5 of the Best DIY Books You’ll Ever Read

By August 18, 2016Books

Sometimes when you’re planning a do-it-yourself project you find you need a bit of quality information that makes these home repairs easier. But it can be difficult to separate the truly helpful from the fads. So, if you’re going to find the perfect art for your living room, we have rounded up some of the best DIY guides and books that are both for inspiration and planning and for specific step-by-step instructions.

Making Things Move: DIY Mechanisms for Inventors
When it comes to DIY gadgets, what you need is just imagination. In this book, you will not only learn a great introduction to mechanical movements, but create something that moves. It covers a wide range of areas, include materials, power, fastening techniques, and types of motors. The examples (projects) include a drawing machine, a mousetrap powered car, even popular technology like 3D printing and laser cutting too.

Check out the author’s site:http://www.makingthingsmove.com/

Taylor’s Master Guide to Landscaping by Rita Buchanan
Developing your landscape is one of the surest ways to pump up the value of your home. However, landscaping is not just a matter of choosing your favorite plants. And keep in mind that the success of developing beauty landscaping doesn’t depend on how much you spend, especially you’ve never tackled a landscape design before. The book includes a large of plants and gardeners’ habitats. The basic information and photos are comprehensive enough for the average gardener. The book also explain how to grow and care for different landscape plants- groundcovers, shrubs, lawns, trees, etc.

Apartment Therapy Complete and Happy Home
It’s not easy to décor your apartment. If you’re in the process of moving a new house, then I suggest you read this book at first. It covers inspiration and solutions for all parts of your home. Ryan, the writer of this book, has spent the past many years to tell his readers how to try new things in the rest of home, not just in the kitchen. “This book is for a new, post-Martha Stewart way of living,” Ryan tells readers. The book full of photos and stories is brimming with inspiration to spark your own style.

The Complete Book of Woodworking
Woodworking has come a long way in the past hundred years. From principles of basic design to essential woodworking techniques, there is a long learning curve. If you want to start learning more about woodworking, you not only need a best miter saw, but this book: The Complete Book of Woodworking. You will find thousands of easy-to-follow plans in this book. You will be impressed with Tom Carpenter’s “Building Beautiful Boxes with your Band Saw”. The author not only shows you a bunch of really cool tools, but the proper way to use them.

Buy from amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Complete-Book-Woodworking-Detailed-Fabulous/dp/1890621366

Ed Begley Jr.’s Guide to Sustainable Living

Looking for the Eco-Friendly Lifestyle? Then get with Ed’s new book. The book is comprehensive, yet easy to understand. He tried to summarize my 39-year eco-journey into the book- including his home, transportation, and energy-saving. The “star of climate change” comes the ultimate guide to lead a healthier and more toxin- free life, and make your home- greener and healthier and better overall in so many ways. The author, Ed Begley, Jr, who advocates for the belief that “If you have a healthy environment, you’ll have a healthy economy.”

You can find these everywhere in secondhand bookshops, and online for pennies. Get them, use them!

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