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

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

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by Malin Nilsson, Camilla Arvidsson
     
 

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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

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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.

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781604692822
Publisher:
Timber Press, Incorporated
Publication date:
08/23/2011
Pages:
133
Sales rank:
243,213
Product dimensions:
7.70(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.60(d)

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