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The Backyard Homestead Book of Building Projects: 76 Useful Things You Can Build to Create Customized Working Spaces and Storage Facilities, Equip the

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Build Your Self-Sufficient Life


Build-it-yourself equipment, shelters, workspaces, and storage structures are just what you need to make your backyard more productive and better organized.


Cold frames, compost bins, hose guides, raised-bed gardens, and potting benches make your vegetable gardening more pleasurable and your yields more plentiful.


Rabbit hutches, bat houses, and chicken coops protect the useful animals in your yard.


Drying racks, outdoor cookers, and root-cellar storage help you prepare and preserve fresh food.


Tool sheds, chests, and storage racks provide tidy homes for everything you use in your backyard.


Whether you're a new woodworker or a seasoned expert with power tools, you'll find projects you can put together in just a day or a weekend. Clear instructions guide you through every step required to build 76 useful items that will support and expand your active outdoor lifestyle.

Review:

"The idea of a 'hoop greenhouse' might initially conjure images of a graduated pile of Hula Hoops draped in some expensive plastic. In reality, with PVC pipe, plastic sheeting, a little lumber, and maybe the help of a friend, months of growing season can be added to the year with this simple, reusable hothouse. The flower pot smoker needs a mere hot plate for heat, wood chips, and two large flower pots to provide big flavor on a smaller scale. If sustainable living is desirable, but you don't know where to start, Carlsen, former executive editor of Family Handyman, covers it all, from tool safety to the final product with plenty of instruction and illustrations requiring a day or a weekend. Most projects can be accomplished by the novice woodworker and require few tools beyond those found in the average garage or shed. From drip irrigation systems to the DIY beehive to the more elaborate yard shed, this book may appeal to those who want a sustainable lifestyle, or who just want a backyard project. Who says there's nothing fun left under the sun? (Apr.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

Synopsis:

Homesteaders, gardeners, small farmers, and outdoor living enthusiasts will love these 76 DIY projects for practical outdoor items designed to help you live more sustainably and independently. Expert woodworker Spike Carlsen offers clear, simple, fully illustrated instructions for everything from plant supports and a clothesline to

Synopsis:

Homesteaders, gardeners, small farmers, and outdoor living enthusiasts will love these 76 DIY projects for practical outdoor items designed to help you live more sustainably and independently. Expert woodworker Spike Carlsen offers clear, simple, fully illustrated instructions for everything from plant supports and a clothesline to

About the Author

Spike Carlsen is an editor, author, carpenter, and woodworker who has been immersed in the world of woodworking for over 30 years. He ran his own construction and remodeling company and was executive editor at Family Handyman, where he wrote hundreds of articles on home improvement and woodworking. He has written for Old House Journal, Fine Homebuilding, Workbench, The Minneapolis Star-Tribune, Backyard Living, and other publications, and he currently writes "The Great American Woodworker" for American Woodworker. He is the author of the award-winning A Splintered History of Wood, which was selected by NPR as one of their Best Books for Holiday Giving, and Woodworking FAQ. Carlsen and his wife live in Minnesota.

Table of Contents

Foreword by Carleen Madigan

Introduction


Chapter 1

Tools, Materials and Skills

My Go-To Hand Tools

Safety and Safety Equipment

Lifting and Moving Heavy Stuff

Woods and Plywoods

Glues and Caulks

Exterior Fasteners

Drilling Holes and Driving Screws

Tool Sharpening and Maintenance

Digging Holes and Setting Posts

Circular Saw Basics

Measuring, Leveling, and Squaring

Paints and Finishes


Chapter 2

For the Garden

Two-Wheel Garden Cart

Cold Frame

Compost Bin Trio

Critter-Proof Fence

Shadow Box Fence Panel

Deep Irrigation Basics

Simple Hose Guides

Garden Marker/Stepping Stone

Super-Simple Path

Sitting and Kneeling Garden Stool

Five Raised-Bed Gardens

Five Simple Plant Supports

Bent Rebar Pergola

Golf Cart Garden Dolly

Rain Barrel Basics

Potting Bench

Hoop Greenhouse

Rustic Trellis


Chapter 3

Harvesting and Food Preparation

Harvesting Tote

Foldaway Countertop Rack

Harvest Trug

Shoulder Bucket Yoke

Outdoor Workbench

Multipurpose Produce Rack

Fire Pit Grilling Station

Root Cellar

Root Cellar Storage System

Flowerpot Smoker


Chapter 4

Storage and Workspaces

Overhead Storage Cradles

Sawbuck Bench

Firewood Storage and Splitting Station

Knockdown Sawhorses

Stand-Up Tool Rack

Patio Storage Chest

Wall-Hung Tool Rack

Mini Tool Shed

Modular Shed

Homestead Emergency Cart

Ultimate Yard Shed

Hose Headquarters


Chapter 5

Animal Shelters and Feeders

Nesting Box Buckets

Rabbit Hutch

Bat House

Animal Shelter

Chicken Ark

Outdoor Outlets, Switches, and Lights

Rain-In Shelter

Classy, Classic Chicken Coop

Coffee Can Bird Feeder

Top Bar Beehive


Chapter 6

For the House and Yard

Boot Scraper and Jack

Leopold Bench

Firewood Cradle and Carrying Sling

Lawn Bag Stand

Backdoor Storage Locker

Punched Tin Jelly Cabinet

Clothes Pole Trellis

Spice Planter

Rustic Garden Table

Concrete Planter

Seedling Rack

Outdoor Shower

Pickin' and Grinnin' Chair

Solar Window Heater


Recommended Reading

Resources

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9781612120850
Author:
Carlsen, Spike
Publisher:
Storey Publishing
Subject:
Carpentry
Subject:
HOUSE & HOME / Outdoor & Recreational Areas
Subject:
GARDENING / Garden Furnishings
Subject:
Home Construction-Carpentry
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Publication Date:
20140331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
296
Dimensions:
10.88 x 8.5 in

Related Subjects

Engineering » Home Construction » Carpentry
Engineering » Home Construction » General
Engineering » Home Construction » Outdoor Structures
Engineering » Home Construction » Sustainable Living
Home and Garden » Gardening » Construction
Home and Garden » Gardening » Garden Structure
Home and Garden » Sustainable Living » General
Science and Mathematics » Agriculture » Sustainable Living
Science and Mathematics » Environmental Studies » Sustainable Living

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "The idea of a 'hoop greenhouse' might initially conjure images of a graduated pile of Hula Hoops draped in some expensive plastic. In reality, with PVC pipe, plastic sheeting, a little lumber, and maybe the help of a friend, months of growing season can be added to the year with this simple, reusable hothouse. The flower pot smoker needs a mere hot plate for heat, wood chips, and two large flower pots to provide big flavor on a smaller scale. If sustainable living is desirable, but you don't know where to start, Carlsen, former executive editor of Family Handyman, covers it all, from tool safety to the final product with plenty of instruction and illustrations requiring a day or a weekend. Most projects can be accomplished by the novice woodworker and require few tools beyond those found in the average garage or shed. From drip irrigation systems to the DIY beehive to the more elaborate yard shed, this book may appeal to those who want a sustainable lifestyle, or who just want a backyard project. Who says there's nothing fun left under the sun? (Apr.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Synopsis" by ,

Homesteaders, gardeners, small farmers, and outdoor living enthusiasts will love these 76 DIY projects for practical outdoor items designed to help you live more sustainably and independently. Expert woodworker Spike Carlsen offers clear, simple, fully illustrated instructions for everything from plant supports and a clothesline to

"Synopsis" by , Homesteaders, gardeners, small farmers, and outdoor living enthusiasts will love these 76 DIY projects for practical outdoor items designed to help you live more sustainably and independently. Expert woodworker Spike Carlsen offers clear, simple, fully illustrated instructions for everything from plant supports and a clothesline to
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