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Trellises, arbors, & pergolas : ideas and plans for garden structures.
First edition.
Publication Information:
Des Moines, Iowa : Meredith Books, [2004]

Physical Description:
176 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
General Note:
At head of title: Better Homes and Gardens.

Includes index.
Format :


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TH4961 .T64 2004 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area-Oversize
TH4961 .T64 2004 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area-Oversize

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Features: Detailed, illustrated plans for building a variety of styles; Over 50 garden structures included, with construction drawings and lists of materials; Expert construction advice-how to use tools, prepare sites, buy lumber, and apply outdoor finishes; Selection tips for plants compatible with the structures featured.

Author Notes

For more than 75 years the Better Homes and Gardens brand has been one of America's most trusted sources for information on cooking, gardening, home improvement, home design, decorating and crafting. Through refreshing ideas, clear directions and beautiful photographs, the brand has inspired millions of Americans, with more than 38 million books sold since 1930, including the New Cook Book, New Garden Book, and New Decorating Book --all cornerstone titles in their categories. Today, the Better Homes and Gardens brand encompasses books, magazines, television, radio and online media. The greater BH&G family includes partner brands such as Family Circle, American Patchwork and Quilting, Country Garden, and Diabetic Living, all of which publish under the BH&G imprint.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Find Your Inspirationp. 4
Arborsp. 6
Trellisesp. 12
Pergolasp. 16
Growth Opportunitiesp. 20
Define Your Stylep. 28
Variations on a Themep. 36
Starting Pointp. 44
For Your Comfortp. 50
Chapter 2 Trellis, Arbor, and Pergola Projectsp. 52
Simple Trellisesp. 54
Fan Trellisp. 60
Arched Screenp. 62
Pyramid Trellisp. 64
Trellis Triop. 66
Garage Door Trellisp. 68
Garden Retreatp. 70
Circle Top Trellisp. 72
Gated Arborsp. 74
Rustic Arborsp. 76
Arched Arborp. 78
Square Arborp. 82
Triangular Arborp. 84
Garden Gate Arborp. 86
Classic Arborp. 92
Knock-Down Arborp. 96
Split-Level Arborp. 100
Basic Pergolap. 102
Relaxation Stationp. 106
Build-To-Suit Pergolap. 110
Chapter 3 Plants to Grow on Structuresp. 116
Reach for the Skyp. 118
Gallery of Climbing Plantsp. 120
Pruning and Training Climbersp. 126
Chapter 4 Building Basicsp. 128
Landscaping Toolsp. 130
Layout and Measuring Toolsp. 132
Measuring and Markingp. 134
Carpentry Hand Toolsp. 136
Power Toolsp. 140
Buying Lumberp. 142
Fasteners and Hardwarep. 146
Joinery and Carpentryp. 150
Gluing and Clampingp. 159
Making Lattice Panelsp. 160
Locating and Installing Postsp. 162
Smoothing Outdoor Projectsp. 168
Finishing Outdoor Projectsp. 170
Indexp. 174
USDA Zone Mapp. 176