Family Handyman Trade Secrets: Fix Your Home Like a Pro!

Family Handyman Trade Secrets: Fix Your Home Like a Pro!

by Editors of Reader's Digest
     
 

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Trade Secrets teaches quickly, safely and effectively how to complete those projects we often put off because we don't know quite how to do them or because we don't have the time to do them.

We all have household projects that we keep putting off because we don’t quite know how to go about doing them or we simply don’t have the time. Now,

Overview

Trade Secrets teaches quickly, safely and effectively how to complete those projects we often put off because we don't know quite how to do them or because we don't have the time to do them.

We all have household projects that we keep putting off because we don’t quite know how to go about doing them or we simply don’t have the time. Now, Trade Secrets can help you shorten your to-do list by teaching you how to complete those projects quickly, safely and effectively. This book will walk you through big projects and also provide tips and tricks that will make the jobs simpler. The tips and techniques include:

 

  • Putting together a kit of essential tools
  • Tips on basic wall repair
  • Understand how to choose and install proper blinds
  • How to repair holes in plaster
  • How to hang a heavy picture
  • Tips for sanding a large area
  • How to build a home theater system
  • The basics of upholstery
  • Common exterior paint problems and solutions
  • How to sharpen a mower blade
  • Fixing a sluggish garage door
  • Understand how to choose and install proper blinds

 

Next time you have a project to do around the house, just check Trade Secrets for the proper procedure to follow, tools to use and tricks to speed and improve your work. You’ll be done in no time and your house will look better than ever.

Editorial Reviews

Whether you want to enhance your living quarters with a beautifying do-it-yourself project or simply fix a broken wall or leaky faucet, you probably need help. Reader Digest's 320-page The Family Handyman Trade Secrets prepares you for nearly every eventuality by giving you tool kit lists, step-by-step instructions, illustrations, tips, tricks, and techniques. Every home needs a ready reference like this trade paperback original.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781606524862
Publisher:
Reader's Digest
Publication date:
06/14/2012
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
1,227,518
Product dimensions:
7.90(w) x 10.32(h) x 0.76(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

The Family Handyman is the #1 DIY home improvement magazine and the trusted how-to guide for nearly 5 million passionate amateur and pro consumers. Packed with projects, expert tips, new products and more, every issue celebrates the challenge, accomplishment and pride of a project well-done (or, sometimes, just done!) and gives consumers the inspiration and solutions they need to create the home of their dreams.

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