Over 150 projects and hundreds of instructional photographs combine with informative tips, tricks, and inspiration in the most comprehensive patio and walkway book on the market.
With The Complete Photo Guide to Outdoor Building, adding beautiful, functional patios and walkways to your yard has never been easier. From low-cost footpaths with high curb appeal to expansive, estate-quality decorative concrete patios, this book presents each project with foolproof step-by-step instructions and gorgeous full-color photographs. You’ll be pointed toward the most current materials, tools, common practices, codes, and construction techniques to help you add value to your home and enjoy your outdoor spaces to their full potential. If you’re looking for more storage, you’ll find complete how-to information for sheds and greenhouses. If you need more living space, you’ll find instructions for patios, decks, and porches. Build play structures to entertain the children; arrange an outdoor cooking area to entertain the adults—whether your existing space needs to be freshened up or your unused space is just waiting to be beautified, this book is a crucial one-stop resource for do-it-yourself homeowners. Complete with detailed planning information and recommendations for tools and materials, The Complete Photo Guide to Outdoor Building has everything the home DIYer needs to improve and enjoy their outdoor living space.
Black & Decker The Complete Outdoor Builder. 2d ed. Creative Pub: Quayside. 2009. 528p. illus. index. ISBN 978-1-58923-483-3. pap. $19.99.
Covering walkways, patios, decks, sheds, and more, the second edition of Outdoor Builder features a better layout and more instructional details than the original. Step-by-step information and suggested variations make Outdoor Builder well suited for beginners. -- Library Journal, March 1, 2010