Popular Mechanics Shed Nation: Design, Build & Customize the Perfect Shed for Your Yard
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Popular Mechanics Shed Nation: Design, Build & Customize the Perfect Shed for Your Yard

by Dan Eckstein
     
 

Become a citizen of Shed Nation!

With hardworking advice from Popular Mechanics on designing, building, and customizing a shed for any yard, this is the ultimate inspirational handbook for every homeowner.

There are innovative plans for building several sheds, each with a different practical use, as well as contributions from Popular Mechanics<

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Become a citizen of Shed Nation!

With hardworking advice from Popular Mechanics on designing, building, and customizing a shed for any yard, this is the ultimate inspirational handbook for every homeowner.

There are innovative plans for building several sheds, each with a different practical use, as well as contributions from Popular Mechanics readers who share their own designs.

The sheds include:

- Small Is Beautiful: A 6’ x 8’ shed with solid framing, plywood sheathing, and cedar siding. It’s big enough to hold a variety of tools, but won’t dominate the backyard.

- The Groundskeeper: This 9’ x 13’ shed with a spacious layout and a crisp, no-frills design is ideal for the beginning DIYer.

- The Big Red Shed: This handsome shed is a multi-purposer’s dream; a 10’ x 12’ tool shed combined with an 8’ x 10’ open bay that’s great for firewood or tractors.

- Classic Colonial: A stylish, multipurpose garden shed with decorative trim and architectural accents. Includes a 12’ x 12’ general storage space, 4’ x 12’ potting area, and a small loft for seasonal storage.

- The Greenhouse: Complete instructions on purchasing a kit greenhouse in a variety of sizes (7’ x 9’, 8’ x 16’, or larger) allows for a big-league growing season.

For additional motivation, beautiful photographs present a wide variety of sheds, from tree houses to eco-friendly buildings

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Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
This compact book is peppered with great photographs of a variety of sheds, including tree houses and green buildings, but Eckstein (curriculum director, Yestermorrow Design/Build Sch.) offers only four building projects. In an authoritative and confident tone, he covers the basics of construction; however, a beginner would need more step-by-step instruction. This inspirational guide is best for the experienced builder.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781588167125
Publisher:
Hearst
Publication date:
05/06/2010
Pages:
192
Sales rank:
410,960
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.90(d)

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