Keep Out!: Build Your Own Backyard Clubhouse: A Step-by-Step Guide [NOOK Book]

Overview

A Hideaway Everyone Can Build

 

There's nothing like the promise of a members-only clubhouse to inspire kids to learn building skills, develop a plan, and work together.

 

Even families with no prior building knowledge will be amazed at how easy and rewarding it is to put up a customized backyard structure. The simple, fully illustrated instructions in Keep Out!, nine basic hand tools, and ...

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Keep Out!: Build Your Own Backyard Clubhouse: A Step-by-Step Guide

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Overview

A Hideaway Everyone Can Build

 

There's nothing like the promise of a members-only clubhouse to inspire kids to learn building skills, develop a plan, and work together.

 

Even families with no prior building knowledge will be amazed at how easy and rewarding it is to put up a customized backyard structure. The simple, fully illustrated instructions in Keep Out!, nine basic hand tools, and inexpensive or recycled materials are all that's needed to build a clubhouse kids will use and enjoy for years.

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Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
Teacher and carpenter Mothes's first book is filled with nostalgic charm. A gallery of possible clubhouses is introduced, all variations on a simple plan. An introduction to basic hand tools is obviously aimed at youth—the drawn illustrations are just right—with instructions added for adults. The projects are cleanly broken down and quite manageable, with lots of tips for both kids and adults. The last section of the book focuses on outbuildings for adults, but instructions here are abbreviated. VERDICT Any interested kid or adult can build a clubhouse with this book in hand. Fantastic advice and encouragement make each project approachable. For more sophisticated design, adults might be more inspired by Chris Gleason's The Versatile Shed. A great addition to any building collection—highly recommended.
BuiltbyKids.com - Timothy and Laura Dahl
"Delivers inspiration and instruction — plus playful anecdotes and nostalgic references — so every kid can build the clubhouse of his or her dreams.
Relaxshacks.com
“…filled with nostalgic charm, the projects are cleanly broken down and quite manageable, with lots of tips for both kids and adults. … Any interested kid or adult can build a clubhouse with this book in hand. Fantastic advice and encouragement make each project approachable. … A great addition to any building collection—highly recommended.”
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781603428590
  • Publisher: Storey Books
  • Publication date: 3/28/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 752,932
  • File size: 26 MB
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Meet the Author

Lee Mothes is an artist and high school art teacher who has fond memories of his own childhood clubhouse. He studied architectural design, worked as a full-time carpenter, taught various hands-on carpentry courses and built many small structures over the years. He lives in Kaukauna, Wisconsin.

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Table of Contents

Preface: My Clubhouse Building Adventures

Introduction: Why Build a Clubhouse?

 

Part One: Getting Ready to Build

1 Tools and Techniques

2 Making Plans and Finding Materials

 

Part Two: Building a Classic Clubhouse

3 Building the Foundation and Floor

4 Framing the Walls and Roof

5 Finishing

6 Building It Bigger and Better

7 Making It Your Own

 

Part Three: The Advanced Clubhouse

8 Planning

9 Building the Foundation, Sills, and Floor

10 Building the Walls

11 Building the Roof

12 Finishing Up

 

Glossary

Index

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 22, 2013

    Cool

    Cool very cool i even builed my own clubhoise

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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