Monte Burch has been an award-winning freelance writer, photographer, and illustrator formore thanthree decades. He is the author of over 70 books and hundreds of published magazine articles. His book topics range from cabinetmaking to building sheds, barns, and log homes.Beginning his work in the woodworking field at the knee of his father, a cabinetmaker, Monte became an associate editor of Workbench magazine after college. Seven years later he and his family moved to the Missouri Ozarks, and he began a freelance career in both the woodworking and hunting and fishing fields.Monte and his wife, Joan, still reside on a farm in the Missouri Ozarks where he continues his passions for woodworking, furniture building, hunting, fishing, photography, illustrating, and writing for numerous national magazines in several fields. Their farm is managed extensively for wildlife and a cow/calf operation.
Easy-to-Build Backyard Projectsby Monte Burch, How-To
For any do-it-yourselfer, nothing is more rewarding than completing a project that’s not only functional, but also makes a welcome addition to the home. Among these projects, outdoor furniture has always been a DIY favorite. Easy-to-Build Backyard Projects offers places to pot and display plants, furniture for cooking and entertaining, storage and utility pieces, some things the kids can call their own, and chairs from which to admire handiwork in comfort. Every project is made with the simplest of materials: 2x4s and other standard lumber. Only basic power tools are required for construction, with no complicated joinery involved. This book provides all the ingredients that make it easy to get startedand quickly completebeautiful and handy items for the backyard.
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