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Title:
The complete photo guide to outdoor home improvement : more than 150 projects
Author:
Black & Decker Corporation (Towson, Md.)
Publication Information:
Minnetonka, MN : Creative Publishing International, [2002]

©2002
Physical Description:
502 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 27 cm.
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781589230439
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

A collection of outdoor construction projects for the home and landscape. It begins with sections on tools and materials, yard surveying and drawing plans, and includes a section on the basic techniques of working with wood, concrete, brick, stone, and roofing materials. The heart of the volume features lengthy chapters on pathways, fences, walls and gates, patios, decks, porches and entries, sheds and outbuildings, and accessories. More than 200 projects are covered. These include: a timber play structure for children; a Victorian gazebo; retaining walls; a brick barbecue; a cobblestone walkway; decorative fountains; a raised garden bed; and a garden pond.


Author Notes

The editors of Creative Publishing international have created dozens of best-selling titles in the fields of home repair, home improvement, home decor, and landscaping.


Table of Contents

Introductionp. 6
Planningp. 8
Building Materialsp. 10
Lumberp. 10
Metals and Plasticsp. 12
Manufactured Stonep. 13
Natural Stonep. 14
Concretep. 15
Mortarp. 15
Estimating and Ordering Materialsp. 16
Basic Toolsp. 18
Power and Rental Toolsp. 19
Masonry Toolsp. 20
Fasteners and Hardwarep. 21
Codes and Courtesiesp. 22
Measuringp. 26
Challengesp. 27
Drawing Plansp. 28
Basic Techniquesp. 30
Gradingp. 32
Drainage Swalep. 34
Dry Wellp. 36
Surface Preparationp. 38
Working with Concretep. 40
Building Wood Formsp. 42
Mixing Concretep. 44
Placing Concretep. 45
Pouring Footingsp. 48
Building with Brickp. 52
Working with Stonep. 56
Cutting Stonep. 58
Cutting and Soldering Copperp. 60
Pathways and Patiosp. 62
Loose-fill Pathwayp. 64
Stepping Stone Pathp. 66
Flagstone Walkwayp. 68
Concrete Walkwayp. 70
Simulating Flagstone in Concretep. 72
Simulating Brick Pavers in Concretep. 73
Boardwalkp. 74
Garden Stepsp. 76
Pre-cast Form Stepsp. 80
Brick Paver Landingp. 82
Brick Paver Patiop. 84
Concrete Patiop. 86
Tiled Patiop. 88
Concrete Drivewayp. 94
Pathway and Patio Ideasp. 98
Fences and Wallsp. 100
Basic Techniquesp. 102
Board and Stringer Fencep. 110
Panel Fencep. 113
Picket Fencep. 116
Post and Rail Fencep. 120
Vinyl Fencep. 124
Ornamental Metal Fencep. 128
Chain Link Fencep. 130
Brick and Cedar Fencep. 134
Brick Archwayp. 138
Stone and Rail Fencep. 142
Cedar and Copper Fencep. 144
Framed Trellis Wallp. 148
Mortarless Block Wallp. 152
Mortared Block Wallp. 156
Dry Stone Wallp. 160
Mortared Stone Wallp. 164
Stone Moon Windowp. 166
Glass Block Wallp. 170
Retaining Wallp. 174
Fence and Wall Ideasp. 176
Gatesp. 178
Basic Gatesp. 180
Gate with Stained Glassp. 184
Copper Gatep. 188
Arched Gatep. 192
Trellis Gate Combinationp. 196
Gate Ideasp. 202
Decksp. 204
Anatomy of a Deckp. 206
Working with Building Officialsp. 208
Basic Deck Building Techniquesp. 210
Step-by-Step Overviewp. 210
Attaching a Ledgerp. 212
Locating Post Footingsp. 215
Digging and Pouring Footingsp. 218
Setting Postsp. 220
Installing Beamsp. 222
Hanging Joistsp. 226
Laying Deckingp. 228
Alternative Decking Materialsp. 230
Building Stairsp. 234
Installing Railingsp. 238
High Rectangular Deckp. 242
Rectangular Deckp. 252
Inside Corner Deckp. 262
Wraparound Deckp. 272
Low-profile Deckp. 282
Decks (Continued)p. 290
Platform Deckp. 290
Framing for a Hot Tubp. 294
Deck Ideasp. 296
Porchesp. 298
Planning and Designing Porchesp. 300
Anatomy of a Porchp. 301
Building a Basic Porchp. 304
Step-by-Step Overviewp. 304
Attaching Ledgers and Installing Postsp. 306
Installing Joistsp. 310
Installing Porch Floorsp. 312
Installing Beams and Trussesp. 314
Installing Sheathing and Fasciap. 318
Installing Step Flashingp. 320
Wrapping Posts and Beamsp. 322
Finishing the Cornice and Gablep. 324
Installing Soffits and Ceilingsp. 326
Building Railingsp. 328
Building Wooden Porch Stepsp. 330
Concrete Stepsp. 334
Screening-in a Porchp. 338
Porticop. 342
Three-Season Porchp. 350
Porch Ideasp. 368
Sheds and Outbuildingsp. 370
Choosing the Sitep. 372
Working with Plansp. 373
Basic Construction Techniquesp. 374
Anatomy of a Shedp. 374
Foundationsp. 375
Wooden Skid Foundationp. 375
Concrete Slab Foundationp. 377
Framingp. 380
Floor Framingp. 380
Wall Framingp. 382
Roof Framingp. 386
Roofingp. 390
Fascia and Sheathingp. 390
Asphalt Shinglesp. 393
Siding and Trimp. 395
Plywood Sidingp. 395
Trimp. 396
Doors and Windowsp. 397
Prehung Doors and Windowsp. 397
Homemade Doors and Windowsp. 399
Basic Shedp. 400
Lawn-tractor Garagep. 410
Lean-to Tool Binp. 422
Sheds and Outbuildings (Continued)p. 430
Victorian Gazebop. 430
Carportp. 444
Shed and Outbuilding Ideasp. 454
Outdoor Accessoriesp. 457
Children's Play Structurep. 458
Arborp. 468
Raised Garden Bedp. 470
Fire Pitp. 472
Brick Barbecuep. 476
Cobblestone Fountainp. 480
Wash Tub Fountainp. 484
Garden Pondp. 488
Accessories Ideasp. 490
Conversion Chartsp. 492
Resources and Contributorsp. 496
Indexp. 498

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