Concrete Garden Projects: Easy & Inexpensive Containers, Furniture, Water Features & More (Google eBook)

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Timber Press, Nov 4, 2011 - Crafts & Hobbies - 133 pages
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For gardeners and backyard do-it-yourselfers, concrete is a revelation. It's durable, weatherproof, impossible to steal, and it provides much-needed insulation for outdoor plants. Concrete weathers beautifully, softening around the edges, developing moss, and becoming more picturesque with age.

Concrete Garden Projects takes advantage of concrete's numerous assets, showcasing an inspiring array of creative options. The step-by-step instructions for dozens of easy, do-it-yourself décor ideas include containers of all shapes and sizes, elegant benches and stools, miniature ponds and birdbaths, stepping stones, a barbecue, and a fire pit. The authors use a variety of molds easily found or made, household items like bowls and baking pans, and simple wooden frames and boxes. At pennies per pound, and so simple to use — just mix with water and pour — concrete is the key to hand-crafted backyard décor.

  

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User Review  - realcajun - Overstock.com

Very good ideas, pictures were clear and suggest several uses for each of the projects. Wish the instructions had a little more detail but, with some thought, most can be figured out. Makes you want to start creating something right away. Read full review

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User Review  - Laura - Goodreads

Really good ideas, very lovely pictures, good ideas Read full review

Contents

Hooray for concrete
6
Numbers show the way
8
Come on in
10
Timeless pots
13
Decorative edge
19
Larger pots
20
Natural wear
26
Stepping stones
30
Adding colour
53
Natural impressions
56
Practical planting bench
60
Water features and birdbaths
64
Roses and romance
70
A quiet corner
74
Tealight holders
79
Fun with shapes
84

Growing on through
35
Miniature ponds
36
Barbecuecumoutdoorkitchen
42
Decorative ideas
46
Flowery cakes
89
Guardian angels
93
Project handbook
99
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About the author (2011)

Camilla Arvidsson is a graphic designer and photographer. She is also a regular contributor to home and garden magazines.

Malin Nilsson is an interior designer and stylist specializing in homes and gardens.

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