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  • Residential Construction Academy: Plumbing

    RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION ACADEMY: PLUMBING, 2E is the ideal book to create a direct link between readers’ education/training program and the residential construction industry. The result of a strategic partnership between the National Association of Home Builder’s (NAHB) Home Builders Institute and Delmar, Cengage Learning, the Residential Construction Academy Series is the perfect way to learn essential workplace skills for readers new to the building trades. Written in partnership with the Home Builders Institute, and endorsed by NAHB, RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION ACADEMY: PLUMBING, 2E provides a step-by-step approach to residential plumbing installations based on national skill standards. Focusing on “Green” advancement in the plumbing trades, this book thoroughly explains the process of installing residential plumbing systems by exploring topics such as tools of the trade and proper safety measures and by offering various tips to increase readers’ on-the-job productivity. Logically organized to build a foundation of knowledge, this book progresses from the installation of common fixtures to troubleshooting techniques that will aid readers. An emphasis on creative layout and the importance of understanding code variations will foster readers’ understanding of plumbing system installation that is based on typical situations as well as unique jobsite conditions.

  • Bathroom Remodeling (For Pros By Pros)

    Smart remodeling decisions start here. Get the bathroom you’ve always wanted and get a solid return on your investment. Written by and for working professionals, Bathroom Remodeling is your roadmap to tackling the typical challenges of bath makeovers, getting the most for your dollar, and adding value to your home. Be prepared – learn from the best in the business. Totally updated and expanded, this best seller familiarizes you with every facet of bathroom design and installation, from carving out a bath from a closet to creating a luxurious spa. You’ll know in advance – when it’s most critical – how to keep your project on budget, avoid the seven sins of bathroom design, and prevent what everyone dreads – moisture problems that can impact your health and rot your home. Arm yourself with the latest advice before you shop. With the flood of new materials and products on the market, the guidance in Bathroom Remodeling will help you navigate typical pitfalls. Avoid costly errors when you learn how to work with today’s newest plumbing materials and proper installation methods for the many types of tile now available. And you’ll shop smarter once you know why the cheapest sink isn’t always the best buy.

  • Ultimate Guide: Plumbing, 4th Updated Edition (Creative...

    Save money by making minor and major plumbing repairs and improvements yourself, with help from this complete home plumbing guide! More than 800 photos Detailed how-to diagrams Learn how to skills, from fixing leaky faucets to soldering copper tubing like a pro Save money and resources with “Green Solutions” Install plumbing fixtures like sinks, faucets, bathtubs, showers, water softeners, lawns sprinklers, & much more Learn how your home’s plumbing system works so that you can take action in an emergecy Add value to your home by making plumbing fixture improvements This updated and expanded edition of Creative Homeowner’s comprehensive, bestselling plumbing how-to book covers the most up-to-date products and techniques. Strong emphasis in the how-to information is placed on doing things correctly, so all of the projects use only code-compliant techniques. Ultimate Guide: Plumbing, 4th Edition prepares the do-it-yourselfer to handle any plumbing task in the home, from replacing a washer in a leaky faucet to renovating a bathroom. It also gives an overview of a house’s plumbing system, including supply, waste, and vent piping, and explains the basic physics that keep everything working well. In addition to learning how to plan and complete each project, you’ll learn how to spot and improve outdated or dangerous techniques and materials in your home plumbing system.

  • Handbag Designer 101

    Handbag Designer 101 is the bible for handbag designers or women who aspire to make their own bags. Included in the book are instructions for creating the fifteen essential bag styles—clutch, hobo, tote, and more—made simple with easy-to-follow how-to illustrations, suggested difficulty levels, and color photography. Advice from famous bag designers and today’s hottest indie designers accompany each pattern.Also included is the inside scoop on turning your handbag hobby into a successful business. From designing, to making, to marketing, Handbag Designer 101 teaches you everything you need to know.

  • Making Wire & Bead Jewelry: Artful Wirework Techniques

    Wire and bead jewelry is one of the hottest subjects in jewelry-making today, and this book comes from two of the best-known teachers in the field, Janice Berkebile and Tracy Stanley. With beautiful designs, more than 500 how-to photographs that teach you visually, and accessible and accurate instructions, this book is a dream come true for jewelers. This is jewelry with texture and impressive wirework. This book of artful wirework instruction and 24 great projects will become the cornerstone of your jewelry-making library.

  • How to Make Resin Jewellery: With over 50 inspirational...

    Resin jewellery first started in the US around 6 years ago and has now become one of the fastest-growing trends in jewellery making. The technique is very simple – you simply mix the two-part resin together and pour into a bezel or pendant. Rings, pendants, brooches, cufflinks, hairpins and bracelets are all easy to make and look incredibly professional when done.In this inspiring book, well-known crafter Sara Naumann shows you just how easy and quick resin jewellery is to make, using minimal equipment and readily available products, and provides over 50 fabulous projects for you to try. You can add numerous items to the resin to achieve different effects. You can place paper in the bezels to act as a background to the resin – such as old book paper, map paper, scrapbook paper and photographs. Paper can also be painted, stencilled, or layered with washi tape before being coated with resin. Try sheet music for a vintage vibe, or origami papers for a fresh, contemporary look.In addition, you can also immerse various items in the resin before it cures, such as dried flowers and leaves, feathers, shells, beads and charms, or try adding glitter, coloured inks, nail polish and virtually anything else you can think of.The versatility of resin jewellery is awe-inspiring, providing papercrafters as well as jewellery-makers with all the skills and inspiration they need to design and make their own stunning pieces.

  • Contemporary Jewellery in Portugal: From the Avant-Garde...

    First critical examination of the history of Portugese art jewelryText is based on personal interviews with various artists and detailed archival research Accompanied an exhibition at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon, 19 July – 16 September 2019In this book, Cristina Filipe offers a critical examination, from a social and art historical perspective, of some of the artists and contexts that contributed to the transformations in Portuguese jewelry from the vanguard of the 1960s to the early twenty-first century – a decisive period in which the term ‘jewelry’ itself was redefined. In addition, Contemporary Jewellery in Portugal contextualizes the international scene, reflecting on how Portuguese artists responded to these external influences.What jewelry was made? Who made it? What were the underlying trends and creative references? These are some of the questions that this book seeks to answer through the analysis of artist interviews and exhaustive factual research, accompanied by a visual narrative mirroring the changes in contemporary jewelry in Portugal.

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