Backyard Structures and How to Build Them

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Globe Pequot, Jan 1, 2005 - House & Home - 282 pages
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Easy-to-construct and affordable outbuildings for any builder, beginner or advanced.
Does your backyard or garden look bleak and boring? Has your spouse ever told you that you need your own work building? Are your children's toys overflowing into the neighbor's yard because you have nowhere to put them? Have you ever thought about investing in a screened-in porch or a greenhouse? If you answered yes to any of these questions, this is the book for you.
We all know that hiring a contractor or builder to take care of backyard projects can be costly and frustrating. Monte Burch's Backyard Structures and How to Build Them will show you how to undertake these projects yourself-saving time and money-and still end up with beautiful new outbuildings. Everything you need to know-from getting started to purchasing tools and materials to the final construction-is covered here. Over two dozen attractive and practical building plans with materials lists are fully presented in this book. Many of the structures are pole buildings, which require no foundation excavation, only limited grading, and few materials. They also allow for the use of sites not suitable for other types of construction, and offer excellent structural integrity and wind resistance.
With sections on Decks and Patios, Backyard Decor, Backyard Playing, Backyard Shelters, and Animal Houses and Feeders, you can learn to build:
Under-deck Storage
Walk-through Rose Trellis
Classic Picnic Table
Playhouse
Picnic Shelter
Attached Carport
Drive-thru "Mini" Pole Shed
Birdhouses
Suspended Bird Feeder
Poultry Housing
Rabbit Housing
One-stall Horse Stable
And many more.
Burch's fresh ideas offer something for everyone. Better still, their simplicity and ease of construction make them ideal for the first-time builder.
  

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Contents

Masonry Projects
47
Decks and Patios
75
Backyard Decor
109
Backyard Playing
145
Backyard Shelters
175
Backyard Structures
193
Animal Houses and Feeders
243
Sources
277
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MONTE BURCH has been writing about the outdoors for four decades, and is the author of thousands of magazine articles and more than fifty books--including Field Dressing and Butchering Upland Birds, Waterfowl, and Wild Turkeys (page XX); Field Dressing and Butchering Deer (page XX); Field Dressing and Butchering Rabbits, Squirrels, and Other Small Game (page XX); and Solving Squirrel Problems (page XX). He lives in Humansville, Missouri.

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