For this book of holiday food and crafts the Meredith Corporation handed photography and very rough text to Roundtable. Working with the Better Homes and Gardens test kitchen, Roundtable quickly edited and designed COUNTRY PLEASURES to meet the exacting standards of a venerable how-to imprint.

Meredith, 1994
160 pages, 8.50" x 11"



Roundtable created the manuscript for, and edited and designed, this thoroughly revised and expanded trade edition of a bestselling Consumer Reports® cleaning title. Working closely with the editorial staff at Consumer Reports®, Roundtable devised new at-a-glance charts for removing stains from just about anything; created comprehensive A–Z listings for the best way to clean more than 200 household items, how to choose the right cleaning agents, and which appliances to use to get the job done; and commissioned more than 30 original illustrations for the book's playful and "clean" two-color design.

In tandem with the trade version, Roundtable also created a smaller one-color version to be used as a premium by Consumer Reports® under the title CONSUMER REPORTS HOW TO CLEAN PRACTICALLY ANYTHING.

Consumer Reports, 2002
by the Editors of Consumer Reports
288 pages, 6.5" x 9.125"



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Roundtable worked with Wood Magazine to create a 15-book continuity series presenting detailed instructions for hundreds of woodworking projects, each complete with step-by-step photos and illustrations.

Meredith, 1992-1993
by the editors of Wood Magazine
96 pages, 8.25" x 10.75"


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  CREATIVE HOMEOWNER PRESS came to Roundtable to develop do-it-yourself books ranging in subject from wiring your house to making your child a toy truck. Each book utilizes photos, detailed illustrations, and diagrams to make the how-to process simple and easy-to-follow.

Creative Homeowner Press, 1984-1994
each 160 pages, 8.5" x 11"


  This charming book details over 75 original holiday craft projects for children four through eight years old. Each project is introduced by a beloved Disney character and includes easy-to-follow instructions, full-color photographs, and preparation and cleanup suggestions.

Disney Press, 1998
by Marge Kennedy
80 pages, 9.75" x 10"



Mass-market travel publisher Rand McNally published Roundtable's GLOVE COMPARTMENT GUIDE TO EMERGENCY CAR REPAIR, an easy-to-use guide to troubleshooting your car when things go wrong. This uniquely formatted book (organized by "symptom") found a wide audience as a premium offered by American Express, AARP, and Nationwide. Nearly 1 million copies sold over a five-year period.

Rand McNally, and others, 1986
by Richard V. Nunn
176 pages, 4.25" x 8.875"


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Over a three-year period, Roundtable worked with The Family Handyman® Magazine to create nine hardcover volumes on home repair and improvement for Reader's Digest Books. Each book contains a variety of projects for the homeowner, illustrated with color photographs and drawings and produced in a convenient horizontal format.

The Reader's Digest Association, Inc., 1995-1998
by the editors of The Family Handyman®
192 pages, 8.25" x 10.5"