Rustic Garden Furniture and Accessories: Making Chairs, Planters, Birdhouses, Gates and More

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Sterling Publishing Company, Inc., 2007 - Crafts & Hobbies - 144 pages
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Rustic woodworking is a technique that continues to attract both novice and experienced craftspeople. Through 30 attractive projects of varying difficulty, two experts in this traditional art teach the pleasures of working with sticks, twigs, and other found wood. No experience is required to construct many of the pieces, and illustrations and color photos provide help throughout. A woven twig birdhouse, beautiful diamond rose trellis, and the perennial favorite Adirondack chair: all the projects add decorative flair to a porch or deck. Also included are tips for working with bark, and advice on painting and other finishing methods. The various combinations of natural wood textures and curves will add spark—and comfort—to any garden.
 

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Making rustic furniture allows woodcrafters to exercise their creativity as well as make use of frequently discarded materials like logs or twigs. The authors, both woodworkers, show readers how to ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction by Daniel Mack
6
Building with Sticks
14
PORCH DECK
41
Mosaic Twig Table
49
Folding Screen
56
Living Loveseat
66
Bittersweet Chair
74
Garden Bench
82
Wattle Tree Surround
89
Swing Arbor
124
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DANIEL MACK, an artist who specializes in simple, natural furniture, is the author of five books on rustic furniture and building. He lives in Warwick, New York.

Thomas Stender is the author of "Architectural Birdhouses" and "Weekend Woodworking for the Garden."

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