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

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

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by Jean Stiles, David Stiles
     
 

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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.

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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. 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.

Editorial Reviews

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.

Library Journal
06/15/2014
The Stiles's (Treehouses You Can Actually Build) have over 20 books to their credit, and this one does not disappoint. Included here are 24 stylish and well-done building projects, starting with familiar garden structures such decks, gates, and trellises. These progress to projects such as an outdoor shower and stylish garden sheds. The work concludes with a selection of tree or play houses and some larger creations that involve an assortment of lovely designs. Attention to details, such as the use of tree branches in a gate or the skylight in a summer house, raises this title a notch from other outdoor-building books. Finely detailed drawings illustrate points of construction. Organization is solid, as well—a supplies and cutting list is included for each project. However, there isn't much hand-holding in the instructions and knowledge of tool use and availability is assumed. VERDICT This is a great addition for building-project collections. A novice woodworker may be too challenged by the material but those who are more experienced will have no issues. The plans cover a broad range of structures, so this is an excellent resource where more diversity is preferred.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781581576573
Publisher:
Countryman Press, The
Publication date:
05/30/2014
Series:
Countryman Know How
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
349,593
File size:
51 MB
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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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