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  • Home Appliance Repair Guide (1982) with Karl Michael Baymor

  • Build It Together: 30 Easy Woodworking Projects for Kids and Adults (1984) with Katie Hamilton

  • Quick Fix Home Repair Handbook (1987) with with Katie Hamilton

  • Wooden Toys (1987) with Katie Hamilton and Steve Wolgemuth, Illustrator

  • Fix It Fast, Fix It Right: Hundreds of Quick & Easy Home Improvement Projects  (1991)

  • How to be Your Own Contractor: The Complete Guide to Hiring and Overseeing (1991)
    If you're planning any kind of home improvement, from having a room painted to adding a three-room wing to your house, you need How to Be Your Own Contractor, the complete guide to hiring and overseeing the work of more than fifty different contracting specialists.

  • Smoke Jokes (1991) with Daniel McFeeley

  • Don't Move-Improve: 52 Home Enhancement Projects That Can Be Completed in One Weekend or Less (1992 ) with Katie Hamilton

  • Gardening Made Easy (1994) with Katie Hamilton

  • The Hand Tool Companion: The Back-To-Basics Guide for Learning About and Using Hand Tools (1994) with Katie Hamilton

  • Practical Boating Skills (1995) with Katie Hamilton

  • Do It Yourself...or Not? (1996) with Katie Hamilton

  • Home Improvement for Dummies (1997) by with Katie Hamilton
    All home improvements don’t require a contractor. Installing a smoke detector, painting a room, and unclogging a sink are all home improvements. In fact, doing the job yourself is often cheaper and always more rewarding. There’s no mystery to home repair. The most important tool you need to make home repairs is know-how—to fix the problem at hand and to buy the other tools and hardware you’ll need!

  • Rules of Thumb for Home Building, Improvement, and Repair (1997) with Katie Hamilton
    Before you drive that first nail, this is the guide you need—thousands of hints, tips, and professional tricks of the trade

    Authoritative, detailed, and fully illustrated, Rules of Thumb for Home Building, Improvement, and Repair gives you all the inside information you need to make your home improvement project go faster and easier. For this all-in-one volume, do-it-yourself experts Gene and Katie Hamilton, founders of the online service HouseNet, have distilled the best professional home repair and remodeling information.

    Rules of Thumb will help you avoid the costly headaches that can result from using the wrong materials, amounts, or measurements. Here in plain English are all the technical standards and specifications for lumber, fasteners and adhesives, carpentry, plumbing, electrical wiring, painting, walls, ceilings and floors, doors and windows, weatherizing and climate control, exteriors, asphalt, concrete, masonry, and more. Plus, you'll discover time-tested procedures that get you the results you want every time.

    Whatever project you're about to begin, Rules of Thumb for Home Building, Improvement, and Repair is the first place to look for professional advice.

  • Carpentry for Dummies (1999) with Katie Hamilton and Roy Barnhart
    Finding a carpenter who does quality work—at a reasonable price and in a timely fashion—can be a real challenge. For little jobs you can spend more time searching for a carpenter than you would doing the job yourself, if you only had some basic tools and carpentry skills. Over the years, the ability to handle small carpentry jobs can save you a great deal of money. Perhaps more important, you can make small repairs before they turn into big ones. With a set of basic carpentry skills you can also make a lot of little improvements that you might not have if you had to hire someone to do the work.

    If you would like to develop a basic understanding of carpentry and the tools of the trade, Carpentry For Dummies can help. Whether you have little or no experience with carpentry tools, repairs, or home improvements, this book can show you how to handle a project from the first cut to the final finish.

  • Painting and Wallpapering for Dummies (1999) with Katie Hamilton and Roy Barnhart
    Brush up on your painting and wallpapering skills with Painting and Wallpapering For Dummies. Written by Gene and Katie Hamilton (the husband-and-wife team behind Do It Yourself or Not?, a syndicated newspaper column from the Los Angeles Times, and the creators of HouseNet.com, a comprehensive Web site for do-it-yourselfers) and home improvement expert Roy Barnhart, this book shows you how to paint and wallpaper with the best of 'em. From understanding the differences among primers, sealers, varnishes, and stains to selecting the right equipment and material for virtually any job, the authors show you how to get professional results at rock-bottom do-it-yourself prices.

  • Plumbing for Dummies (1999) with Katie Hamilton
    Plumbing is one of those things in life that you never think about -- until it sprays you right in the face. Don't wait for the bathroom to flood before you discover some practical plumbing tips. Whether you're starting a major project, such as replacing a water heater, or if you just don't want your plumber to take you to the cleaners, Plumbing For Dummies can have you repairing your home's pipes with all the aplomb of your local handyman.

  • Fix It and Flip It: How to Make Money Rehabbing Real Estate for Profit (2003)
    Countless investors and do-it-yourselfers are eager to profit from buying, improving, and reselling homes. In Fix It and Flip It, two of America's leading home improvement authorities provide expert advice on how to maximize profit and minimize turnaround time on any remodeling-and-resale project.

  • Home Improvement All-in-One for Dummies (2004) by Donald R. Prestly, Gene Hamilton, James Carey, Jeff Strong, Katie Hamilton, Morris Carey, and Roy Barnhart
    Dust off your toolbox and get ready to tackle simple home repairs and improvements with the goof-proof instructions in this hands-on guide. Packed with up-to-the-minute solutions from an impressive lineup of For Dummies authors – including Katie and Gene Hamilton, The Carey Brothers, Robert Beckstrom, and Jeff Strong – this fun, easy-to-understand book covers everything from remodeling a kitchen or bathroom and fixing a leaky faucet to installing new windows and doors, building stairways, making better use of space, and much more, all without breaking the bank.

  • Bathroom Remodeling for Dummies (2003) with Katie Hamilton
    We're a nation of countless bathrooms that are on the brink of being torn apart, redesigned, and remodeled. Bathrooms are big! They've gone from being a convenience to a luxury. Welcome to Bathroom Remodeling For Dummies, where you'll discover how to transform your bathroom from blah to beautiful and inefficient to well-designed.

  • Internet Connections for Marketing Success (2003)
    Internet Connections explains the technical aspects of getting a web site up and running, maintaining the site, and choosing software applications and tools that can help. Even those who are not Internet savvy can benefit from the wealth of experience the authors bring to this exciting topic. Whether you’re creating your website yourself or hiring a professional, Internet Connections gives you the insight you need to make your website work for you.

  • DIY and Home Maintenance All-in-one for Dummies (2005) by Jeff Howell, ed. with Donald R. Prestly, Gene Hamilton, James Carey, Jeff Strong, Katie Hamilton, Morris Carey, and Roy Barnhart

  • Do It Right The First Time: What Every Homeowner Needs To Know Before The Work Begins (2005)
    Whether you're building or buying your first home, embarking on a remodeling project, or just trying to figure out how to fix or repair an item in your home, this valuable book is the perfect place to turn for help. From buying painting supplies to installing windows and decks, you'll find the inside information you need to make your home improvement project go faster and easier.

  • Coastal Cruising Under Power: How to Choose, Equip, Operate, and Maintain Your Boat (2006) with Katie Hamilton

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