Outdoor Woodwork: 16 Easy-To-Build Projects For Your Yard & Garden

Outdoor Woodwork: 16 Easy-To-Build Projects For Your Yard & Garden

by Gill Bridgewater, Alan Bridgewater
     
 

There's more to a cultivated country spread or city terrace garden than the plants. People increasingly see their gardens as outdoor rooms, and they want to furnish and decorate them as attractively and comfortably as any other part of the home. Who doesn't dream of having coffee on the garden bench, eating lunch at a handmade picnic table, or snuggling with a

Overview

There's more to a cultivated country spread or city terrace garden than the plants. People increasingly see their gardens as outdoor rooms, and they want to furnish and decorate them as attractively and comfortably as any other part of the home. Who doesn't dream of having coffee on the garden bench, eating lunch at a handmade picnic table, or snuggling with a lover under an arbor in the moonlight or in a gazebo during a thunderstorm?

Readily available, easy to work with, and inexpensive, wood is the ideal material for creating stylish and practical garden features. And you can often use low-cost, rough-cut wood straight from the sawmill for rustic, outdoor projects.

OUTDOOR WOODWORK offers 16 functional and attractive projects for the garden, including fences and gates, benches and chairs, decking, sheds, arbors, pergolas, trellises, planters, picnic tables, and a child's playhouse and treehouse. Each project has clear, step-by-step instructions and diagrams accompanied by full-color photographs showing the finished piece in its garden setting. Expert advice on staining and varnishing ensures that wooden garden features will stand up to the outdoor elements for years to come. This book is ideal as a reference for beginners and as a sourcebook of inspiration for more experienced do-it-yourself enthusiasts.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
" It includes 16 easy-to-build projects designed to make the garden lovelier and the gardener more efficient." — Tennessean

" The projects are especially well designed, with attractive detailing…" — Library Journal

"Outdoor Woodwork offers step-by-step plans, including an unusually attractive variation on the classic wooden picnic table..." ? Chicago Tribune

Outdoor Woodwork boasts 16 woodworking projects to add a dash of do-it-yourself to the garden.” —Sacramento Bee

“ … all the steps needed to create stylish wooden projects perfect for back yards and patios. There’s something for every estate or courtyard...” — New Orleans Times-Picayune

bn.com
Why not adorn your garden with your own handiwork? It's practical and fun, and you'll find all the instructions you need to build your very own sheds, fences, chairs, tables, arbors, and more in this approachable guidebook. For those readers who are new to woodworking projects, the authors cover some basics, such as equipment and techniques. Old pros can just jump right in!
Library Journal
The Bridgewaters, a husband and wife team who have written a number of excellent woodworking books geared toward beginners, offer a collection of 16 attractive outdoor projects that will appeal to most woodworkers. The projects, made with common materials, include a potting table, treehouse, rabbit hutch, wheeled bench, picket fence, Victorian toolshed, and planter. The projects are especially well designed, with attractive detailing (for example, the picnic table has ornate sawn detailing on the boards). Each project is finely illustrated with clear photographs and excellent directions. A short section on techniques includes information on tools, joinery, project installation, finishing, and maintenance (a subject neglected by many titles). This book is an outstanding choice for all public libraries. Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781580174374
Publisher:
Storey Books
Publication date:
01/01/2002
Series:
Step-by-Step Series
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.06(h) x 0.38(d)

Meet the Author

Together with her husband Alan, Gill Bridgewater has an international reputation as an author of do-it-yourself books on gardening, furniture making, woodcarving, and pottery. She has written more than 45 successful books and dozens of magazine articles.

Together with his wife Gill, Alan Bridgewater has an international reputation as an author of do-it-yourself books on gardening, furniture making, woodcarving, and pottery. He has written more than 45 successful books and dozens of magazine articles.

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