Adding beautiful, functional patios and walkways to the yard has never been easier thanks to this book Over 150 projects and hundreds of instructional photographs combine with informative tips, tricks, and inspiration for the most comprehensive patio and walkway book on the market From low cost, curb appeal walkways to expansive, estate quality decorative concrete patios complete with outdoor kitchens, this book presents each project with step by step instructions and full color photographs as well as informative tips, tricks, and inspiration Each project uses the most current materials, tools, common practices, codes, and construction techniques to help readers add value to their homes and allow them to enjoy their outdoor spaces to full potential Whether an existing patio needs to be freshened up or an unused space in the yard is just waiting to be put to use, this book is a crucial resource for do it yourself homeowners....
|Title||:||Black & Decker The Complete Outdoor Builder: From Arbors to Walkways: 150 DIY Projects|
|Publisher||:||Creative Publishing international Second edition November 1, 2009|
|Number of Pages||:||528 pages|
|File Size||:||985 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
|Last checked||:||21 Minutes ago!|
Black & Decker The Complete Outdoor Builder: From Arbors to Walkways: 150 DIY Projects Reviews
This is an awesome do it yourself book for landscaping and building decks, patios, walkways, walls, fences, and other outdoor projects like a firepit, archway, grilling station, etc. The only drawback is that the book shows just one or maybe two options on how to do the projects, and it is an overview guide of how to do the project. There's not an extremely detailed layout so you'll need some handyman skills already, but this book gives great guidance and ideas, and tells you what you'll need to do the job.
as mentioned elsewhere in the do-it-yourself department, two sons went through their used-home repair-and-rebuild phases with old-fashioned doorstop-style manuals including this one thanks to dear old dad -- who's not a luddite but just likes to keep a variety of resource handy to the job, and a book is as handy as a computer, sometimes more so. when the boys got the doors done, guess where they were? outdoors! and, as it says in the title, this is a "complete" guide -- practical, clear, understandable, thorough. where the book's at hand in the measure-once, cut-twice . . . hey, wait a minute . . . measure-twice, cut-once stage of the job, there's no need to add the trudge back to the house to recharge the battery before you ask mr. computer know-it-all a question. handy.
The Amazon preview allows you to peruse book content to determine relevance & purchase-worthiness. As a skilled tradesman, this book gave many tips & provided many projects that an intermediate to skilled do-it-yourselfer can accommodate. However, the caveat is for & towards the beginner, as tendency may lead one to bite off more than they can chew. Be realistic regarding your abilities...the wrong assumption, e.g. inflated ego could get you injured or worse
Good book for backyard designs. I bought it for a pergola design. I have not constructed pergola. Good pictures in the book.
This book gives detailed descriptions of numerous projects you might want to do. An excellent reference book for any do it yourself person.
I was looking for a book that would give directions for building a screen porch. The one example shown in the book did not meet my expectations. I do anticipate that the book will help give an overview for other DIY projects.