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Debbie Travis' Weekend Projects

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Book Name: Debbie Travis' Weekend Projects

Author: Debbie Travis, Barbara Dingle

Publisher: Clarkson Potter Publishers

ISBN: 0-609-60250-0

Cover: Hardcover

# of Pages: 192

Illustrations: Color photos, B& W patterns

Experience Required: Beginner

Book Review

Debbie Travis’ Weekend Projects is a great resource for the do-it-yourself crowd because not only does it include the instructions for a wide variety of projects you can make for your home, it also has instructions for building and preparing furniture to transform into pieces for your home. The first chapter on planning a project includes a must read section called where to find inspiration, ideas, and the best buys which contains valuable and interesting information on how to get started finding the base pieces and materials you will need to complete your projects. I especially like that a tips section for bargain hunters is included because it gives you some ideas and guidelines to use when you are looking around for pieces and materials at various places.

How to build your own projects is also a very important read because it is an outline of the materials and tools you will use for the projects in this book. Included are photos of the tools being used labelled with numbers that correspond to the definitions of each tool. There are instructions for three projects, which are the base for some of the projects seen later in the book i.e. a five-sided display box that is the base for the Bombay Boxes and the Wine-Crate Table. I like the safety tip box on building. There are step-by-step instructions and clear photos accompanying the essential steps. The other instructional chapters on working with fabric, preparing your project for decoration, decorating materials and tools and the professional touch are also essential to read before beginning a project so you are informed about the materials, tools and techniques you will be using.


  • Antiqued table
  • Tropical screen
  • Lace picture frame
  • Mosaic mirror frame
  • Pioneer tin candleholders
  • Daisy drapes
  • Picket flower box
  • Pastel planters
  • Whimsical wind chimes
  • Balcony pot holder

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