The following new home improvement books are available at the Shawnee Branch of the Allen County Public Library.
The Versatile Shed by Chris Gleason
If you have a small patch of earth and any desire to have space for yourself (or your stuff), or even guests, this is for you. Designs inspire your inner artist, musician or sports aficionado.
Chic- ken Coops – 45 Building Ideas for Housing Your Flock by Judy Pangam
The sub-title sums this one up –Suitable for all Flocks, from Backyard to Small Farm, including: Hoop Houses, A-Frames, Converted Sheds, Mobile Units and Pastured Poultry Models. There are suggestions here for all sizes of flocks in all kinds of environments.
The Complete Illustrated Guide to Furniture & Cabinet Construction by Andy Rae
Inspiration and instructions on how to make spaces to hold things – cabinets, drawers and shelves, among other things. Beautifully illustrated in color.
Fresh American Spaces: Romantic, Nuanced, Happy, Cultured, Exuberant by Annie Selke
After perusing this book one comes away with a sense of one’s own style. Each style is distinctive in it use of color and design.
Not So Big Remodeling: Tailoring Your Home for the Way You Really Live by Susan Susanka and Marc Vassallo
The authors encourage homeowners hoping to renovate to do so in a way that maintains the integrity and spirit of the home and those who live in it.
Water Storage: Tanks, Cisterns, Aquifiers, and Ponds by Art Ludwig
The author details a multitude of ways and the hows and whys of safely and efficiently storing water for agriculture or consumption.