Outdoor Living - the Ultimate Project Guide

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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 ...
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Overview

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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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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Product Details

  • 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)

Table of Contents

Welcome 7
1 Landscape Structures & Decks
Introduction 9
Ideas for Landscape Structures & Decks 10
Building Landscape Structures 16
Landscape Building Basics 17
Patios & Walkways 20
Interlocking Pavers 22
Flagstone 34
Loose Fill 40
Water Gardens 44
Flexible Liner Ponds 46
Filters, Fountains & Falls 53
Stocking Your Water Garden 56
Wall Structures 58
Interlocking Block 62
Landscape Timbers 69
Fences & Gates 76
Stick-built Fences 83
Gates 90
Prefabricated Fence Panels 92
Building Decks 94
Deck Basics 100
Deckbuilding: An Overview 110
Deck Layout 112
Footings 117
Ledgers 122
Framing 126
Decking 138
Stairs 142
Railings & Accessories 150
Finishing 160
2 Yard & Garden Structures
Introduction 163
Outdoor Building Basics 164
Entertainment Structures 177
Gazebo 179
Step 1 Lay out the site 185
Step 2 Build the undercarriage 188
Step 3 Install the decking 193
Step 4 Install the roof supports 195
Step 5 Build the roof 201
Step 6 Install railings & trim 204
Step 7 Finishing touches 208
Gateway 213
Step 1 Build the gateway arches 218
Step 2 Build the trellises 223
Step 3 Assemble & install the gateway 229
Landscape Bridge 233
Arbor/Trellis 243
Gardening Structures 253
Composting Pen 254
Cold Frame 262
Greenhouse 268
Step 1 Assemble the frame 271
Step 2 Install the panels & roof vents 276
Step 3 Hang the door 279
Sheds 281
Kit-built Shed 282
Step 1 Prepare the site 284
Step 2 Pour the slab 287
Step 3 Build the walls 291
Step 4 Build the roof 297
Step 5 Shingle the roof 299
Step 6 Finishing touches 301
Tool Shed 303
3 Backyard Woodworking Projects
Introduction 317
Basic Adirondack Chair 318
Cedar Bird Feeder 324
Garden Bench 332
Tiletop BBQ Center 340
Breezeway Boot Bench 350
Picnic Table & Benches 358
Daytripper Table 366
Daytripper Chair 374
Porch Glider 380
Planters 392
Potting Bench 400
Art Deco Hammock Stand 410
Tool Tote 418
Utility Cart 422
Formal Garden Bench 430
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