Garden Retreats: A Build-It-Yourself Guide

Garden Retreats: A Build-It-Yourself Guide

by David Stiles, Jeanie Stiles

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Overview

Garden Retreats: A Build-It-Yourself Guide by David Stiles, Jeanie Stiles


Enjoy the natural beauty of the outdoors from your own garden retreat.

Garden retreats, from simple benches to elegant gazebos, are perfect for entertaining, meditating, or just enjoying the sights and sounds of your own backyard. And with step-by-step, illustrated instructions from experienced designers and builders David and Jeanie Stiles, you can build your own garden project quickly and successfully. This complete workbook contains 22 unique, easy-to-build garden structures, including:

-- Rose Arbor

-- Pergola

-- Shade Pavilion

-- Rustic Cedar Gazebo

-- Classic Garden Shed

-- Child's Garden Retreat

-- Garden Shower

-- Garden Table and Bench

-- Covered Doorway

-- Hexagonal Garden House

-- Deck with Bench and Swing

-- Fanciful Garden Kiosk

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781580171496
Publisher: Storey Books
Publication date: 01/28/1999
Pages: 160
Product dimensions: 8.52(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.42(d)

About the Author


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 Americaís 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.

Together with husband David, collectively known as Americaís 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.

Table of Contents


Introduction

Section 1: Fundamentals

Planning

Wood to Use Outdoors

Specialty Woods

Tools and Supplies

Posts and Gates

Setting Corner Markers

Section 2: Garden Seating

Abbie's Covered Seat

Garden Table

Garden Bench

Garden Heart Stool

Viewing Pergola

Deck with Bench & Umbrella

Garden Swing

Section 3: Special Places in the Garden

Rose Arbor

Pergola

Bridge with Bamboo Arbor

Covered Doorway

Folly/Gate Post

Picket Gate

Arched Gate

Section 4: Garden Shelters

Gardener's Retreat

Hexagonal Garden House

Garden Shower

Child's Secret Garden Retreat

Summerhouse

Shade Pavilion

Fanciful Garden Kiosk

Rustic Cedar Gazebo

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