Talking in categories (""tailored or feminine"") that no longer exist of projects that sustained The American Home for thirty years, the author does a creditable job of presenting information that no wised-up teenager will want. Mostly it's a matter of repainting old furniture or making new curtains or bedspreads via instructions that can be found in commercial pamphlets, with the addition of such decorative details as Pennsylvania. Dutch motifs to the wooden pieces, daisies and snowflakes to the fabrics. A section on accessories resembled Mrs. Hautzig's Let's Make Presents; one on closets and bureaus features hangers and holders that can be bought ready-made in the five-and-ten. All of this is so far from the poster-and-Pop style of most teenage sanctuaries as to be unusable even when some of it might be useful. And it looks equally unenticing.