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Black & Decker The Complete Outdoor Builder: From Arbors to Walkways: 150 DIY Projects [Kindle Edition]

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Book Description

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, tricks, and inspiration for the most comprehensive patio and walkway book on the market. From low-cost, curb-appeal walkways to expansive, estate-quality decorative concrete patios complete with outdoor kitchens, this book presents each project with step-by-step instructions and full-color photographs as well as informative tips, tricks, and inspiration. Each project uses the most current materials, tools, common practices, codes, and construction techniques to help readers add value to their homes and allow them to enjoy their outdoor spaces to full potential. Whether an existing patio needs to be freshened up or an unused space in the yard is just waiting to be put to use, this book is a crucial resource for do-it-yourself homeowners.

Editorial Reviews


Black & Decker The Complete Outdoor Builder. 2d ed. Creative Pub: Quayside. 2009. 528p. illus. index. ISBN 978-1-58923-483-3. pap. $19.99.

Covering walkways, patios, decks, sheds, and more, the second edition of Outdoor Builder features a better layout and more instructional details than the original. Step-by-step information and suggested variations make Outdoor Builder well suited for beginners. -- Library Journal, March 1, 2010

About the Author

Creative Publishing international is a worldwide publisher of how-to books. The company's current retail offering includes over 300 titles on topics covering home improvement, home decorating, sewing, crafting, hunting & fishing, and photography. Over the past 15 years, CPi has developed high-quality photography step-by-step books with nationally recognized brand partners like Black & Decker and Singer.

Product Details

  • File Size: 48221 KB
  • Print Length: 528 pages
  • Publisher: Creative Publishing international; Second edition (November 1, 2009)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004R1PZNA
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Not Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #332,656 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Awesome DIY book December 3, 2011
By Mike
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This is an awesome do it yourself book for landscaping and building decks, patios, walkways, walls, fences, and other outdoor projects like a firepit, archway, grilling station, etc. The only drawback is that the book shows just one or maybe two options on how to do the projects, and it is an overview guide of how to do the project. There's not an extremely detailed layout so you'll need some handyman skills already, but this book gives great guidance and ideas, and tells you what you'll need to do the job.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book May 17, 2011
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I received this book promptly and was delighted to see the colorful pictures on each page with step-by-step instructions on how to complete the project. This book offered many more ideas on projects I didn't even know I was interested in doing. Great Book for the excellent price!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent DIY Guide! May 15, 2012
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This was by far, one of the best DIY books, I've purchased. It arrived "NEW" and full of ideas. Only problem is I don't have enough property to do them all. Fantastic as an Idea book, or DIY bible...
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Complete Outdoor Builder June 19, 2011
By Chris
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I bought this book for my son as a birthday gift. He is newly married and is starting projects around his home. It is a brilliant book - he loved it, it will give him advice on projects for years to come. There are good projects in the book that most people will want to do. It will be a book used time and time again. As you know if you get it wrong at the very start of a project no matter what you do it will still not turn out well. This book gives you the information to successfully complete projects. Would recommend the book to anyone tackling first time projects or can't seem to get their projects looking professional.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Anyone with a yard should get this book! July 31, 2013
I had this book for many years now and I used the plans to build my shed and a floating deck. The book is very well illustrated and very well written. It is easy to understand using the pictures. Lots of ideas for homeowners. I bought The Complete Photo Guide to Home Repair: With 350 Projects and 2300 Photos (Black & Decker) along with this book.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars great October 6, 2013
I thought I was handy, till I opened this book. It shows a lot of step by step info about a ton of projects. Most of them you might get ideas to branch off of and customize it for you. Great book
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Highly recommended February 18, 2013
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I love to do projects around the home and yard. I browse books looking for those with REAL information rather than vague thoughts and lots of pictures. This book delivers. The projects are borne out in detail with enough pictures and step by step information to actually be useable and practical guidelines. I have used the information her to build a deck, a covered proch and am going to tackle several more projects as well. If you are a do it yourselfer this will be one of the better books you ever find. Mine has proven invaluable and of great assistance. Get will love it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good book March 24, 2014
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Good book for backyard designs. I bought it for a pergola design. I have not constructed pergola. Good pictures in the book.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Good ref. Creates opportunities to add value. Thnx.
Published 1 month ago by Mark VanMatre
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Very nice book. lots of interesting ideas.
Published 3 months ago by Maia Natsarashvili
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
good book
Published 3 months ago by joe randall
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great book at a great price. Very helpful in just about any outdoor project you may be planning.
Published 5 months ago by Mark
5.0 out of 5 stars Book makes me wanna build something...
Love this book. Only flipping through makes me wanna built something. Can't wait to actually do it. Seems like a good instruction book to me. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Anouschka Fiedler
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
Not a bad book for a novice home owner
Published 5 months ago by Joseph E. Davis
5.0 out of 5 stars This is a wonderful project book
This book gives detailed descriptions of numerous projects you might want to do. An excellent reference book for any do it yourself person.
Published 7 months ago by K. Dahlberg
4.0 out of 5 stars Almost there,but not quite!
The Amazon preview allows you to peruse book content to determine relevance & purchase-worthiness. As a skilled tradesman, this book gave many tips & provided many projects that an... Read more
Published 9 months ago by Joseph T. Pometto
5.0 out of 5 stars Very good illustration and step by stem construction
Very good illustration and clearly explained in constructing any project. Gets you motivated on starting a new project every weekend.
Published 13 months ago by CyberNerdz
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent!
super nice step by step instructions for doing it yourself. was happily surprised. hubby loves this book and that makes me happy cuz stuff will get done. Read more
Published 14 months ago by Teresa Clawson
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