Outdoor woodwork 16 easy-to-build projects for your yard & garden

Alan Bridgewater

Book - 2002

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Step-by-step practical guides
North Adams, MA : Storey Books 2002.
Physical Description
128 p. : col. ill. ; 28 cm
Includes index.
Main Author
Alan Bridgewater (-)
Other Authors
Gill Bridgewater (-)
Review by Library Journal Reviews

The Bridgewaters, a husband and wife team who have written a number of excellent woodworking books geared toward beginners, offer a collection of 16 attractive outdoor projects that will appeal to most woodworkers. The projects, made with common materials, include a potting table, treehouse, rabbit hutch, wheeled bench, picket fence, Victorian toolshed, and planter. The projects are especially well designed, with attractive detailing (for example, the picnic table has ornate sawn detailing on the boards). Each project is finely illustrated with clear photographs and excellent directions. A short section on techniques includes information on tools, joinery, project installation, finishing, and maintenance (a subject neglected by many titles). This book is an outstanding choice for all public libraries. Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

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.