8 great gift ideas for the home renovator

Suggested book titles worthy of holiday giving

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...