Concrete Garden Projects: Easy & Inexpensive Containers, Furniture, Water Features & More

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For gardeners and backyard do-it-yourselfers, concrete is a revelation. It's durable, weatherproof, impossible to steal, and it provides much-needed insulation for outdoor plants. Concrete weathers beautifully, softening around the edges, developing moss, and becoming more picturesque with age.

Concrete Garden Projects takes advantage of concrete's numerous assets, showcasing an inspiring array of creative options. The step-by-step instructions for dozens of easy, do-it-yourself...

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Overview

For gardeners and backyard do-it-yourselfers, concrete is a revelation. It's durable, weatherproof, impossible to steal, and it provides much-needed insulation for outdoor plants. Concrete weathers beautifully, softening around the edges, developing moss, and becoming more picturesque with age.

Concrete Garden Projects takes advantage of concrete's numerous assets, showcasing an inspiring array of creative options. The step-by-step instructions for dozens of easy, do-it-yourself décor ideas include containers of all shapes and sizes, elegant benches and stools, miniature ponds and birdbaths, stepping stones, a barbecue, and a fire pit. The authors use a variety of molds easily found or made, household items like bowls and baking pans, and simple wooden frames and boxes. At pennies per pound, and so simple to use — just mix with water and pour — concrete is the key to hand-crafted backyard décor.

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Editorial Reviews

San Francisco Chronicle
“A convenient and inexpensive base for garden projects.”
— Lisa Wallace
Argus
“Stylish concrete vessels and creations.”
American Reference Books Annual
"...features easy - to - follow projects that will keep any gardener busy creating new vessels for their plants."
San Francisco Chronicle - Lisa Wallace
“A convenient and inexpensive base for garden projects.”
American Reference Books Annual - Diane Calabrese
"The book is useful, fun, and sure to ignite imaginations."
Better Homes and Gardens
"The book is useful, fun, and sure to ignite imaginations."
From the Publisher
“The texture and color of concrete provides a pretty vessel for blooms and foliage.”
Library Journal
Interior designer Nilsson and photographer Arvidsson present stylish concrete vessels and creations for the garden and patio. The bulk of the book is a gallery of finished projects; the accompanying text offers tips and suggestions for personalization. These projects are generally simple; however, all of the instructions are tucked in the back of the book. While some of the instructions are sufficient for the project, the more detailed objects lack needed information, such as troubleshooting and finishing tips. This guide is similar to Malena Skote's Easy Concrete but without the same level of color and creativity.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781604692822
  • Publisher: Timber Press, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 8/23/2011
  • Pages: 133
  • Sales rank: 210,944
  • Product dimensions: 7.70 (w) x 9.40 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Camilla Arvidsson is a graphic designer and photographer. She is also a regular contributor to home and garden magazines.

Malin Nilsson is an interior designer and stylist specializing in homes and gardens.

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  • Posted December 30, 2011

    Great for Patio Spaces

    I was the fortunate contest winner of this book, a gift certificate to Home Depot, and foam molds to create concrete address numbers. The project for the house numbers was a video garden project presented on the Timber Press website.

    A couple of years ago I made some stepping stones with concrete with found ¿treasures¿ around the house, but when I saw Concrete Garden Projects, I realized there were many other things I could make with a little concrete. I love projects that repurpose and use found items.

    This book has inspiration as well as specific instructions for creating useful concrete objects for the yard. There are a variety of pots using either homemade molds or other containers you have around the house. There are also mini-ponds, birdbaths, tea lights, and other decorative items. The last section of the book is the Project Handbook with step-by-step instructions and photographs for working with concrete and molds. There are instructions also for adding decorative touches to your concrete project.

    The photographs are nicely done and most are full-page. Most of the projects are easy and can be made with things you have around the home or inexpensive kitchen or candle molds. This is a great book for those who love their patio spaces!

    11 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 25, 2011

    CONCRETE Information

    Easy to understand, easy, useful projects. Different levels of skill challenge you and keep you from getting bored.

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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