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Whether you need assistance with DIY or inspirational ideas on how to decorate, our range of DIY books and interior design books will give you all the help you need. They cover everything from using tools to work wood to creating stylish decorations - so take a look at our hand-picked selection of DIY books now!

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DIY & Home Improvement Books

  • Fresh Clean Home

    Wendy Graham

    Product Code: BLZEM
    Hardback
    Recipes for natural cleaning products from green living blogger Wendy Graham. Learn how to make your home smell as fresh as a daisy with these eco-friendly, money-saving, germ-busting recipes. Using a base of essential oils and natural ingredients, these cleaning products are easy to make, are kinder to your skin and to the environment, while being as effective as any shop-bought solution. The recipes use simple, inexpensive ingredients that are widely available such as bicarbonate of soda, vinegar, salt and citrus fruit, and will leave your home sparkling clean. You can even customise the fragrances to make your home smell crisp, time and time again. Fresh Clean Home guides the reader from the kitchen to laundry and the bathroom, and also includes a section of recipes for specific household cleaning products, such as window and mirror cleaner, carpet and upholstery spot cleaner and sticky stuff remover. Clean every nook and cranny, with surface cleaners and bathroom shiners, laundry powder and fabric conditioner, kettle descaler and more, for a beautiful, fresh clean home.
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  • The Repair Shop

    Karen Farrington

    Product Code: BYLQY
    Hardback
    How do you replenish the stuffing in your favourite sofa seat or your child's beloved, tatty teddy bear? How do you remove a water mark left on your wooden table? What's the best way to prevent your leather from cracking? We all have items in our homes that sit about in a state of disrepair while we mull over how to fix them but never actually get round to it. Direct from the Repair Shop's 'Workshop of Dreams', this one-stop practical guide will help you care for those aging treasures and heirlooms around your house, stashed in the attic, or gathering dust in the garage. From furniture and toys to ceramics and clothing, the Repair Shop experts will give you their tips and advice on the art of restoring and conserving everyday items, so you can give new life to your most prized possessions. With clear step-by-step instructions and simple illustrations, find out how to clean, carry and maintain the articles that mean most to you, to safeguard your sentimental legacy for generations to come.
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  • The Organised Mum Method

    Gemma Bray

    Product Code: BZJYU
    Paperback
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    The Organised Mum Method is THE housekeeping bible that will completely revolutionise your home. Say goodbye to mess, clutter and weekends spent tidying and cleaning! Gemma Bray (a.k.a The Organised Mum) is a firm believer that there is more to life than housework, and over the last decade she has perfected The Organised Mum Method (TOMM).* The Organised Mum Method is a structured, manageable and ultra-efficient cleaning routine that ensures all areas of the home are taken care of. It's easy to follow, effective and ensures that everything gets done in just 30 minutes a day, Monday to Friday ... and you get weekends off! Perfect for existing fans of TOMM or anyone looking for ways to fit cleaning around a busy lifestyle, The Organised Mum Method includes life-changing tips, tricks, cleaning schedules, shopping lists, meal plans and quick recipes that will help you get your housework done fast. *Don't worry dads -- it works for you too.
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  • Hinch Yourself Happy

    Mrs Hinch

    Product Code: BWKWX
    Hardback
    Discover how to transform your home and your life with Mrs Hinch. Cleaning - aka hinching - doesn't have to be that job you dread, not when Mrs Hinch is here to show you her sparkly ways.

    With over 2 million followers in her hinch army, she has taken the nation by storm with her infectiously addictive charm, clever tidying tips and passionate belief in cleaning. She'll even share the story of Mr and Mrs Hinch and their 'dorgeous' boy, Henry. With the help of her cloth family, Mrs Hinch will help you turn your house into a home.

    Inside you'll find out:
    - How cleaning can soothe anxiety and stress
    - Mrs Hinch's must-haves
    - Step-by-step guides to hinching your home
    - And so much more!
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  • The Life-changing Magic of Tidying

    Marie Kondo

    Product Code: AJLTN
    Paperback
    Following the success of her Netflix series, Marie Kondo will help you enjoy the benefits of a tidy house and tidy mind with this expert guide to decluttering.

    She offers a step-by-step approach to tidying and focuses on keeping the things that bring you joy. With a clean home, you can feel more confident and become more successful and begin to eradicate the negativity in your life - whether that's a relationship, anxiety or weight issues.
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  • Yard and Garden Furniture, 2nd Edition

    Bill Hylton

    Product Code: CCZGM
    Paperback
    Looking to spruce up your outdoor space with creative DIY furniture? Yard and Garden Furniture will provide you with 20 creative and useful outdoor projects, from simple to sophisticated. With step-by-step instructions, coordinating photography, supply lists, cutting plans, and assembly views, you'll be equipped with inspiration and guidance to complete a wide variety of yard and garden furniture pieces, from a basic garden bench to a more challenging porch rocker. Perfect for both beginners and more experienced woodworkers, projects range in skill level and difficulty so there's something for everyone to learn, create, and accomplish!
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  • The Forest Woodworker

    Sjors van der Meer

    Product Code: BYGZP
    Hardback
    Immerse yourself in the ancient craft of working with fresh, green wood. Expert authors Sjors van der Meer and Job Suijker introduce you to the traditional skills of green woodworking. Learn about the qualities of wood; how to cut and shape it; how to craft your own tools such as a shaving horse, wooden club, chopping block and saw horse, and then how to use them to make spoons, spatulas, stools and chairs. As well as teaching you new skills, this inspiring book will show you how working in natural surroundings, with natural materials, can create an overwhelming sense of well-being and enhance your awareness of the environment. This stunning, inspirational book has forewords written by Mike Abbott and Otto Koedijk.
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  • The Danish Art of Whittling

    Frank Egholm

    Product Code: BSBGW
    Hardback
    A delightfully Danish guide to whittling for the home, crammed with projects for all ages and abilities. Our interest in the simple but satisfying art of whittling has never been higher. Our Danish-inspired book on whittling (snitte in Danish) has a range of wonderful simple whittling projects for the home. The beautiful Scandinavian projects range from simple wooden toys for children, including a bird whistle, ring catcher, animal figures and a wooden sword to practical items like door hooks, butter knives and then to decorative pieces such as a wooden necklace, buttons, delicate carved flowers and a chess set. All the projects are amazingly simple, and with the visual step-by-step technique section at the front of the book, even a beginner could take on these projects. The art of whittling has never been more accessible and these beautiful but simple projects capture the spirit of the Scandinavian love of craft and nature. Author and Danish craftsman Frank Egholm shares not only his considerable knowledge but also his passion for simple wooden carving.
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  • Easy Wood Carving for Children

    Frank Egholm

    Product Code: BRJMI
    Paperback
    Looking for an outdoor hobby to engage your children and encourage them to be crafty and creative? Wood carving is not only easy to learn and fun to do, but almost everything you need to get started can be found for free -- right outside your door! Together you can craft a tumbling tower game, a racing car toy, a dolphin necklace or even a handy coat hook! With more than fifty activities at levels for beginners and up, children can create something useful, beautiful or fun (often all three!) out of wood. Learning wood carving not only helps to improve children's concentration, creativity and dexterity, it's also invaluable in teaching them how to handle knives safely. Adventurous children will be thrilled to learn woodland skills, while nature-loving parents will enjoy rediscovering the lost art of whittling with their kids.
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  • Woodworking with the Router

    Bill Hylton

    Product Code: BHHSG
    Paperback
    Still the undisputed champion of router how-to books, all that and more is covered in this expanded, thoroughly revised and updated edition. Hundreds of large, clear photos and drawings - now in full colour - show you everything you need to know about using a router productively and safely. The information is specific, tested and accurate, making this crackerjack manual almost as indispensable as the router itself! More than 10 years after its original publication, "Woodworking With the Router" remains the most highly regarded - and best-selling - router manual available.
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  • 2020 Cook's Diary Flower Design

    Emily Davenport

    Product Code: CCICT
    Other
    A unique diary with a practical week-to-view layout and 52 delicious triple-tested recipes so that you can try something new every week of the year. It has a handy pocket at the front for storing cards and receipts and features concealed spiral-binding so that it lies flat when in use. There's even a sticker sheet so that you can customise the pages with your appointments and important dates. There are plenty of useful pages for recording details, such as personal contacts, useful websites, thoughts and plans, plus birthday and Christmas gift records. This Cook's Diary also provides hints, tips, calendars and conversions - in fact everything you need (and want) to plan your busy life.
  • The Pippa Guide

    Pippa O'Connor Ormond

    Product Code: CAVVO
    Hardback
    "I think anyone can do anything they want to do. I really believe that." Style icon and savvy businesswoman Pippa O'Connor Ormond believes that anything is achievable if you put your mind to it. In this honest and revealing guide to modern life, Pippa shares some of her personal moments, experiences and life lessons that have shaped her into the person she is today. From excelling at work, to making your house a home, styling your wardrobe and perfecting your beauty routine, nurturing family and friendships while promoting self-care, Pippa will reveal her most valuable tips for bringing positivity and happiness into your life. "I'm always practising gratitude. No matter what you have in life, once you are grateful for it, it manifests more. 100%."
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  • 2020 Cook's Diary Marble Design

    Emily Davenport

    Product Code: BZBWC
    Other
    A unique diary with a practical week-to-view layout and 52 delicious triple-tested recipes so that you can try something new every week of the year. It has a handy pocket at the front for storing cards and receipts and features concealed wiro-binding so that it lies flat when in use. There's even a sticker sheet so that you can customise the pages with your appointments and important dates. There are plenty of useful pages for recording details, such as personal contacts, useful websites, thoughts and plans, plus birthday and Christmas gift records. This Cook's Diary also provides hints, tips, calendars and conversions - in fact everything you need (and want) to plan your busy life.
  • Haynes Manual on Welding

    Jay Storer

    Product Code: BTCPG
    Paperback
    Welding is an art that goes back to the days of the village blacksmith, but until recently the tools and materials needed were too expensive for DIY use. Nowadays, however, equipment that was once considered solely the province of the high-production professional workshop is within reach of the individual owner. It's been good news for the automotive hobbyist, whether restoring an old car or building a sports car, as well as for the small farmer needing to maintain and repair equipment. Welders are also being purchased by metal sculptors and other artists and craftsmen, as well as being used for everyday household jobs such as repairing a bicycle or garden tool, building a firewood storage rack or a barbecue, or even fabricating a small utility trailer. This book is intended as an introduction to the welding process, illustrating most of the common equipment and work techniques for both home and professional welding. It covers gas, arc, MIG, TIG and plasma welding and cutting techniques, with advice on choosing the most suitable equipment within a budget. A practical project chapter shows how to use welding equipment to build a trailer. Whether you plan to restore or build a car, construct your own wrought-iron fence or sculpt a metal masterpiece, you'll find this book of interest.
  • How to Build a Shed

    Coulthard Sally

    Product Code: BRXUI
    Hardback
    Ever dreamed of having your very own garden retreat? Off-the-shelf sheds aren't always the answer - the cheap ones are badly made and freezing cold, and the better quality ones are really expensive. But what if you could build your own shed from scratch? How to Build a Shed is the ultimate practical guide. With its clear, easy-to-follow instructions, expert advice and specially commissioned illustrations, you'll be able to source the materials, choose the right tools and build your dream shed on a budget - even if you've never used a hammer.
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  • The Art of Woodburning

    Daniel Wright

    Product Code: BQGCX
    Paperback
    The art of fire-writing is a returning trend, and there is no better way to learn the technique and inspire yourself than through this up-to-date edition of Daniel Wright's ultimate introduction to pyrography. Daniel Wright's enthusiasm for his subject is beautifully captured in a sequence of clear, easy-to-follow step-by-step photographs and unique projects. Taking his inspiration from pen-and-ink, engraving and watercolour techniques, he demonstrates many exciting methods and traditional ways of woodburning to create myriad patterns, pictures and motifs including landscapes, trees, flowers, animals and buildings. Information is included on the types of wood to use, how to prepare surfaces, working with the grain and enhancing designs. He goes on to illustrate shading and faux marquetry, and there's a section on using photographs and sketches to produce your own designs. With each new technique, a project is introduced by Daniel to help you learn and explore your new skill - from burning your own chessboard to a stunning fairytale stool design for your little one's bedroom. Finally, advice and demonstrations are provided on decorating old wooden objects, revitalizing much-loved pieces by working patterns into their worn, textured surfaces. This book will inspire, entertain and instruct you, whether you are a complete beginner or an experienced pyrographer.
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  • A Monk's Guide to a Clean House and Mind

    Shoukei Matsumoto

    Product Code: BLWFU
    Paperback
    Live clean, feel calm and be happier by following the advice in this guide from a Zen Buddhist monk.

    Based on ancient traditions, Shoukei Matsumoto reveals a few simple changes can make a hugely positive impact on your daily habits and leave you happier - and your home calmer and cleaner. This can lead to a refreshed and happier outlook on life.
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  • Puzzles in Wood

    Edwin Mather Wyatt

    Product Code: BJYNT
    Paperback
    Originally published in 1928, this classic reference presents more than 40 unique puzzles to challenge the woodworker's hands and mind. Projects include bewitching cubes, caged balls, intricate banks, locked links and perplexing burrs. Secret drawers and hidden locks will provide hours of entertainment for adults and children alike. Skills such as squaring stock, mortising and are developed through projects of various skill levels, each of which includes a detailed diagram to simplify the process of turning scrap lumber into a fun novelty puzzle.
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  • Snitte: The Danish Art of Whittling: Birds

    Frank Egholm

    Product Code: BGLFW
    Hardback
    Create simple but stunning bird sculptures with snitte, the Danish art of wood whittling--even if you're a beginner! Master the art and craftsmanship of snitte, Denmark's traditional whittling technique. With its step-by-step demonstrations, this gorgeous book makes it easy even for beginners to grasp the basics. Learn how to whittle a bird shape, delicately paint the sculpture to bring out its beauty, and elegantly mount the finished product. A dozen templates for European species feature robins, blue tits, chaffinches, woodpeckers, and more.
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  • Spark Joy

    Marie Kondo

    Product Code: BUSCT
    Paperback
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    The author of The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying and a Netflix sensation, Marie Kondo's KonMari method has already helped transform the lives of millions and in Spark Joy she provides a room-by-room guide to decluttering and organising your home.

    With line drawings that explain how to properly organise drawers, wardrobes, cupboards and cabinets, as well as Marie's unique folding method, this book shows you how to use her 'does it spark joy?' method to clear clothes, photographs, paperwork, books, cutlery, wallets and other valuables.

    Encouraging you to focus on what you want to keep and not what you want to get rid of, this book will help you surround yourself with things you love - and decide on what you really need.
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  • Home Hacks

    Dan Marshall

    Product Code: AUVYY
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    * Do you long to be free from those time-consuming and annoying domestic chores? * Ever dread those awful everyday irritations such as struggling to get the duvet cover back on, or removing overflowing bags from your rubbish bin? * Are you desperate for some clever hacks to de-clutter your home? Dozens of everyday household dilemmas are solved with HOME HACKS, your handy guide to tackling little domestic annoyances, cheaply and swiftly, so you can get on with something more fun.
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  • The Permaculture Book of DIY

    John Adams

    Product Code: AUTYV
    Paperback
    Permaculture is a low cost, environmental and creative approach to living. The Permaculture Book of DIY presents over 20 practical projects that show you how to cleverly recycle materials into useful and unique objects at low financial and environmental cost. Some projects can even be completed for free. Want to spend more time enjoying your home and garden? With this diverse range of projects you could could be growing vegetables in your own geodesic growdome, relaxing on a recycled wooden pallet garden bench whilst enjoying a cider from your very own cider press, or generating your own power with a self-installed solar panel! Each project has been carefully tried and tested and is clearly laid out with step by step instructions and supporting photography and diagrams. It is suitable for anyone who wants to learn DIY skills, have fun and involve their kids too. Learn how to make your own: Solar food dryer; Self-watering raised bed; Pallet furniture; Wood-fired pizza oven; Rocket stove hot tub; and much more!
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  • Hardening, Tempering and Heat Treatment

    Tubal Cain

    Product Code: ATMKG
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    In this valuable book Tubal Cain takes the reader beyond the superficial or the simply practical with explanations of the composition of steel, its additives, and the effects of different temperatures on its constituents. With a grasp of what changes are actually taking place in the metal the care needed in following the practical processes described becomes understandable and will lead to better and more consistent results. Flame, salt bath and furnace heating are detailed, with information on accurate measurement or recognition of temperature levels. For the average small workshop operative or model engineer the discourses on tool material, hardening and tempering will be of most use, and in this connection this book replaced the author's earlier Hardening and Tempering Engineers' Tools, providing a broader-based, more detailed and up to date examination of the subject.
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  • Natural Household Cleaning

    Rachelle Strauss

    Product Code: AYOCK
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    Welcome to the world of safer, greener household cleaning. This friendly book will help you become more self-sufficient and benefit your health, the environment, and your bank balance. Natural Household Cleaning is packed with clear, easy-to-follow cleaning recipes to replace common commercial cleaning products with natural alternatives. You may be pleasantly surprised to discover that your kitchen cupboard already contains many harmless options for transforming your home into a clean and fresh-smelling haven. Lemons, salt, vinegar, baking soda, and club soda are just some of the natural ingredients that can be used to clean the kitchen, bathroom, bedroom, floors, and everything in between. Many of us don t realize just how easy it is to make your own cleaning products and achieve truly amazing results. Turn a chore into a pleasure and discover a whole new way to clean!"
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