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Backyard Structures & How to Build Them

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by Monte Burch
The Lyons Press, 2004
Soft cover, 8.5" x 11", 282 pages

Does your backyard or garden look bleak and boring? Has your spouse ever told you that you need your own work building? Are your children's toys overflowing into the neighbor's yard because you have nowehere to put them? Have you ever thought about investing in a screened-in porch or a greenhouse? If you answered yes to any of these questions, this is the book for you.

We all know that hiring a contractor or builder to take care of backyard projects can be costly and frustrating. Monte Burch's Backyard Structures & How to Build Them will show you how to undertake these projects yourself--saving time and money--and still end up with beautiful new outbuildings. Everything you need to know--from getting started to purchasing tools and materials to the final construction--is covered here. Over two dozen attractive and practical building plans with material lists are fully presented in this book. Many of the structures are pole buidlings, which require no foundation excavation, only limited grading, and few materials. They also allow for the use of sites not suitable for other types of construction, and offer excellent structural integrity and wind resistance.

With sections on Decks and Patios, Backyard Decor, Backyard Playing, Backyard Shelters, and Animal Houses and Feeders, you can learn to build:
  • Under-deck storage
  • Walk-through rose trellis
  • Classic picnic table
  • Playhouse
  • Picnic shelter
  • Attached carport
  • Drive-thru "mini" pole shed
  • Birdhouses
  • Suspended bird feeder
  • Poultry housing
  • Rabbit housing
  • One-stall horse stable
  • And many more!
Burch's fresh ideas offer something for everyone. Better still, their simplicity and ease of construction make the ideal for the first-time builder.

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