Building Outdoor Structures
Building Outdoor Structures offers practical, easy-to-follow instructions on enhancing any home’s front and backyard with the natural beauty of wood. Starting with the simple uses of wood in landscaping, such as raised beds, author Scott McBride shows the average DIYer how to build retaining walls, arbors, pergolas and 7 other projects, including a gazebo. The book covers everything from choosing materials to building techniques.
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