+ 0 Votes As I am renting w2ktechman 7 years ago I only do minor maintenance. However, once I get outside I need to 'create' things for what I want to do. Often it will require 'being mobile' or easy to tear down and move. I do reconfigure the yard at least once a year, and my hothouse/shadehouse gets mods twice a year (before brilliant improvement ideas). I have a few books on e subject though, but never really had a need to do more than just browse lightly and ponder/take in ideas. I believe the main book is craftsmen, but it could be black & decker. Although I dont use B&B tools (I keep breaking them), so it would more likely be craftsmen (the best tools in my opinion) + 0 Votes Trepidation onbliss 7 years ago Yes, I am starting from scratch. And painting was one thing I was planning on doing. I must admit I am little anxious about it. I was planning to start with a small room. + 0 Votes Check the web for each project CharlieSpencer_Palmetto 7 years ago Unless the book has instructions for a lot of projects you already plan on doing, I wouldn't bother with it. You can Google for instructions for many common projects. Look for sites from organizations you've already heard of: DIY, HGTV, Lowe's, Home Depot, Menards, Craftsman, B&D, etc. The guys behind the counter at your local hardware or home improvement center will be happy to talk your head off. If you've never done anything like this and you're starting completely from scratch, look for references on stocking your toolbox. One of the easiest and cheapest projects for a first time is painting. Most rooms can be done in a weekend, and it's relatively easy to redo if you screw it up too badly. If you haven't painted a room before, start with a garage (you won't really care how it looks but you can learn some techniques) or a bathroom (small enough to redo easily).