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Backyard Building: Treehouses, Sheds, Arbors, Gates, and Other Garden Projects

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Here is the very best of backyard building: Popular building authors Jeanie and David Stiles—whose treehouse once garnered a spread in Architectural Digest—have gathered dozens of original plans for treehouses, playhouses, and sheds, as well as a summer house, tea house, garden arbor, and functional workroom.
Backyard Building will cover backyard accessories, the fundamentals of tools and materials, and useful tips based on real-life questions from the couple’s popular website. ...

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Backyard Building: Treehouses, Sheds, Arbors, Gates, and Other Garden Projects (Know How)

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Overview

Here is the very best of backyard building: Popular building authors Jeanie and David Stiles—whose treehouse once garnered a spread in Architectural Digest—have gathered dozens of original plans for treehouses, playhouses, and sheds, as well as a summer house, tea house, garden arbor, and functional workroom.
Backyard Building will cover backyard accessories, the fundamentals of tools and materials, and useful tips based on real-life questions from the couple’s popular website. Its unique style, with hand-drawn illustrations to guide the reader through the building process in a user-friendly way, stands out from the crowd. The clear, detailed drawings are not only easy to follow but a pleasure to look at; they are supplemented by irresistible color photographs.

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Whether your private dream is a treehouse, a gazebo, a playhouse for the kids, a tool shed, or a small backyard writing room, woodworking mavens Jean Stiles and David Stiles can help you design and build the garden structure you want. With twenty-three books to their credit, this happy couple have gathered and developed scores of design projects, one of which will fit almost any fantasy. A trade paperback and NOOK Book original.

Publishers Weekly
06/09/2014
The Stileses, who built a treehouse in three hours on The Today Show, are nothing if not both talented and charitable. They assume the majority of Americans may somehow be able to construct, at the very least, a Popsicle-stick tepee, and they scale degree of DIY difficulty accordingly. Some projects labeled "advanced," such as the artist's studio or teahouse, might be completely out of reach without some tool purchases and the help and advice of a few serious woodworker friends. Even those projects labeled as "basics" (covered garden seat, pergola, porte couverte) might be beyond the casual woodworker. The traditional English farm gate or the picket gate, however, might actually be accomplished in a weekend by an enthusiastic novice. Hand-drawn illustrations provide the details, and color photos of the finished product offer inspiration—and aspiration—for the newbie. Full descriptions guide each step. Treehouses (from tiki jungle to two-tree to gambrel-roof playhouse) will have adults wishing for a bit of time travel to the day they could fit through that two-foot opening. Valuable tips are provided on today's pressurized wood (wash hands after use just in case, don't use scraps in the fireplace) or for transporting lumber (make your own roof bars to save money on delivery). Their projects spans newbie to experienced. Just don't saw off more than you can chew—or assemble, in this case. (June)
Newsday


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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781581572384
  • Publisher: Countryman Press, The
  • Publication date: 6/2/2014
  • Series: Know How Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 253
  • Sales rank: 674,473
  • Product dimensions: 7.80 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

DAVID AND JEANIE STILES have written a total of twenty-three books on woodworking projects which have sold over half a million copies. Their work has appeared in Architectural Digest, House Beautiful, Better Homes & Gardens, Country
Living, and The New York Times. Television appearances include HGTV, the Discovery Channel, and The Today Show, on which they built a treehouse in three hours. They live in New York City and East Hampton, New
York.

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