Synopses & Reviews
First published in 1887, Fences, Gates, and Bridges is an instructional guide to the best ways to build a variety of fences, gates, hedges, bridges, and culverts. The section on fences boasts a wealth of information on building various types of fences, including rail, composite, garden, board, and picket. It also explores how to construct an effective barbed wire fence, how to use a stone wall to reinforce a wooden fence, and highlights the pros of building portable fences. Fences, Gates, and Bridges is a classic manual for anyone who wants to build their own structures for their farm, large property, or quaint backyard.
“The plans and materials are simple, and many of the items could still be of great use to homeowners. These volumes are also great pieces of Americana.”—Library Journal
About the Author
George A. Martin was author and editor of Fences, Gates, and Bridges; Farm Appliances; and Farm Conveniences.