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Old-Time Camp Stoves and Fireplaces

by A. D. Taylor & Paul Dickson Dover Publications (August 05, 2013)

This Depression-era guide provided safe recreation for visitors to national parks. Finely crafted drawings and plans offer a window into a bygone era of handyman activity and plenty of still-useful information....


Wrought Iron and Its Decorative Use

by Maxwell Ayrton & Arnold Silcock Dover Publications (May 22, 2013)

Superb treasury presents an informative survey of wrought iron throughout England with illustrations of gates, railings, screens, and other elaborately rendered works. 239 black-and-white illustrations.


How to Build Cabins, Lodges, and Bungalows

by Popular Science Monthly Skyhorse (January 07, 2014)

Many generations ago, the cabin was the backbone of American life; it was the headquarters of that important unit—the home. It provided shelter, protection, and a foundation upon which to build a great empire....


The Sauna: A Complete Guide to the Construction, Use, and Benefits of the Finnish Bath, 2nd Edition

by Robert L. Roy Chelsea Green Publishing (March 20, 2009)

With a history going back at least one thousand years, the sauna is ready for a new generation of enthusiasts seeking health, pleasure, and peace of mind, and Rob Roy is ready to recruit! "If the sauna is just...


Tradition of Craftsmanship in Mexican Homes

by Patricia W. O'Gorman & Bob Schalkwijk Architectural Book Publishing (May 16, 2013)

This book of more than four hundred photographs shows the detailed work of Mexican homes, including adobe; stone; brick and masonry; plaster and stucco; wood; terracotta and tiles; iron, metals, and glass; and...


150 Best Terrace and Balcony Ideas

by Irene Alegre Harper Design (April 30, 2013)

150 Best Terrace and Balcony Ideas is the ultimate resource for innovative terrace, roof garden, patio, and balcony design ideas for outdoor spaces of all shapes and sizes. Featured inside this lavish guidebook...


The Ultimate Guide to Permaculture

by Nicole Faires Skyhorse (May 04, 2012)

Permaculture is an important but often misunderstood method of growing food and building homes in a manner that works with nature, rather than against it, to create beautiful, healthy, and useful gardens. Blending...


Awesome Projects from Unexpected Places

by Instructables.com & Noah Weinstein Skyhorse (July 01, 2013)

Awesome Projects from Unexpected Places features more than thirty projects designed by the users of instructables.com. These users have repurposed and reused everyday items they've found around their homes,...


Inside Outside

by Linda O'Keeffe Timber Press (June 11, 2019)

An inspiring guide to creating stylish and livable outdoor spaces

 

An outdoor room is an extension of the home—a space that can used for entertaining, relaxing, cooking, playing, swimming, and more. In spaces...


Do-It-Yourself Garden Projects and Crafts

by Wolfe Debbie Skyhorse (February 05, 2019)

Improve Your Garden and Home with Easy DIY Projects and Beautiful Botanical Crafts

Create your dream garden with simple bird baths, herb drying racks, and unique planters. And bring the outdoors indoors with...


Easy-to-Build Adirondack Furniture

by Mary Twitchell Storey Publishing, LLC (January 01, 2000)

Building Adirondack furniture is a time-honored craft. Sturdy and rustic, this furniture can be a beautiful addition to any indoor decor, although it's most often used to set the scene outdoors. There, the furniture...


Easy-to-Build Bird Feeders

by Mary Twitchell Storey Publishing, LLC (January 08, 1999)

Since 1973, Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletins have offered practical, hands-on instructions designed to help readers master dozens of country living skills quickly and easily. There are now more than 170 titles...


Garden Renovation

by Bobbie Schwartz Timber Press (November 01, 2017)

“Provides inspiration for turning a tired garden into an enlivening treat.” —The English Garden

Your garden, just like your house, sometimes needs a makeover. The change can be as minor as replacing a...


Easy-to-Build Birdhouses

by Mary Twitchell Storey Publishing, LLC (January 08, 1999)

Since 1973, Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletins have offered practical, hands-on instructions designed to help readers master dozens of country living skills quickly and easily. There are now more than 170 titles...


Electric Fencing

by Ann Larkin Hansen Storey Publishing, LLC (August 14, 2013)

Protect your livestock and gardens with electric fencing. In this Storey BASICS® guide, Ann Larkin Hansen describes the pros and cons of different varieties of electric fencing so that you can choose the fence...


Build Your Own Beekeeping Equipment

by Tony Pisano Storey Publishing, LLC (May 20, 2013)

Save time and money by building your own beekeeping equipment. Learn to craft equipment that is tailored to your particular climate and setup. Full of insightful tips and covering a variety of hive types, Pisano...


Microshelters

by Derek “Deek” Diedricksen Storey Publishing, LLC (September 19, 2015)

If you dream of living in a tiny house, or creating a getaway in the backwoods or your backyard, you’ll love this gorgeous collection of creative and inspiring ideas for tiny houses, cabins, forts, studios,...


Build the Right Fencing for Horses

by Jackie Clay Storey Publishing, LLC (January 12, 1999)

Since 1973, Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletins have offered practical, hands-on instructions designed to help readers master dozens of country living skills quickly and easily. There are now more than 170 titles...


Grow a Butterfly Garden

by Wendy Potter-Springer Storey Publishing, LLC (January 09, 1990)

Since 1973, Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletins have offered practical, hands-on instructions designed to help readers master dozens of country living skills quickly and easily. There are now more than 170 titles...


Building Stone Walls

by Charles McRaven Storey Publishing, LLC (January 11, 1999)

Since 1973, Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletins have offered practical, hands-on instructions designed to help readers master dozens of country living skills quickly and easily. There are now more than 170 titles...


Building Nest Boxes for Backyard Birds

by Christyna M. Laubach & René Laubach Storey Publishing, LLC (January 08, 1999)

This concise guide offers easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions for building eight different nestboxes. Each nestbox is designed to attract and house different kinds of backyard birds, including bluebirds,...


A Tapestry Garden

by Ernie O'Byrne, Marietta O'Byrne & Doreen Wynja Timber Press (April 26, 2018)

“This is a love story about a couple and their relationship with an acre-and-a-half of land. . . with exceptional plant descriptions that read like character references for old friends. . . . beautiful photographs...


Understanding Garden Design

by Vanessa Gardner Nagel Timber Press (September 10, 2010)

Designing a garden is a complex task. Where do you start? What kind of skills do you need? What are the logical steps in creating a design? How do you communicate your ideas to a client, and how do you accommodate...


The New Low-Maintenance Garden

by Valerie Easton & Jacqueline M. Koch Timber Press (September 01, 2009)

Do you ever lament that you'd love to be able to garden more, but just don't have the time? The demanding pace of modern life leaves little space for the pleasures of gardening. On the other hand, gardening...


Landscaping for Privacy

by Marty Wingate Timber Press (March 22, 2012)

The area around your home is your haven, your sanctuary, your refuge from the noise and irritation of traffic, eyesores, and nosy neighbors. Or at least it could be if there was some sort of barrier between...


The Backyard Homestead Book of Building Projects

by Spike Carlsen Storey Publishing, LLC (March 14, 2014)

Gardeners, small farmers, and outdoor living enthusiasts will love this compilation of 76 rustic DIY projects. From plant supports and clotheslines to a chicken coop, a greenhouse, and a root cellar with storage...


Fences for Pasture & Garden

by Gail Damerow Storey Publishing, LLC (March 09, 2011)

Whether you’re trying to protect your garden from wildlife predators or want to keep your livestock from wandering too far, effective fencing can bring welcome peace of mind. Covering the pros and cons of...


The Outdoor Shower

by Ethan Fierro Storey Publishing, LLC (April 01, 2006)

An outdoor shower is one of summer’s greatest pleasures. Providing practical building instructions for a variety of designs that range from a simple showerhead on the side of a cottage to a freestanding structure...


Ground Rules

by Kate Frey Timber Press (October 30, 2018)

“This luscious, photo-filled guide will inspire you with one hundred easy-to-implement tips.” —Garden & Gun?

Gardening doesn’t have to be difficult, and expert gardener Kate Frey makes it easier than...


Hypertufa Containers

by Lori Chips Timber Press (July 31, 2018)

“A complete guide to designing, making and planting hypertufa troughs.”—North American Rock Garden Society

Hypertufa containers—also known as troughs—are rustic, striking, versatile, and perfect for...


Nature Play at Home

by Nancy Striniste Timber Press (April 02, 2019)

“A magnificent resource for transforming backyards into stimulating environments which enhance children’s creativity, learning, and fun.” —Richard Louv, author of Last Child in the WoodsThe Nature...


Building Stone Walls

by John Vivian Storey Publishing, LLC (October 24, 2014)

Rustic and charming or stately and proud, a well-built stone wall can add personality and beauty to your property. John Vivian’s lively approach and step-by-step instructions encourage you to transform a pile...


The Beginner's Guide to Starting a Garden

by Sally Roth Timber Press (February 08, 2017)

“Learn how to spend fewer hours and less money on revamping the garden.” —The English Garden

 

The prospect of revamping your yard can be daunting. Where do you start? How do all the areas come together...


Gardenista

by Michelle Slatalla Artisan (October 18, 2016)

Named a Best Gift Book for Gardeners by The New York Times Book Review, Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Seattle Times, Domino magazine, and Goop.

The team behind the inspirational design sites Gardenista.com...


A Wilder Life

by Celestine Maddy & Abbye Churchill Artisan (January 26, 2016)

In our technology-driven, workaday world, connecting with nature has never before been more essential. A Wilder Life, a beautiful oversized lifestyle book by the team behind the popular Wilder Quarterly, gives...


Plantiful

by Kristin Green Timber Press (February 26, 2014)

“Thrifty gardeners take note: the bucks saved on plant purchases will pay back the purchase price of Plantiful with dividends.” —Tovah Martin, author of The Unexpected Houseplant

Whoever coined the phrase...


Easy-to-Build Birdbaths

by Mary Twitchell Storey Publishing, LLC (January 08, 1999)

Since 1973, Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletins have offered practical, hands-on instructions designed to help readers master dozens of country living skills quickly and easily. There are now more than 170 titles...


Building a Doghouse

by Mary Twitchell Storey Publishing, LLC (January 01, 2001)

Build a Doghouse That's Just Right for Your Dog!

While your dog may be a full-fledged member of the family, there are times when you must put him or her outdoors. Some dogs, for example, become over enthusiastically...


The Garden in Every Sense and Season

by Tovah Martin & Kindra Clineff Timber Press (April 03, 2018)

“Reminds us that the best way to get to know a garden is through our senses.” —Gardenista

So much of gardening is focused on the long list of chores—the weeding, planting, and pruning. But what about...


Designing with Succulents

by Debra Lee Baldwin Timber Press (August 23, 2017)

Designing with Succulents is inspiring, practical, and complete—a treasure for any gardener who loves these otherworldly beauties.” —Kathleen N. Brenzel, Sunset

Succulents offer dazzling possibilities...


The Less Is More Garden

by Susan Morrison Timber Press (February 07, 2018)

“Big ideas for your small garden.” —Garden Design

When it comes to gardens, bigger isn’t always better, and The Less Is More Garden shows you how to take advantage of every square foot of space. Designer...


A Landowner's Guide to Managing Your Woods

by Anne Larkin Hansen, Mike Severson & Dennis L. Waterman Storey Publishing, LLC (September 01, 2011)

Whether you have a few acres of trees in the suburbs or a small commercial forest, you can encourage a healthy and sustainable ecosystem through proper woodland management. This introductory guide shows you...


How to Build Your Own Greenhouse

by Roger Marshall Storey Publishing, LLC (April 15, 2016)

Unlock new growing opportunities and increase your property value with an outdoor conservatory. In this illustrated guide, Roger Marshall shows you how to build our own greenhouse using simple, easy-to-follow...


How to Build a Fence

by Jeff Beneke Storey Publishing, LLC (February 27, 2015)

Whether you want to protect your garden, provide a safe enclosure for pets, or add privacy, this Storey BASICS® guide covers you everything you need to know to build the perfect fence. Offering clear step-by-step...


The Vegetable Gardener's Book of Building Projects

by Editors of Storey Publishing Storey Publishing, LLC (May 18, 2010)

Build an efficient and productive garden! These 39 simple-to-make projects are designed to increase your harvest while simultaneously making your garden chores easier. Requiring no specialized equipment or previous...


Building Bat Houses

by Dale Evva Gelfand Storey Publishing, LLC (January 12, 1997)

Since 1973, Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletins have offered practical, hands-on instructions designed to help readers master dozens of country living skills quickly and easily. There are now more than 170 titles...


Timber Frame Construction

by Jack A. Sobon & Roger Schroeder Storey Publishing, LLC (December 10, 2012)

Discover the satisfaction of making your own durable, economical, and environmentally friendly timber frame structures. Covering all aspects of timber frame construction, this practical guide is filled with...


Horsekeeping on a Small Acreage

by Cherry Hill Storey Publishing, LLC (July 13, 2012)

Keeping your own horses requires dedication, hard work, and a sincere interest in the well-being of your animals. This practical guide shows you how to design efficient facilities and establish effective maintenance...


Uncle John's Bathroom Reader Plunges into National Parks

by Bathroom Readers' Institute Portable Press (May 01, 2012)

Join Uncle John as he treks through every one of America’s National Parks!

If you like the great outdoors, you’re going to love this book. We’re plunging into every national park, monument, site, and trail...


Knack Universal Design

by Barbara Krueger, Nika Stewart & Mark Davidson Globe Pequot Press (April 13, 2010)

From the basics to insider practical tips on the latest trends and products, readers will learn what it takes to create a home that makes life easier.