If you need to add storage or extra space to your home with a shed or outbuilding, this book is for you. Schmidt, author of many building and woodworking books, presents plans for a dozen different structures. Layout and planning considerations are discussed, with an overview of shed components and a too-brief section on materials. A section on how to read construction plans and great pad preparation instructions are included. However, the project instructions are a bit cursory. Some of the buildings are quite attractive and unique, others rather vanilla; the clerestory studio, sunlight garden shed, and Gothic playhouse are beautiful. When it comes to construction assistance, this book falls a bit short; John D. Wagner's The Ultimate Guide to Yard and Garden Shedshas much better instruction. However, for more variety in outbuilding designs, this book makes a good addition to any DIY collection. Recommended for larger collections.
Karen Ellis Copyright 2007 Reed Business Information