Concrete Countertops

Concrete Countertops Author Fu-Tung Cheng
ISBN-10 1561586803
Year 2004-04
Pages 208
Language en
Publisher Taunton Press

This book reinvents the countertop with a single material: concrete. Concrete Countertops is an essential book for architects, homeowners and contractors who want to learn how to design, form, mix, pour, color, trowel, inlay and finish decorative concrete countertops. Homeowners will be inspired by the 350 color photographs that bring this exciting medium to life.

Making Concrete Countertops

Making Concrete Countertops Author Buddy Rhodes
ISBN-10 0764324772
Year 2007-01-01
Pages 143
Language en
Publisher Schiffer Pub Limited

For the first time, the art and craft of creating concrete countertops is detailed, step-by-step. This invaluable manual will guide craftsmen through each step of creating a cast concrete countertop, from the careful process of measuring for a template, to building a mold, through casting and installation. Moreover, you will be inspired by a gallery of more than 60 color images that explore actual kitchens and baths featuring hand-crafted countertops.With more than 30 years of experience in concrete art and fabrication, artist Buddy Rhodes shares his skills and experience in this tell-all book. Most importantly, he shares the process he pioneered for creating the natural, stone-like pressed surface countertops that have become his hallmark. Additionally, he details techniques for hand-trowelled and polished countertop surfaces.As the popularity of concrete in home decor soars, this book will be an indespensible guide for any craftsman who hopes to make his mark in this expanding market. Amateurs alike will appreciate the intricate detail and the helpful hints that Rhodes includes in this comprehensive guide.

Green from the Ground Up

Green from the Ground Up Author David Johnston
ISBN-10 9781561589739
Year 2008
Pages 330
Language en
Publisher Taunton Press

Highlighted by more than 350 full-color photographs and illustrations, a comprehensive study of sustainable, energy-efficient, and healthful home construction offers a detailed explanation of green building fundamentals that covers such topics as site planning, materials selection, efficient energy alternatives, indoor air quality, and more at every stage in the construction process, from framing to finishes. Original.

Kitchen Cabinets Made Simple

Kitchen Cabinets Made Simple Author Gregory Paolini
ISBN-10 9781600853005
Year 2011-03-15
Pages 122
Language en
Publisher Taunton Press

"Kitchen Cabinets Made Simple" demystifies kitchen cabinet construction and makes it possible for the dedicated do-it-yourselfer to build new cabinets for a fraction of the cost of buying them. Includes a companion DVD with step-by-step video tutorials.

The Fabric Formwork Book

The Fabric Formwork Book Author Mark West
ISBN-10 9781317380924
Year 2016-11-10
Pages 318
Language en
Publisher Routledge

Concrete is the most used man-made material in the world and is the fundamental physical medium for most of the world’s architecture and construction. The character of concrete is largely the product of the rigid moulds that have shaped it since its invention in antiquity. The advent of flexible moulds, however, marks a radical break from conventional practice – and conventional concrete architecture. The Fabric Formwork Book provides the first comprehensive handbook on the emerging technology of flexible moulds for reinforced concrete architecture. Written by the foremost expert in the field, this book takes a comprehensive and generous approach that includes technical, historical and theoretical aspects of the subject. The book: concentrates on simple flat-sheet formworks contains detailed technical descriptions of how to construct a wide range of formworks for various applications features case studies from around the world critiques the difficulties and advantages in each case it covers provides instruction and guidance on how to model and design fabric-formed structures includes the most comprehensive history of fabric formwork yet published features essays from guest expert authors, which explore the theoretical, historical, and poetic significance of flexibly formed architecture and structures discusses fabric formwork as an exemplary approach to sustainable construction through its simplicity and efficiency. Beautifully designed and illustrated with a superb range of images, diagrams and technical drawings, the book both informs and inspires. Speaking directly and plainly to professionals, students and academics, the language used is both clear and precise, and care is taken to avoid opaque technical or academic jargon. Technical terms, when used, are clearly described and a special glossary is included to make the book as widely accessible as possible.

The Kitchen Bible

The Kitchen Bible Author Barbara Ballinger
ISBN-10 9781864705515
Year 2014-04-08
Pages 224
Language en
Publisher Images Publishing

Kitchens have been transformed from a purely utilitarian workspace to a culinary-family-friends’ mecca where everyone congregates. While kitchens in condos and small houses may still be limited in square footage, even a tiny galley-style space is often now open to living and dining areas in loft-style arrangement for better camaraderie and conversation. Divided into two sections, this book will guide you through the process of designing the perfect kitchen. The first section takes you through a step-by-step approach to kitchen design and renovation, complete with questions to ask contractors, layout suggestions and checklists. This is followed by over 50 inspiring kitchens, highlighting different options and styles to help you create your ideal space.

Tile Your World

Tile Your World Author John P. Bridge
ISBN-10 0974275433
Year 2003-01-01
Pages 230
Language en
Publisher Mistflower Press

Comprehensive instructions on setting ceramic and stone tiles. For do-it-yourselfers and professionals alike. Over 300 illustrations - 277 b & w photos and 24 line drawings. 24 full color insert pages, contents, appendices and index.

Patterns of Home

Patterns of Home Author Max Jacobson
ISBN-10 9781561585335
Year 2002
Pages 282
Language en
Publisher Taunton Press

Clearly written and profusely illustrated, this text brings the timeless lessons of residential design to homeowners who seek inspiration and direction. Insightful tours of 33 homes bring essential design concepts to life. 300 color photos. 50 illustrations.

Black Decker The Complete Guide to Masonry Stonework

Black   Decker The Complete Guide to Masonry   Stonework Author Black & Decker Corporation (Towson, Md.)
ISBN-10 9781589235205
Year 2010-04-01
Pages 320
Language en
Publisher Creative Publishing International

"Includes traditional techniques for laying concrete, as well as new materials and techniques, such as tumbled concrete pavers, acid-etching for colored concrete slabs,and important green paving options, such as rain garden arroyos and permeable pavers"--Provided by publisher.


Woodwork Author DK
ISBN-10 9781405352857
Year 2010-03-01
Pages 400
Language en
Publisher Dorling Kindersley Ltd

A Step-by-Step Photographic Guide, in eBook format Whether you want to build your own bed or put a bookshelf together, find out how to tackle your chosen woodwork task with confidence, using this step-by-step guide. Learn how to master the key woodwork techniques, from simple skills to intricate carving, following clear instructions and photographs. Find out how to use hand, power and machine tools and discover the strengths of over 100 different woods. Packed with inspirational and practical craft projects that are easy-to-follow, this is the only book to give you a complete illustrated woodworking course. Perfect for enthusiasts who want to develop their skills and ideal for the beginner, intermediate and advanced woodworkers alike.

One Board Woodworking Projects

One Board Woodworking Projects Author Andy Standing
ISBN-10 1600857795
Year 2012
Pages 175
Language en

"This book is a clearly illustrated, practical guide to building fabulously functional household projects from a single plank of wood"--