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253 p. : col. ill. ; 21 cm.
Techniques and materials -- Basic backyard projects. Deck with benches ; Covered garden seat ; Picnic table ; Pergola ; Rose arbor ; Porte couverte ; Picket gate ; Traditional English farm gate ; Rustic gate -- Sheds and outdoor spaces. Garden shower ; Garden kiosk ; Hexagonal garden house ; Classic garden house ; Summerhouse -- Treehouses and playhouses. Peace treehouse ; Hollywood treehouse ; Two-tree treehouse ; Three-legged treehouse ; Traditional treehouse ; Garden treehouse ; Gambrel roof treehouse -- Advanced projects. Artist's studio ; The timber-frame ; Teahouse.
"Backyard Building will cover backyard accessories, the fundamentals of tools and materials, and useful tips based on real-life questions from the couple's popular website. Its unique style, with hand-drawn illustrations to guide the reader through the building process in a user-friendly way, stands out from the crowd. The clear, detailed drawings are not only easy to follow but a pleasure to look at; they are supplemented by irresistible color photographs."--Provided by publisher.