Complete Book of Birdhouse Construction

Here’s a way to combine two favorite interests. Hand the woodworker of the family a copy of this book and see what happens! The Complete Book of Birdhouse Construction for Woodworkers by Scott D. Campbell provides detailed plans and instructions for the following birds: House Finch. Great Crested Flycatcher. Purple Martin. Phoebe. Downy Woodpecker. Wood…… Continue reading Complete Book of Birdhouse Construction

Kids Knitting

If your children are looking for a useful but simple skill to pick up, consider handing them a ball of yarn, a pair of knitting needles, and this book. Colorful and friendly, Kids Knitting by Melanie Falick covers a variety of handy tricks and stitches: Casting on.Binding off.Basic knitting and purling.Taking a gauge.Making tassels.Ribbing.Knitting in the…… Continue reading Kids Knitting


Here is just the thing for the handyman of the family. Whatever you want to build, whether it is for your home, your garden, or your farm, check out this book for ideas. HomeMade: 101 Easy-to-Make Things for Your Garden, Home, or Farm by Ken Braren and Roger Griffith provides a drawing and a brief…… Continue reading HomeMade