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The Complete Photo Guide to Outdoor Home Improvement (Black Decker Outdoor Home)
The Complete Photo Guide to Outdoor Home Improvement - Black Decker Outdoor Home Author:Tom Lemmer, The Editors of Creative Publishing international This third introduction into the best-selling Complete Photo Guide line brings all the merits of the indoor guides -- The Complete Photo Guide to Home Repair and The Complete Photo Guide to Home Improvement -- to outdoor construction projects for the home and landscape. — It begins with sections on tools & materials, building... more » codes, yard surveying, drawing plans, and includes a lengthy section on the basic techniques of working with wood, concrete, brick, stone, and roofing materials. Then comes the heart of the book -- lengthy chapters on pathways; fences, walls & gates; patios; decks; porches & entries; sheds & outbuildings; and accessories. With more than 200 projects, there is value for every reader, from the beginning do-it-yourselfer to seasoned veterans of outdoor building projects. Featured projects include: a three-season porch, a timber play structure for kids, a Victorian gazebo, retaining walls, brick barbecue, cobblestone walkway, decorative fountains, a raised garden bed, and a garden pond.
As has come to be expected from Black & Decker books, this volume contains the most precise, detailed and easy-to-follow how-to directions to be found in home improvement publishing. The Complete Photo Guide to Outdoor Home Improvement will delight readers who have made its predecessors the best-sellers in their categories.« less