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作       者:Mag Ruffman,Steve Smith

出  版  社:Atria Books/Beyond Words

出版时间:2011-10-04

字       数:24.9万

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"You can pay big money for a self-esteem seminar, or you can buy yourself a cordless drill. I recommend the drill." Only the ToolGirl can make unplugging a blocked drain entertaining! Mag Ruffman, with characteristic flair and attitude, encourages readers to confront their terror of household maintenance and accomplish those nagging home repairs and improvements. Whether you¿re a rank beginner, first-time homeowner, or an apartment-dweller who's fed up with a lazy super, you¿ll find the know-how in this book to accomplish your goals.
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Cover

Back Cover

Title Page

Dedication

Copyright Page

Contents

Foreword

A Note from Mag

Chapter 1: I Indoor Maintenance

Grout, Damn Spot! The importance of sealing grout lines

Filter Tips Changing your furnace filter

Wet It Be Handling condensation problems in basements

Ants Go Marching Carpenter ants

Dishwasher Cheese The other white meat

Washer, I Hardly Know Her! Changing a defunct washer

Caulk Sure Maintaining your caulk

Bad Chair Day Fixing a wobbly chair one way or another

Strippin’ and Screwin’ in All the Wrong Places Repairing stripped screw holes

Door and Peace Easy tune-up for binding doors

Squeak and Ye Shall Mind Lubing up a squeaky hinge

Unhinged! Tuning up Euro hinges

A Dab’ll Do Ya Minimalist wall repairs

Chapter 2: I Outdoor Maintenance

Keeping Your Tools Up Maintaining garden implements

Stop and Smell the Hoses Repairing hose couplings

The Long and Short of It The fascinating world of extension cords

Moist and Dangerous Why bother with outdoor caulking?

If It’s Not One Thing, It’s a Gutter Gutter maintenance

Foam Is Where the Heart Is Home security in a can

Tamp Your Troubles Away The empowering nature of potholes

One Board Short of a Deck Replacing funky lumber

Once More with Sealing Protecting pressure-treated wood

To Screen the Impossible Screen Vanquishing your screening meemies

Chapter 3: I Upgrades

Hanky Planky Plank flooring for any budget

Faux on the Floor Create a realistic-looking rug

Sour Drapes Hints on installing curtains

If You Can’t Take the Seat, Get Outta the Bathroom Upgrading a toilet seat

Mud, Sweat, and Cheers Classy wall veneers that anyone can do

Bug of War! Defeat fashion-eating insects naturally

Extreme Shelf-Interest Limitless custom shelving

Not Tonight, Dear, I’ve Got a Storage Issue Mounting utility units

Chapter 4: I Projects

Rock around the Cloth! Easy, wild, and colorful furniture for kids

Chest Do It The easiest “hope” chest ever

Panel Your Energies Lattice panels for privacy and disguise

What’s the Twig Deal? A whimsical outdoor room starts with a rustic garden screen

Pot and Bothered Making lightweight concrete pots

Hang It All! Mounting know-how

Who’s Got the Last Lath Now? Hanging stuff on plaster walls

Glass Backwards Revive a busted window or convert it to a mirror

Fire and Ice Make a mini-fireplace for winter

Sincere, but Forgot to Shop? A last-minute handmade gift

The Taming of the Shoe A well-heeled rack for under twenty dollars

Clock It to Me Making unforgettable timepieces

Chapter 5: I Tools and Equipment

Living Toolishly Building your first and forever tool kit

For Whom the Belt Tools The importance of owning a tool belt

Dressed to Drill Stuff to know about your new best friend

It’s Not How You Feel; It’s How You Look Repair apparel for the modern miss, mister, and ma’am

Saw and Order Choosing the best handsaw

Swingin’ Stylings How to choose a hammer

Multitools The ultimate mood-setter

Test Your Screw-Q A beginner’s guide to fasteners

Acknowledgments

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