Today's book that you can get yourself in the running for is a bit different than the ones we normally have up for grabs in our Wednesday Book Giveaway. It's a copy of:
...and the inside peek is a tutorial on how to cut and lay a recycled end grain floor. How cool is that?!
The question to get yourself in the running for Building with Secondhand Stuff is:
What is your favorite wood thing you own or make?
Leave your answer in today's comments section by Midnight ET on Wednesday, November 16, 2011.
Now onto the tutorial on how to cut and lay a recycled end grain floor:
to enlarge and read how to make a recycled end grain floor.
More about the book:
This book takes green remodeling and construction practices to new extremes. From deconstruction methods and salvaging tips to plotting efficient cutting plans and devising creative new uses for everyday items, it is packed with clever ways to obtain low-cost materials (and reduce landfilling in the process).
Building with Secondhand Stuff contains the answer to a question most of us have wondered about at some point: Is that pile of used maple flooring I saw on Craigslist worth taking? From plywood to hardwood flooring, to windows, doors, carpeting and more, salvaging building materials can save you thousands of dollars (and is about as green as you can get). This book is a hands-on, do-it-yourselfer's guide that shows you how to identify materials that can be salvaged efficiently and then gives you step-by-step instructions on how to go about doing it. Plus, it provides over one dozen complete plans featuring clever ideas for putting salvaged materials to good use as useful home furnishings.
Chris Peterson is a professional writer and editor based in Brooklyn, New York. An expert in home design, repair and renovation and an avid cook, he’s the author of Manskills, When Duct Tape Just Isn’t Enough: Quick Fixes for Everyday Disasters, A Man’s Whirled: Every Guy’s Guide to Cooking with the Blender, and several other books.