DIY to the rescue 50 home improvement projects

Karl Champley

Book - 2006

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New York : Lark Books c2006.
1st ed
Item Description
"From DIY Network's DIY to the Rescue"--Cover.
At head of title: diy network.
Physical Description
303 p. : col. ill., plans ; 26 cm
Includes index.
Main Author
Karl Champley (-)
Corporate Author
DIY Network (-)
Other Authors
Amy Devers (-)
Review by Library Journal Reviews

The DIY Network has transformed another TV show into book format. Builder and contractor Champley and designer Devers, cohosts of the titular show, lead homeowners through the house to address room-specific problems. The selected projects include minor repairs, renovations, and installations. The major drawback of this series is its poor translation from TV to book form—the photos, stills from the show, are blurry and show awkward positioning. What's more, the projects are incomplete, inconsistent, and accompanied by poor instructions. Basic techniques are not taught, and the tool section has few pictures. There are numerous better books covering renovations and home improvement projects. Not recommended. [Page 104]. Copyright 2007 Reed Business Information.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

Detailed step-by-step instructions and images, and before-and-after photos, guide readers through more than thirty-five basic home improvement projects, for both indoors and outdoors, that take into consideration different styles, techniques, levels, and budgets. Original.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

With tricks of the trade, taken from DIY Network’s popular show, no foyer need go without a fix-up, no garage without a makeover, no shoe collection without a sanctuary. Featuring extremely detailed step-by-step instructions and images, this superb guide leads beginners—and weekend warriors—through a variety of tasks from start to finish, helping them eliminate kitchen chaos, score a new floor, design a hallway art gallery, decorate an enchanting entryway, set up a home office, or create a serious study. It covers all the basic home improvement skills and showcases more than 35 complete indoor and outdoor projects—in a variety of styles, techniques, complexity, and budgets, with before, during, and after photography.