Top Selling in Outdoor & Recreational Areas

The Backyard Homestead

Carleen Madigan
Home-produced food almost always begins in the vegetable garden. So, too, begins "The Backyard Homestead". Planning charts and a thorough vegetable-by-vegetable growing guide are accompanied by simple

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

Spike Carlsen
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. Expe

Black and Decker Here's How...Decks: Build Your Very Own Deck in 12 Easy Steps

Here's How...Decks offers the basics of  building an entire deck from start to finish, at a price never before offered. For less than $10.00, readers get complete instructions and illustrations for la

Black & Decker The Complete Photo Guide to Sheds, Barns & Outbuildings: Includes Garages, Gazebos, Shelters and More

Black & Decker Corporation (Towson, Md.)
A single blueprint for a garage, gazebo or shed can cost a consumer far more than the cost of this book. With more than 50 detailed plans with complete instructions, this book offers an amazing value

Ultimate Guide: Decks : Plan, Design, Build

Editors of Creative Homeowner
Decks continue to be one of the most popular additions to homes today as more and more homeowners seek to enjoy outdoor living and expand living space. Ultimate Guide to Decks, 4th edition: Plan, D

Black & Decker The Complete Guide to Treehouses, 2nd edition: Design & Build Your Kids a Treehouse

Philip Schmidt
Treehouses are more popular today than ever before. Our original treehouse book, The Complete Guide: Build Your Kids a Treehouse, was published in 2007. It exceeded all sales projections rig

Black & Decker The Complete Outdoor Builder: From Arbors to Walkways: 150 DIY Projects

Editors of CPi
Adding beautiful, functional patios and walkways to the yard has never been easier thanks to this book. Over 150 projects and hundreds of instructional photographs combine with informative tips, trick

Timber Frame Construction: All About Post-and-Beam Building

Jack A. Sobon
Timber frame construction, or post-and-beam building, is beautiful and often less expensive than the alternatives. Whether you are building a home yourself or hiring a builder, here is everything y

Black & Decker The Complete Guide to Greenhouses & Garden Projects: Greenhouses, Cold Frames, Compost Bins, Trellises, Planting Beds, Potting Benches & More

Philip Schmidt
One of the hottest consumer trends is the new importance on outdoor living, and nothing brings the outdoor home to life like a greenhouse and other accessories to help grow and nurture landscape green

How to Start a Home-Based Landscaping Business, 6th: *Develop a profitable business plan *Build word-of-mouth referrals *Handle employees, paperwork, and taxes *Work smart and safe *Adapt to new trends like sustainable landscaping *Become your area's top landscaper

Owen Dell
Making money doing lawn-care, landscape architecture, and garden work is a dream of many people—and this guide contains all the necessary tools and strategies they need to successfully launch and d

Horsekeeping on a Small Acreage: Designing and Managing Your Equine Facilities

Cherry Hill
Effective management requires knowledge, dedication, and a sincere interest in the well-being of horses. In this thoroughly updated second edition of her best-selling classic, Cherry Hill explains how

Black & Decker The Complete Guide: Build Your Kids a Treehouse

Charlie Self
Treehouses Anyone Can Build!  Black & Decker Build A Treehouse! that is a basic yet complete presentation of how to plan, design, and build a safe, fun treehouse structure for children. The book begin

Contested Waters: A Social History of Swimming Pools in America: A Social History of Swimming Pools in America

Jeff Wiltse
From nineteenth-century public baths to today's private backyard havens, swimming pools have long been a provocative symbol of American life. In this social and cultural history of swimming pools in t

Outside the Not So Big House: Creating the Landscape of Home

Julie Moir Messervy
In this groundbreaking book, noted landscape designer and award-winning writer Julie Moir Messervy and bestselling author Sarah Susanka reveal how to bring house and garden into perfect harmony. After

Black & Decker The Complete Guide to Decks, Updated 5th Edition: Plan & Build Your Dream Deck Includes Complete Deck Plans

Editors of CPi
The most detailed, most current and most complete deck building book on the market. It reflects the latest changes in building codes and it features deck building materials that are popular today.

Black & Decker The Complete Guide to Decks: Updated 4th Edition, Includes the Newest Products & Fasteners, Add an Outdoor Kitchen

Editors of Creative Publishing
America’s best-selling deck book—better than ever   In this revised and expanded fourth edition of the all-time bestselling book on decks, homeowners learn, in unsurpass

Build Your Own Beekeeping Equipment: How to Construct 8- & 10-Frame Hives; Top Bar, Nuc & Demo Hives; Feeders, Swarm Catchers & More

Tony Pisano
Beekeeping equipment is expensive, but it's easy to make your own. Tony Pisano's step-by-step illustrated instructions show you how to build everything you need to keep bees successfully, including

Sustainable Landscaping For Dummies

Owen E. Dell
Sustainable Landscaping For Dummies provides hands-on, how-to instruction for realizing the benefits of a sustainable landscape, from selecting sutainable hardscape materials to installing a rain-wate

Easy-to-Build Adirondack Furniture: Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletin A-216

Mary Twitchell
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

Concrete Garden Projects: Easy & Inexpensive Containers, Furniture, Water Features & More

Malin Nilsson
For gardeners and backyard do-it-yourselfers, concrete is a revelation. It's durable, weatherproof, impossible to steal, and it provides much-needed insulation for outdoor plants. Concrete weathers

How to Build Your Own Greenhouse: Designs and Plans to Meet Your Growing Needs

Roger Marshall
From the simplest cold frame to the most elaborate tropical paradise, this collection has a greenhouse plan to suit your needs. Master gardener and builder Roger Marshall guides you through the var

Pools and Spas: Planning, Designing, Maintaining, Landscaping

Fran J. Donegan
Creative Homeowner helps turn a dream into a reality with the third edition Pools & Spas: Ideas for Planning, Designing, and Landscaping. This book offers ideas and advice through the complete

HomeMade: 101 Easy-to-Make Things for Your Garden, Home, or Farm

Ken Braren
Here are complete, easy-to-follow directions for 101 homemade items that will save you time and money. Projects include things for your home (such as a tool box, a basement closet, a fuel sled, a s

The Versatile Shed: How To Build, Renovate and Customize Your Bonus Space

Chris Gleason
Sheds aren't just for storage anymore. With a little bit of thought and work, your shed can become a guest cottage, a recording studio, a writer's getaway and even a "small" business location. With

Black & Decker The Complete Guide to Sheds, 2nd Edition: Utility, Storage, Playhouse, Mini-Barn, Garden, Backyard Retreat, More

This second edition of CPi's “Complete Guide to Contemporary Sheds” picks up where the original left off. All of the most popular shed plans are still here, plus we've added several new designs to

Keep Out!: Build Your Own Backyard Clubhouse: A Step-by-Step Guide

Lee Mothes
With this guide in hand, any family can easily build their own customized backyard playhouse, clubhouse, treehouse, or fort. Charming designs and illustrations make the process fun, and step-by-ste

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

Rob Roy
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 s

Fences for Pasture & Garden

Gail Damerow
Filled with sound, up-to-date advice and instruction, this complete guide makes fence building a task anyone can tackle with confidence.

Black & Decker The Complete Guide to Backyard Recreation Projects: *Sports Courts & Outdoor Games *Play Structures & Treehouses *Outdoor Entertainment

Eric Smith
The common backyard swingset or treehouse or jungle-gym will never go away, but today's recreational landscape is also likely to have a full-featured sports court, a putting green, an outdoor kitch

Black & Decker The Complete Guide to Garden Walls & Fences: *Improve Backyard Environments *Enhance Privacy & Enjoyment *Define Space & Borders

Phil Schmidt
Whether it is for aesthetics, security, or simple privacy, no project is more important to a landscape than its vertical boundary structures—the fences, walls, screens, and retaining wall terraces.

Black & Decker The Complete Guide to Landscape Projects: *Natural Landscape Design * Eco-friendly Water Features * Hardscaping * Landscape Plantings

Kristen Hampshire
The Complete Guide to Landscape Projects is a hardworking, comprehensive manual for renovating, building, and "greening up" your landscape. Inside you'll find complete directions for time-tested lands

The Outdoor Shower: Creative design ideas for backyard living, from the functional to the fantastic

Ethan Fierro
Designer/builder Ethan Fierro celebrates summer with this collection of original outdoor shower designs that he’s discovered across North America. He offers dozens of designs to choose from, all pi

Black & Decker The Complete Guide to Porches & Patio Rooms: Sunrooms, Patio Enclosures, Breezeways & Screened Porches

Phil Schmidt
A modern twist on a nostalgic favorite   Nothing says elegant, genteel living like a well built, well appointed porch or sunroom. The Complete Guide to Porches & Pati

Deck Designs: Great Ideas from Top Deck Designers

Steve Cory
Deck Designs, 3rd Edition shows readers the latest design trends and materials in deck building. Following the format of the best-selling Deck Designs, the all-new edition features the w

Building Stone Walls: Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletin A-217

Charles McRaven
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

Easy Green Living: The Ultimate Guide to Simple, Eco-Friendly Choices for You and Your Home

Renée Loux
We are what we eat, but we also are what we use to clean our homes, pamper our skin, and decorate our rooms, according to Renée Loux, accomplished raw food chef, award-winning author, and host of F

Quick & Easy Curb Appeal

Better Homes and Gardens
Expert tips to spruce up the front of any home Anyone who buys or sells a home knows that, when it comes to real estate, books are judged by their covers. Creating curb appeal is a ke

150 Best Terrace and Balcony Ideas

Irene Alegre
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 lav

Outdoor Kitchens: Ideas for Planning, Designing, and Entertaining

Joseph Provey
Outdoor kitchens are hot. According to the Hearth, Patio, & Barbecue Association, nearly 70 percent of gas-grill owners cook outdoors year-round. In addition, the Weber Outdoor Room Tracking Study rev

Building Bat Houses

Dale Evva Gelfand
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

How to Build Cabins, Lodges, and Bungalows: Complete Manual of Constructing, Decorating, and Furnishing Homes for Recreation or Profit

Popular Science Monthly
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

Black & Decker 24 Weekend Projects for Pets: Dog Houses, Cat Trees, Rabbit Hutches & More

David Griffin
Critter condos & pleasure palaces for petsMost pet owners keep at least two different types of animals-dogs and cats are the most common pairings-and a surprisingly large number keep even mo

Black & Decker The Complete Guide to Sheds, 2nd Edition: Utility, Storage, Playhouse, Mini-Barn, Garden, Backyard Retreat, More

Editors of CPi
This second edition of CPi's “Complete Guide to Contemporary Sheds” picks up where the original left off. All of the most popular shed plans are still here, plus we've added several new designs to

Catfish Ponds & Lily Pads: Creating and Enjoying a Family Pond

Louise Riotte
In this entertaining guide, Louise Riotte tells you everything you need to know to create a productive pond on your own land, from siting the pond to maintaining water quality and stocking the pond wi

Electric Fencing: How to Choose, Build, and Maintain the Best Fence for Your Plants and Animals. A Storey Basics ® Title

Ann Larkin Hansen
This practical guide covers everything you need to know about the types of electric fencing available, how to choose the type that is right for your needs, how electric fencing works, how to put an

Black & Decker The Complete Guide: Maintain Your Pool & Spa: Repair & Upkeep Made Easy

Rich Binsacca
Better maintenance means more enjoyment of your pool or spa.Black & Decker The Complete Guide Maintain Your Pool & Spa will both inspire and educate readers on the practical points of owning

A Landowner's Guide to Managing Your Woods: How to Maintain a Small Acreage for Long-Term Health, Biodiversity, and High-Quality Timber Production

Anne Larkin Hansen
This introductory resource explains how to sustainably manage a wooded property, whether it’s a few acres in the suburbs or a small commercial forest.  Readers will learn how to identify the type,

Deck Ideas You Can Use: Creative Deck Designs for Every Home & Yard

Chris Peterson
A comprehensive deck design tool that is packed with useful information and stunning, full-color photos. From choosing deck materials to complementing the architecture of your house, this book cove

The Complete Guide to Building Backyard Ponds, Fountains, and Waterfalls for Homeowners: Everything You Need to Know Explained Simply

Melissa Samaroo
In today’s economy, homeowners are looking for a way to increase the value of their houses in a unique and cost-effective way. According to HGTV, the popular home and garden cable television statio

Squirrel Wars: Backyard Wildlife Battles & how to Win Them

George H. Harrison
Despite our reverence for wildlife, many of our most favorite species raise havoc in lawns and gardens from city to suburbia. This book solves backyard problems with squirrels, raccoons, deer, crows,

Winter Cottaging: How to enjoy your cottage all year round

Cottage Life
New cottages are almost always built for four-season use; more cottagers are winterizing their older buildings too. It's never been easier to use the cottage in winter, but the season brings a spec

The Ultimate Guide to Spas and Hot Tubs: Installation, Troubleshooting and Tricks of the Trade

Terry Tamminen
With 5.6 million spas and hot tubs in the United States (260,000 installed last year alone) service technicians and do-it-yourselfers have been clamoring for a practical user-friendly guide to demysti

Easy-to-Build Birdhouses

Mary Twitchell
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

Perennial Garden Color

William C. Welch
Gardeners in Texas and the South face their own special problems with climate and growing seasons, and they need a guide written specifically for the region in order to have the greatest chance of

Backyard Building: Treehouses, Playhouses, Sheds, and Other Garden Structures (Know How)

Jean Stiles
Here is the very best of backyard building: Popular building authors Jeanie and David Stiles—whose treehouse once garnered a spread in Architectural Digest—have gathered dozens of original plans fo

The Complete Pool Manual for Homeowners & Professionals: A Step-by-step Maintenance Guide

Dan Hardy
If you are a pool owner, you have made a major investment and proper swimming pool maintenance is an absolute must! Keeping your pool clean and maintained should be a top priority since a clean poo

Easy-to-Build Bird Feeders: Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletin A-209

Mary Twitchell
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

Tradition of Craftsmanship in Mexican Homes

Patricia W. O'Gorman
Mexican Colonial architecture is beautifully presented in Tradition of Craftsmanship in Mexican Homes, featuring photographs of homes, architectural details, and furniture. Relive the ambience of the

Building a Doghouse

Mary Twitchell
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 ove

The Best Fences: Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletin A-92

James Fitzgerald
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