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Hardcover Building Great Sheds: Creative Ideas & Easy Instructions for Simple Structures Book

ISBN: 1579901190

ISBN13: 9781579901196

Building Great Sheds: Creative Ideas & Easy Instructions for Simple Structures

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This how-to guide shows garden DIYers with no great skill how to build garden sheds and other outbuildings. There are detailed architects' plans, over 200 step-by-step photographs, DIY instructions fo rbasic design and ten simple variations: potting shed, French pavilion, storage shed, woodland shed, lodge, cabana, summer house, eastern pavilion, arts and crafts studio and a children's playhouse. The book covers how to plan the shed to meet the garden's...

Customer Reviews

5 ratings

Building Great Sheds

Great book. Beautiful pictures & detailed plans. It will be hard to decide which one to build.

Great for ideas

Pluses to this book:PhotosPlenty of them on sheds set in backyards everywhere. For the most part, these are not your typical home improvement store shed. Metal roofs, old barn board, stone, earth and more are combined to create interesting designs. IdeasBecause of the numerous photos you are only limited by your imagination and budget when the time comes to your own little shed retreat. I picked up this book for just this reason. As I get ready to build a shed for a customer I wanted to create a unique shed so I have been browsing many shed books for inspiration.DetailsThe book offers a step-by-step detail plan for two sheds. From these sheds you are given other ideas to expand on the main plans to create several other sheds.PlansThere are plans included in the back of the book.Material list.For the basic sheds you are given a shopping list of materials needed to construct the shed.Minuses to this book:DetailsThis is a catch 22. Description of tools and supplies will be of no use for someone with a little background in construction. The details are helpful however they are written as if you have never built anything before. Many people will find this helpful but if you have built something you will be able to skim through these details and move forward. (this is not a big minus)Overall I enjoyed borrowing this book, but for my carpentry skill level...carpenter by trade, it is not one I will add to my personal collection.I would suggest Joseph Truini's Building a Shed. (Check out my 5 star review on Truini's book for more information.)

Excellent guide, great ideas

There are tons of books out that purport to guide someone through a do-it-yourself project. Many of them are poorly organized, erratically laid out or conceived and incompletely documented. This one shines, for a variety of reasons. The writing is clear and the instructions are designed to foster confidence, even for the beginner. The great thing is that the ideas allow you to consider other ideas, add your own creativity. Truscott has published a handful of craft/do it yourself guides through Lark Books. Highly recommended.

My Choice

I checked this book out from the library, along with several others. This is the one I just had to buy. The sheds are creative and the instructions give me confidence to complete my project.

Great for the Do-It-Yourselfer!

An excellent manual if you want to build your own shed, it has all the things from start to finish. Great ideas, and the instructions are clear and concise, and well thought out! I highly recommend this book!
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