8 great gift ideas for the home renovator

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When you're in the market for holiday gifts this year, there are few things that will please the do-it-yourselfer on your list more than a good book or two--other than a new table saw, of course. Here are a few suggestions for this year's sure-fire winners. -"Renovation, 3rd Edition" (Michael Litchfield, Taunton Press, suggested retail $39.95): This is the third edition of this very well presented volume on just about every aspect of construction that you're likely to encounter on a remodeling or construction project. There are over 1,000 illustrations, and every system in the home is covered in detail. -"Small Houses of the Twenties: The Sears, Roebuck 1926 House Catalog"(Dover Publications, suggested retail $14.95): This is a reprint of an actual catalog from that classic of American mail-order retailers, Sears, Roebuck. This is really a fun and fascinating book, and is great for any reader with an interest in construction or architecture. It is not only an interesting look at this p...