Sheetrock & Shellac

Sheetrock & Shellac

A Thinking Person's Guide to the Art and Science of Home Improvement

Book - 2007
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David Owen, author of The Walls Around Us, recounts his projects -- from catching the home improvement bug while watching workmen replacing a leaky roof to his first tentative foray into DIY. As his skill grows, so does his confidence: replacing a broken light switch turns into wiring an entire room, making bookcases is followed by building an office. Soon he takes the big leap from renovation to building a new house -- a weekend cabin a mere six miles from his home -- from the ground up. The experience launches Owen's enthralling and hilarious discourse on everything from kitchen countertop materials to the complete history of concrete and a near disastrous mishap involving a tree, a roof, and a chainsaw.
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster Paperbackx, 2007
Edition: First Simon and Schuster paperback edition
Copyright Date: ♭2006
ISBN: 9780743251204
0743251202
Branch Call Number: 643.7 Ow22S 2007
Characteristics: 303 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Alternative Title: Sheetrock and shellac

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