Concrete Countertops

Author: Fu-Tung Cheng
Publisher: Taunton Press
ISBN: 1561586803
Release Date: 2004-04
Genre: Architecture

This book reinvents the countertop with a single material: concrete. Concrete Countertops is an essential book for architects, homeowners and contractors who want to learn how to design, form, mix, pour, color, trowel, inlay and finish decorative concrete countertops. Homeowners will be inspired by the 350 color photographs that bring this exciting medium to life.

Concrete Countertops Made Simple

Author: Fu-Tung Cheng
Publisher: Taunton
ISBN: 1561588822
Release Date: 2008
Genre: House & Home

Accompanied by a host of color photographs, detailed drawings, and a DVD, a companion volume to Concrete Countertops offers a step-by-step, hands-on approach to guide readers through the process of designing, forming, pouring, finishing, and installing a beautiful, durable, and stylish countertop. Original.

Concrete at Home

Author: Fu-Tung Cheng
Publisher: Taunton Press
ISBN: 156158682X
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Architecture

Geared for real people - those who want to improve hand-tool and machine skills, but not willing to embark on a seven-year apprenticeship - this book is designed to help woodworkers enjoy their time the workshop. Working through these pages, woodworkers will learn how to work with and build on the skills and tools they already have. And when the sawdust settles, there is the pleasure of the attractive pieces just created to add to a home or give to friends.

Making Concrete Countertops

Author: Buddy Rhodes
Publisher: Schiffer Pub Limited
ISBN: 0764324772
Release Date: 2007-01-01
Genre: House & Home

For the first time, the art and craft of creating concrete countertops is detailed, step-by-step. This invaluable manual will guide craftsmen through each step of creating a cast concrete countertop, from the careful process of measuring for a template, to building a mold, through casting and installation. Moreover, you will be inspired by a gallery of more than 60 color images that explore actual kitchens and baths featuring hand-crafted countertops.With more than 30 years of experience in concrete art and fabrication, artist Buddy Rhodes shares his skills and experience in this tell-all book. Most importantly, he shares the process he pioneered for creating the natural, stone-like pressed surface countertops that have become his hallmark. Additionally, he details techniques for hand-trowelled and polished countertop surfaces.As the popularity of concrete in home decor soars, this book will be an indespensible guide for any craftsman who hopes to make his mark in this expanding market. Amateurs alike will appreciate the intricate detail and the helpful hints that Rhodes includes in this comprehensive guide.

Cast in place Concrete Countertops

Author: Tom Ralston
Publisher: Schiffer Pub Limited
ISBN: 0764329499
Release Date: 2008-01-01
Genre: Architecture

Concrete countertops are on the cutting edge of today's interior design and outdoor kitchen trends. Kitchen designers, contractors, architects, and homeowners alike can use this book to learn the detailed process of creating amazing concrete countertops. Here Ralston shows how to plan, execute, and complete a concrete countertop cast-in-place for ease and convenience. This book is a great inspiration for anyone interested in concrete countertop fabrication. Beautiful images of kitchens both indoors and out will inspire you, and step-by-step imagery will walk you through the process of creation.

Beyond the Amur

Author: Victor Zatsepine
Publisher: UBC Press
ISBN: 9780774834124
Release Date: 2017-03-09
Genre: History

Beyond the Amur describes the distinctive frontier society that emerged in the Amur, a river region that shifted between Qing China and Imperial Russia as the two empires competed for resources. Official histories depict the Amur as a distant battleground caught between rival empires. Zatsepine, by contrast, views it as a unified natural economy populated by Chinese, Russian, Indigenous, Japanese, Korean, Manchu, and Mongol people who crossed the border in search of work or trade and who came together to survive a harsh physical environment. This colourful account of a region and its people highlights the often-overlooked influence of frontier developments on state politics and imperial policies and histories.

Making Concrete Countertops with Buddy Rhodes

Author: Buddy Rhodes
Publisher: Schiffer Pub Limited
ISBN: 0764330144
Release Date: 2008
Genre: House & Home

The companion volume to Making Concrete Countertops with Buddy Rhodes, this book details the art and craft of creating vertical concrete applications as well as integral sink and drainboard elements and curved-edge counters, for advanced users of the medium. An invaluable manual for contractors, architects, and expert handypersons alike, the project photography within will guide you step-by-step in the creation of an outdoor kitchen project, from the careful process of measuring a template, to building a mold, to casting, curing, and installation. With more than 30 years of experience in concrete art and fabrication, artist Buddy Rhodes shares his skills and experience in this useful, practical book. Most importantly, he shares the process he pioneered for creating the natural, stone-like pressed surfaces that have become his hallmark. As the popularity of concrete in home decor soars, this book will be an indispensable guide for any craftsman who hopes to make his mark on this incredible, expanding market.

Walking London

Author: Sara Calian
Publisher: National Geographic Books
ISBN: 9781426208706
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Travel

See the best of London with this streamlined, itinerary-driven guide, created in a handy, take-along format. Part of a brand-new series from National Geographic that showcases the world's great cities, Walking London is divided into the following sections: The Whirlwind Tours section shows you how to see the entire city in a day or a weekend; what sights will interest kids most; plus, a hedonist's tour that's pure pleasure from dawn to midnight and beyond. The Neighborhoods section of the book presents the city broken down into 15-odd itineraries that lead you on a step-by-step tour to the best sights in each of the city's greatest neighborhoods--from The City and Westminster to Kensington and Knightbridge. Travel Essentials provides information on how to get to the city and how to get around, as well as hand-picked hotels and restaurants. Each itinerary includes the following features: Distinctly London: Explore the city through 2-page features that showcase the quintessential aspects of the city, such as Royal London, Shakespeare London, and London Pubs: Here you'll get intriguing background information to help you understand why this city is one of the world's greatest. Best of: Specific thematic groupings of sights are described, such as ancient markets, posh shopping, and London clubs. In-depth: These spreads take a deep dive into a major museum or other sight--Westminster Abbey, St. Paul's, the National Gallery--providing step-by-step guidance on what to see and how to plan your visit. Sidebars throughout give you the lowdown on shopping, eating, and going out on the town, offering insider tips and interesting asides.

Casting Concrete Countertops

Author: Tina Skinner
Publisher: Schiffer Pub Limited
ISBN: 0764328654
Release Date: 2008-01-01
Genre: House & Home

Finally there is a simple book for do-it-yourselfers who want to undertake a small countertop project. Follow several countertops projects step-by-step through the process of molding, pour, and finishing. Projects include cast-in-place, pre-cast, and hand-packed. Doug Bannister demonstrates time-tested techniques and his break-through formulas for countertops that set up fast and stand up to quick finishing, installation, and long-term use. Years of experience can translate into a weekend project, like the kitchen and bathroom vanity projects illustrated in this wonderful, long-awaited book. The text and captions are presented in both Spanish and English.

The Fabric Formwork Book

Author: Mark West
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317380924
Release Date: 2016-11-10
Genre: Architecture

Concrete is the most used man-made material in the world and is the fundamental physical medium for most of the world’s architecture and construction. The character of concrete is largely the product of the rigid moulds that have shaped it since its invention in antiquity. The advent of flexible moulds, however, marks a radical break from conventional practice – and conventional concrete architecture. The Fabric Formwork Book provides the first comprehensive handbook on the emerging technology of flexible moulds for reinforced concrete architecture. Written by the foremost expert in the field, this book takes a comprehensive and generous approach that includes technical, historical and theoretical aspects of the subject. The book: concentrates on simple flat-sheet formworks contains detailed technical descriptions of how to construct a wide range of formworks for various applications features case studies from around the world critiques the difficulties and advantages in each case it covers provides instruction and guidance on how to model and design fabric-formed structures includes the most comprehensive history of fabric formwork yet published features essays from guest expert authors, which explore the theoretical, historical, and poetic significance of flexibly formed architecture and structures discusses fabric formwork as an exemplary approach to sustainable construction through its simplicity and efficiency. Beautifully designed and illustrated with a superb range of images, diagrams and technical drawings, the book both informs and inspires. Speaking directly and plainly to professionals, students and academics, the language used is both clear and precise, and care is taken to avoid opaque technical or academic jargon. Technical terms, when used, are clearly described and a special glossary is included to make the book as widely accessible as possible.

HomeMade Modern

Author: Ben Uyeda
Publisher: Running Press Adult
ISBN: 9780762455072
Release Date: 2015-11-17
Genre: House & Home

You can make the furniture you want at a fraction of the price of store-bought furniture. Not only will you save tons of money, but you'll also make environmentally sustainable pieces that are solidly built, using real materials like metal, wood, concrete, and other recycled ready-mades. The projects in this book don't require special skills, prior experience, or even a garage full of tools. You'll be walked step-by-step through the process of making furniture, from where to buy the materials (or where to scavenge) to how to make the most of the tools you own.

West Coast Modern

Author: Zahid Sardar
Publisher: Gibbs Smith
ISBN: 9781423633679
Release Date: 2012-10-01
Genre: Architecture

Architects and designers are breaking new ground on the West Coast, incorporating tested ideas with modern technologies, materials, and concepts in thrilling and sustainable designs. This collection of more than 25 inspiring residences by such renowned western architects and interior designers as Ricardo and Victor Legorreta, Tom Kundig, Jim Jennings, Steven Ehrlich, Marmol Radziner, Aidlin Darling, Paul Wiseman, Terry Hunziker, and Gary Hutton showcases large and small homes that respond to the deserts, mountains, plains, and coastlines of the West. The sculptural forms and elegant interiors are urban and rural, open to the outdoors, and always contemporary, comfortable, and stylish.

Bob Harris s Guide to Stained Concrete Interior Floors

Author: Bob Harris
Publisher: Craftsman Book Company
ISBN: 0974773700
Release Date: 2006-06-01
Genre: House & Home

Learn how to turn concrete slabs into works of art your customers will cherish, and in return, reward you with a lifetime of repeat business. This new book shows you concrete design options available today, how to estimate costs of different techniques and compare those costs to other floor covering options such as carpet, wood floors, tile, or marble. Find out how to sell your services, write a contract for floor staining, then keep notes and records so you can repeat your performance. Large color photos show how to correct problem floors, test your stain before beginning, apply dyes, grouts and sealers, and specialty techniques. Full of charts, helpful hints and step-by-step instructions.

Kitchen and Bath Design Principles

Author: Nancy Wolford
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118715642
Release Date: 2015-01-05
Genre: Architecture

The industry standard, full-color guide to practical kitchen and bath design Kitchen and Bath Design Principles is The National Kitchen and Bath Association's complete guide to uniting function and style in these important rooms. This full-color guide is heavily illustrated, with a revised layout and graphic design that presents information more clearly for visual learners. The updated second edition has been expanded to adhere more closely to the standards of interior design, including new information on unity, proportion, scale, and variety, plus a new glossary to clarify unfamiliar terms. Stylistic themes remain a major component, with emphasis on the architecture, furniture, styles, and fashions of each era, and all technical and aesthetic information is presented in clear, concise language. The companion website features a teacher's guide and image bank that facilitate use in the classroom, providing additional examples of design principles in action. The National Kitchen and Bath Association established the standard guidelines for safe and effective kitchen and bath design, and this book is the complete guide to incorporating code and aesthetics from the very beginning. Function is just as important as style in these rooms, so Kitchen and Bath Design Principles teaches readers to: Apply the elements and principles of design to real-life situations Discover how best to apply the tools of design in daily business practice Explore the global and cultural influences reflected in popular stylistic themes Translate the aesthetics of an era into a workable theme for a kitchen or bath To best serve clients, designers must learn to meet all codes, regulations, and expectations with a balance of substance and style. Kitchen and Bath Design Principles is the industry standard reference, from the industry-leading provider of kitchen and bath design education.

Kitchen Cabinets Made Simple

Author: Gregory Paolini
Publisher: Taunton Press
ISBN: 9781600853005
Release Date: 2011-03-15
Genre: Architecture

"Kitchen Cabinets Made Simple" demystifies kitchen cabinet construction and makes it possible for the dedicated do-it-yourselfer to build new cabinets for a fraction of the cost of buying them. Includes a companion DVD with step-by-step video tutorials.