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

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

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by Lee Mothes
     
 

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Build your own unique backyard playhouse. In this inspiring guide, Lee Mothes shows you how easy it is to construct the hideout of your kids’ dreams. With simple step-by-step instructions and plenty of innovative ideas to engage kids throughout the building process, the whole family can get involved in the fun. You’ll love constructing a personalized

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Build your own unique backyard playhouse. In this inspiring guide, Lee Mothes shows you how easy it is to construct the hideout of your kids’ dreams. With simple step-by-step instructions and plenty of innovative ideas to engage kids throughout the building process, the whole family can get involved in the fun. You’ll love constructing a personalized clubhouse with your kids, and your kids will enjoy playing in it for years to come. Just don’t forget the secret password. 

Editorial Reviews

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.”

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.
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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781612120294
Publisher:
Storey Books
Publication date:
03/26/2013
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
775,296
Product dimensions:
7.90(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.70(d)

What People are saying about this

Relaxshacks.com, DIY Network Host, and author of "Humble Homes, Simple Shacks" - Derek "Deek" Diedricksen
"Everything you need to know to build a clubhouse, or heck, even a real-deal vacation cabin!"

author of Handy Dad and host of HGTV’s Over Todd Davis
"Designing and building the ultimate clubhouse is an incredibly fun process that should be mandatory for all kids between the ages of 3 and 93!"

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."

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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Keep Out!: Build Your Own Backyard Clubhouse: a Step-By-Step Guide 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Cool very cool i even builed my own clubhoise