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Guided by a rediscovered spirit of self-sufficiency, a renewed sense of thrift, and a deepened commitment to the natural environment, legions of people are finding satisfaction in vegetable gardening. As gardeners spend more time in their yards, they look for ways to make their gardens more productive, their garden chores easier, and their outdoor spaces more enjoyable.
Now, with just a little time and a handful of tools, gardeners can create handsome, handcrafted items for their gardens at a fraction of the cost of buying retail. The Vegetable Gardeners Book of Building Projects presents 39 ideas for simple projects from cold frames to compost bins, from planters to picnic tables, and from trellises to tool storage. Each project was hand-selected by Storey's editors to be functional, attractive, and easy to complete. Each includes step-by-step instructions, detailed illustrations, complete materials and lumber lists, no-nonsense tips, and a four-color photograph of the finished product in its natural setting. Projects are as practical as they are simple; many are ideal for the beginning woodworker, and most can be completed in a matter of hours.
Whether a gardener needs a support for his beans and peas or looks forward to relaxing in a lawn chair or garden swing when the work is done, these plans are the perfect starting point.
Build an efficient and productive garden These 39 simple-to-make projects are designed to increase your harvest while simultaneously making your garden chores easier. Requiring no specialized equipment or previous woodworking experience, detailed step-by-step instructions guide you through the construction of cold frames, compost bins, raised beds, potting benches, trellises, and more. Most of the projects can be made in just a few hours, so you can spend more time enjoying your beautiful and thriving garden.
Make your garden more productive, your garden chores easier, and your outdoor spaces more enjoyable!
With a little time and a few tools, you can create handsome, handcrafted items for your garden at a fraction of the cost of buying them in stores. The Vegetable Gardener's Book of Building Projects offers 39 simple projects, from cold frames to compost bins, planters to picnic tables, trellises to tool storage. Each project was selected by Storey's editors to be functional, attractive, and easy to complete. For each one, you'll find step-by-step instructions, detailed illustrations, complete materials and lumber lists, and a four-color photo of the finished product. Many of the projects can be done by beginners, and most can be completed in a few hours.
Whether you need support for your beans and peas or a comfortable chair to relax in when the work is done, these projects are just what you're looking for.
Build a Productive Garden
39 building projects transform your modest vegetable garden into a model of efficiency and comfort. For a fraction of the cost of buying retail, you can build handsome, handcrafted items that will encourage your vegetables to thrive, extend your growing season, or simply offer a place to relax among your plants. Each building project is functional, attractive, and easy to complete with basic tools.
New to woodworking? Many of these projects are ideal for beginners, and most can be completed in a matter of hours or during a single weekend. Whether you are looking for support to trellis your peas and beans or a garden swing to relax in, these projects are just what your garden needs.
Table of Contents
1 Building Projects for Planting and Growing
Window Sash Cold Frame
Shallow Raised Bed
Deep Raised Bed
Classic Compost Bin
New Zealand Compost Box
Circle Plant Support
Horizontal Tomato Support
Cylindrical Tomato Cage
A-Frame Bean and Pea Support
Lattice Shade Cover
Window Box Planter
2 Building Projects for Harvesting and Preserving
Outdoor Storage Bin
Handy Lightweight Bench
3 Building Projects for Relaxing and Enjoying Your Backyard
Adirondack-Style Lawn Chair
Single-Sided Hopper Feeder
Two-Sided Hopper Feeder
Weather Vane Feeder