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Time Life book of repair and restoration : making the house you own the home of your dreams
Holloway, David, 1944-
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Alexandria, VA : Time-Life Books, [1999]

Physical Description:
256 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Added Corporate Author:
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Material Type
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TH4817.3 .H637 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf
TH4817.3 .H637 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks-Oversize
TH4817.3 .H637 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area-Oversize
TH4817.3 .H637 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf
TH4817.3 .H637 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Home Improvement
TH4817.3 .H637 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Oversize
TH4817.3 .H637 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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Can't afford to buy a dream home? Why not create one with the home already own? Whether you want make cosmetic changes or practical alterations, this book will give you all the information you need.

Table of Contents

Assessing Your Situationp. 8
Planning the Campaignp. 10
The Big Issuesp. 12
Chapter 1 Preparationp. 14
Preparation Directoryp. 16
Stripping a Roomp. 18
Dealing With Plaster Cracks and Stainsp. 20
Patching Holes in Wallsp. 22
Repairing Damage to a Ceilingp. 24
Stripping Old Wallpaperp. 26
Removing Other Wall Decorationsp. 28
Washing Down and Preparing Surfacesp. 30
Stripping Paint From Wood Trimp. 32
Stripping and Preparing Metalp. 34
Removing Baseboards and Other Moldingsp. 36
Replacing Baseboardsp. 38
Removing Floor Coveringsp. 40
Making Minor Repairs to a Wood Floorp. 42
Replacing a Damaged Floorboardp. 44
Laying a Hardboard Underlaymentp. 46
Minor Concrete Floor Defectsp. 48
Leveling a Concrete Floorp. 50
Chapter 2 Windows, Doors, and Stairsp. 52
Windows, Doors, and Stairs Directoryp. 54
Types of Wood Windowsp. 56
Types of Metal and Plastic Windowsp. 58
Repairing Damaged Wood Windowsp. 60
Replacing Sash Cords and Weightsp. 62
Replacing a Window Panep. 64
Painting Windowsp. 66
Replacing Old Window Hardwarep. 68
Fitting Window Security Devicesp. 70
Types of Interior Doorsp. 72
Types of Exterior Doorsp. 74
Making Repairs to Doorsp. 76
Repairing Door Framesp. 78
Painting Doorsp. 80
A New Door: Installing Hingesp. 82
A New Door: Hanging it and Installing Handlesp. 84
Changing the Way a Door Hangsp. 86
Changing a Hinged Door to a Sliding Doorp. 88
Hanging a Bi-Fold Doorp. 90
Installing Sliding Closet Doorsp. 92
Installing a Cylinder Rim Lockp. 94
Installing a Mortise Lockp. 96
Other Door Hardwarep. 98
Repairing Stairs and Balustersp. 100
Decorating Staircase Woodworkp. 102
Chapter 3 Walls and Ceilingsp. 104
Walls and Ceilings Directoryp. 106
Interior Design Tricksp. 110
Painting Optionsp. 112
Painting Basicsp. 114
Using Paint Brushesp. 116
Using Paint Rollersp. 118
Using Paint Padsp. 120
Using a Spray Gunp. 121
Paint Effects: Colorwashingp. 122
Paint Effects: Draggingp. 123
Paint Effects: Spongingp. 124
Paint Effects: Stipplingp. 125
Paint Effects: Raggingp. 126
Paint Effects: Rag-Rollingp. 127
Paint Effects: Stencilingp. 128
Wallcovering Optionsp. 130
Wallpaper Basicsp. 132
Cutting, Pasting, and Folding Wallpaperp. 134
Hanging and Trimming Wallpaperp. 136
Papering Around Cornersp. 138
Papering Around Doors and Windowsp. 140
Papering Around Obstaclesp. 142
Papering a Ceilingp. 144
Using Friezesp. 146
Framing With Bordersp. 147
Putting Up Crown Moldingp. 148
Installing Picture and Chair Railsp. 149
Tiling Optionsp. 150
Tiling Basicsp. 152
Tiling a Wallp. 154
Tiling at Corners, Windows and Doorsp. 156
Tiling in Bathrooms and Kitchensp. 158
Grouting and Sealingp. 160
Paneling Optionsp. 162
Preparing Walls for Panelingp. 164
Installing Tongue-and-Groove Panelingp. 166
Installing Sheet Panelingp. 168
Building a Partition Wallp. 170
Chapter 4 Floorsp. 172
Floors Directoryp. 174
Wood Floor Optionsp. 178
Sanding Floorboardsp. 180
Staining and Varnishing Floorboardsp. 182
Painting and Stenciling Floorboardsp. 184
Laying New Floorboardsp. 186
Laying a Subfloorp. 188
Laying a Floating Floorp. 190
Parquet Flooringp. 192
Nailing Laminate-strip Flooringp. 194
Roll Floor Covering Optionsp. 196
Laying Sheet Vinyl Flooringp. 198
Using a Template for Vinyl Flooringp. 200
Laying Cushion-Backed Carpetp. 202
Laying Standard Carpetp. 204
Laying Stair Carpetp. 206
Floor Tile Optionsp. 208
Laying Vinyl and Other Soft Floor Tilesp. 210
Laying Ceramic Floor Tilesp. 212
Laying Quarry Tilesp. 214
Painting a Concrete Floorp. 216
Chapter 5 Shelving and Storagep. 218
Shelving and Storage Directoryp. 220
Shelving Optionsp. 222
Putting Up Fixed Shelvesp. 224
Installing Adjustable Shelvesp. 226
Alcove Shelvingp. 228
Storage Optionsp. 230
Making a Built-In Cabinetp. 232
Creating a Multimedia Storage Unitp. 234
Creating a Work Centerp. 236
Giving Cabinets a Faceliftp. 238
Replacing Cabinet Doors and Drawer Frontsp. 240
Replacing a Countertopp. 242
Making Good Use of Storage Spacep. 244
Glossaryp. 246
Useful Addressesp. 248
Indexp. 250
Acknowledgments and Creditsp. 256