The Complete Outdoor Builder: From Arbors to Walkways

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Nancy Baldrica
Quayside, Jan 1, 2006 - House & Home - 502 pages
4 Reviews
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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pretty decent

User Review  - Overstock.com

This book does have a lot of pictures and illustrations for your projects. A lot of it is decking and concrete though and I wanted more ideas for Arbor designs and garden accessories. If you are building a deck or patio this would be very helpful. Not too bad of a price either. Read full review

doesn't look new

User Review  - cutyputootie01 - Overstock.com

I was very excited to receive the book, as I bought it for my father-in-law for part of his Father's Day present. I was very disappointed when I opened the package to find that the book looks like it ... Read full review

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