Radio Program – December 14, 2007 – Do It Yourself

The Foxfire Book 745.5 (stacks) Includes: Hog Dressing, Log Cabin Building, Faith Healing and other good stuff.

Painting Murals Step-by-Step by Charles Grund 751.7, profusely illustrated manual includes information about every detail of painting a mural on one of your big empty walls.

Paint Paint Paint: Easy Decorative Painting Projects for the Home by Sloan Payne-Rutter 745.7, basic techniques and a bunch of projects. The nice part is: many projects can be easily customized to your taste by using a different piece of furniture or a different design.

Leslie Linsley’s 15-Minute Decorating Ideas by Leslie Linsley 747, contains a huge amount of useful information in a very small package. Basically this is the manual if you want to make things nicer without spending big bucks.

Treasures in Your Attic: An Entertaining, Informative, Down-to-Earth Guide to a Wide Range of Collectibles and Antiques from the Hosts of the Popular Television Show Seen on PBS Stations by Joe L. Rosson and Helaine Fendelman 745.1, how to sort through your own junk and discover treasures.

Digital Photography for Dummies by Julie Adair King 778.3, starts with the important questions like “do you actually want a digital camera?” and works on to some fairly complicated bits, like “print, please…..!!!!”

Do Your Own Plumbing by K.E. Armpriester 696, not to be read for entertainment, but handy if you need to fix something and don’t have much money.

Kitchen Design for the 21st Century by John Driemen and Nancy Elizabeth Hill 747.7, this book keeps going out and not coming back, so I think it must be good, or inspiring or exciting, or easy to lose.

Jerk from Jamaica: Barbecue Caribbean Style by Helen Willinsky 641.5, cooking is probably the most popular do it yourself category in the library, and food from exotic locales can be great fun. Some recipes can be done in the kitchen, so you don’t have to wait until July, when it is finally warm enough to cook outdoors.

The Woodchuck’s Guide to Gardening by Ron Krupp 635, the second most popular do-it-yourself section is gardening. And Guess What–it is time to start planning your garden–Now!

The Organic Lawn Care Manual: A Natural, Low-Maintenance System for a Beautiful, Safe Lawn by Paul Tukey 635.9, just in case you would like to have a bit of grass around your house, but don’t really want to be spreading nasty chemicals on that bit of grass–we’ve got a book.

Expressive Handmade Books by Alisa Golden 686.3, books as exotic works of art. Hey, why not?

The Art & Craft of Hand Lettering: Techniques, Projects, Inspiration by Annie Cicale 745.6, so, you’ve made a beautiful book, now you can write in it. Also useful for signs, posters, cards, and showing off how talented you are.

Last Rights: Rescuing the End of Life from the Medical System by Stephen P. Kiernan 179.7, since we are all, inevitably going to die, perhaps we should put a little effort into making the process less difficult. A great discussion of what can be done to avoid prolonged life-support and to enhance the departure lounge when people are waiting to pass over that threshold.

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