The Backyard Homestead Book of Building Projects: 76 Useful Things You Can Build to Create Customized Working Spaces and Storage Facilities, Equip the Garden, Store the Harvest, House Your Animals, and Make Practical Outdoor Furniture
Homesteaders, gardeners, small farmers, and outdoor living enthusiasts will love these 76 DIY projects for practical outdoor items designed to help you live more sustainably and independently. Expert woodworker Spike Carlsen offers clear, simple, fully illustrated instructions for everything from plant supports and a clothesline to a potting bench, a chicken coop, a hoop greenhouse, a cold frame, a beehive, a root cellar with storage bins, and an outdoor shower. Most of the projects are suitable for complete novices, and all use just basic tools and standard building materials.
Spike Carlsen is an editor, author, carpenter, and woodworker who has been immersed in the world of woodworking for over 30 years. He ran his own construction and remodeling company and was executive editor at Family Handyman, where he wrote hundreds of articles on home improvement and woodworking. He has written for Old House Journal, Fine Homebuilding, Workbench, The Minneapolis Star-Tribune, Backyard Living, and other publications, and he currently writes "The Great American Woodworker" for American Woodworker. He is the author of the award-winning A Splintered History of Wood, which was selected by NPR as one of their Best Books for Holiday Giving, and Woodworking FAQ. Carlsen and his wife live in Minnesota.read more
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