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Better Homes and Gardens Handyman's Book Vintage Book 1957
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Better Homes and Gardens Handyman's Book Vintage Book 1957
Better Homes and Gardens Handyman's Book Vintage Book 1957
Better Homes and Gardens Handyman's Book Vintage Book 1957
Better Homes and Gardens Handyman's Book Vintage Book 1957

Better Homes and Gardens Handyman's Book Vintage Book 1957

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This book is 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".


- 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? The book does not smell funky or musty.

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