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The Complete Illustrated Guide to Everything Sold in Hardware Stores [Kindle Edition]

Steve Ettlinger , Robert Strimban
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Book Description

The do-it-yourselfer's go-to reference--the illustrated guide to all those odd, mysterious, wonderful, and necessary things you need to purchase in hardware stores, home centers, and lumber yards.

With this book, you can ask for the "thingamajigs" and "whatchamacallits" by proper name. With over 1000 items and over 600 illustrations, you'll never be intimidated again on your shopping trip for your next home repair or home improvement project.

A great gift for the home handyman or the new homeowner.

Product Details

  • File Size: 7049 KB
  • Print Length: 486 pages
  • Publisher: Bedford Street Media; E-1 edition (April 17, 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004X2HTJ6
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #729,295 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars It's the Answer! November 18, 2011
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
What a great idea - right with you at the confusing big Home Store. Clear, clever and even fun. Sound advice and even tips on the job. Discovered just in time for Christmas, but first one for me!

...Margery Helm

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More About the Author

Since 1988 Steve Ettlinger has written seven books and has produced, edited, or agented a total of 40.

Steve specializes in explaining very common but complicated subjects in an entertaining way. His most popular book is about artificial food ingredients ("Twinkie, Deconstructed"); he gives presentations around the country about his work on this book. His first book, "The Complete Illustrated Guide to Everything Sold in Hardware Stores," has remained in print for well over 22 years and is now an e-book. Steve has appeared on all the morning network TV shows in the course of publishing his books.

For more information, or to see past TV interviews, please visit Steve's website,


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