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Rustic Retreats: A Build-It-Yourself Guide

Rustic Retreats: A Build-It-Yourself Guide

by David Stiles, Jeanie Stiles
     
 

Build the woodland hideaway of your dreams! From an elegant gazebo on the water to a rustic log cabin, this practical guide provides complete plans and illustrated step-by-step instructions for constructing more than 20 low-cost, sturdy, and beautiful outdoor structures. With expert advice on basic building techniques, necessary tools, and safety considerations,

Overview

Build the woodland hideaway of your dreams! From an elegant gazebo on the water to a rustic log cabin, this practical guide provides complete plans and illustrated step-by-step instructions for constructing more than 20 low-cost, sturdy, and beautiful outdoor structures. With expert advice on basic building techniques, necessary tools, and safety considerations, David and Jeanie Stiles show you everything you need to know to create your own dazzling garden pavilion, tree house, sauna hut, and more. 

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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781580170352
Publisher:
Storey Books
Publication date:
01/07/1998
Pages:
160
Sales rank:
815,447
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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