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|Not just a trend, decorating outdoors is a way of life. * Decorating outdoor rooms from top to bottom * How to plant a deck, patio, or balcony so that it becomes part of the landscape * Ways to create privacy * Arranging the outdoor room to match your lifestyle * Ideas, tips, and projects on every page * 190 photographs|
ISBN: 0897214595 Date Published on 1/1/2001
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A patio turns any yard into an inviting, relaxing outdoor haven. Yet this essential landscaping element is too often overlooked in smaller yards. Small Patios, the latest book in our Garden Design series, presents a variety of patio projects tailored for small spaces—from simple resting spots at the side of a path to more elaborate structures paved with tiles and enclosed in vine-covered trellises. Each project is illustrated with color photographs and includes easy-to-follow step-by-step directions. With detailed information on everything from paving, drainage, furniture, and plants, Small Patios is an indispensable guide to turning even the tiniest patch of ground into a peaceful outdoor retreat.
ISBN: 0811825426 Date Published on 1/1/2001
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|Here's a beautifully illustrated volume making it possible for apartment or condo dwellers, or those with only a small plot of land, a deck, pathway, or even a rooftop to create a garden in a small space. A creative and practical sourcebook of innovative ideas and simple techniques for transforming a limited space into a gardening oasis. |
ISBN: 076210127X Date Published on 4/5/1999
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|This book offers inspired ideas for the many amenities that make an outdoor area special — barbecue installations, fireplaces, screened rooms, fountains, furniture, gazebos, simple decks, overheads, fencing, and much, much more!! |
ISBN: 0376015977 Date Published on 1/1/1999
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|Whether you want a garden ringed by fences, or embellished with decks and gazebos, you can build it yourself--easily! Over 20 projects suitable for amateur carpenters will turn a plain plot of land into a marvelous landscape. * Estimate quantities accurately, select the right tools and materials, and master basic woodworking techniques. * Give your garden character with either a formal or rustic fence; hang a gate securely; create a focal point with pergolas, walkways, and gazebos; and screen out ugly features with inexpensive, charming openwork trellises. * Increase your garden's comfort, attractiveness, and usefulness with slatted tables, benches, foldaway pieces, and a patio set. * Put in a child's play area with sandpits, swings, and treehouses. * Apply decorative finishes, keep rot at bay, and assemble simple yet sturdy joints. * Plus, a list of great weekend projects will help you create the garden of your dreams! 96 pages (all in color), 8 1/2 x 11.|
ISBN: 185368225X Date Published on 8/1/1998
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|Life is just so much sweeter when experienced from a good deck or patio. Breezes, sunlight, the smells of the garden, birdsongs…just a few minutes in your own backyard can enliven the senses and rejuvenate the spirit. Meals become relaxed affairs. Food tastes better. Conversations are richer. Time eases its hectic demands and drifts by at a more congenial pace. Whether for a neighborhood barbeque or just a quiet afternoon with a paperback, decks and patios offer us the perfect space to kick back and let the good times roll.
Decks and Patios for Dummies contains everything you need to know to design and build your dream deck or patio. Full of practical tips and clear, simple instructions, it shows the do-it-yourselfer how to solve problems in design and construction while avoiding pitfalls and unnecessary expenses. You’ll find useful information on:
- Choosing the location
- Choosing materials
- Preparing the site
- Adding barbeques, fireplaces, etc.
This is a start-to-finish guide on all aspects of deck and patio construction – including when you should seek help from the professionals! Designed to make the most of your budget, it walks you through:
- Dealing with contractors, codes, and feasibility
- The building checklist
- Lighting, outlets, faucets, and other add-ons
- Decks – from frames to finishes
- Patios: concrete, flagstone, or brick?
- Steps, stairs, and benches
- Special details and decorations
Whether your project is a patio just big enough for two chaises-lounges or a screened-in, wraparound deck on the side of a mountain, Decks and Patios for Dummies makes building understandable and fun with illustrations, diagrams, helpful sidebars, and a color insert of photos to stir the imagination. Take advantage of this comprehensive guide and build your dream deck today.
ISBN: 0764550756 Date Published on 3/1/1998
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|Whether your interest is in attractiveness, privacy, protection from the elements, or all three, find imaginative ideas and practical tips that help you choose the most suitable materials for building or remodeling a patio, suggest novel planting schemes for a variety of tubs, window boxes, and hanging baskets, and offer designer plans for arranging your patio plantings to best effect. Find care and maintenance suggestions for all the plants you'll want to display on and around the patio and practical advice on special patio features such as outdoor furniture, barbecues, ponds, lighting, and home security. 96 pages (all in color), 8 1/2 X 8 1/4.|
ISBN: 0706376366 Date Published on 10/1/1997
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|Step-by-step Outdoor Play Structures: Over Twenty Easy-to-build Projects for Your Patio and Garden |
ISBN: 1853683396 Date Published on 4/1/1996
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|Features advice on estimating costs and quantities, information on tools and materials, site preparation hints, and detailed hands-on instructions for working with natural and manmade stone. |
ISBN: 0882668919 Date Published on 1/3/1995