The Holmes Manual: expert answers to your most common home maintenance questions by Mike Holmes (2014). If you don’t recognize the author, all you have to do is browse the weekly tv listings to find him. This book provides solutions and tips for everyday home issues such as squeaky floors, water heater comparisons, cold rooms, and more. Instructions are geared towards the do it yourself home owner and are paired with colour photos and helpful hints.
Outdoor Wood Projects: 24 projects you can build in a weekend by Steve Cory (2014). This book boasts 24 projects that can each be completed in a two day time frame. Included are things like: planters and window boxes, trellises, outdoor furniture, bamboo garden projects, reclaimed/recycled wood projects such as an Adirondack chair made from wood pallets, and more. Designed for beginners, these projects are inexpensive to make and require only basic tools.
Plumbing: Install & repair your own toilets, faucets, sinks, tubs, showers, drains (2013). As part of the HomeSkills DIY series, this volume can help you to save money and gain valuable knowledge of the plumbing system within your home. With HomeSkills: Plumbing, you’ll gain a full understanding of the what, how, and why of plumbing work, from general theory and descriptions of the typical home plumbing system to detailed information on the most common materials, fittings, and tools. Additional sections include troubleshooting and repair techniques as well as 300 supplementary photos to help along the way.