9780764550751-0764550756-Decks and Patios For Dummies

Decks and Patios For Dummies

ISBN-13: 9780764550751
ISBN-10: 0764550756
Edition: 1
Author: Beckstrom, Robert, The Editors of the National Gardening Association
Publication date: 1998
Publisher: For Dummies
Format: Paperback 392 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780764550751
ISBN-10: 0764550756
Edition: 1
Author: Beckstrom, Robert, The Editors of the National Gardening Association
Publication date: 1998
Publisher: For Dummies
Format: Paperback 392 pages

Summary

Acknowledged authors Beckstrom, Robert, The Editors of the National Gardening Association wrote Decks and Patios For Dummies comprising 392 pages back in 1998. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0764550756 and 9780764550751. Since then Decks and Patios For Dummies textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

Description

Life is just so much sweeter when experienced from a good deck or patio. Breezes, sunlight, the smells of the garden, birdsongs…just a few minutes in your own backyard can enliven the senses and rejuvenate the spirit. Meals become relaxed affairs. Food tastes better. Conversations are richer. Time eases its hectic demands and drifts by at a more congenial pace. Whether for a neighborhood barbeque or just a quiet afternoon with a paperback, decks and patios offer us the perfect space to kick back and let the good times roll.

Decks and Patios for Dummies contains everything you need to know to design and build your dream deck or patio. Full of practical tips and clear, simple instructions, it shows the do-it-yourselfer how to solve problems in design and construction while avoiding pitfalls and unnecessary expenses. You’ll find useful information on:

  • Choosing the location
  • Sizing
  • Choosing materials
  • Preparing the site
  • Building
  • Adding barbeques, fireplaces, etc.
  • Maintenance

This is a start-to-finish guide on all aspects of deck and patio construction – including when you should seek help from the professionals! Designed to make the most of your budget, it walks you through:

  • Dealing with contractors, codes, and feasibility
  • The building checklist
  • Lighting, outlets, faucets, and other add-ons
  • Decks – from frames to finishes
  • Patios: concrete, flagstone, or brick?
  • Steps, stairs, and benches
  • Special details and decorations

Whether your project is a patio just big enough for two chaises-lounges or a screened-in, wraparound deck on the side of a mountain, Decks and Patios for Dummies makes building understandable and fun with illustrations, diagrams, helpful sidebars, and a color insert of photos to stir the imagination. Take advantage of this comprehensive guide and build your dream deck today.

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