Green Wood for the Garden: 15 Easy Weekend Projects Using Freshly Cut Wood

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Green wood from a newly felled tree is easy to cut, bend, and shape. That is why working with green wood remains a time-honored rural craft for producing rustic-style furniture and other outdoor fixtures. Though there are many carpentry books on the market, few among them focus on this increasingly popular subject. Alan and Gill Bridgewater's brand new title is precisely what green wood carpenters have been looking for. Following a comprehensive introductory section on tools, techniques, and types of wood, the ...
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Green wood from a newly felled tree is easy to cut, bend, and shape. That is why working with green wood remains a time-honored rural craft for producing rustic-style furniture and other outdoor fixtures. Though there are many carpentry books on the market, few among them focus on this increasingly popular subject. Alan and Gill Bridgewater's brand new title is precisely what green wood carpenters have been looking for. Following a comprehensive introductory section on tools, techniques, and types of wood, the authors present 15 easy-to-follow projects that will result in attractive and useful objects made of green wood. They include a trellis, a garden bench, a rustic slab wood gate, and a backyard pergola, to cite just a few. Directions for all projects are heavily illustrated, and range from "easy" to "ambitious." Many can be completed within a single weekend. Large full-color photos of all finished pieces show do-it-yourselfers what their projects will look like when completed. There are 110 full-color photos in total, plus 60 instructive illustrations.
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Most modern woodworkers shun green wood, preferring seasoned, milled lumber. But this was not always the case; many traditional crafters used freshly cut wood. The prolific Bridgewaters here offer a collection of 15 projects using such wood. These projects vary in complexity, with a birdhouse, trellis, or planter at one end of the spectrum and a chair, bridge, or gazebo-like structure at the other. The rustic woodwork shown here requires only the simplest tools and joinery, which are covered nicely in a short introductory section. The projects are attractive, with well-written instructions, and in many cases design variations are provided to personalize the projects. This title should be part of comprehensive woodworking collections. Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780764121562
  • Publisher: Barron's Educational Series, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 3/28/2002
  • Pages: 80
  • Product dimensions: 7.72 (w) x 10.06 (h) x 0.34 (d)

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Alan and Gill Bridgewater have written dozens of books and many magazine articles for home hobbyists and do-it-yourselfers. Among their books is Quick and Easy Projects for the Weekend Carpenter, published in America by Barron's.
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Table of Contents

Introduction 6
About green wood 8
Tools 10
Green wood techniques 12
The Projects 16
Beehive cloche 18
Arched trefoil trellis 22
Birdhouse feeder 26
Warp and weft woven border 30
Classical cone 34
Rustic slabwood gate 38
Obelisk 42
Log cabin planter 46
American rustic bench 50
Living willow arch 54
Hearts and diamonds screen 58
Rustic pavilion pergola 62
Country club chair 66
Cantilever bridge 70
"Tea for two" shelter 74
Suppliers 80
Index 80
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