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Sheetrock & shellac : a thinking person's guide to the art and science of home improvement

Author: David Owen
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The author draws on his own home construction experiences to offer insight into such projects as replacing leaky roofs, rewiring a room, and building a home office, in a reference complemented by practical tips and observations about the psychological benefits of do-it-yourself renovations.
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Genre/Form: Handbooks and manuals
Amateurs' manuals
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David Owen
ISBN: 0743251199 9780743251198 0743251202 9780743251204
OCLC Number: 64427556
Description: 303 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: 1 Rooms and Dreams 1 --
2 Outside, Inside 23 --
3 The Big Kitchen Project 53 --
4 The Cabin 103 --
5 Backhoes and Concrete Mixers 133 --
6 Studs, Windows, Screens, and Porches 159 --
7 Walls, Ceilings, and Floors 197 --
8 The Wet Parts 231 --
9 The Last Ten Percent 261.
Other Titles: Sheetrock and shellac
Responsibility: David Owen.
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A "New Yorker" writer composes a thoughtful, adventure-filled, witty look at what the spaces one inhabits says about him or her, and explores the pleasures of home renovation projects great and small.

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