Building for the Lawn and Garden: A Step-by-step Guide to Making Benches, Gates, Planters, Swings, Feeders, Tables, and More

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Rodale Press, 1997 - House & Home - 383 pages
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This book shows you how to make dozens of imaginative, good-looking, useful projects for your deck, patio, lawn, and garden. What's more, you can build everything here with ordinary materials, simple tools, and just basic skills. As you page through the book, you'll find picnic tables, deck furniture, barbecue gear, gardening tools, and landscape enhancements. There's play equipment for kids and work equipment for adults. There are big projects and quick projects, all of them offering practical utility. For your total convenience, each project comes with a quick guide showing your investment in time and money, complete shopping and cutting lists, an exploded drawing, and illustrated step-by-step instructions.

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Deck Tables
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About the author (1997)

John Kelsey is a trained furniture maker and the founder of Cambium Press. He is the author of several books, including "Furniture Projects for the Deck and Lawn" and "Furniture Projects for the Porch and Patio," He lives in Newtown, Connecticut.

Ian Kirby is a designer, furniture maker, and writer who was trained in the British arts-and-crafts tradition. He is the author of "The Accurate Router," "The Accurate Tablesaw," and "Sharpening with Waterstones," He lives in Connecticut.

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