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Best DIY Books

Unlock the secrets to becoming a home improvement expert with the best DIY books. Whether you're a novice or an experienced crafter, these titles come highly recommended by top DIY bloggers and magazines.

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The Complete Do-it-Yourself Manual
Editors of Family Handyman - 2014-10-07 (first published in 2005)
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A bestselling and comprehensive guide to home improvements, this DIY manual has been revised and updated to include current building codes, the latest materials and tools, and new technology that can save energy, add convenience, and improve security. With over 3,000 photos and illustrations, it is suitable for beginners and experts alike and offers do-it-yourself solutions to a ton of problems that could cost a fortune if you had to hire a professional. An accessible and user-friendly assistance for every do-it-yourself task, it also provides twice as many storage projects that help homeowners cut clutter. This manual is a "must-have" reference guide for every home-owning man or woman.
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DIY Lithium Batteries
How to Build Your Own Battery Packs
Micah Toll - 2017-03-20
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DIY Lithium Batteries is the go-to guide for anyone who loves to create and wants to build their own safe and effective custom lithium battery packs. This book covers everything you need to know about lithium batteries, from choosing the right cells to designing and building your very own battery pack. If you're a hands-on person, working on a project that requires lithium batteries, then this book is for you!
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100 Things Every Homeowner Must Know
How to Save Money, Solve Problems and Improve Your Home
Editors of Family Handyman - 2015-04-07
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Transform your house into a home with 100 Things Every Homeowner Must Know. Packed with expert advice from The Family Handyman, this book covers everything from cutting heating costs to boosting curb appeal. Learn how to tackle natural disasters, ward off burglars, and eliminate household irritations. Save yourself thousands of dollars over the lifetime of your home with informed decisions and easy repairs for appliances, plumbing, flooring, walls, furniture, and more!
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A Guide to Creating Spaces You Never Want to Leave
Joanna Gaines - 2018-11-06
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Transform your living space into a beautiful reflection of your personality with Joanna Gaines' Homebody. This guide offers practical tips for discovering and embracing your authentic design style, assessing priorities, instincts and likes and dislikes. With a room-by-room analysis and a fold-out design guidebook to help plan and sketch, Homebody offers the confidence and know-how needed to create a home you'll never want to leave.
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The Interior Design Handbook
Furnish, Decorate, and Style Your Space
Frida Ramstedt - 2020-10-27 (first published in 2019)
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Discover the secrets of interior design with this comprehensive guide from expert Frida Ramstedt. Rather than focusing on specific pieces or trends, Ramstedt teaches readers about the principles behind creating a harmonious home. Learn about the golden ratio, the optimal size for coffee tables and lighting fixtures, and more, complete with helpful illustrations. Use this handbook to achieve a balanced, beautiful home that reflects your unique style.
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Ultimate Guide to Home Repair and Improvement, Updated Edition
Proven Money-Saving Projects; 3,400 Photos & Illustrations (Creative Homeowner) 600 Page Resource with 325 Step-by-Step DIY Projects
Editors of Creative Homeowner - 2011-08-30
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Discover the ultimate guide to home repair and improvement with over 2,300 photos, 800 drawings, and practical text. Learn essential skills for plumbing, electrical repairs, roofing, and more. Includes 325 step-by-step projects with how-to photo sequences. This comprehensive guide is the ultimate resource for all of your home projects and repairs.
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Badass Embroidery
Transform Conventional Stitches into 25 Unconventional Designs
Renee Rominger - 2017-09-19
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Explore the edgier side of embroidery with Badass Embroidery. Learn to de-stress and engage your imagination with 25 quirky designs that go beyond traditional flowers. With Renee Rominger's expert guidance, you can create beautiful, irreverent pieces like the Humble Bumblebee or an Anatomical Heart. Join Renee's community of over 60k Instagram followers and 8k Etsy admirers, and discover a new, relaxing hobby that lets you express your creativity. This book features 25 projects and 150 photos, with detailed step-by-step instructions to help you bring these badass designs to life.
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The Complete Photo Guide to Home Repair
2000 Color How-To Photos (Black & Decker Home Improvement Library)
Creative Publishing International - 2004-09-01 (first published in 1900)
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This comprehensive guide to home repair is packed with over 2000 color photographs, making it an unprecedented source of reliable and modern information on DIY projects. With more than 500 pages dedicated to interior and exterior repairs, including heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC), this book covers over 300 essential projects. Troubleshooting charts, maintenance checklists, and advice from home improvement contractors and safety experts make it an indispensable tool for homeowners. The self-referencing format includes numbered steps and detailed, labeled photographs that guide readers through each project.
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DIY Solar Power
How To Power Everything From The Sun
Micah Toll - 2017-12-22
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"DIY Solar Power" is the perfect guide for those who want to create their own solar-powered devices and systems. This comprehensive book covers various topics, including understanding the components of solar power systems, choosing solar panels, and even building your own. Whether you're interested in small projects like phone chargers or larger systems for your home or vehicle, this book teaches you everything you need to know about custom solar-powered creations.
Martha Stewart's Encyclopedia of Crafts by Martha Stewart Living Magazine
Black & Decker The Book of Home How-To by Editors of Cool Springs Press
Styled by Emily Henderson
The Kinfolk Home by Nathan Williams