Synopses & Reviews
Starts with sections on Tools & Materials, Building Codes, Yard Surveying, and Drawing Plans. Then features detailed chapters on Pathways, Fences, Walls & Gates, Patios, Decks, Porches & Entries, Sheds & Outbuildings, and Accessories.
Every homeowner wants to make the most of his "outdoor home." Black & Decker The Complete Outdoor Builder begins with sections on Tools & Materials, Building 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-detailed chapters on Pathways; Fences, Walls & Gates; Patios; Decks; Porches & Entries; Sheds & Outbuildings; and Accessories. With 150 projects, there is value here for every reader, from the beginning DIY'er to seasoned veterans of outdoor building projects. Featured projects include: a three-season porch, a timber play structure for children, a Victorian gazebo, retaining walls, brick barbecue, cobblestone walkway, decorative fountains, a raised garden bed, and a garden pond. As with all Black & Decker home improvement books, this handy manual contains the most precise, detailed and easy-to-follow step-by-step instructions in home improvement publishing.
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Creative Publishing international is a worldwide publisher of how-to books. The company's current retail offering includes over 300 titles on topics covering home improvement, home decorating, sewing, crafting, hunting and fishing, and photography. Over the past 15 years, CPi has developed high-quality photography step-by-step books with nationally recognized brand partners like Black and Decker and Singer.