Old-House Journal Compendium

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Since it's first publication in 1980, The Old-House Journal Compendium has been the guide to have at hand for anyone looking to buy, restore, or maintain an old house. This new edition combines the solid, detailed advice that made The Old- House Journal newsletter famous, now in an up-to-date, easy-to-use format. With more than 800 black and white illustrations, an index of relevant terms, and easy-to-follow text, this how-to reference provides sound and encouraging instructions...
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Overview

Since it's first publication in 1980, The Old-House Journal Compendium has been the guide to have at hand for anyone looking to buy, restore, or maintain an old house. This new edition combines the solid, detailed advice that made The Old- House Journal newsletter famous, now in an up-to-date, easy-to-use format. With more than 800 black and white illustrations, an index of relevant terms, and easy-to-follow text, this how-to reference provides sound and encouraging instructions for all at-home renovators.
Accessibly organized into chapters that correspond to the parts of a house The Old-House Journal Compendium covers roofs, windows, wiring, plumbing, plastering, staircases, floors, painting, chimneys, fireplaces, stoves, moldings, woodwork, shutters, kitchens, bathrooms, as well as period design and decoration, and even exterior design elements such as fountains, landscaping, and fences.

Author Biography: Clem Labine started The Old-House Journal newsletter in 1973 when he began restoring his house in Brooklyn. He currently runs the website www.traditional-building.com.
Carolyn Flaherty was an original staff member of The Old-House Journal and was for many years its Decorative Arts Editor.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781590200162
  • Publisher: Overlook Press, The
  • Publication date: 12/18/2007
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 452
  • Sales rank: 1,011,143
  • Product dimensions: 8.00 (w) x 9.94 (h) x 0.87 (d)

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