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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
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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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|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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|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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|Bargain Books are non-returnable.
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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|This all-new edition of a perennial top-seller is designed to lead readers through the process of planning a new deck—from dreaming to designing.
Offers a unique comprehensive approach to deck building that ranges from design to construction.
Quick-read advice from experts around the country on current design trends in materials, deck finishes, railing styles, and outdoor lighting.
Helps homeowners sort through the overwhelming array of deck options to design a structure that helps meet their needs, space availability, and budget.
Filled with gorgeous photography and solid information to help readers create the deck of their dreams.
ISBN: 0696211947 Date Published on 1/1/2001
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|Illustrates outdoor living as a natural part of residential architecture and decoration.
ISBN: 0803802102 Date Published on 1/25/1988
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|Family, friends, kids-everyone enjoys hanging out in the backyard or garden. Just think how impressed they'll be when they find out you built the furniture. Sunset commissioned a master woodworker to design these 18 high-end, elegantly simple pieces of outdoor furniture. Full-color photography shows off the beautiful design and craftsmanship of the completed projects. Several kinds of outdoor-resilient wood are used, such as pine, teak, mahogany, and recycled plastic lumber.|
ISBN: 0376010274 Date Published on 11/1/2002