The Handyman’s Handbook: The Professional Approach to Do-it-Yourself by Edited by Jeremy Harwood & Lawrence Clarke hits the £1 shelf in my shop.
Mitchell Beazley, 1978, Hardback in dust wrapper.
Illustrated by way of: Colour Photographs; Diagrams; Plans;
From the cover: This book puts at the disposal of the home handyman all the skills and techniques so painstakingly acquired and refined by master craftsmen in the work of a lifetime. In 700 tips and hints for so long trade secrets builders, carpenters, decorators, electricians, plumbers and other experts show how they go about their jobs. Even the most experienced handyman will discover new ways to save time, money and labour. The novice enthusiast will learn the professional way to tackle jobs in and around the home.
Exciting projects were specially created for THE HANDYMANs HANDBOOK by international design consultants. The home handyman can now make for himself stylish and original furnishings for every room in the home and for every member of the family. The projects range from a selection of attractive and practical systems for finishing your own fitted kitchen to a set of intriguing “jig saw cushions, from a surprisingly simple method for making upholstered furniture of even the most elaborate shapes to a series of carefully Grafted wooden blocks from which any number of striking toys can be assembled. Other projects offer original approaches to basic shelving, screens and drawer units, providing different solutions to the most common problems in the home today storage and display.
In response to the demands of modern living the furniture is supremely versatile and adaptable, being designed to suit different rooms, to blend with various decors and to be easily moved about the home.
Use is made of a wide range of materials, including fibreglass, acrylics, canvas and foam-rubber, each chosen to provide dramatic visual impact or to impart the right feel to a piece of furniture. Each one of the projects can be built using simple techniques, allowing the home handyman to achieve the professional touch with the minimum of effort and expense.
Good+ in Good+ Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the spine ends and corners with resultant slight wear to the dust wrapper, heavier wear and slight fraying to the head of the lower panel. Pages lightly age-tanned at the extremities.
Brown boards with Gilt titling to the Spine.
0 pages. 11¾” x 9″.
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