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.
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.
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.
Deck & Patio Furnishings
Author: Michael R. Anderson
Publisher: Cool Springs Press
Get everything you need to know to build 25 outdoor projects, from benches to birdbaths! Deck & Patio Furnishings is a collection of easy to intermediate projects that any homeowner with basic tools can build. These practical projects for outdoor living range from seats, benches, tables, and lounges to overhead arbors, wind and sun screens, deck boxes, storage, bars, and even side tables and cooler stands. Most are made with standard dimensional lumber, so finding the right materials will be a snap! Each of the 25 original, never-before-published projects includes dimensioned plan drawings, cutting and shopping lists, complete step-by-step instructions with clear how-to photos, and a gorgeous finished photo so you can be sure your work will go smoothly.
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.
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.
Finally, a nuts-and-bolts woodworking guide with achievable and beautiful projects that people actually want to use! Woodworking in a Weekend is the ultimate go-to basic woodworking handbook, featuring 20 simple yet eye-catching projects that require only basic tools and reusable wood. With creative and practical projects, including a rustic table made from axe handles, attractive shelves made of ladders, and even instructions for building a beehive, this gorgeous book is perfect for anyone who wants the satisfaction of building their own furniture without the hassle of extensive time commitments or fancy tools. Including clear, step-by-step instructions, inspiring photographs, and helpful how-to illustrations, crafters will soon be building classic, long-lasting home décor.
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,
Author: Susanna Zacke, Sania Hedengren
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
Pouring concrete doesn’t have to be left to the professionals—decorate your home with concrete poured, mixed, and molded by your own two hands! Versatile, inexpensive, and easily casted, concrete is the perfect medium for crafters, tinkerers, and home improvers. Now, lifelong crafters and interior designers Susanna Zacke and Sania Hedengren reveal more than thirty of their favorite, no-fuss casting projects. Decorate your kitchen table or outdoor patio with: • Rhubarb leaf fruit bowls • Clustered candleholders • Birdbaths • Patterned pots • Flower vases • Angel figurines • And much more! Once you get started, you won’t want to stop making trinkets and ornate arrangements for friends, family, and each room in your house. Plus, crafting with concrete is a great way to get outside and enjoy a beautiful, sunny day. Featuring step-by-step photos, easy-to-follow directions, and Susanna and Sania’s expert tips, Concrete, the Perfect Hobby is the ultimate new guide to outdoor crafting. Pour out your creativity and discover the beautiful, practical items you can cast!
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
Nature Art Workshop
Author: Katie Brooks, Sarah Lorraine Edwards, Allison Hetzell, Mikko Sumulong
Publisher: Walter Foster Publishing
Nature Art Workshop is a visual resource for any artist or crafter desiring to combine their artistic talents with their love of the natural world. Each page engages, inspires, and encourages artists to see the world around them in a new light while they learn to create their own nature-inspired art. Four talented visual nature artists guide readers through finding and prepping traditional media and natural elements to use in creating fun and unique nature-inspired projects following simple step-by-step instructions. Projects include a pressed-flower ceramic dish, fresh floral crown, and flower-adorned candles, in addition to painted feathers, stones, shells, leaves, and more. Valuable art tips and techniques offer guidance during the artistic process. A fun, refreshing approach to mixed-media art, Nature Art Workshop proves that you can turn anything into a stunning work of art with the right materials and a bit of imagination.
Easy Home Furniture Projects
Author: Editors of Cool Springs Press
Publisher: Cool Springs Press
With complete plans that include drawings, step-by-step photos, and clear how-to directions, this gigantic book has something for everyone. Build some awesome stuff and become a confident carpenter with Easy Home Furniture Projects. With the one hundred projects included in this massive book, you'll have days of building and making ahead of you. Best of all, each project is guaranteed to add a unique, meaningful accent to your home or yard. Complete projects include easy-to-follow plans, instructions, tools and materials, and cutting lists. The technique sections help you choose the right wood, hardware, and tools for your projects and offer instructions on how to use the recommended tools. Each project is designed to be built with the everyday tools and materials found at any building center. A few popular projects include: Tile-top coffee table Serving tray Writing desk Armoire Adirondack chair Picnic table for two Compost bin Gardener's tote The step-by-step photo instructions feature projects for living rooms, kitchens, entryways, home offices, and bedrooms, as well as the outdoors. You'll find projects for ornaments, decorations, benches, tables, seats, garden accessories, storage and utilities, birds and pets, and much more. The book also includes plans specifically designed for children to use. So, what are you waiting for? Roll up your sleeves and pick out your first project!
Easy Wood Furniture Projects
Author: Creative Publishing International
Publisher: Creative Pub International
This easy-to-use manual features projects that have been tested by experienced carpenters. Step-by-step instructions are illustrated with color photos for every project.
With this guide, even beginning woodworkers will be able to build up to 20 projects-- all in the simple, elegant Arts & Crafts style.