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Outdoor Living - the Ultimate Project Guide
     

Outdoor Living - the Ultimate Project Guide

by Landauer (Manufactured by), Chris Marshall (Editor), Kam Ghaffari, Richard Steven, Hylton Bill (Editor)
 

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It used to be that yards were for mowing, and anything outside of the house was just for looking at. But a whole lot of living now happens outdoors, well beyond a home's traditional four walls. Eating, relaxing, entertaining, recreating ... today's families are as likely to be found outside as indoors. That's where Outdoor Living -- The Ultimate Project Guide comes in

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It used to be that yards were for mowing, and anything outside of the house was just for looking at. But a whole lot of living now happens outdoors, well beyond a home's traditional four walls. Eating, relaxing, entertaining, recreating ... today's families are as likely to be found outside as indoors. That's where Outdoor Living -- The Ultimate Project Guide comes in. If you're going to do a lot of your living outside, you might as well have the items you want, be comfortable, and have everything look great. So here are almost 1,000 photographs (spread over hundreds of pages and dozens and dozens of projects) that will show you how to easily and efficiently make your outdoor living space functional, fun and beautiful.

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Library Journal - Library Journal
For do-it-yourselfers who spend winter dreaming about their outdoor projects for the next year, this hefty tome is sure to keep them occupied until spring. Featuring plenty of colorful photos, it provides instructions for projects that are divided into three broad categories: landscape structures and decks, yard and garden structures, and backyard woodworking projects. Part 1 covers the typical backyard's infrastructure: patios and walkways, water gardens, walls, fences, and decks. Each project features a description of the tools and materials needed, complete instructions, and profuse illustrations. Most projects offer several variations, e.g., how to make a walkway of brick, flagstone, or loose fill such as rocks or mulch. Part 2 covers a number of structures, including those for entertainment (e.g., a gazebo, a gateway arch, a landscape bridge, and an arbor), as well as those of a more utilitarian nature (e.g., a composting pen, a cold frame, a greenhouse, and several sheds). The final section offers plans for a number of attractive projects, including several chairs and benches, planters, a bird feeder, a barbecue center, a utility cart, and an Art Deco hammock stand so attractive that it alone is worth the price of the book. This title will appeal to both beginners and more experienced homeowners and should be part of every public library collection. Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.

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ISBN-13:
9781890621452
Publisher:
Landauer Books
Publication date:
10/28/2002
Pages:
448
Product dimensions:
8.56(w) x 11.08(h) x 1.16(d)

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