Selected as a Gardens Illustrated Recommended Read Hand-Built Outdoor Furniture covers twenty step-by-step, fully illustrated projects with hundreds of clear and easy-to-follow photographs. Finished pieces include simple items include a trellis, a flower box, and a plant stand and more complicated projects include a chaise lounge, a sectional with built-in storage, and a slat bench. Katie Jackson's projects are simple, clean, and timeless and work well within a wide variety of styles. Hand-Built Outdoor Furniture is the perfect primer for people new to woodworking, DIYers, and homeowners looking for a simple and affordable to decorate their space.
Building Garden Furniture
Author: Ray Martin
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company Incorporated
."..the book is useful and may inspire do-it-yourselfers to attempt projects not otherwise contemplated. This book is appropriate for intermediate to advanced woodworkers; recommended...."-- "LJ . "It's a great marriage: handsome photographs paired with clear instructions; wit paired with clean-lined design....The 30 projects include tables, chairs, benches, and planters, in addition to a cart, swing, and hammock stand....Diagrams are exquisitely clear, and if you have decent carpentry skills, the authors will walk you through the rest."-- "Home . 160 pages (44 in color), 68 b/w illus., 9 x 11 1/4.
Brighten your outdoor space - and make it more practical, too! These absolutely doable projects have simplified construction, with all the tough woodworking maneuvers eliminated. So, feel free to pick up a hammer and saw and get started, even if you're never built furniture before. There's plenty of variety, so you'll find exactly what's needed for your lawn, garden, patio, or deck. Sit out and enjoy the day on a classic Adirondack chair, perhaps with a matching table to hold a cool drink. Curl up with your sweetheart in a romantic lattice bower and bench, or use it as a personal hideaway. If you've always longed to have a comfy hammock in the backyard, but couldn't because the trees weren't in the right place, a sturdy stand you can place anywhere solves the problem. Or, choose a chaise lounge, dining table, Victorian love seat, and more - all with tools and techniques fully outlined.
The Handbuilt Home
Author: Ana White
Publisher: Potter Craft
Create a Beautiful, Modern Home with One-of-a-Kind DIY Furniture Beds, organizers, Adirondack chairs, a play table, and more! It's easy to build inexpensive, quality furnishings with this indispensible collection of woodworking projects from Ana White, the popular blogger who has inspired millions of homemakers with her stylish furniture plans and DIY spirit. As a young mom on a tight budget, Ana learned to make her own well-designed pieces inspired by the styles in her favorite stores—saving thousands of dollars in the process. Now, in this reference for woodworkers of all skill levels, Ana shares everything she has learned along the way. Inside The Handbuilt Home you'll find: • Plans for 34 versatile furniture projects for every room in your house—from beginner-friendly home accessories to sturdy tables, a media center, kids’ items, and storage solutions • Comprehensive information on using off-the-shelf lumber and basic equipment—almost every project can be made with a drill, a saw, and some hand tools • Easy-to-follow instructions, costs, and time estimates to guide even the most amateur of carpenters through any project You don’t need to be physically tough or superstrong to make your own furniture, and it’s okay if you don’t know that a 2x4 doesn’t actually measure 2 by 4 inches. All you need is the determination to create a better home for yourself or your family and the confidence to say, “I can build that.” Also available as an eBook
Easy-to-Build Outdoor Projects
Author: Editors of Popular Woodworking Magazine
Publisher: Popular Woodworking Books
Build Your Own Backyard Getaway! From Adirondack chairs and porch swings, to birdhouses and potting benches, Easy-to-Build Outdoor Projects is filled with the types of practical and attractive projects woodworkers love to build. The plans are simple - many only require a handful of tools - and every project comes with step-by-step instructions. Also, the expert woodworkers who created the projects paid special attention to proper material selection and durable finishes to help defeat damage caused by sun, wind and rain. The result: You'll end up with beautiful pieces that will look great for years.
Gardeners, small farmers, and outdoor living enthusiasts will love this compilation of 76 rustic DIY projects. From plant supports and clotheslines to a chicken coop, a greenhouse, and a root cellar with storage bins, most of the projects are suitable for complete novices, and all use just basic tools and easy-to-find materials. You’ll find techniques to build whatever your outdoor world is missing, with additional tips to live sustainably, happily, and independently.
Outdoor Wood Projects
Author: Steve Cory, D I y Writing Com
Publisher: Taunton Press
This is a collection of 24 easy-to-build wood projects for your garden and backyard, each of which can be constructed in a single weekend. Outdoor Wood Projects features 24 projects for the backyard and garden that can be completed with basic DIY tooling,
Enjoy outdoor living to the fullest with these 22 functional and decorative furniture projects. Superb step-by-step photographs and excellent working drawings help ensure success. The time to complete each project ranges from a few hours to a couple of weekends, making this book an ideal resource for transforming your backyard or deck. From Adirondack chairs, patio bars, and picnic tables to showcase Victorian trellises and planters, these attractive pieces will beautify your outdoor space.
Concrete Garden Projects
Author: Camilla Arvidsson, Malin Nilsson
Publisher: Timber Press
For gardeners and backyard do-it-yourselfers, concrete is a revelation. It's durable, weatherproof, impossible to steal, and it provides much-needed insulation for outdoor plants. Concrete weathers beautifully, softening around the edges, developing moss, and becoming more picturesque with age. Concrete Garden Projects takes advantage of concrete's numerous assets, showcasing an inspiring array of creative options. The step-by-step instructions for dozens of easy, do-it-yourself décor ideas include containers of all shapes and sizes, elegant benches and stools, miniature ponds and birdbaths, stepping stones, a barbecue, and a fire pit. The authors use a variety of molds easily found or made, household items like bowls and baking pans, and simple wooden frames and boxes. At pennies per pound, and so simple to use—just mix with water and pour—concrete is the key to hand-crafted backyard décor.
"Step-by-step instructions and full-color photography for more than 30 projects, including swings, benches, planters, tables, chairs, arbors and bridges"--
Shop tested expert advice for woodworkers on how to build 50 attractive and functional woodworking projects for all areas of the house from storage for the kitchen and the outdoors, to furniture and heirlooms. An ideal resource for woodworkers looking for a new project or wanting to spruce up their home, this book has plans for projects that can take a few hours, or up to a weekend to complete.
The Pallet Book
Author: Chris Peterson
Publisher: Cool Springs Press
The Pallet Book is an inspiring and ingenious project-oriented book for the home DIY enthusiast! Author Chris Peterson presents everything the enterprising handyperson needs to know to reclaim and reuse pallets in innovative, useful ways. Just some of the projects included are: A handy vertical planter Coffee table Spice rack Serving tray Compost bin Dog house Bookshelves Wine bottle rack Side table Adirondack chair Some projects, like the raised bed, showcase the pallet. For others, like the kitchen island, you'd be hard-pressed to guess the wood was free! In addition to dozens of projects, the book includes a variety of pallet-specific knowledge. You’ll find a guide with the basic skills and tools needed to rework pallets, information on where to find and source pallets, a guide to decoding pallet markings, and important pallet-related safety.
Author: GMC EDITORS., GMC Editors
Outdoor Woodworking is an impressive new title containing a collection of projects, all ideal for the garden, patio or deck. There are some projects ideal for those just starting out in woodworking and others that will challenge even the experienced woodworker. All of the projects include clear guidance on how best to approach the construction of each piece. There are also a number of projects which include helpful hints and tips to achieving perfect results. All of the projects either include step-by-step photography or detailed diagrams and some projects include plans where necessary. Projects include: bird table, picnic bench, garden obelisk, rose arch, garden gate, dovecote, toy wheelbarrow.
Author: Ben Uyeda
Publisher: Running Press Adult
You can make the furniture you want at a fraction of the price of store-bought furniture. Not only will you save tons of money, but you'll also make environmentally sustainable pieces that are solidly built, using real materials like metal, wood, concrete, and other recycled ready-mades. The projects in this book don't require special skills, prior experience, or even a garage full of tools. You'll be walked step-by-step through the process of making furniture, from where to buy the materials (or where to scavenge) to how to make the most of the tools you own.