Synopses & Reviews
A fence is more than just a barrier. Used in imaginative ways, it can become an architectural feature that blends well with the style of your house, a landscape element that enhances the appearance of your property, or an accent piece that helps define a part of your yard or garden.
In The Fence Bible hands-on home improvement expert Jeff Beneke provides an in-depth, comprehensive how-to encyclopedia that enables homeowners to choose and build the fences and gates that are best for their landscape--both for appearance and function.
Beneke suggests the appropriate types of fence to keep the swimming pool secure, confine the livestock, keep deer away from the garden, or create outdoor living spaces. He then discusses the essentials of proper fence design and provides step-by-step illustrated instructions for planning, building, maintaining, and repairing any style of fence.
Beneke covers every kind of fencing: wood, masonry, and metal, as well as shrubs, hedges, and trees.
Whether you have a tiny urban backyard, a sprawling suburban plot, or a small spread in the country, this book is sure to help you find the perfect fence.
"Excellent source of information. Benke covers all the angles on fences..."
"This guide contains all the information you need to build the right fence for your property." -Los Angeles Daily News
"...the volume abounds with excellent ideas for designing and building all types of fences....." -Library Journal
"...a one-stop resource for all questions about building fences. It covers a variety of materials (e.g., wood, metal) as well as a spectrum of designs, both practical and purely aesthetic. Clear and evocative photographs abound." -Library Journal
"...helping you plan, install and build fences and gates to match your home style and yard, no matter what size it is." -Daily Press
"...this book will give you all the information you need..."
-Kane County Chronicle Homestyle
"...all the options homeowners can consider for the yard or garden."
-Garden Center Merchandising & Management
"...an accessible home owners' guide..." -Landscape Architecture
From classic whitewashed pickets to family-friendly hedgerows, fences add character to any property. The Fence Bible contains all the information you need to plan, build, and install beautiful fences and sturdy gates of every type. Whether you re looking to create more privacy in a small urban courtyard or build a decorative feature on a generous country spread, you ll learn how to stake out your own distinctive boundaries and create a fence that complements your landscape."
About the Author
Jeff Beneke is an avid woodworker, house renovator, gardener, and gourmand who has written more than a dozen home-improvement books, including The Fence Bible, The Complete Deck Book, Build a Kid's Play Yard, and Converting Garages, Attics, and Basements. He lives in Sebastapol, California.