In this DVD, finishing expert Michael Dresdner shows you what you need to know to become a proficient wood finisher, starting with classic surface-prep problems and their solutions -- how to recognize and remove dents, how to recognize and fill gouges, how to pre-raise wood grain to get the best results under waterborne finishes, and, most important, how to sand wood. You'll learn how to apply a simple wax finish, shellac-and-wax, and a polyurethane with only a rag for a tool. It's a simple process: rag on your finish, wipe it off, let it dry, recoat. You've got to see this to learn how little you have to do to get a classy, silky, surface thats ideal for most indoor furniture. Next, Dresdner visits woodfinishing expert Chris Minick, who teaches you how to brush on a flawless polyurethane varnish finish. Finally, Dresdner explains the simple principles of spray finishing and guides you through the potentially confusing landscape of modern spraying tools. You'll find out how to set up each type of spray equipment, how to adjust spray patterns, and how to apply all the major coatings to a variety of furniture types -- a chair, a tabletop, a bookcase -- and to a guitar. This DVD is a compilation of three Video Workshops (Starting to Finish, Three Simple Finishes, and Spray Basics) and a segment from The Woodfinishing Video.
Hometime's Dean Johnson covers the fundamentals in four critical areas of home construction and remodeling: framing, plumbing, electrical, & drywall. He also explains the basic principles, tools, materials, and techniques that will help you understand and
Today, wood flooring comes in a wide array of types and materials â€“ from engineered wood to wide planks made of exotic species. But traditional strip flooring (measuring 2 to 3 inches wide) remains the single most popular choice among homeowners. Solid hardwood has a timeless sense of beauty; it lends a natural warmth and comfort to a room that carpeting canâ€™t touch. Itâ€™s easy to clean and maintain and adds more value to a home than any other flooring choice on the market. In this DVD, wood flooring expert Charles Peterson covers the step-by-step installation of a wood strip floor, walking readers through the complete process â€“ from prepping the subfloor through layout, installation, sanding, and finishing.
For the beginner to the seasoned pro - Master Gardener Rebecca Kolls will help you learn and understand everything you need to know about gardening. Available for the first time, this DVD contains the most popular segments on container gardening from the TV show Rebecca's Garden. Chapters 1. Intro 2. All About Pots 3. Clay vs. Plastic Containers 4. Planting In Large Pots 5. Caring For Container Plants 6. Wonderful "Out Of The Box" Planting Designs 7. Evergreen Window Boxes 8. Planning Pots With Designer Flair 9. Performing Plants In Pots At The Denver Botanic Garden 10. Growing Baby Greens In Whiskey Barrels 11. Paperwhites For Holiday Gifts 12. Hanging Baskets For Winter 13. Fabulous Fall Designs In A Pot 14. Making An Old English Trough 15. Painting Terra Cotta Pots 16. Painting Designer Pots 17. Easy Multi-tiered Pot Of Plants 18. Re-potting House Plants 19. Planting Bulbs Indoors 20. Houseplant Containers 21. Pots Of Potted Plants Bonus Chapters 22. Turning A Rusted Watering Can Into A Container 23. Spicy Pecans 24. Closing
GardenStory is an in-depth exploration of how gardens change our lives. Neither a travelogue nor a how-to series, GardenStory is a fresh, new approach that features distinguished designers and citizen advocates.
For the first time on one DVD, four incredible specials from Trading Spaces â€“ Castles (in Scotland!), Home Improv (where our designers are the only ones not in on the joke!), Town and Country (where a white collar couple trades spaces with a farming couple!) and Through the Roof (where all 10 designers and 3 carpenters come together in one episode to completely redecorate two homes!)