"Easy-to-follow shed designs with loads of color examples."
The new edition of this classic do-it-yourself guide for backyard builders now contains more material and photographs than ever.
Sheds helps the do-it-yourself builder think through all the issues involved in designing and building a shed: intended use, size, cost, placement, degree of construction difficulty, and much more. Following a chapter on construction basics, the authors preview each step of building a beautiful and useful shed -- from foundation to cupola, and everything in between.
Sheds contains: Material lists Cost estimates Step-by-step illustrations New tips and hints Detailed instructions Schedules 16 pages of color.
Packed with detailed illustrations, plans and commonsense advice, this new edition of the classic book on building a shed is like having a professional carpenter beside you, making the project easy to control and successful.
About the Author
David and Jeanie Stiles are the authors of 15 do-it-yourself books and write frequently for magazines and newspapers. They divide their time between New York City and East Hampton, New York. For a total escape, they retreat to a one-room cabin they built overlooking a pond in the Hudson Valley.
Covers all project parts from the foundation to the crowning cupola with everything in between.--Joy Kraft"Cincinnati Enquirer" (04/28/2007)
Even if it's never before occurred to you to build [a shed], reading this book may provide a sudden rush of inspiration.--Carolyn Leitch"Globe and Mail" (08/24/2007)
Procrastinate no more: Sheds: The Do-It-Yourself Guide for Backyard Builders will get you fired up and hammering before you're even back from a lumber-shopping spree.--Shari Kulha"National Post" (06/13/2013)
Step-by-step advice on planning and building sheds ... along with dozens of hand-drawn illustrations, safety tips, advice on tools and materials and a labor schedule.-- (04/08/2007)
Step-by-step advice on planning and building shed, from a simple home for tools to an elaborate Japanese boat shed with a veranda.--Staten Island Advance (04/05/2007)
You'll get the materials lists, estimated costs, and step-by-step, illustrated instructions to build a truly attractive outbuilding for gardening, storage and more.--From House to Home (06/01/2007)
It would be great to see what the Stiles' own backyard looks like, since they're the prolific authors of several books on building playhouses, treehouses, sheds, etc.--About.com: Pool and Patio (01/01/2009)