Woodwork Projects for Your Garden and Porch: Simple, Functional, and Rustic Décor You Can Build Yourself

Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
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Give your garden a unique, do-it-yourself charm with practical and decorative woodwork projects.

Do you have a bare, uninspired garden or porch? Instead of overhauling and reconstructing the entire design, simply transform it with twenty-six essential and practical woodwork projects that will provide your home with a dash of DIY, rustic charm.

These easy, fun, and attractive wood creations are accompanied by clear, step-by-step instructions and photographs and are divided into projects for planting and growing and for socializing and relaxing, as well as fun items for children. Woodwork Projects for Your Garden and Porch will have you making elegant, yet functional, pieces, such as:

• Benches and long tables
• Swings and trellises
• Flower boxes and driftwood shelves
• A mini outdoor kitchen and greenhouse
• And many more!

Invest energy and love into your garden and porch and turn it into a personal oasis where you can unwind with a cup of coffee and a book, work on your gardening, or play games with the kids using the wooden pieces you have constructed with your own hands.
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About the author

Mattias Wenblad was originally a photographer, and he now builds sailing boats in a boatyard in Roslagen. He lives in Stockholm, Sweden.

Malin Nuhma is a photographer. She lives in Stockholm, Sweden.
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Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
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Sep 20, 2016
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Crafts & Hobbies / Woodwork
Gardening / Garden Furnishings
House & Home / Do-It-Yourself / Carpentry
House & Home / Outdoor & Recreational Areas
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After two New York Times bestsellers, Nick Offerman returns with the subject for which he's known best—his incredible real-life woodshop.
Nestled among the glitz and glitter of Tinseltown is a testament to American elbow grease and an honest-to-god hard day’s work: Offerman Woodshop. Captained by hirsute woodworker, actor, comedian, and writer Nick Offerman, the shop produces not only fine handcrafted furniture, but also fun stuff—kazoos, baseball bats, ukuleles, mustache combs, even cedar-strip canoes.
Now Nick and his ragtag crew of champions want to share their experience of working at the Woodshop, tell you all about their passion for the discipline of woodworking, and teach you how to make a handful of their most popular projects along the way. This book takes readers behind the scenes of the woodshop, both inspiring and teaching them to make their own projects and besotting them with the infectious spirit behind the shop and its complement of dusty wood-elves.
In these pages you will find a variety of projects for every skill level, with personal, easy-to-follow instructions by the OWS woodworkers themselves; and, what’s more, this tutelage is augmented by mouth-watering color photos (Nick calls it "wood porn"). You will also find writings by Nick, offering recipes for both comestibles and mirth, humorous essays, odes to his own woodworking heroes, insights into the ethos of woodworking in modern America, and other assorted tomfoolery. 
Whether you’ve been working in your own shop for years, or if holding this stack of compressed wood pulp is as close as you’ve ever come to milling lumber, or even if you just love Nick Offerman’s brand of bucolic yet worldly wisdom, you’ll find Good Clean Fun full of useful, illuminating, and entertaining information.

From the Hardcover edition.
You've seen a few shows on TV, and working with wood looks like it could be quite entertaining and rewarding. After all, you get to create something that you can proudly display to your friends and family. But where and how do you begin to move from expressed interest to hands-on experience?

Woodworking For Dummies shows you how your raw building materials stack up, with everything you wood need to know about hardwood, softwood, plywood, veneer wood, plain-sawn wood, rift-cut wood, quarter-sawn wood, solid wood, man-made wood, and more. This down-to-earth guide gives you the goods on how boards are made from trees and the characteristics of hardwood and softwood species, plus all the buzz on

Gearing up with the right tools Putting safety first in your workshop Using adhesives and glue Working with wood joints Smoothing it out by sanding and filling Adding color with stains and paints Protecting your work with topcoats

Whether you want to put together a simple plywood bookcase or an incredible solid oak dining table, Woodworking For Dummies can help you get organized as you craft your plans for a piece that'll reflect your personal touch. You'll discover how to

Measure and mark your wood Distinguish among saw designs Choose and use sharpening tools Hone in on hot melt glue Speed things up with modern frame joints Get down to the nitty-gritty on nails Apply water-based polyurethanes

This handy reference packs in essential information for the novice woodworker and some advanced tips and tricks to jumpstart any woodworker's existing skills. Includes detailed illustrations and  how-to photos.

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