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Here is the book that will set a new standard for do-it-yourself in the 1990s--replacing the classic bestseller that started America's Do-It-Yourself revolution two decades ago. New tools, materials, techniques, standards, and energy-saving tips have necessitated this completely redone reference. 4,000 illustrations, 3,000 in full color.

                 

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Featuring more than two thousand full-color instructions, a comprehensive manual from the experts at Home Depot offers guidance on all aspects of home remodeling, decorating, and repair, outlining clear, step-by-step instructions for do-it-yourself projects. 200,000 first printing. The combined expertise of Home Depot--the nation's #1 home center retailer--and Better Homes and Gardens Books makes this a one-of-a-kind home improvement book. Chapters cover all aspects of home remodeling, decorating and repair, with an emphasis on time-saving, do-it-yourself methods. Features more than 2,000 color illustrations & 75 color photos.

 

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This is a joint project between the editors of Better Homes & Gardens and the Home Depot, and much like their earlier collaboration, Home Improvement 1-2-3, they cover a lot of ground in this big, detailed book. Clear, step-by-step instructions and diagrams for just about any outdoor project one can imagine--from deck building and maintenance to building a retaining wall to making outdoor furniture to installing an outdoor faucet or constructing a customized fountain--it's in here. A very useful series of features throughout the book helps guide the homeowner: "Skill Scale" assesses the skill level needed for individual projects; "Trip Saver" helps save time and money, eliminating numerous trips to the store; "Safety Alert" warns of potential dangers on given projects; "Oops!" describes common errors and boo-boos and helps find solutions; "Designer's Corner" helps the reader with design and style choices. Overall, as a comprehensive and nitty-gritty guide to all of the most common outdoor projects, this is a perfect book for the novice, but will have information and shortcuts for the experienced homeowner and do-it-yourselfer, too

 

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Now you can work like a pro--and accomplish all your maintenance, repair, and decorating projects more easily, at less cost, and with better results than ever before. 1001 DO-IT-YOURSELF HINTS & TIPS takes you through every task you'll ever face as a homeowner, presenting handy hints and savvy shortcuts gathered from a host of experts and tested by people in their own homes, yards, and workshops. "1001 Do-It-Yourself Hints & Tips" shows how to tackle household jobs with simple, non-technical instructions and step-by-step photo sequences. 1,500 color photos. How to tackle every job around the house--and get expert results by using the tricks and techniques the experts actually use.

 

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Following the success of the first two Time-Life home repair books which focused exclusively on quick fix-it jobs, here is a practical guide to more extensive home repair, renovation, and enhancement. With special sections on safety, the proper use of tools, and hiring contractors, this book is an absolute must for the do-it-yourselfer who wants to do it right. Index. Two-color illustrations throughout

 

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A do-it-yourselfer's dream--2,000 full-color, step-by-step illustrations and the authoritative advice of Stanley experts, introduced by Dean Johnson, host of PBS's "Hometime" program. The book includes $65 worth of consumer coupons. LG and Doubleday Alternate. The ultimate home-improvement guide features instructions on how to do thousands of maintenance tasks, renovations, and repairs, as well as two thousand four-color, easy-to-follow diagrams

 

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The collective wisdom of Better Homes and Gardens is packed into the largest and most extensive home improvement reference guide on the market. With 3,000 full-color illustrations, step-by-step instructions for common repairs and improvements, special sidebars, and expertly informed attention to detail, this is the only home reference guide every homeowner needs.

 

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In more than 3,000 instructional photos, illustrations, charts and diagrams, the New Fix-it-Yourself Manual shows you how to troubleshoot faulty appliances, repair them, and put them back together so they work as good as new. It gives you the same essential information on furniture and other household items as well, providing homeowners with precisely the time- and money-saver they need. 1,030 full-color photos.

 

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Quick and easy solutions and timesaving tips impart the basics of getting jobs done; from painting and household repairs to landscaping and mending fences. The A-Z format allows for quick and easy access to the step-by-step repair hints. For do-it-yourself know-how, people turn to Reader's Digest for the tools and techniques to help them through big or small projects. This book presents the fastest, easiest and least expensive ways to get things done around the house, with more than 2,000 tips and techniques, all tested by pros. Over 1,000 color illustrations.

 

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Problem-solving from A to Z in this lavishly illustrated, step-by-step sourcebook featuring advice on attics, zoning regulations, and everything in between!

 

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