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Easy-to-construct and affordable outbuildings for any builder, beginner or advanced.
Does your backyard or garden look bleak and boring? Has your spouse ever told you that you need your own work building? Are your children's toys overflowing into the neighbor's yard because you have nowhere to put them? Have you ever thought about investing in a screened-in porch or a greenhouse? If you answered yes to any of these questions, this is the book for you.
We all know that hiring a contractor or builder to take care of backyard projects can be costly and frustrating. Monte Burch's Backyard Structures and How to Build Them will show you how to undertake these projects yourself-saving time and money-and still end up with beautiful new outbuildings. Everything you need to know-from getting started to purchasing tools and materials to the final construction-is covered here. Over two dozen attractive and practical building plans with materials lists are fully presented in this book. Many of the structures are pole buildings, which require no foundation excavation, only limited grading, and few materials. They also allow for the use of sites not suitable for other types of construction, and offer excellent structural integrity and wind resistance.
With sections on Decks and Patios, Backyard Decor, Backyard Playing, Backyard Shelters, and Animal Houses and Feeders, you can learn to build:
Under-deck Storage Walk-through Rose Trellis Classic Picnic Table Playhouse Picnic Shelter Attached Carport Drive-thru "Mini" Pole Shed Birdhouses Suspended Bird Feeder Poultry Housing Rabbit Housing One-stall Horse Stable And many more.
Burch's fresh ideas offer something for everyone. Better still, their simplicity and ease of construction make them ideal for the first-time builder.
|Publisher:||Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.|
|Product dimensions:||10.86(w) x 10.88(h) x 0.62(d)|
About the Author
MONTE BURCH has been writing about the outdoors for four decades, and is the author of thousands of magazine articles and more than fifty books--including Field Dressing and Butchering Upland Birds, Waterfowl, and Wild Turkeys; Field Dressing and Butchering Deer; Field Dressing and Butchering Rabbits, Squirrels, and Other Small Game; and Solving Squirrel Problems. He lives in Humansville, Missouri.
Table of Contents
|Section I||Building It Yourself-It's Easier Than You Might Think||1|
|Chapter 1||Getting Started||3|
|Chapter 2||Tools You Will Need||7|
|Section II||Masonry Projects||47|
|Chapter 1||Working with Concrete||49|
|Chapter 2||Working with Stone||63|
|Section III||Decks and Patios||75|
|Chapter 1||Deck-building Basics||77|
|Chapter 2||Deck and Patio Sunshades||93|
|Chapter 3||Under-deck Storage||103|
|Section IV||Backyard Decor||109|
|Chapter 1||Backyard Planters||111|
|Chapter 2||Garden Trellises||121|
|Chapter 3||Backyard Tables and Benches||129|
|Section V||Backyard Playing||145|
|Chapter 1||Tree Fort||147|
|Chapter 3||Sandboxes Big and Small||171|
|Section VI||Backyard Shelters||175|
|Chapter 1||Screened-in Porch||177|
|Chapter 2||Picnic Shelter||185|
|Chapter 3||Attached Carport||189|
|Section VII||Backyard Structures||193|
|Chapter 1||Drive-thru "Mini" Pole Shed||195|
|Chapter 2||Garden Tool Shed||207|
|Chapter 4||Two-car Garage/Workshop||219|
|Section VIII||Animal Houses and Feeders||243|
|Chapter 2||Bird Feeders||257|
|Chapter 3||Poultry Housing||261|
|Chapter 4||Rabbit Housing||265|
|Chapter 5||Small Animal Shelter||269|
|Chapter 6||One-stall Horse Stable||273|