Rustic Retreats: A Build-It-Yourself Guide

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Campers, anglers, hunters, and nature lovers ? the woodland hideaway you?ve dreamed of is in these pages! Whether you long for an elegant water gazebo, a luxurious sauna hut, or a traditional tipi, you?ll find illustrated, step-by-step instructions to help you build it yourself. Rustic Retreats includes more than 20 low-cost, sturdy, beautiful outdoor projects, including a garden pavilion, a grape arbor, a triangular tree hut, a log cabin, a wigwam, a river raft, and an ...

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Overview

Campers, anglers, hunters, and nature lovers – the woodland hideaway you’ve dreamed of is in these pages! Whether you long for an elegant water gazebo, a luxurious sauna hut, or a traditional tipi, you’ll find illustrated, step-by-step instructions to help you build it yourself. Rustic Retreats includes more than 20 low-cost, sturdy, beautiful outdoor projects, including a garden pavilion, a grape arbor, a triangular tree hut, a log cabin, a wigwam, a river raft, and an Adirondack lean-to.

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Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
The Stileses, authors of a number of do-it-yourself books such as Jeanie's Kids' Furniture You Can Build (LJ 12/96) and David's Sheds (LJ 4/93), have created a unique build-it-yourself book based on the concept that "today, more than ever, we need to have a way of escaping from our high-powered electronic civilization with its hectic pace." They start with the very basic task of tool selection, and supply directions to build a tool-box for storage. They also cover primitive door locks, roof thatching, window design, ropes, and knots. Within the pages of this book are directions on building garden retreats, basic lean-tos, primitive native huts, log cabins, among other things. A delightful treat for the imagination and also a very practical building guide. Highly recommended (no Boy Scout should be without it!).--Sandra Knowles, Sch. of Medicine Lib., Columbia, SC
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781580170352
  • Publisher: Storey Books
  • Publication date: 1/7/1998
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 652,378
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.88 (h) x 0.44 (d)

Meet the Author

Together with husband David, collectively known as America's First Couple of Do-It-Yourself Building Projects. Jeanie Stiles has written 13 books on woodworking, which include Storey's Garden Retreats and the popular Rustic Retreats. Combined, these 13 books have sold nearly 300,000 copies. Additionally, Jeanie's articles have appeared in publications such as Better Homes & Gardens, House Beautiful, Country Living, Cottage Life, and the New York Times Magazine.

David Stiles earned a bachelor degree in industrial design from Pratt Institute, and is a designer, builder, architectural renderer, and writer and illustrator. Together with wife Jeanie, collectively known as America's First Couple of Do-It-Yourself Building Projects. David has written 13 books on woodworking, which include Storey's Garden Retreats and the popular Rustic Retreats. Combined, these 13 books have sold nearly 300,000 copies. Additionally, David's articles have appeared in publications such as Better Homes & Gardens, House Beautiful, Country Living, Cottage Life, and the New York Times Magazine. He is a member of the Friends of the Society of Illustrators.

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Table of Contents

Introduction

1. Some Essentials

2. Basic Building Techniques

3. Garden Retreats

4. On the Ground

5. On the Water

6. In the Trees

7. Primitive Native Shelters

8. Little Houses

9. A Special Place

Bibliography

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