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Real Life Organizing - Clean and Clutter-Free in 15 Minutes a Day (Paperback): Cassandra Aarssen Real Life Organizing - Clean and Clutter-Free in 15 Minutes a Day (Paperback)
Cassandra Aarssen; Foreword by Peter Walsh
R347 R307 Discovery Miles 3 070 Save R40 (12%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

#1 Best Seller in Do-It-Yourself Improvements and Decorating & Furnishings Host of HGTV's HOT MESS HOUSEClutter-Free Solutions for an Organized Home Create a Pinterest worthy home on a small budget. Learn how to organize your home, simplify life and have more time for things you love. Organizational expert Cassandra 'Cas' Aarssen, the guru from YouTube's ClutterBug channel, reveals her tips, tricks and secrets to a clean and clutter free home in just 15 minutes a day. Cas spends her time organizing other people's homes, teaching college workshops on organization, and creating weekly videos and blog posts. She offers DIY Pinterest type tips to people like you who are interested in how to get rid of clutter and how to organize your home. Simplify your life. In Real Life Organizing, Cas walks you through the steps to create a beautiful, organized, clutter free, and almost self-cleaning home. Simplify your life and have an organized home. You do not have to get rid of all of your things, be a yoga loving minimalist or radically change your lifestyle or personality. The truth is you do not need to actually be an organized person to live like an organized person. Organized home. Through years of experience as an industry expert, Cas has uncovered easy and inexpensive tips, tricks and solutions that allow her to maintain a clean, organized and functional home with minimal effort. After you've read Real Life Organizing, you too will be able to live a more organized life without having to give up your sanity. In Real Life Organizing learn how to: Create a Household Management Binder Make a "Kids Cupboard" in your kitchen Create an IN/OUT system Organize paperwork based on your unique style Create a Kitchen Command Center Organize your holidays with a gift closet Build a great toy organizing system Also read Cas Aarssen's other Best Selling home organizing books, Cluttered Mess to Organized Success, The Clutter Connection, and The Declutter Challenge.

Framing Roofs (Paperback, Revised edition): "Fine Homebuilding" Framing Roofs (Paperback, Revised edition)
"Fine Homebuilding"
R487 R339 Discovery Miles 3 390 Save R148 (30%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This essential reference for pros and passionate amateurs is back with a fresh design and updated content. Written by respected builders from all over America, this extensive revision collects all the latest roof framing articles from the pages of Fine Homebuilding magazine--from cutting rafters and framing roof valleys to building dormers and working with roof trusses. The contributors offer hard-earned, job-tested advice on an impressive variety of tools, techniques, and trade secrets. Framing Roofs shows how to work with speed and precision, and, since working on a roof is often a complicated and dangerous task, safety is always at the forefront.

Taunton's Complete Illus. Guide to Bandsaws (Paperback): Roland Johnson Taunton's Complete Illus. Guide to Bandsaws (Paperback)
Roland Johnson
R601 R415 Discovery Miles 4 150 Save R186 (31%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The bandsaw is a woodworking favourite and this highly visual guide covers all there is to know about working with one, from basic uses to some of the more advanced. The bandsaw is a woodworking favourite and the workhorse of any wood shop. Craftsmen and women turn to this practical tool for a wide array of tasks - cutting curves, ripping stock, making a variety of useful joints, using guides and templates and transforming thick boards into veneer. Now woodworkers can learn to make the most of their bandsaw in this valuable addition to the acclaimed "Complete Illustrated Guide" library. The format is highly visual, covering all there is to know about working with a bandsaw from basic uses to some of the most advanced techniques, including shaping operations and sophisticated joinery. Safety and bandsaw maintenance complete this essential guide.

Shed Manual - Designing, building and fitting out your perfect shed (Hardcover): John Coupe, Alex Johnson Shed Manual - Designing, building and fitting out your perfect shed (Hardcover)
John Coupe, Alex Johnson 1
R674 R550 Discovery Miles 5 500 Save R124 (18%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The interest in sheds has grown over recent years, with 'man caves' and 'she sheds' becoming part of the garden landscape - either for hobby or office use, a summer house or a place to escape. Television shows, such as George Clarke's Amazing Spaces, along with the Shed of the Year competition have contributed to this rise in popularity. However, many of the shed books on the market have just been picture books, showing the wide variety and themes of sheds around the country/world. The Haynes Shed Manual is a practical, step-by-step guide with wide-covering advice on all aspects of planning and building sheds. Written by two shed experts, it will appeal to the enthusiastic DIYer.

Classic Wooden Toys - Step-by-Step Instructions for 20 Built to Last Projects (Paperback, 2nd New edition): Jim Harrold Classic Wooden Toys - Step-by-Step Instructions for 20 Built to Last Projects (Paperback, 2nd New edition)
Jim Harrold
R570 R472 Discovery Miles 4 720 Save R98 (17%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
War Department Technical Manual - Woodworking & Furniture Repair - U.S. War Department Manual TM5-613, June 1946 (Paperback):... War Department Technical Manual - Woodworking & Furniture Repair - U.S. War Department Manual TM5-613, June 1946 (Paperback)
United States. War Department
R554 R435 Discovery Miles 4 350 Save R119 (21%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This authentic manual quickly trained personnel in building and maintaining furniture for use on military bases. The instructions remain very relevant today, including timeless information on using woodworking machinery and tools, joinery and basic furniture construction and maintenance. Published right after World War II ended, this historical time capsule has stood the test of time. What You'll Find Inside * 28 project plans and material lists for classic furniture in distinct styles * Timeless techniques for working with power tools and hand tools * Thorough advice and illustrations for repairing upholstered furniture * A dedicated section on turning furniture parts with a lathe * Tips for building and maintaining solid wood, metal and upholstered furniture

Oak-Framed Buildings (Paperback, Revised edition): Rupert Newman Oak-Framed Buildings (Paperback, Revised edition)
Rupert Newman
R676 R459 Discovery Miles 4 590 Save R217 (32%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Oak-framed buildings are beautiful, durable and environmentally friendly. This is a practical book on the technique of timber-frame construction for carpenters, builders and aspiring self-builders, but it will also be a source of inspiration to anyone who appreciates beautiful buildings. Full-colour photographs show projects by the author and others both complete and under construction, and structural details are clearly explained both in photographs and in three-dimensional drawings. Substantial revisions bring the book fully up to date and in line with current building technology. A brief history of timber framing: Starting off; Designing frames; Structural qualities of oak; Making frames; Raising frames; The building envelope; and Finishing details.

Mini-Lathe Tools & Projects for Home Machinists (Paperback): David Fenner Mini-Lathe Tools & Projects for Home Machinists (Paperback)
David Fenner
R290 R242 Discovery Miles 2 420 Save R48 (17%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The ubiquitous mini-lathe has provided an entry into the model engineering hobby for thousands. Available in a wide variety of styles and colors, from an equally varied assortment of vendors, the various models share the basic mini-lathe foundation, and readers will find David Fenner's projects and discussion helpful regardless of their lathe's provenance. The simple and practical tools and modifications the author features will help the hobbyist get the most from this versatile little machine. The straightforward, easy-to-construct designs provide a great deal of flexibility; modifying to better suit your shop's needs or scaling to fit a different machine are easily accomplished. Owners of mini-lathes and other similarly-sized machines will find Mini-Lathe Tools and Projects for Home Machinists to be a valuable resource for the workshop.

Planning Social Events - A Beginners Guide (Paperback): Debi Braasch Planning Social Events - A Beginners Guide (Paperback)
Debi Braasch
R319 R264 Discovery Miles 2 640 Save R55 (17%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Taunton's Complete Illustrated Guide to Jigs & Fixtures (Paperback): Sandor Nagyszalanczy Taunton's Complete Illustrated Guide to Jigs & Fixtures (Paperback)
Sandor Nagyszalanczy
R658 R451 Discovery Miles 4 510 Save R207 (31%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This is a new addition to the popular Complete Illustrated Guide series, covering all there is to know about jigs and fixtures. It is an essential and popular element of woodworking. It includes over 800 photographs and 50 illustrations. This book, in the Complete Illustrated Guide format covers jigs and fixtures, a subject of perennial interest to woodworkers. Jigs, simply put, are devices, sometimes shop-made but now often available commercially to enable woodworkers to do something more than once. For example, some jigs are fences that ensure straight cuts or templates capable of guiding tools to create a certain shape time after time. Woodworkers love jigs and fixtures for the same reason they are drawn to woodworking: designing them is about figuring out how to do something. All woodworkers are secretly engineers and inventors, and jig design and construction is a way to indulge that need. Simple or elaborate, jigs are an essential part of woodworking. This book, authored by prominent woodworking author Sandor Nagyszalanczy, is organized according to function. This approach allows woodworkers to either build the jig exactly as shown or modify it to suit a wide variety of purposes.

Fine Woodworking Best Workshops (Paperback): Fine Woodworking Fine Woodworking Best Workshops (Paperback)
Fine Woodworking
R593 R408 Discovery Miles 4 080 Save R185 (31%) In stock

This is a collection of the best workshop articles from the last 10 years of "Fine Woodworking". It covers all aspects of setting up a shop from choosing a location to accessories and storage options. For years, woodworkers have turned to "Fine Woodworking" magazine, in particular the popular annual "Tools & Shops" issue, for advice about setting up their woodworking shop. This book is a collection of the best of those workshop articles from the last 10 years. It covers all aspects of setting up a shop from choosing a location and adding lighting and wiring, to accessories and storage options to how to use the shop safely and comfortably. Also included is advice on flooring, workbenches and dust collection. With such a wide range of topics and shops represented this book will appeal to all woodworkers from newbies just setting up a shop to veterans who want to make better use of the shop they already have.

Real Estate Rescue - How America Leaves Billions Behind in Residential Real Estate and How to Maximize Your Home's Value... Real Estate Rescue - How America Leaves Billions Behind in Residential Real Estate and How to Maximize Your Home's Value (Buying and Selling Homes, Staging a Home to Sell) (Paperback)
Tracy Mclaughlin, Kevin Lake
R491 R404 Discovery Miles 4 040 Save R87 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

#1 New Release in Home Design Remodeling & Renovation A Must-Read for Success in the Housing MarketThe advice you didn't know you needed. Because most people only enter the real estate world once a decade or less, few really know how it works. The housing market elicits a lot of emotions, from excitement to anxiety. Oftentimes, this can blind us to the realities of how the market works. Top residential real estate agent Tracy McLaughlin is here to change our understanding of the home sale process. From those buying their first home to sellers with some experience, this book is packed with essential advice. A roadmap for buyers and sellers. In nearly all real estate sales, buyers and sellers leave behind thousands-or even hundreds of thousands to millions of dollars-on the table. As frightening as this reality is, it continually happens because one simple decision, among the countless made during the entire process, can greatly impact the outcome of the transaction. Bridging the gap between information and expertise. Because of the way technology has impacted real estate sales, buyers and sellers have greater access to information and even the ability to direct the sales process. While knowing market information is helpful in real estate sales, most people still lack a key aspect: expertise. By presenting an inside view on sales, McLaughlin provides a guide for maximizing the value of the sale and purchase of homes. In this book by real estate expert Tracy McLaughlin, readers will find... Detailed guidelines for how to save money and make money Advice for finding the right real estate agent The real estate for dummies book every home buyer or seller needs If you've looked for guidance in books such as Dream Home, Nolo's Essential Guide to Buying Your First Home, and Home Buying Kit For Dummies, then you'll find more of what you're looking for in Real Estate Rescue with Tracy McLaughlin.

How to Carve Wood - A Book of Projects and Techniques (Paperback, New edition): Rick Butz How to Carve Wood - A Book of Projects and Techniques (Paperback, New edition)
Rick Butz
R545 R458 Discovery Miles 4 580 Save R87 (16%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Woodcarver Richard Butz teaches chapter by chapter whittling, chip carving, wildlife carving, relief carving, lettering, and architectural carving. The reader learns by doing, working through carefully illustrated and progressively more challenging exercises and projects. Butz provides scaled patterns for each project and ends each chapter with a gallery of additional projects using the techniques learned.

Turning Toys with Richard Raffan (Paperback): Richard Raffan Turning Toys with Richard Raffan (Paperback)
Richard Raffan
R586 R400 Discovery Miles 4 000 Save R186 (32%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The projects in Turning Toys can serve as a base for almost limitless variation, so you can put your own stamp on each object you create. You can get plenty of practice when small kids can't have too many peg dolls, things on wheels, wands, or arches for creating buildings, farmyards, and so on. You'll see ways of salvaging a situation when things go wrong, as they inevitably do when you have a catch or the wood splits. The photos and drawings show you what to do, step-by-step; you'll see exactly how the tools are used, how the cutting edge should relate to the surface you're cutting, and how to stand to support and hold the tools so that working at your lathe is a comfortable and pleasurable activity. Few things can be more satisfying than making stuff for people you know, let alone love, especially when you can watch them using and enjoying the products of your labours.

Timeless Wood: The Charm of Authentic Craftsmanship (English, Dutch, French, Hardcover): Tine Verdickt Timeless Wood: The Charm of Authentic Craftsmanship (English, Dutch, French, Hardcover)
Tine Verdickt
R1,144 R925 Discovery Miles 9 250 Save R219 (19%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Timeless Wood features exclusive wooden creations for your garden - wooden outbuildings such as carports, sheds and poolhouses, as well as terraces, garden furniture and wall decorations. Author Tine Verdickt describes the handicraft needed to build these amazing creations. The beautiful photography is by Marca Dorpmans.

Make: Volume 69 (Paperback): Mike Sense Make: Volume 69 (Paperback)
Mike Sense
R231 R196 Discovery Miles 1 960 Save R35 (15%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

There's never been a better time to be an amateur space explorer! From high school programs designed to send real student-led experiments to the International Space Station, to building a working VTVL (vertical take off, vertical landing) model rocket like the one from SpaceX, this issue is packed full of projects with actual space applications. And if a space aesthetic is more to your liking for your earthly abode, we've got a giant light-up full moon to hang on your wall and desktop orreries to simulate the movement of the planets around the sun. Plus 38 more great projects: Program a bot that points to the ISS when overheadLearn to laser-cut EVA foam to customize any cosplay creationBuild a light-up acrylic rainbow that changes colors to tell the weatherMake a cardboard camera that uses sun prints for filmAnd much more!

Essential Woodturner: The Classic Projects and Smart Techniques Every Turner Needs to Know (Paperback): Tim Snyder Essential Woodturner: The Classic Projects and Smart Techniques Every Turner Needs to Know (Paperback)
Tim Snyder
R639 R526 Discovery Miles 5 260 Save R113 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

You've decided to give woodturning a try: you've purchased a lathe, you've got the tools, there's a nice piece of stock at arm's length,and you're ready to start spinning some wood. What are going to make? You can only make so many bowls. Are there some classic go-to projects that every woodturner should know how to make -- either for themselves or for family and friends? With almost two dozen projects, The Essential Woodturner provides the classic projects and the necessary techniques that every woodturner needs to know. Ranging from pepper mills, bottle stoppers, and pens to mallets, rolling pins, and duck calls-with a live-edge bowl thrown in for good measure-the project list in The Essential Woodturner is the ideal road map for woodturners seeking to make some fun stuff while expanding their talents and building their confidence. With helpful drawings, step-by-step photos, and easy-to-follow guidance, each project can be completed in a few hours or a couple of days and requires only basic tools and equipment.

Build a Classic Timber-Framed House (Paperback): Jack Sobon Build a Classic Timber-Framed House (Paperback)
Jack Sobon 1
R519 R438 Discovery Miles 4 380 Save R81 (16%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The timber-framed home is attractive, affordable, and easily expanded to meet the needs of a growing family. With the step-by-step instructions in this book you can build your own classic timber-framed house -- one that's enduring, and features a level of craftsmanship rare in modern construction. Following the traditional "hall-and-parlor" home design, architect and builder Jack Sobon carefully and clearly explains finding the ideal building site; creating the master plan; selecting the best tree species; hewing and milling timbers; assembling the frame; installing wall sheathing, windows, and doors; designing and finishing the interior; expanding on the plan.
One of the best-known and most distinctive figures in the timber-framing revival, Jack Sobon knows how to make home building affordable with economical hand tools, by taking control of the processing of building materials, and through using local inexpensive supplies.
The basic house design of this book is easily adapted to meet different needs. Sobon's practical advice incorporates the latest knowledge on building a healthy house, integrating natural systems, and finding effective home heating solutions.

The Home Edit - A Guide to Organizing and Realizing Your House Goals (Includes Refrigerator Labels) (Paperback): Clea Shearer,... The Home Edit - A Guide to Organizing and Realizing Your House Goals (Includes Refrigerator Labels) (Paperback)
Clea Shearer, Joanna Teplin 2
R624 R508 Discovery Miles 5 080 Save R116 (19%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Make: Volume 67 (Paperback): Mike Senese Make: Volume 67 (Paperback)
Mike Senese
R212 R166 Discovery Miles 1 660 Save R46 (22%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

There's one resource we just can't get enough of: Time. In this issue of Make: , we celebrate that most fascinating and finite resource. First, build a miniature neomatrix word clock that colorfully spells out the time. Next, waste less time in the shop with a healthy helping of time-saving shop tips. Then, take a metaphorical trip to the past and dive into the history and theory behind modern mechanical clocks. Plus, 19 projects to make, including: 8 more crazy clocks to build 3D print an old-school bellows-style camera Program a wall-mounted display to track your social media stats Craft a 2-in-1 leather carrier for beer and wine for your next picnic Build a stylish motion-reactive LED table-top display and more!

Forty-Five Wooden Boats - A Catalog of Study Plans (Paperback): Michael J. O'Brien, Robert Stephens Forty-Five Wooden Boats - A Catalog of Study Plans (Paperback)
Michael J. O'Brien, Robert Stephens
R261 R211 Discovery Miles 2 110 Save R50 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Complete Practical Woodworker (Hardcover): Corbett Stephen Complete Practical Woodworker (Hardcover)
Corbett Stephen
R349 R300 Discovery Miles 3 000 Save R49 (14%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Wood is one of the oldest known natural resources, and its universal appeal remains timeless. As every woodworker will testify, to work with this material is to appreciate its amazing versatility. This practical book demonstrates the basic techniques of woodworking, providing the foundation on which to build your skills. It begins with an introduction to timber and a guide to tools. Advice on getting started is given, as well as in-depth guides to fixings and fastening, joints, and advanced techniques. There are 20 step-by-step projects, from basic tasks such as a wine rack and picture frame, to complex ventures for experts such as a bedside cabinet and dining table.

Chicken Coops (Paperback): Judy Pangman Chicken Coops (Paperback)
Judy Pangman
R467 R442 Discovery Miles 4 420 Save R25 (5%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Easy-to-care-for, productive, inexpensive, and full of personality, chickens are popping up in backyards throughout the country--in the suburbs, rural towns, and even on city plots. All it takes to keep a small flock is a bit of land and a properly designed coop.
Just like houses, chicken coops come in all sizes and styles to meet the needs of any chicken family. Author Judy Pangman has combed the country identifying the top chicken coop designs, from utilitarian to high-style. The result is this ultimate collection of 45 building plans that are sure to meet the needs of any chicken owner.
The featured designs include basic easy-to assemble hoop houses, A-frames, and multi-storied wooden structures, as well as larger models for small commercial farms. There are also a variety of moveable coops that can be rotated around the yard, and low-budget coops constructed from found and repurposed materials.
Pangman shares inspirational and instructive stories about the participating coop designers/ builders. Enthusiastic communities of chicken-keepers have organized chicken tours in cities such as Seattle, highlighting the fun and fantastic imagination of some coop architect/builders. There are designs echoing the house styles of the neighborhood, as well as the most contemporary trends in architecture. Building a chicken coop offers a great outlet for any would-be architect who wants to stick to the miniature, scaled-down building
A 16-page color section shows detailed photos of many of the featured coop plans, as well as some amazing kits and one-of-a-kind coops built from recyclables.
With its comprehensive building plans and chicken-laden stories, "Chicken Coops" is sure to inspire a sunny-side-up, no-yolks-barred attitude in all chicken owners who dream of building a bigger, better coop to house their flock.

How to Whittle: 25 Beautiful Projects to Carve by Hand (Hardcover): Josh Nava How to Whittle: 25 Beautiful Projects to Carve by Hand (Hardcover)
Josh Nava
R549 R452 Discovery Miles 4 520 Save R97 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The age-old woodworking technique, whittling, is growing in popularity. How to Whittle presents 25 beautiful whittling projects to make and is paired with advice on selecting the best wood for your projects and details on finishes, making these simple projects ideal for beginners. Full-color photography and step-by-step instructions guide whittling newbies through the process, from selecting and maintaining carving knives to mastering luxurious finishing techniques, ensuring success as they learn this craft. Serious woodworkers will love the creative dimensions that whittling introduces to their projects. Includes advice on selecting the best wood for your projects, selecting and maintaining carving knives to finishing techniques such as sanding, oiling, and curing surfaces. Projects can be made using just a couple of knives and a piece of wood!

Wiring: A Homeowner's Guide (Paperback): Steve Cory Wiring: A Homeowner's Guide (Paperback)
Steve Cory
R598 R500 Discovery Miles 5 000 Save R98 (16%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Wiring repairs, replacements, and upgrades are among the most popular projects for home DIYers--and, potentially, the most fraught with risk. With an unerring emphasis on safety, wiring expert Steve Cory prepares homeowners for the most common situations they are likely to encounter and gives them the confidence to tackle their own home wiring projects. After introductory sections on understanding the residential electrical system and basic wiring techniques, projects include: replacing switches and receptacles installing lights and fans retrofitting under-cabinet lighting running cable and installing electrical boxes and more With quick tips throughout, this handy reference provides all you need to know to tackle any home wiring repair project.

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