The holidays are rapidly approaching, and if you’re at a loss for what to get the do-it-yourselfer on your list, Inman News has a few good suggestions on books that will make great gifts!
- Renovation, 3rd Edition by Michael Litchfield. Chock-full of illustrations and great advice, this book is sure to be a winner with anyone who’s into remodeling or construction projects.
- Small Houses of the Twenties: The Sears, Roebuck 1926 House Catalog by Dover Publications. A reprint of an actual Sears, Roebuck catalogue, this is a great read for anyone interested in the 20’s, small-home design, architecture, or construction.
- Big Book of Backyard Projects: Walls, Fences, Paths, Patios, Benches, Chairs & More by Large books. This is the perfect book for those who love to be outside and who are always looking for new ideas for backyard projects.
- Drywall: Professional Techniques for Great Results by Myron Ferguson. Drywall can be a tough task to tackle, even for an experienced do-it-yourselfer; this book describes the phases of drywalling and includes tips for doing it yourself.
- Constructing Staircases, Balustrades, & Landings by William Spence. If you know someone who’s looking to build a stairway, whether it be 3 steps on their deck, or a whole staircase, this is the book to give! This book includes drawings, photos, and text that illustrate the basics of stair design and layout, and has every piece of information you would ever need for building stairs.
- Building an Affordable House: Trade Secrets to High-Value, Low-Cost Construction by Fernando Pages Ruiz. The perfect book for someone thrifty, creative, and all about DIY projects, as it provides tips and tricks for saving money on every aspect of creating a home, and ending with a top quality home.
- The Complete Photo Guide to Home Repairs by The Staff of Black & Decker. Complete with 2,500 detailed photographs on home repair, this is the perfect book for someone who is interested in home repair techniques, whether it be in the plumbing system, the flooring, or the windows, this book tells you how to fix it.
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