Families get the home-repair treatment from a team of designers in this popular spin-off from the personal-makeover hit. Another offshoot, `How'd They Do That?' takes a closer look at the work done on each house.
Constructing a straw bale solar home requires the merging of solar design with alternative building techniques. Books are useful for accessing information on these topics quickly and easily, while videos are a great way to show actual building methods and techniques firsthand. The Building With Awareness DVD/guidebook combination brings you the best of both worlds. The award-winning DVD is inspiring and informative, with over five hours of material on every aspect of building a green home.
Tom Law shares his techniques for smooth and accurate cabinet installation. In this DVD he covers all the basics of installation, including shimming to level cabinets, installing hardware, and adjusting the fit of doors and drawers. You'll also learn about: scribing for accurate installation; squaring up cabinets to the wall; building and leveling toe kicks; adjusting doors, putting in the countertop; and cutting the sink hole. Tom Law is a former consulting editor to Fine Homebuilding magazine. He has been a master carpenter and custom builder for over 30 years. He also appears on the DVD , Installing Doors & Windows.