Building Outdoor StructuresBook - 2007
McBride (a contributing editor for Fine Homebuilding magazine) offers guidance on building outdoor structures such as arbors, trellises, pergolas, gazebos, retaining walls, steps, path borders, fences and gates, and raised beds for gardens. He opens with discussion of such basics as tools and materials, but the bulk of the material consists of step-by-step instructions on specific types of projects, illustrated with detailed drawings and color photographs. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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"Building Outdoor Structures "offers practical, easy-to-follow instructions on enhancing any home's front and backyard with the natural beauty of wood. Starting with the simple uses of wood in landscaping, such as raised beds, author Scott McBride shows the average DIYer how to build retaining walls, arbors, pergolas and 7 other projects, including a gazebo. The book covers everything from choosing materials to building techniques.