Backyard Projects for Today's Homestead by Chris Gleason

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Maximize your outdoor living spaces through creative woodworking!

Today's challenging economic climate has motivated many homeowners to stay in their current homes rather than upgrade, and this has sparked a major trend in what is often called the "don't move: improve!" movement. By putting a small amount of money (and some time) into sprucing-up your backyard, you can create a veritable oasis with the projects in this book. Not only can these projects improve quality of life, but building them can also be a great financial decision.

Backyard Projects for Today's Homestead includes:

20 illustrated step-by-step projects that are within the skill level of beginning woodworkers

Information on choosing durable materials, working with reclaimed lumber, applying finishes appropriate for outdoor wear

More than just outdoor furniture - includes chicken coops, decking, gates, etc


About Chris Gleason

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Chris Gleason is the author of several books for the DIY market including Built In Furniture for the Home, The Complete Kitchen Makeover, Complete Custom Closet, Old School Workshop Accessories and Building Real Furniture for Everyday Life. He was raised on a farm in upstate New York. He has been raising chickens in his Salt Lake City backyard for over six years, and currently builds and sells chicken coops. He has owned Gleason Woodworking Studios for over 13 years.
Published February 17, 2011 by Betterway Home. 160 pages
Genres: Crafts, Hobbies & Home. Non-fiction

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