hand and power tools. Along with over 900 colour photographs and illustrations, sections are included on correct set-up, safe use of machines, and skilful... View more info