Dale McCormick Housemending: 2

ISBN 13: 9780525244561

Housemending: 2

0 avg rating
( 0 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780525244561: Housemending: 2
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

Recommends a basic household tool kit, and offers practical advice on painting, plumbing, electrical repairs, and working on walls, doors, windows, basements, and furniture

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

From Publishers Weekly:

McCormick, whose Against the Grain: A Carpentry Manual for Women demystifies basic carpentry, here offers a reassuringly simple and useful guide to mundane but inescapable home repairs: leaky faucets, broken window-sash cords, peeling paint, stuck doors and the like. She cheerfully reveals the small mysteries of the physical world: what to do, for example, when there's not enough room to hammer a nail straight on (drive it in at an angle, a process called toenailing) and why ordinary screws don't screw in when one wants them to (drill a pilot hole first; or better yet, use pointed drywall screws). McCormick uses lay language, explains the proper, safe use of common and unusual tools, and provides hints on how to get help at hardware stores and lumber yards. There are abundant, clearly rendered and detailed line drawings and a short glossary for quick reference. McCormick is a professional carpenter and contractor who teaches house-building and carpentry.
Copyright 1987 Reed Business Information, Inc.

From Library Journal:

As something of a pioneering woman in the male-dominated carpentry trade, McCormick writes with conviction of the "empowerment" that comes with knowing how to fix things. Relating such knowledge to an understanding of how things work, McCormick places great emphasis on the powers of observation. While Housemending covers the same basics as other do-it-yourself manuals, i.e., tools and their use, wiring, plumbing, painting, emergency repairs, and so on, it does so with exceptional good sense and an eye for descriptive detail. For its many insights plus the tricks of the trade it generously shares, this is a worthwhile addition to any public library's how-to collection. Bill Demo, Tompkins Cortland Community Coll. Lib., Dryden, N.Y.
Copyright 1987 Reed Business Information, Inc.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9780525482581: Housemending: Home Repair for the Rest of Us

Featured Edition

ISBN 10:  052548258X ISBN 13:  9780525482581
Publisher: Dutton, 1987
Softcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

McCormick, Dale
Published by Dutton Adult (1987)
ISBN 10: 0525244565 ISBN 13: 9780525244561
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Dutton Adult, 1987. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110525244565

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 60.17
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Dale McCormick
Published by Dutton Adult (1987)
ISBN 10: 0525244565 ISBN 13: 9780525244561
New Hardcover First Edition Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Dutton Adult, 1987. Hardcover. Condition: New. 1st. Seller Inventory # DADAX0525244565

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 60.95
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Dale McCormick
Published by Dutton Adult (1987)
ISBN 10: 0525244565 ISBN 13: 9780525244561
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Portland, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Dutton Adult, 1987. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0525244565

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 88.44
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds