Wood in the Landscape: A Practical Guide to Specification and Design / Edition 1

Wood in the Landscape: A Practical Guide to Specification and Design / Edition 1

by Daniel M. Winterbottom
     
 

The only comprehensive guide to wood specifically for landscape architects.

Wood, with its unique warmth and richness, takes us back to the roots of our building heritage and back to the landscape. Lightweight, simple, and clean to work with, it is one of the most versatile building materials, and-thanks in part to its natural origin-one that is also especially

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The only comprehensive guide to wood specifically for landscape architects.

Wood, with its unique warmth and richness, takes us back to the roots of our building heritage and back to the landscape. Lightweight, simple, and clean to work with, it is one of the most versatile building materials, and-thanks in part to its natural origin-one that is also especially well-suited to the designed landscape.

Wood in the Landscape gives you the information you need to exploit wood's full potential in your design work. The first comprehensive guide to the properties, use, selection, and installation of woodwritten from the landscape architect's perspective, it is destined to become a staple in your practice.

Wood in the Landscape provides full, detailed coverage of all relevant technical aspects of working with wood-including the physical properties and characteristics of wood as well as finishes, fasteners, and adhesives. It examines the construction methodologies used to build a range of common structures, from fences and decking to gazebos and bridges, and shows how to avoid common problems that can adversely affect durability - particularly important when it comes to outdoor settings.

Generously supplemented with over 100 photographs and illustrations, Wood in the Landscape is a terrific source of ideas that will inspire you to explore the many exciting possibilities for using wood to enhance your landscape designs.

Wood in the Landscape is an invaluable resource for landscape architects, landscape designers, and architects who provide site-planning services.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471294191
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
04/28/2000
Series:
Material in Landscape Architecture and Site Design Series, #2
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
216
Product dimensions:
8.01(w) x 10.14(h) x 0.83(d)

Table of Contents

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS ix

1. INTRODUCTION 3

WOOD AS A BUILDING MATERIAL 3

HISTORY OF WOOD IN LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE 5

2. MATERIALS AND PROPERTIES 21

WOOD COMPOSITION 21

SIZING AND SURFACING 26

FINISHES AND COATINGS 32

WOOD PRESERVATIVE TREATMENTS 41

MECHANICAL FASTENERS AND CONNECTORS 44

WOOD CONNECTORS 50

ADHESIVES 54

3. CONSTRUCTION METHODOLOGIES 57

STRUCTURES 58

FENCES 64

GATES 86

RETAINING WALLS 93

FREESTANDING WALLS 97

DECKS 99

ARBORS AND PERGOLAS 127

FREESTANDING STRUCTURES: GAZEBOS, PAVILIONS, AND CABINS 135

BRIDGES 158

APPENDIX A ALTERNATIVE MATERIALS AND SUSTAINABLE METHODS OF WOOD PRODUCT PRODUCTION 173

APPENDIX B SPECIFICATION STANDARDS 185

APPENDIX C SAMPLE SECTION ORGANIZATION 187

APPENDIX D RELEVANT ORGANIZATIONS AND AGENCIES 189

GLOSSARY 191

REFERENCES 197

INDEX 199

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