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Sheds: The Do-It-Yourself Guide for Backyard Builders review List Price: $19.95 Deal Price : $13.57 You Save : $6.38 (32 %) Or Click Here Usually ships in 24 hours Eligible for FREE Super Saver Shipping Detail : ASIN: 1554072247 Paperback Book Product Description-Sheds: The Do-It-Yourself Guide for Backyard Builders Easy-to-follow shed designs with loads of color examples. The new edition of this classic do-it-yourself guide for backyard builders now contains more material and photographs than ever. Sheds helps the do-it-yourself builder think through all the issues involved in designing and building a shed: intended use, size, cost, placement, degree of construction difficulty, and much more. Following a chapter on construction basics, the authors preview each step of building a beautiful and useful shed -- from foundation to cupola, and everything in between. Sheds contains: Material lists Cost estimates Step-by-step illustrations New tips and hints Detailed instructions Schedules 16 pages of color. Packed with detailed illustrations, plans and commonsense advice, this new edition of the classic book on building a shed is like having a professional carpenter beside you, making the project easy to control and successful. (20070428) Related Product: - Building a Shed (Taunton's Build Like a Pro) - Stylish Sheds and Elegant Hideaways: Big Ideas for Small Backyard Destinations - Sheds & Garages: Building Ideas and Plans for Every Shape of Storage Structure - Building a Shed: Siting and Planning a Shed, Building Shed Foundations, Adding Custom Details (Build Like a Pro Series) - Rustic Retreats: A Build-It-Yourself Guide http://astore.amazon.com/konhollow-20/detail/1554072247 http://store.xiiiv.com/?t=sheds-the-do-it-yourself-guide-backyard-builders&i=1554072247 Customer Reviews: 61 of 63 people found the following review helpful Build Your Own, September 22, 2000 By Spud (Bynum, NC USA) This review is from: Sheds: The Do-It-Yourself Guide for Backyard Builders (Paperback) I first read Sheds in the local public library. It was fun just to read because I was interested in construction and I could understand how each part of the construction fit together with the others. When it came time for me to actually build a shed, I tried to find the library's copy, but I couldn't locate it, so I ended up buying it. I was glad I did. I found out that the book had been revised and expanded.I've used this book exclusively to build my shed. I took it out to the site and kept referring to it during construction. It even inadvertently spent a few nights in the uncompleted shed. The instructions are clear and easy to follow. There are materials lists for most sheds right down to how many pounds of nails you will need. I could go the local building supply place and ask for what I needed in an intelligent way. By the end of my project, the supply people knew me by name! Be careful about the chapter called "More Basic Sheds." Things were going... 65 of 70 people found the following review helpful Good ideas, but inconsistent in attention to details, June 13, 2003 By Henry Perkins (Santa Clara, CA USA) This review is from: Sheds: The Do-It-Yourself Guide for Backyard Builders (Paperback) [Summary: I really wanted to like "Sheds" a lot. The book has an excellent beginning and the first project has good attention to detail. It's unfortunate that most of the book, including the project featured prominently on the cover, has a much lower quality level; the author frequently omits mention of some or all the materials, hardware, and tools needed for the various projects. "Sheds" includes a wide range of construction types, and is an excellent book for shed IDEAS. But as a shed construction manual it's pretty frustrating.]The author is up-front in saying that this isn't a book for novices; here's the last paragraph of the Introduction:"SHEDS is written for creative, hands-on homeowners with do-it-yourself experience in weekend projects and basic home repair. You should have at least a few building and repair projects under your tool belt, be ready to tackle medium-sized, challenging projects and be willing to stretch your carpentry skills... (3) 34 of 36 people found the following review helpful Probably the best book on building sheds, April 25, 2000 By Donald J. Berg (Rockville Centre, NY USA) This review is from: Sheds: The Do-It-Yourself Guide for Backyard Builders (Paperback) This book has the information you need to design and build your own ideal backyard shed. In fact, it serves as a great primer for any construction project. It covers planning, designing, permits, materials and construction methods. Stiles will guide you through the process, step-by-step, from the paper plan to hanging up your tools - in the shed you built! There are hundreds of great illustrations and projects you can try: a Victorian garden shed, cupolas, a Japanese boat shed, trash and recycling sheds, woodsheds, a pool pavilion and many more.
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