Concrete Garden Projects: Easy & Inexpensive Containers, Furniture, Water Features & More
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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Lots of good ideas great picturesUser 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
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Tmtrvlr - LibraryThing
I was the fortunate contest winner of this book, a gift certificate to Home Depot, and foam molds to create concrete address numbers. The project for the house numbers was a video garden project ... Read full review
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