The walls around us: the thinking person's guide to how a house works

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Villard Books, Sep 24, 1991 - House & Home - 308 pages
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A wittily contemplative, consummately practical guide to home maintenance and repair that is infused with humor, historical perspective, and genuinely useful information. 35 line drawings throughout.

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Review: The Walls Around Us: The Thinking Person's Guide to How a House Works

User Review  - Wesley - Goodreads

I can't stop thinking about what I learned from this book - every homeowner should read it - the topics in here come up so often that I feel like a broken record because I'm relating everything back to this Read full review

Review: The Walls Around Us: The Thinking Person's Guide to How a House Works

User Review  - Patrick - Goodreads

I figured this was a book for me, given my interest in old-house restoration, craft etc. But it was a real grind even finishing it. I have a hard time understanding who would actually enjoy it, as ... Read full review

Contents

Home Improvement for Its Own Sake
3
The Best Paint in the World
18
Fear of Lumber
48
Copyright

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About the author (1991)

David Owen is on the staffs of both The New Yorker and Golf Digest. A frequent contributor to The Atlantic Monthly, and the author of nine previous books, he lives in Washington, Connecticut.

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