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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

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Gardeners, small farmers, and outdoor living enthusiasts will love this compilation of 76 rustic DIY projects. Expert woodworker Spike Carlsen offers simple, fully illustrated instructions for everything from plant supports and clotheslines to a chicken coop, a greenhouse, and a root cellar with storage bins. Most of the projects are suitable for complete novices, and all ...more
Paperback, 296 pages
Published March 25th 2014 by Storey Publishing, LLC (first published March 5th 2014)
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Marathon County Public Library MCPL
This book was great! It had a lot of useful tips and building projects that have been added to my must do list. It had a simple, easy-to-read layout and list of materials. The book also contains step-by-step directions with diagrams so the projects are clear and easy to follow. A great book for anyone interested in do-it-yourself projects, homesteading, or sustainable living no matter what your skill level.


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Trish
Jun 07, 2014 Trish rated it really liked it
This book had some great projects but unfortunately my community has restrictions on some of them but for the farm owner or those with acres of land this would be a great gift.
Ryan
May 04, 2014 Ryan rated it liked it
Shelves: how-to-books
Good plans for greenhouse, cellar storage, garden stuff for Sarah

Check out again when in new house.
Zora
May 19, 2016 Zora marked it as couldnt-get-into
Warning!!!! Unreadable as e-book
Catherine
Intriguing do-it-yourself instructions for 76 items, from simple bird feeders to a window-mounted solar collector, a couple of chicken coops, and a very large storage shed. Overall the supply lists and instructions appear to be pretty clear, at least for those that would be in my skill set. Drawback: finished dimensions are not listed, even for the projects with precise directions.
Ashley
Oct 12, 2014 Ashley rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
There are a lot of amazing projects in this book! I may just get it so I can do these projects at a later date.
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Spike is an editor, author, carpenter and woodworker, who’s been immersed in the world of wood and woodworking for 30 years. He’s author of the award-winning "A Splintered History of Wood: Belt Sander Races, Blind Woodworkers and Baseball Bats" as well as "Woodworking FAQ" and "Ridiculously Simple Furniture Projects."
He’s written for Men's Health, Backyard Living, Make, Old House Journal, Fine Ho
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