Outdoor Woodwork: 16 Easy-To-Build Projects for Your Yard & Garden

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There's more to a cultivated country spread or city terrace garden than the plants. People increasingly see their gardens as outdoor rooms, and they want to furnish and decorate them as attractively and comfortably as any other part of the home. Who doesn't dream of having coffee on the garden bench, eating lunch at a handmade picnic table, or snuggling with a lover under an arbor in the moonlight or in a gazebo during a thunderstorm?

Readily available, easy to work with, and inexpensive, wood is the ideal material for creating stylish and practical garden features. And you can often use low-cost, rough-cut wood straight from the sawmill for rustic, outdoor projects.

OUTDOOR WOODWORK offers 16 functional and attractive projects for the garden, including fences and gates, benches and chairs, decking, sheds, arbors, pergolas, trellises, planters, picnic tables, and a child's playhouse and treehouse. Each project has clear, step-by-step instructions and diagrams accompanied by full-color photographs showing the finished piece in its garden setting. Expert advice on staining and varnishing ensures that wooden garden features will stand up to the outdoor elements for years to come. This book is ideal as a reference for beginners and as a sourcebook of inspiration for more experienced do-it-yourself enthusiasts.

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Grab your tools and get out in the garden!

Spend more time in you yard as you build and enjoy these 16 attractive woodwork projects; Enhance your landscape with a wheeled bench, a folding screen, a picnic table, a tiered planter, a classic arbor, or a tool shed. Each project discusses tools and materials, design and building techniques, and how to cut and fit component parts. The color illustrations and photographs take you through each project step by step.

- Sixteen attractive and useful projects for both novice and experienced do-it-yourselfers

- Complete, easy-to-follow, illustrated instructions, including materials lists and cross-section drawings

- Comprehensive information on staining and varnishing to ensure that your wooden garden features will stand up to the outdoor elements for years to come

About the Author:

Together with her husband Alan, Gill Bridgewater has an international reputation as an author of do-it-yourself books on gardening, furniture making, woodcarving, and pottery. She has written more than 45 successful books and dozens of magazine articles.

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