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How to Build Paths, Steps & Footbridges: The Fundamentals of Planning, Designing, and Constructing Creative Walkways in Your Home Landscapes
     

How to Build Paths, Steps & Footbridges: The Fundamentals of Planning, Designing, and Constructing Creative Walkways in Your Home Landscapes

by Peter Jeswald, Jeswald
 

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Improve the accessibility of your outdoor landscape while adding drama and interest to your surroundings. From assessing the site to adding the final decorative flourishes, Peter Jeswald shows you everything you need to know to build a variety of practical and visually appealing paths, steps, and footbridges. Full of inspiring photographs, plans of sample designs,

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Improve the accessibility of your outdoor landscape while adding drama and interest to your surroundings. From assessing the site to adding the final decorative flourishes, Peter Jeswald shows you everything you need to know to build a variety of practical and visually appealing paths, steps, and footbridges. Full of inspiring photographs, plans of sample designs, and advice on working with wood, masonry, stone, earth, and vegetation, Jeswald encourages you to get creative as you build unique paths that showcase your individual personality and style. 

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From the Publisher
“With this book, you will learn how to create an eco-friendly landscape that is visually appealing and more inviting.” –San Diego Union-Tribune

“…a step-by-step guide that leads a gardener who is handy with construction tools from concept to finished project.” –Tennessean

“Both novices and more advanced do-it-yourselfers will find his sections on planning a project and selecting the right materials and tools especially useful.”

– Library Journal

“…this how-to book gives you not only inspiration for putting down paths and dealing with grade changes in your yard, it takes you step-by-step through the process of doing it.” –Homestyle

“A great reference.” –Homestyle

“For the do-it-yourselfer, each project is clearly laid out with detailed, step-by-step instructions…” – Michigan Gardener

Library Journal
Walkways such as paths and footbridges are a necessity in anyone's front and backyard. This book covers all the nitty-gritty behind designing and constructing without spending a fortune. The projects are explained in painstaking detail, suggesting that the possibilities are endless. However, the accompanying photos often suggest that not everyone's capabilities are. Ideal for intermediate DIY-ers rather than neophytes. Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781580174879
Publisher:
Storey Books
Publication date:
03/15/2005
Pages:
248
Product dimensions:
8.46(w) x 10.82(h) x 0.51(d)

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Meet the Author

Peter Jeswald is a partner at Spectrum Design Collaborative, a construction management business in Northampton, Massachusetts. He lives in Conway, Massachusetts.

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