Making Concrete Garden Ornaments

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Lark Books, May 1, 2002 - Gardening - 144 pages
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Concrete is not just for roads and pavements! Look at concrete in a completely different way as you create everything from bookends to a Venetian bench. It's a diverse material that can be formed, carved and modelled, as well as beautifully enhanced by colour, mosaics and embedded designs. - Concrete Basics - Mixing Concrete - Custom Recipes - Simple Casting - - Construction Techniques - Carving Basics - Surface Treatments - - Concrete Folk Environments - Community Projects - The 24 projects are explained and illustrated in step-by-step photographs, graded beginner to advanced, and include: - Concrete fossils - Masonry planter - Concrete bench - Garden trough - - Birdbath - Decorated stepping-stones - Standing lantern - Frog fountain -
 

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Fine for some of the basics

User Review  - micca - Overstock.com

Some interesting projects just wasnt what I was looking forHoped for more detailed info on making concrete molds beyond the squareround stepping stone.Fine if youre looking for some very basic ideas but not much more Read full review

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Sherri Warner-Hunter is a sculptor who has been working with concrete for over a decade. She has created large-scale concrete and mosaic public sculptures. Examples of her work can be seen at the Nashville International Airport and Vanderbilt Children's Hospital in Nashville. Hunter still conducts classes and workshops in various concrete and mosaic techniques.

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