Do It Herself by JoAnne Liebeler covers "everything you need to know to fix, maintain, and improve your home". This book describes the different systems in a house, comparing many of them to similar systems in a body. For instance, it compares the electrical system to the nervous system. Then having set a framework for understanding the building, it covers many common repair and maintenance tasks.
This is just the top level contents.
- Chapter 1: Anatomy of a House
- Chapter 2: Home Safety
- Chapter 3: Finding Help and Picking Tools
- Chapter 4: Walls, Ceilings, Cabinets, and Doors
- Chapter 5: Floors
- Chapter 6: Plumbing
- Chapter 7: Electrical
- Chapter 8: Exterior Maintenance
- Chapter 9: Pests, Critters, and Nuisances
- Seasonal Maintenance
- Resource Guide