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Vintage Book: Better Homes & Gardens Handyman's Book (1957)

"Better Homes and Gardens Handyman’s Book" printed with classic mid-century “optimistic style” illustrations.This wonderful vintage handyman's book is is filled with "Shag"-style kitsch illustrations of 1950's families doing work around the house. The copy is loaded with everything you need to know for remodeling and/or maintaining a mid-century modern home. This appears to be a “man’s” companion volume to the ubiquitous, red gingham motif, ring-bound "Better Homes and Gardens Cookbook".

 

Details:

 

Better Homes & Gardens Handyman's Book. 1951, 1957. 8th printing.

Hardcover, Ring Binder Style Book. 8.25x10". 400 Pgs.

Chapter 1: How To Use Hand Tools

Chapter 2: Power Tools

Chapter 3: Building Materials - Wood, Lumber, Moldings

Chapter 4: Fastening Techniques

Chapter 5: Finishing Techniques - Wood Finishes, How To Remove Old Finish, How To Paint Inside And Outside,

Chapter 6: Plumbing And Wiring

Chapter 7: Walls And Floors - How To Remove Old Wallpaper, Repair Plaster, How To Tile A Wall, How To Panel With Plywood, How To Refinish Hardwood Floors, How To Lay Wood Flooring, Lay A Tile Floor, How To Color Concrete Floors

Chapter 8: Windows And Doors - How To Replace Broken Windows, How To Cut Glass

Chapter 9: Exterior Repairs And Yardwork - How To Replace Siding, How To Build With Concrete Blocks, Lay Bricks, Use Concrete, How To Build A Fence, Post And Rail Fence With Many Variations Including Panel Fence

Chapter 10: Storage And Furniture - Built-ins, Cabinets, Furniture Measurements, Desk Chair, Lounge Chair, Loveseat, Sofa, Coffee Tables, Dining Table, Beds, Bookshelves

Chapter 11: Miscellaneous

 

Notes: This book is in wonderful condition considering its age. Pages are yellowed but clean and crisp with no marks, tears, dog ears or folds. Some slight water damage on pages 2-4 and 213-236 (this is the plumbing section so perhaps previous owner was fixing a project? :)

 

"Better Homes and Gardens Handyman’s Book" printed with classic mid-century “optimistic style” illustrations.This wonderful vintage handyman's book is is filled with "Shag"-style kitsch illustrations of 1950's families doing work around the house. The copy is loaded with everything you need to know for remodeling and/or maintaining a mid-century modern home. This appears to be a “man’s” companion volume to the ubiquitous, red gingham motif, ring-bound "Better Homes and Gardens Cookbook".

 

Details:

 

Better Homes & Gardens Handyman's Book. 1951, 1957. 8th printing.

Hardcover, Ring Binder Style Book. 8.25x10". 400 Pgs.

Chapter 1: How To Use Hand Tools

Chapter 2: Power Tools

Chapter 3: Building Materials - Wood, Lumber, Moldings

Chapter 4: Fastening Techniques

Chapter 5: Finishing Techniques - Wood Finishes, How To Remove Old Finish, How To Paint Inside And Outside,

Chapter 6: Plumbing And Wiring

Chapter 7: Walls And Floors - How To Remove Old Wallpaper, Repair Plaster, How To Tile A Wall, How To Panel With Plywood, How To Refinish Hardwood Floors, How To Lay Wood Flooring, Lay A Tile Floor, How To Color Concrete Floors

Chapter 8: Windows And Doors - How To Replace Broken Windows, How To Cut Glass

Chapter 9: Exterior Repairs And Yardwork - How To Replace Siding, How To Build With Concrete Blocks, Lay Bricks, Use Concrete, How To Build A Fence, Post And Rail Fence With Many Variations Including Panel Fence

Chapter 10: Storage And Furniture - Built-ins, Cabinets, Furniture Measurements, Desk Chair, Lounge Chair, Loveseat, Sofa, Coffee Tables, Dining Table, Beds, Bookshelves

Chapter 11: Miscellaneous

 

Notes: This book is in wonderful condition considering its age. Pages are yellowed but clean and crisp with no marks, tears, dog ears or folds. Some slight water damage on pages 2-4 and 213-236 (this is the plumbing section so perhaps previous owner was fixing a project? :)

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