Best Deck & Patio Building Books
Here you will get Best Deck & Patio Building Books For you.This is an up-to-date list of recommended books.
1. The Backyard Homestead: Produce all the food you need on just a quarter acre!
Author: by Carleen Madigan
Published at: Storey Publishing, LLC; 14th Printing edition (February 11, 2009)
This comprehensive guide to homesteading provides all the information you need to grow and preserve a sustainable harvest of grains and vegetables; raise animals for meat, eggs, and dairy; and keep honey bees for your sweeter days. With easy-to-follow instructions on canning, drying, and pickling, you’ll enjoy your backyard bounty all winter long.
Also available in this series: The Backyard Homestead Seasonal Planner, The Backyard Homestead Book of Building Projects, The Backyard Homestead Guide to Raising Farm Animals, and The Backyard Homestead Book of Kitchen Know-How.
2. Cabin Porn: Inspiration for Your Quiet Place Somewhere (LITTLE BROWN AN)
Author: by Steven Leckart
Published at: Little, Brown and Company; Illustrated edition (September 29, 2015)
Rural escapes for those yearning for a simpler existence, by the creators of the wildly popular tumblr Cabin Porn. Created by a group of friends who preserve 55 acres of hidden forest in Upstate New York, Cabin Porn began as a scrapbook to collect inspiration for their building projects.
As the collection grew, the site attracted a following, which is now a huge and obsessive audience. The site features photos of the most remarkable handmade homes in the backcountry of America and all over the world. It has had over 10 million unique visitors, with 350,000 followers on Tumblr.
Now Zach Klein, the creator of the site (and a co-founder of Vimeo) goes further into the most alluring images from the site and new getaways, including more interior photography and how-to advice for setting up a quiet place somewhere.
With their idyllic settings, unique architecture and cozy interiors, the Cabin Porn photographs are an invitation to slow down, take a deep breath, and feel the beauty and serenity that nature and simple construction can create.
3. Ultimate Guide: Decks, 5th Edition: 30 Projects to Plan, Design, and Build (Creative Homeowner) Over 700 Photos & Illustrations, with Step-by-Step Instructions on Adding the Perfect Deck to Your Home
Author: by Editors of Creative Homeowner
Published at: Design Originals; Fifth edition (February 12, 2018)
This is the ultimate guide to adding the perfect deck! 30 deck projects include complete plans and materials lists Over 700 step-by-step photos and illustrations in full color highlight clear, concise, friendly text How to add the perfect deckwhether doing it yourself or working with a contractor Composite decking included in this updated 5th edition, with new photos and new information Master deck builders created and provided the included designs Decks continue to be one of the most popular additions to homes today as more and more homeowners seek to enjoy outdoor living and expand living space.
Ultimate Guide: Decks, 5th Edition leads you through the process of designing and building a deck, whether as a do-it-yourself project or when wanting to better understand how to work with a contractor. Inside, you can choose from 30 designs created by master deck builders, with complete plans, materials lists, and hundreds of step-by-step color photographs that highlight the clear, concise, and friendly text.
4. Black & Decker The Complete Guide to Treehouses, 2nd edition: Design & Build Your Kids a Treehouse (Black & Decker Complete Guide)
Author: by Philip Schmidt
Published at: Cool Springs Press; 2nd edition (May 1, 2012)
This expanded edition of The Complete Guide: Build Your Kids a Treehouse covers every aspect of treehouse building, from choosing a tree and safety considerations to adding interior furniture and even a zip linenow featuring two all-new treehouse plans with step-by-step photo-illustrated instruction.
For kids, a treehouse is a room that never has to be cleaned, a place for muddy shoes and bug jars and adventures real and imagined; a house that you can paint whenever and however you want, without gaining approval.
For adults, it’s a room that never has to be cleaned, a place for muddy shoes andwell, you get the idea. But best of all a treehouse is up in a tree. And that’s just cool. Filled with inspiring photos of finished treehouses and easy-to-follow instructions for building your own, learn with your family treehouse basicschoosing a tree, planning and design, treehouse safetyfollowed by building techniques for:Platforms designed for various tree configurationsFraming and finishing walls and railingsFinishing interiors with paneling, shelves, and flip-down tables and bunksDoors, both classic and in fun shapesWindows, including shutters and pop-upsBuilding and framing roofsModes of access, including ladders, stairs, trap doors, and a fireman’s polePlaythings, including swings, a zip line, a rock climbing wall, slides, and moreYou can get started right away by following the complete plans and step-by-step photos for making your choice of two popular treehouse designs: an open-air treehouse and a gable house with entry deck.
5. Black & Decker The Complete Guide to Decks 6th edition: Featuring the latest tools, skills, designs, materials & codes (Black & Decker Complete Guide)
Author: by Editors of Cool Springs Press
Published at: Cool Springs Press; 6th edition (April 1, 2016)
Be inspired by new design and follow the latest codes as you custom build the deck of your dreams! Architecture, building codes, and design are not static; they change constantly. That’s why there’s a new edition of the bestselling Black & Decker: The Complete Guide to Decks, incorporating updates to national building codes, as well as new developments in building materials and design.
Calling attention to composite deckboards and railings, as well as other PVC products made from recycled plastic, the new materials systems featured in this book are environmentally friendly, easy to work with, rot resistant, and very low maintenance. Whether you opt for manufactured deck products or wood, the success of your project depends upon a sturdy deck undercarriage.
Accomplishing this isn’t difficult, but building the framework requires that you have the latest information on building codes. In recent years, these codes have changed significantly, affecting everything from post diameter to allowable joist hangers to railing height and even the size of concrete footings.
6. Black & Decker Deck Codes & Standards: How to Design, Build, Inspect & Maintain a Safer Deck
Author: by Bruce A. Barker
Published at: Cool Springs Press; Illustrated edition (June 5, 2017)
In BLACK+DECKER Deck Codes & Standards, national authority on building codes, Bruce Barker, explains how to both design and build decks within legal limits. In BLACK+DECKER Deck Codes & Standards Barker accurately shows how to design and build decks right.
Given that every year in the U.S. More than 120,000 people are injured by deck collapses, and more than 50 die, following Barker’s careful and detailed advice is the surest way for a homeowner to protect against disaster. Using the same common-sense approach he used in his bestselling book BLACK+DECKER Codes for Homeowners, Barker isolates the aspects of deck building that are the most frequent sources of trouble and shows-with photos, illustrations, and commentary-exactly how to do it correctly.
Barker’s new book is not only for DIYers who are building a brand new deck. National deck building codes have changed significantly in the past five years: 4 x 4 posts are no longer allowed for structural purposes that a few years ago were deemed fine, and minimum diameter requirements for concrete posts have doubled in many applications.
7. Black & Decker The Complete Guide to DIY Greenhouses, Updated 2nd Edition: Build Your Own Greenhouses, Hoophouses, Cold Frames & Greenhouse Accessories (Black & Decker Complete Guide)
Author: by Editors of Cool Springs Press
Published at: Cool Springs Press; Updated edition (May 8, 2017)
BLACK+DECKER The Complete Guide to DIY Greenhouses contains building plans, information, and tips to help you build and run your own greenhouse from the ground up. Laser-focused on building greenhouses for the home gardener, it’s the most complete title on DIY greenhouses you’ll find anywhere.
Featuring full-color step-by-step photos and comprehensive how-to instructions, the book features full plans for structures that are designed to extend the gardening season. From ornate, Victorian style greenhouses to basic cold frames, you’re sure to find a project that meets your needs and fits your space.
In this new edition, you’ll find several new plans to expand the range of options, including a geodesic-dome greenhouse, a custom greenhouse with a fieldstone foundation, more kit greenhouses, and even a super-efficient greenhouse built completely from upcycled building materials- the greenest greenhouse you’ll find!
BLACK+DECKER The Complete Guide to DIY Greenhouses gives an updated look at new materials and products, along with tips for siting and orienting, helps you make good design choices. Complete sections on heaters, ventilation and watering systems show you how to set up and operate your greenhouse for maximum benefit.
8. She Sheds: A Room of Your Own
Author: by Erika Kotite
Published at: Cool Springs Press; Illustrated edition (January 15, 2017)
Create your very own hideaway for relaxing, crafting, reading, or just to have a private place just for you. She Sheds provides the instruction and inspiration. They’ve got their man caves, and it’s time for you to have a space of your own.
She Sheds shows you how to create cozy getaways with inspiration from across the country. You will start by defining the goal and purpose of your space. Will you use it for entertaining?Crafting?Alone time? Then, use the gallery of over 100 photos as inspiration for your decor, paint colors, and landscaping.
Construction ideas, as well as ideas for upcycling, and other green resources are at your disposal throughout so you may truly personalize your she shed. Get inspired, and get started on your very own tricked-out retreat!
9. Black & Decker The Complete Guide to Sheds, 3rd Edition: Design & Build a Shed: – Complete Plans – Step-by-Step How-To (Black & Decker Complete Guide)
Author: by Editors of Cool Springs Press
Published at: Cool Springs Press; Illustrated edition (February 15, 2017)
Black & Decker The Complete Guide to Sheds has the perfect plan for anyone who is building his or her own tool shed, habitable shed, and many more. The most popular plans from previous editions are preserved, from small garage-style sheds with overhead doors, to kit sheds, to contemporary utility sheds with a dramatic flair.
This new edition delves into new styles that are drawing strong interest today, including tiny sheds, miniature tool sheds, and even small habitable sheds that are designed to function mostly as a quiet retreat for practicing a particular hobby or activity.
As with all of the hardworking, practical sheds from earlier editions, the new varieties include full-color step by step photos, complete building plan drawings with cutting lists, and clear how-to instructions. Shed-building, like any other building process, starts with good techniques.
That’s why the general skills section has been updated and improved. With this complete guide, you can build just about any shed you dream of. Plus, you’ll find information on new tools and products that will make your project go faster and more smoothly.
10. All New Building Decks
Author: by Editors of Fine Homebuilding
Published at: Taunton Press; Illustrated edition (December 1, 2015)
All pros on deck in the completely new edition of All New Building Decks. It’s the ideal time to start thinking about your deck either the one you already have that you want to fix up, or the one that you’ve been dreaming of building.
Either way, All New Building Decks the hot-off-the-press new edition of the bestselling favorite will walk you through the steps, materials, and do’s and don’ts for taking on your deck-building project. Get more tips, more advice, and more deck projects you can easily take on.
All New Building Decks, a fresh collection of best advice from the experts at Fine Homebuilding, is deep with up-to-date content for designing and building a deck for your home. Our pros take you through every step of the process including: Tools and Materials: From hardware to fasteners, flashing to finish, this section covers everything you need to tackle your deck project.
Deck Design: Create a small but elegant deck, take advantage of the natural views, build a porch with a roof deck, add in decorative inlays, and cull the brightest ideas for lighting. Deck Framing: Loads, footings, frames with steel there’s lots of ground to cover in your deck’s frame.
11. Black & Decker Complete Guide to Patios – 3rd Edition: A DIY Guide to Building Patios, Walkways & Outdoor Steps
Author: by Editors of Cool Springs Press
Published at: Cool Springs Press; 3rd edition (April 15, 2014)
Black & Decker The Complete Guide to Patios gets a fresh update with the latest products, even more projects, and all-new photos. With all of the DIY-friendly products for backyard building available today, the only valid excuse not to build your own patio or walkway is that you haven’t found the right guide for you.
That’s about to change. In Black & Decker The Complete Guide to Patios (3rd Edition), the expert editors of Cool Springs Press arm you with thorough, comprehensive information for virtually any patio or walkway undertaking you can think of. An extensive materials and design section helps you wrap your head around all the upfront planning, and the over 30 step-by-step patio, walkway, and landscape projects within are illustrated with detailed, brand-new photographs to guide your progress along the way.
Whether you prefer more traditional materials-interlocking blocks and pavers, poured concrete, flagstone, loose gravel and mulch-or you want to be on the cutting edge of the industry with new artificial pavers, geogrid synthetics, and pervious concrete, we’ve diligently updated this guide to include it all.
12. The Forest Garden Greenhouse: How to Design and Manage an Indoor Permaculture Oasis
Author: by Jerome Osentowski
Published at: Chelsea Green Publishing; Illustrated edition (October 15, 2015)
With a revolutionary new Climate Battery design for near-net-zero heating and cooling By the turn of the nineteenth century, thousands of acres of glass houses surrounded large American cities, becoming a commonplace symbol of the market garden and nursery trades.
But the possibilities of the indoor garden to transform our homes and our lives remain largely unrealized. In this groundbreaking book, Jerome Osentowski, one of North America’s most accomplished permaculture designers, presents a wholly new approach to a very old horticultural subject.
In The Forest Garden Greenhouse, he shows how bringing the forest garden indoors is not only possible, but doable on unlikely terrain and in cold climates, using near-net-zero technology. Different from other books on greenhouse design and management, this book advocates for an indoor agriculture using permaculture design conceptsintegration, multi-functions, perennials, and polyculturesthat take season extension into new and important territory.
13. Microshelters: 59 Creative Cabins, Tiny Houses, Tree Houses, and Other Small Structures
Author: by Derek “Deek” Diedricksen
Published at: Storey Publishing, LLC; First Edition (August 25, 2015)
If you dream of living in a tiny house, or creating a getaway in the backwoods or your backyard, you’ll love this gorgeous collection of creative and inspiring ideas for tiny houses, cabins, forts, studios, and other microshelters. Created by a wide array of builders and designers around the United States and beyond, these 59 unique and innovative structures show you the limits of what is possible.
Each is displayed in full-color photographs accompanied by commentary by the author. In addition, Diedricksen includes six sets of building plans by leading designers to help you get started on a microshelter of your own. You’ll also find guidelines on building with recycled and salvaged materials, plus techniques for making your small space comfortable and easy to inhabit.
14. Landscaping For Dummies
Author: by Phillip Giroux
Published at: For Dummies; 1st edition (January 27, 1999)
Create the yard you have always yearned for! A beautiful landscape reflects well on your house, making it a welcome part of a neighborhood or native terrain. And it dramatically increases your home’s value. Landscaping also makes your house and yard more useful and better able to complement your family’s lifestyle.
Trees shade your home to reduce energy use. Thorny shrubs deter prowlers. Lawns reduce dust from bare ground and give children the perfect play area. Patios and decks are great for entertaining. And a vegetable garden can yield fresh, delicious salads to eat on that patio or deck.
Landscaping for Dummies has everything you need to turn the little patch of earth you call your own into a personal paradise. Whether you’ve waited for the day to have property to landscape, you’d never given it a second thought until you had to, or you want to improve on an existing landscape, this book offers a clearly written wealth of knowledge on: Designs Fences, walls, gates, and paths Decks, patios, and outdoor rooms Trees Shrubs and vines Ground cover From the basic principles of landscape design, to all the ins and outs of hillsides, balcony gardens, and water gardens, this book will show you how to: Think like a designer Dream up the right landscape for your family’s needs Increase your home’s resale value Conserve energy Deal with contractors, nurseries, and hardware suppliers Create an edible landscape Full of helpful problem-solvers for all kinds of landscapes, Landscaping for Dummies also features sample plans, theme landscape ideas, and a brilliant color photo section to inspire the imagination.
15. Landscape Construction
Author: by David Sauter
Published at: Cengage Learning; 3rd edition (April 9, 2010)
Landscape Construction, 3rd edition, with its simple but complete instructions for a multitude of exterior construction projects, is the ideal learning and resource tool for future landscape contractors and designers. Photos and illustrations support the instructions for such activities as site preparation, grading and drainage, utilities and irrigation, retaining wall construction, paving, exterior carpentry, fencing, and such amenities as pools, ponds, and edging.
Readers will appreciate the easy-to-follow process of construction and the review of various materials, tools, and methods. A discussion of estimating and bidding for jobs will be valuable to professionals in their work and also to homeowners as they consider their own exterior projects.
Landscape Construction, 3rd edition, is the sole resource needed to accomplish a multitude of hardscape construction goals.
16. Complete Book of Outdoor DIY Projects: The How-To Guide for Building 35 Projects in Stone, Brick, Wood, and Water (Creative Homeowner) Step-by-Step Instructions for Stylish Lawn & Garden Improvements
Author: by Penny Swift
Published at: Design Originals; First edition (February 12, 2018)
Build attractive, useful outdoor features to enhance your yard and garden with this informative homeowner’s guide! 35 step-by-step projects for your lawn or garden in 4 categories: Brick, stone, water, and wood Over 400 color photos beautifully illustrate this outdoor DIY project book Detailed information on each project: Tools & materials, difficulty level, time it will take, handy tips, & time-saving techniques Learn how to construct professional-looking, stylish structures using basic equipment and easy-to-learn skills This homeowner’s guide shows you how to build 35 useful and attractive outdoor features to enhance your yard and garden.
Complete Book of Outdoor DIY Projects is the ultimate resource for constructing a wide variety of professional-looking, stylish structures, using stone, brick, wood, or water. With step-by-step instructions and clear color photographs, all you need is basic equipment and easy-to-learn skills.
Projects include stone paths, garden archways, Japanese stone gardens and bamboo fountains, raised and free standing brick planters, pavers, decorative screen walls, rustic benches, and much more! Alongside hundreds of inspirational color photos, each project is accompanied by detailed information on which tools to use, exactly what materials are required, how long it will take to make, and the level of difficulty involved, along with handy tips and time-saving techniques.