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New Arrivals - Chemical engineering, manufacturing, and carpentry

"Nina MacLaughlin spent her twenties working at a Boston newspaper, sitting behind a desk and staring at a screen. Yearning for more tangible work, she applied for a job she saw on Craigslist--Carpenter's Assistant: Women strongly encouraged to apply--despite being a Classics major who couldn't tell a Phillips from a flathead screwdriver. She got the job, and in Hammer Head she tells the rich and entertaining story of becoming a carpenter"--Dust jacket.

Profiles over fifty dye plants that can be used to create an all-natural color palette, and shares garden layouts, simple dye techniques, and instructions for treating fabrics.

"Here are more than twenty projects, ranging in complexity from a simple gate to a "Hollywood" treehouse. Among the favorites: deck with benches, picnic table, garden shower, artist's studio, three-legged tree house, garden shed, classic cottage. Within these pages are plans that could be built by almost anyone in a few hours, as well as more amibitious and elaborate ones requiring a bit more experience and dedication"--Provided by publisher.