Step-by-Step Outdoor Stonework: Over Twenty Easy-to-Build Projects for Your Patio and Garden

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9780882668918: Step-by-Step Outdoor Stonework: Over Twenty Easy-to-Build Projects for Your Patio and Garden

This introduction to stonework includes more than 20 easy-to-build projects that can add a durable beauty to your outdoor landscape. Clear, illustrated instructions take you through the entire process of constructing everything from small garden paths and simple patios to retaining walls and dazzling fountains. You’ll quickly learn how to accurately estimate costs and quantities, select the right tools and materials, and properly prepare your site as you produce a variety of beautiful and sturdy stonework projects.

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This is a project book, with more than 20 easy-to-build projects for patio and garden using a variety of stone. Walls, arches, paths, steps, rock gardens, fountains, seats and tables, sundials, patios, and even birdbaths are described in detail and illustrated with hundreds of drawings and color photographs. The book will show the reader how to estimate costs and quantities accurately, select the right tools and materials, prepare ground sites properly, produce sturdy and original structures, and create an attractive, inviting garden or patio using one of nature's most durable and beautiful materials. --Mark A. Hetts

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From walls, arches, patios, paths, steps, roch gardens and fountains to seats and tables, sundials and bird baths, Step-by-Step Outdoor Stonework is the definitive guide to working with stone in your garden.

Full instructions for over 200 projects are accompanied by step-by-step illustrations and photographs. Whether building a wall or designing a rock garden, with this book in hand do-it-yourselfers at all levels of expertise will produce professional results every time.

Inside you'll find out how to...

* Estimate costs and quantities accurately

* Select the right tools and materials

* Prepare ground sites correctly

* Produce sturdy and original constructions

* Create a beautiful garden or patio

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