For many of us, woodworking equates to furnituremaking, but there's another area of the craft where gifted woodworkers make are for eyes and the ears. Musical instruments are not only some of the most beautiful examples of woodworking but some of the most intricate. Visit the shops of four maestros, Stuart Spector, Warren May, David Wiebe, and Sue Lipkins and hear their stories and see the specialized tools they use in their superb craft.
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Ever been to a flea market and found a great piece of antique furniture in total disrepair? Even at a bargain price, the cost of a professional restoration could run more than you paid. Unless you can fix it yourself. With Stuffover Upholstery, presented by furniture expert David James, you'll learn the traditional methods of furniture and upholstery restoration. In a superbly detailed step-by-step demonstration, James restores a Victorian nursing chair to its former glory. You'll follow along as the upholstery is stripped and unsprung, and learn how to create a roll edge, hand make tufts, and decorative fringe. David James has spent much of his working life in the furniture industry. A certified member of the Guild of Traditional Upholsterers, he is the author of four highly successful books and two videos on upholstery techniques, including Drop-In Seats.
Fine Homebuilding How-To-Build an Heirloom Garden Shed
Manufacturer: Taunton Press
Build this heirloom garden shed by yourself in just a week! In Build an Heirloom Garden Shed, Justin Fink of Fine Homebuilding magazine walks you through the process of fabricating and assembling a shed that does not require stud walls, asphalt shingles or a single sheet of plywood. From the solid-plank floor to the cleverly designed roof, this timber-frame look is achieved without expensive materials or a high level of skill.
Advice from expert gardeners on planting, soil, propagating, climate, Latin names and more.
Four gardening professionals show and tell all there is to know about perennial plants:
Michael grew up in the West Country of England in a family of dedicated gardeners. He now designs and consults extensively throughout the West Coast. His own Sonoma Mountain garden is a wonderful California hybrid of the traditional English style, including mass plantings of shrub roses, perennials, and a wildflower meadow.
Sarah is a lifelong gardener. With frequent trips to England, over a 15 year span, Sarah has introduced many unusual perennials to the U.S. She established the original Smith &Hawken nursery in Mill Valley and still consults for them, and others. Her coastal garden and retail nursery is an hour north of San Francisco.
Daria &Bruce Shanks:
Both Bruce and Daria got their horticultural start in the retail nursery business. In Daria's case, starting at age 13. Later, Bruce focused on landscape design, and installation. They now own and operate Cottage Garden Growers of Petaluma, a 2 acre nursery specializing in perennial plants.
The rose is an enduring image steeped in ancient traditions, a flower that invites lovers to express their deepest, most heartfelt sentiments. Now, a new DVD presentation, of roses and romance, reveals the stunning significance of the rose and love through sight, sound and senses. Flowers for My Valentine is a magnificent tribute to the power of love, reflecting the ever-blossoming symbolism of the world's most beloved theme.
A kiss is a lovely trick designed by nature to stop speech when words become superfluous. Ingrid Bergman Prepare your senses for a most romantic journey! This multi-media DVD blends an extravagant bounty of flowers scored to a luxurious soundtrack of Euro Romantic music. This DVD has voiceover and screen quotations reinforcing and enhancing the audio and video messages. You can choose to turn on or off the voiceover or quotations and even the music, making this single DVD wildly varying and totally user customizable. From serene to seductive, a garden will blossom in your heart with Flowers, Kisses & Hugs.