Collins Outdoor DIY Projects in a Weekend

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9780004140452: Collins Outdoor DIY Projects in a Weekend

30 easy-to-achieve DIY projects that can be completed in a weekend – from a couple of hours to a whole day


Introduction: planning tips for your garden, deciding on the approach; measuring up; practical considerations

Projects include:
A quick fix for a rotting fence
Lopping branches
Camouflaging an ugly wall
Stopping your pond overflowing
Levelling a loose paving slab
Saving rainwater
Protecting vulnerable plants
Making a garden incinerator
Laying stepping across your lawn
Maintaining garden steps
Laying decorative cobblestones
Replacing a fence post
Making a bird table
A nesting box for garden birds
Window boxes and planters
Storing your garden tools

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From the Back Cover:

Every spring seems to herald a new round of essential maintenance and, if that were not enough, you have to find the time to make improvements you've been promising yourself all winter and make sure that everything is shipshape before the inclement weather returns. Time is short, but even when you have only a couple of hours to spare you can still tackle some of the simpler tasks life fixing a rotten fence or making a garden incinerator. When you can see that there's a clear weekend on the horizon, plan to take on some of the more time-consuming jobs such as building a flight of steps, constructing a rockery and making a small pond.

• Maintaining garden steps
• A nesting box for garden birds
• Window boxes and planters
• Building a dry-stone wall
• Making a small pond

The essential guide to achievable outdoor DIY projects, form simple jobs in the garden to more complex and time-consuming tasks.

• over 450 full-colour photographs and step-by-step illustrations
• attainable targets with simple instructions
• lists of essential tools required for every project
• sugggestions on the time you should allow for completion of each task, from a couple of hours to an entire weekend
• sensible cut-off points for when a job seems to be taking longer than expected

By the authors of the best-selling:

• Collins DIY Projects in a Weekend
• Collins Complete DIY Manual
• Collins Complete Woodworker's Manual
• Collins Good Wood Handbook
• Collins Care and Repair of Furniture
• Collins Care and Repair of Period Houses

About the Author:

Albert Jackson and David Day are the country’s leading DIY authors with sales of over 1million copies of their books. Their Collins Complete DIY Manual is widely acknowledged as the best book on the subject.

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Jackson, Albert; Day, David
Published by Collins (1998)
ISBN 10: 0004140451 ISBN 13: 9780004140452
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Irish Booksellers
(Rumford, ME, U.S.A.)

Book Description Collins, 1998. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0004140451

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