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Pennington, the heartthrob-cum-carpenter on The Learning Channel's show Trading Spaces, lends a conversational tone and his signature wit to this do-it-yourself guide for everyone. He proclaims that "anyone, even you, can save money by doing some of your own home renovation and repair, no matter how inexperienced you are, no matter how lousy you are with your hands, no matter how much you think you can't do it." Then he shows readers some of what he's done-the first chapter is a tour of Pennington's renovated home, complete with inspiring before and after photos, and even a seductively silly shot of Pennington in the shower. Ensuing chapters include information on building and making "cool stuff," hiring contractors, tools and materials, walls, paint, floors, plumbing, and creating your own style; the photos help illustrate each process. The narrative is never presented in intimidating, technical jargon-filled chunks; it's broken down into lists, boxes, sidebars, and snippets, and the frequent "Ty's Tips" feature. These boxes contain breezy, common sense advice such as "When buying Sheetrock, bring a person with you, buy him lunch and then take him to your home to help you drag it inside." Like the rest of this volume, it's good advice and amusingly worthwhile to read, whether the reader is undertaking a huge project or just contemplating a few changes.
Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information, Inc.
It is quite conceivable, once Trading Spaces' carpenter Pennington's book is released, that the word "stud" will refer to more than supports behind drywall. The popularity of this cable TV show is due, in no small measure, to both the concept of a weekend $1,000 makeover and to its featured professionals. Here, Pennington coerces, cajoles, and otherwise persuades homeowners and renters to try the do-it-yourself route via simple tasks like fixing a running toilet or patching a hole in the wall. He also goes beyond carpentry and easy-to-do home repairs to focus on the whole house, first showing visually some of the befores and afters on his own dwelling, then explaining the ins and outs of painting, flooring, and creating your own style. The writing is filled with puns and contemporary-isms; the layout echoes the worst of a morning hangover; and the book's brimming with photographs and the ego of Ty-Ty-Ty. Yet there just might be queues waiting for advice from the heartthrob woodworker, advice that--surprise!--is practical and do-able. Barbara Jacobs
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A little more than I needed. this book is a little more advanced for what i can do myself. but the condition of the book was great.Published 22 months ago by MARLA L KESSEL
I bought this for a friend who is a huge Ty Pennington fan. She smiled from ear to ear when I gave it to her.Published 23 months ago by Shopping Pro
I am looking for Ty's magazine...TODAY'S thoughts, TODAY's information.
This was too dated for my interests.
I bought the book, like many other's cause I am a fan of Ty. I think that his team and him do an amazing job on Home Makeover and loved the stuff done on trading spaces. Read morePublished on August 19, 2007 by Rockin Angel
Okay, we watched TY on trading places, and Home Makeover and really like his simple, nice-looking designs. We bought the book because of it. Read morePublished on January 16, 2007 by John Falone
Showed various ways to think out of the box and use creativity for various projects.Published on January 5, 2007 by Chief Mate
I love Ty Pennington, this book was a waste of money, there were a couple of good tips, nothing i couldnt find flipping through a magazine, most of the projects werent feasible for... Read morePublished on June 29, 2005 by Laura Henri