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Complete Book of Outdoor DIY Projects

The How-To Guide for Building 35 Projects in Stone, Brick, Wood, and Water

Author - Penny Swift & Janek Szymanowski
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Build useful and attractive outdoor features to enhance your yard and garden, using stone, brick, wood, or water. 35 DIY projects feature step-by-step instructions and clear color photographs.

Complete Book of Outdoor DIY Projects is the ultimate resource for constructing a wide variety of professional-looking, stylish structures, using stone, brick, wood, or water.

Complete Book of Outdoor DIY Projects is the ultimate resource for constructing a wide variety of professional-looking, stylish structures, using stone, brick, wood, or water.
  • 35 step-by-step projects for your lawn or garden in 4 categories: Brick, stone, water, and wood
  • Over 400 color photos beautifully illustrate this outdoor DIY project book
  • Detailed information on each project: Tools & materials, difficulty level, time it will take, handy tips, & time-saving techniques
  • Learn how to construct professional-looking, stylish structures using basic equipment and easy-to-learn skills

This homeowner's guide shows you how to build 35 useful and attractive outdoor features to enhance your yard and garden.

Complete Book of Outdoor DIY Projects is the ultimate resource for constructing a wide variety of professional-looking, stylish structures, using stone, brick, wood or water. With step-by-step instructions and clear color photographs, all you need is basic equipment and easy-to-learn skills. Projects include stone paths, garden archways, Japanese stone gardens and bamboo fountains, raised and free standing brick planters, pavers, decorative screen walls, rustic benches, and much more. Each project is accompanied by detailed information on which tools to use, exactly what materials are required, how long it will take to make, and the level of difficulty involved, along with handy tips and time-saving techniques.

Projects Include:

STONE:
  • Rock Garden
  • Stone Steps
  • Serene Stone Garden
  • Stone Slab Patio
  • Patterned Pathway
  • Crazy Paving Pathway
  • Decorative Stone Seat
  • Formal Garden Table
  • Hypertufa Sink Garden
WATER:
  • Natural Bog Garden
  • Formal Fountain Pool
  • Lily Pond
  • Shallow Feature Pool
  • Japanese Bamboo Fountain
  • Pot & Fountain Feature
  • Millstone Fountain
  • Flowing Barrel
  • Koi Pond
BRICK:
  • Built-In Planter
  • Circular Planter
  • Barbecue Pit
  • Garden Storage Bench
  • Potting Table
  • Brick-Paved Path
  • Garden Steps
  • Traditional Sundial
  • Screen Wall
WOOD:
  • Log Steps
  • Rustic Screen
  • Picket Fence & Gate
  • Bentwood Arch
  • Rustic Garden Bench
  • Trellis Arbor
  • Practical Swing Set
  • Treehouse
More Information
Weight 1.781250
Pages 208
Size 8.5" x 11" x .47"
Author Penny Swift & Janek Szymanowski
Author Janek Szymanowski, Penny Swift
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Penny Swift is a well-known journalist and author of more than 40 books, specializing in decor and home improvement. Penny is a DIY and how-to specialist whose topics range from bricks-and-mortar and stonework to welding and woodwork. She also writes on decks and patios, swimming pools, water gardens and features, decorating and interiors, and owner building.

Janek Szymanowski is a professional photographer specializing in architectural images, as well as interior design and gardens. Janek not only illustrates the books written by his wife Penny Swift and other authors, but also has considerable experience doing the things he photographs, including welding, woodwork, and basic building.

Thoroughly 'user friendly' in tone, content organization, and effectively illustrated presentation, "Complete Book of Outdoor DIY Projects" is especially and unreservedly recommended for personal and community library DIY yard and garden project instructional reference collections. The Midwest Book Review