Outdoor Structure Construction
Sheds: The Do-It-Yourself Guide for Backyard Builders
Sheds
The Do-It-Yourself Guide for Backyard Builders
Paperback      ISBN: 1554072247

Easy-to-follow shed designs with loads of color examples.

The new edition of this classic do-it-yourself guide for backyard builders now contains more material and photographs than ever.

Sheds helps the do-it-yourself builder think through all the issues involved in designing and building a shed: intended use, size, cost, placement, degree of construction difficulty, and much more. Following a chapter on construction basics, the authors preview each step of building a beautiful and useful shed -- from foundation to cupola, and everything in between.

Sheds contains:

  • Material lists
  • Cost estimates
  • Step-by-step illustrations
  • New tips and hints
  • Detailed instructions
  • Schedules
  • 16 pages of color.

Packed with detailed illustrations, plans and commonsense advice, this new edition of the classic book on building a shed is like having a professional carpenter beside you, making the project easy to control and successful.

Black & Decker the Book of Home How-To
Black & Decker the Book of Home How-To
Paperback      ISBN: 0760354766

BLACK+DECKER The Book of Home How-To is a comprehensive home reference book with all of the information you need to perform just about any home repair or improvement project you can dream of. And even though it boasts 600 densely packed pages of reliable DIY instructions, this brick of a book will still fit into your toolbox. This book is an A-to-Z encyclopedia with precise how-to instructions and clear photos on every page. With an expanded index of keywords that is intuitive and a simple, alphabetical strategy for organizing the information, you won't spend precious time wading through stuff you don't need to know. And all the most common tasks around your home are covered, including electrical, plumbing, flooring, walls, windows and doors, cabinetry, insulating, heating and cooling, roofing and siding, and much more. BLACK+DECKER The Book of Home How-To it's incredibly easy to use because it thinks like you do. Plus, it is portable so you can take it with you wherever the work is being done.

Black & Decker the Complete Guide to Outdoor Carpentry Updated 3rd Edition: Complete Plans for Beautiful Backyard Building Projects
Black & Decker the Complete Guide to Outdoor Carpentry Updated 3rd Edition
Complete Plans for Beautiful Backyard Building Projects
Paperback      ISBN: 0760365385
In this updated third edition of the best-selling BLACK+DECKER The Complete Guide to Outdoor Carpentry you will find a wealth of popular building projects that are fun and easy to build. The wood projects are shown in full detail with color how-to photos, step-by-step instructions, and exploded-view building diagrams, along with cutting lists and shopping lists.

Carpenters of just about every skill level love to build outdoor projects. A picnic table has a different set of expectations than a dining table, which makes us more comfortable building it ourselves. Dimensional lumber, simple joinery, sturdy, satisfying results...these are just a few of the qualities we love about outdoor furniture.

Inside are complete plans for creating your own
  • Adirondack chairs
  • patio tables
  • garden benches
  • cooking and entertaining accessories
  • a handsome four-post pergola
  • and more
Build your carpentry skills while beautifying your outdoor space and making it more usable with this comprehensive guide.
The Complete Guide to Greenhouses & Garden Projects: Greenhouses, Cold Frames, Compost Bins, Trellises, Planting Beds, Potting Benches & More
The Complete Guide to Greenhouses & Garden Projects
Greenhouses, Cold Frames, Compost Bins, Trellises, Planting Beds, Potting Benches & More
Paperback      ISBN: 1589235991

One of the hottest consumer trends is the new importance on outdoor living, and nothing brings the outdoor home to life like a greenhouse and other accessories to help grow and nurture landscape greenery. This book has plans and step by step for constructing and appointing greenhouses of several varieties, from glass-wall to hoophouse; some from kits, some from scratch; also includes plans and steps for other garden structures and accessories. Includes projects suitable to homes and landscapes of all types?"urban, suburban, and rural.

Sunset Outdoor Design & Build Guide: Backyards for Kids: Fresh Ideas for Outdoor Living
Sunset Outdoor Design & Build Guide: Backyards for Kids
Fresh Ideas for Outdoor Living
Paperback      ISBN: 0376014369
Sunset Outdoor Design & Build Guide: Backyards for Kids is the ultimate guide for parents who want to create imaginative outdoor spaces where their kids can play and explore. From treehouses and playhouses to tunnels, hiding places, and sandboxes, this visual and comprehensive guide presents safe and stylish spaces for all ages. It also goes further than the other building books on the market, helping parents plan easy-to-grow gardens for their budding farmers and giving lists of the best trees for climbing, vines for creating luscious jungles, and more. With great inspiration and simple instruction, this book helps you finally build that backyard escape your kids have been asking for. Outdoor Design & Build Guide: Backyards for Kids includes:
  • More than two dozen approachable projects-from a climbing wall or playhouse to a sandbox or swings
  • Project ideas that are not only smart and safe, but will create the ultimate fun and imaginative outdoor spaces for kids to enjoy
  • Step-by-step instructions for every project
  • Inspirational photos to help you personalize your projects
  • Expert tips on perfecting the final touches of a fun backyard addition, including the best materials to use for each project
Cabin Porn: Inspiration for Your Quiet Place Somewhere
Cabin Porn
Inspiration for Your Quiet Place Somewhere
Hardcover      ISBN: 0316378216
Rural escapes for those yearning for a simpler existence, by the creators of the wildly popular tumblr Cabin Porn.

Created by a group of friends who preserve 55 acres of hidden forest in Upstate New York, Cabin Porn began as a scrapbook to collect inspiration for their building projects. As the collection grew, the site attracted a following, which is now a huge and obsessive audience.

The site features photos of the most remarkable handmade homes in the backcountry of America and all over the world. It has had over 10 million unique visitors, with 350,000 followers on Tumblr. Now Zach Klein, the creator of the site (and a co-founder of Vimeo) goes further into the most alluring images from the site and new getaways, including more interior photography and how-to advice for setting up a quiet place somewhere.

With their idyllic settings, unique architecture and cozy interiors, the Cabin Porn photographs are an invitation to slow down, take a deep breath, and feel the beauty and serenity that nature and simple construction can create.
Black & Decker the Complete Guide to Sheds, 3rd Edition: Design & Build a Shed: - Complete Plans - Step-By-Step How-To
Black & Decker the Complete Guide to Sheds, 3rd Edition: Design & Build a Shed
- Complete Plans - Step-By-Step How-To
Paperback      ISBN: 1591866731

Black & Decker The Complete Guide to Sheds has the perfect plan for anyone who is building his or her own tool shed, habitable shed, and many more.

The most popular plans from previous editions are preserved, from small garage-style sheds with overhead doors, to kit sheds, to contemporary utility sheds with a dramatic flair. This new edition delves into new styles that are drawing strong interest today, including tiny sheds, miniature tool sheds, and even small habitable sheds that are designed to function mostly as a quiet retreat for practicing a particular hobby or activity. As with all of the hardworking, practical sheds from earlier editions, the new varieties include full-color step by step photos, complete building plan drawings with cutting lists, and clear how-to instructions.

Shed-building, like any other building process, starts with good techniques. That's why the general skills section has been updated and improved. With this complete guide, you can build just about any shed you dream of. Plus, you'll find information on new tools and products that will make your project go faster and more smoothly. Rounded out with helpful information on important considerations like siting and zoning, Black & Decker Complete Guide to Sheds 3rd Edition truly is a complete guide to this very popular DIY activity.

The Pallet Book: DIY Projects for the Home, Garden, and Homestead
The Pallet Book
DIY Projects for the Home, Garden, and Homestead
Paperback      ISBN: 0760352747
Upcycle that unwanted wood

Join home improvement author Chris Peterson for a complete guide to deconstructing and repurposing pallets to serve a new purpose. From quick and easy builds like a bird house and a wall clock to more complex projects like a garden cold frame and a kitchen island, there's something for everyone--and every pallet. Some projects, like the raised bed, showcase the pallet. For others, like the side table, you'd be hard-pressed to guess the wood was free. Peterson also dishes out must-have pallet knowledge, including the basic tools for breakdown, finish options, and key information on pallet safety.

Projects Include:
  • Cold Frame
  • Workbench
  • Child's Sandbox
  • Coat Rack and Shelf
  • Shoe Shelves
  • Bookshelves
  • Kitchen Island
  • Bar Stools
  • Dog House
  • Desk
  • And much more
Deck Ideas You Can Use - Updated Edition: Stunning Designs & Fantastic Features for Your Dream Deck
Deck Ideas You Can Use - Updated Edition
Stunning Designs & Fantastic Features for Your Dream Deck
Paperback      ISBN: 1591866537

This photo-rich book is the tool every DIYer and homeowner needs to plan and design a beautiful custom deck.

If you're looking to build a new deck or remodel the one you have, you want to start by spreading some innovative deck designs in front of you. Look no further than Deck Ideas You Can Use. The updated and expanded edition of this book is the deck design tool you've been searching for--packed with useful information and full-color photos to help you determine the deck of your dreams.

From choosing deck building materials to settling on railings to adding a splash of color with flower-packed planters to complementing the architecture of your house, this book covers every aspect of the design process to help you create a custom deck that's perfect for your home and yard. Ask yourself if you want traditional or curved stairs. Do you want to give the deck surface some character by adding an inlay? You might include built-in benches. What's the overall purpose of the deck? Will you be outside grilling or simply relaxing with a book? You'll answer all of these questions as you page through Deck Ideas You Can Use.

Written and researched by noted DIY author and designer Chris Peterson, this updated and expanded edition of Deck Ideas You Can Use features 32 new pages, more than 100 all-new photos, plus all-new text on popular deck design topics such as new, state-of-the-art building materials, LED and solar lighting, accessorizing and decorating, and accessibility. This editorially driven new book is truly packed with design and building information you can, and will, use.

Birdhouses of the World
Birdhouses of the World
Hardcover      ISBN: 1617690643
Birdhouses of the World offers readers a curated collection of beautiful, whimsical, stop-you-in-your-tracks amazing birdhouses created by designers and bird lovers around the world. Bird expert and author Anne Schmauss provides a brief history of birdhouses and lists the kinds of birds that inhabit them, as well as the types of structures that attract various species. Most important in her selection for this book is the "wow" factor: These birdhouses are spectacular in their creativity, ingenuity, and sheer originality. With styles ranging from sleek modern to elaborate Victorian, they are as varied as human houses. Illustrating the wide-ranging designs found throughout the world, and even including the birdhouse of filmmaker George Lucas, this book is a captivating look at the creativity than can result when a functional structure is infused with a love of birds.