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Outdoor Kitchens: Designs for Outdoor Kitchens, Bars, and Dining Areas
Amanda Lecky
1592532039
November 2005
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Book Description
Outdoor cooking has far surpassed the days of the simply grilling on the patio. Incorporating everything from fully-stocked bars to full-size kitchen appliances in its plans, open-air cooking has soared to new levels of creativity, design, and technique.With Outdoor Kitchens you will be able to personalize the outdoor cooking space that perfectly suits your lifestyle. Superb photography creates a catalog of options, inspiring you to design a space that exactly meets your desires, climate, cooking style, and budget. This book equips you with all the information you need to successfully set up an outdoor kitchen, from tips on choosing the right dˆ©cor to proper equipment selection, allowing you to make all the correct decisions along the way. "

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The Ultimate Pool Maintenance Manual
Terry Tamminen
0071362398
Sept 2000
Paperback
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Service Industry News, November 30, 2000
An expanded and revised edition of the original...including cutting-edge technologies...detailed information and repair tips...and helpful resources.

Review
San Jose Mercury News : You need a copy of "The Ultimate Guide to Above-Ground Pools," by Terry Tamminen. Regardless if you just acquired an above-ground or on-ground pool or have had one for years, you'll find far more value from the book than its price.

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The Backyard Playground (Black and Decker Outdoor Home Series): Recreational Landscapes and Play Structures
Creative Publishing
1589230590
April 2003
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Book Description
By combining building projects for children's play structures with tips and ideas for creative landscaping, this book goes much further than any other to helping readers create a fun, safe, and interactive outdoor play area for their children in an environment that is useful and appealing to adults. The projects in this book include a broad range of designs, for toddlers to teenagers. The play structure project is the classic, timber-style set found in many yards and can accommodate several accessories and future modifications. Playing in either of the two tree house projects, kids will find adventure, privacy, and a connection to the outdoors. The climbing wall project provides kids-and parents-with a fun way to develop strength and concentration. There are also projects for playhouses and forts that kids can help...


Building Barbecues and Outdoor Kitchens
Manufactured by Sunset Books
0376010436
September 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
Advice and techniques to create the perfect outdoor cooking center for your home and lifestyle-from a simple grill to an elaborate outdoor kitchen. The meat of the book is fifteen complete barbecue building plans, including simple surrounds for portable grills, smokers, and even fire pits. Whether planning to build-your-own or hire a professional, Building Barbecues has the recipe for a successful project.


The Swimming Pool
Martha Baker
0609610767
Mar 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
An enlightened approach to pool design, The Swimming Pool matches superb aesthetics with the best of today’s most innovative building materials for the ultimate guide to building your backyard retreat. Renowned landscape designer Martha Baker explores four popular styles—Romantic, Modern, Classic, and Rustic—and details the key elements that help to create a complete look. She provides ideas for personalizing elements to match your individual taste and accommodating practical needs. Leading you on a guided tour of exclusive international locales featuring pools with many different looks and styles, she offers a wealth of advice on:

•Identifying the right design style to complement your property

•Siting your pool and selecting the best pool shape

•Creating...


Making Concrete Garden Ornaments
Sherri Warner Warner Hunter
1579903185
May 2002
Paperback
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From Library Journal
Decorated concrete figures have recently moved out of the realm of eccentric folk art and roadside religious "grottoes" into mainstream yards and gardens. Here are projects by several designers for making mosaic stepping stones, birdbaths, carved planters, and art figures. The projects are grouped by skill level and offer step-by-step instructions on how to mix concrete, make molds, and embed mosaics. The finished products are heavy, year-round installations intended to stay where they are placed. This is a good, practical book for public library craft and garden collections. Copyright 2001 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Book Description
A celebrated teacher has gathered the...


Deerproofing Your Yard & Garden
Rhonda Massingham Hart
1580175856
Apr 2005
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From Library Journal
As deer populations increase, property owners are looking for ways to combat damage from them. Master gardener Hart (Dirt-Cheap Gardening, Storey, 1995) offers environmentally responsible methods for deterring deer from the yard and garden. Besides information on historical deer populations, the roots and extent of the current problem, deer species, subspecies in the United States, and the life cycle and behavior of deer, she provides extensive tips on "deer-o-scaping" (avoiding plants deer prefer, taking advantage of those they dislike, and incorporating designs and structures to discourage them). Hart includes plant lists and specifications for fences and offers an extensive discussion of the products and home remedies used for deterrence. Though other publications on the topic abound, Hart's compilation of...


Great Garages, Sheds and Outdoor Buildings
Connie Brown
1881955982
January 2001
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Sentimental Living from the Porch
Alda Ellis
1574864645
May 2005
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Book Description
Alda Ellis shares her best ideas for outdoor décor and open-air entertaining throughout every season. Gorgeous photographs of Alda's own porch and simple instructions make these stunning spaces easy to recreate in your own home.


Creative Concrete Ornaments for the Garden: Making Pots, Planters, Birdbaths, Sculpture and More
Sherri Warner Hunter
1579905854
May 2005
Hardcover
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From Booklist
Hunter introduces the fundamentals of concrete within the context of craft, familiarizing novices with the tools, equipment, mixing methods, and safety precautions used with the most common general-purpose cement, Portland Type I. She moves from a brief history to discussions of aggregates such as pea gravel and marble chips to mixing and finishing, woodworking, and metalworking. Starting with the basic mix, readers will find recipes for 21 varieties, and an initial project: casting a simple bowl. Hunter moves on to flexible molds and various core materials used to produce landscape statuary and concrete columns. The basics of cement carving are covered, as are techniques for texturing the surfaces of outdoor chairs and garden sculpture. Each of 25 projects, advancing from beginning to intermediate and advanced, is...


How to Build Small Barns & Outbuildings
Monte Burch
0882667734
Jan 1992
Paperback
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Book Description
Building your own barns and outbuildings offers many benefits, perhaps the most obvious being the money you can save. About half the costs of any building project is the labor, and, by doing it yourself, you can construct your building more economically, or even put up a larger building on the same budget.

But another important benefit of building it yourself is the satisfaction that comes from improving your own landscape and surroundings. A well-constructed barn, shed, or outbuilding can be a source of pride for many years -- and will also enhance the value of your property.

In How to Build Small Barns & Outbuildings, Monte Burch takes readers step by step through the fundamentals of general construction -- from planning and laying out a site to do-it-yourself instructions on framing, roofing,...


Treehouses of the World
Pete Nelson
0810949520
September 2004
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
A principal of the Seattle-based construction company Treehouse Workshop and the author of three previous treehouse books, Nelson can safely be said to be solidly grounded in his knowledge of the subject; he presents everything from elevated basic wooden shelters to California-style ranches to turreted abodes resembling that of Pip's friend Wemmick in Great Expectations—fanciful and Victorian. The 250 full-color photos from Kurzaj (The Abrams Guide to American Houses) show great sympathy and felicity of composition, invitingly maximizing the natural settings. While the title promises diversity, about half of the houses are in the United States (with a West Coast majority built by Nelson), a quarter or so in Europe and most of the rest in Japan. And materials and location do dictate a certain...


What Color Is Your Swimming Pool
Alan E. Sanderfoot
1580173098
May 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
Clean, healthful, sparkling water - that's what a backyard swimming pool is all about. Professional pool maintenance crews can keep a swimming pool clean and its water crystal clear, but they cost a small fortune. Yet many pool owners who try the do-it-yourself approach find themselves plagued by a host of troubles. Cloudy water. Algae sprouting on the pool's walls and bottom. Pumps, pipes, and other equipment that corrode and deteriorate at an alarming rate. Funky odors.

That's where WHAT COLOR IS YOUR SWIMMING POOL? steps in. This classic time-tested resource for pool owners is back in a completely rewritten edition and with a new author. Alan E. Sanderfoot has updated the text to spotlight the latest swimming pool technology and has greatly expanded the range of information about hot tubs and spas.

This...



The Treehouse Book
Pete Nelson
0789304112
July 2000
Paperback
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Book Description
It seems that almost everyone likes treehouses. Smiles of recognition turn into grins of enthusiasm as more people discover them and dream about making their own private retreats or family play spaces. And it's nice to remind ourselves that treehouses are built into the oldest and most forgiving, living things on earth. Also, history records treehouses as being built as deliberate follies, as challenges for arboreal designers, for merrymaking, and for keeping the spirit of fairy tales alive. But treehouses can also be social places. We will visit many that were built to entertain, to hang out with friends, or as guest houses. Trees welcome all types.

Master treehouse builders Peter and Judy Nelson, with David Larkin, have embarked on yet another treehouse-discovery expedition across America, this time adding...


Outdoor Projects Collection
Home Planners
0641667361

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Tree Houses You Can Actually Build: A Weekend Project Book
David R. Stiles
0395892732
May 1998
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Book Description
Tree houses capture the imagination of the child in all of us, and they have never been more popular than they are today. This inspirational yet thoroughly practical guide shows even the most inexperienced weekend carpenter how to design and build a lifetime of memories for the entire family. With more than 200,000 copies of their popular Weekend Project Books sold, David and Jeanie Stiles have become America's First Couple of do-it-yourself woodworking. In Tree Houses You Can Actually Build, they explain basic building procedures through clear, simple instructions and non-technical line drawings that illustrate every step of the project, from the earliest sketches to the final cedar shingle. The authors outline five basic designs that can be adapted to virtually any set of conditions, and throughout the book, they...


Ortho's All about Building Waterfalls, Ponds, and Streams
Charles M. Thomas
0897214730
Jan 2002
Paperback
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Book Description
A practical, easy-to-understand guide to adding both still (ponds) and moving (waterfalls and streams) water features to any garden.

Includes complete, easy-to-follow instructions on designing, establishing, and caring for a variety of eye-pleasing water projects.

More than 220 vivid photographs and illustrations, plus detailed instructions, make this guide a must-have for garden enthusiasts looking to plan and build a water feature.

Expert advice on selecting the right fish and plants for embellishing any backyard aquatic paradise.

Solution-based format inspires homeowners to confidently create water havens in their own yards.

With an additional 32 pages of information, this second edition provides the very best instructions for building ponds, waterfalls, and streams.

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Decks 1-2-3
Home Depot
0696211858
Apr 2001
Hardcover
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Book Description
75 projects teach how to design, build, accessorize, repair, and maintain decks.

Includes expert tips on customizing plans.



Wilderness Navigation: Finding Your Way Using Map, COMPASS, Altimeter and GPS
Bob Burns
0898869536
August 2004
Paperback
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Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
If you're planning a wilderness excursion, swallow your pride and pick up Wilderness Navigation.

Sweat magazine
Even if you've never held a compass or GPS, you'll have an idea of how they work.

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