A lavishly illustrated book that offers solid information on designing, planning, building, and maintaining a wooden fence. Color photos by veteran National Geographic photographer James P. Blair make it as beautiful as it is informative.
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Fences have many purposes, including security, privacy, and ornamentation, but not all wooden fences are alike. Do you want a rustic post-and-board fence or a colonial white picket fence? Do you need a gate for the driveway or a trellis for the roses? With some thought and planning, the fence you build can both fulfill your needs and enhance your property. George Nash describes the many types of wooden fencing and recommends certain kinds of wood (all common hardwoods, he says, are generally unsuitable, as they swell, warp, and rot too easily). He also tells how to apply for a building permit, develop a site plan, establish the level line, lay out, build, and maintain all the parts of the fence. It's one of the best references available on the subject, and certainly the most beautiful.From the Back Cover:
An experienced carpenter and talented writer, Nash traces the evolution of the American wooden fence from Colonial times to the present. He discusses the various types of fences, and explains how to design a fence to meet every conceivable need - including how to be a good neighbor. Everything you need to know to build a fence is here, from laying out the fence to digging postholes, anchoring the posts, and installing gates and fence boards. There's even a trouble-shooting guide for maintenance and repair.
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Book Description Taunton Press, 1997. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P111561581518
Book Description Book Condition: Brand New. Book Condition: Brand New. Bookseller Inventory # 97815615815111.0