Rustic Retreats

Rustic Retreats - Gardening Book

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Rustic Retreats
A Build-It-Yourself Guide

by David Stiles and Jeanie Stiles

ISBN 0875968600
154 pages, design plans and diagrams throughout, softcover

A complete workbook for building sturdy, inexpensive,
and beautiful backyard and woodland shelters

Deep in the woods or right in the backyard, take refuge and enjoy the natural world in your own rustic retreat.

Campers, anglers, hunters, and nature lovers -- the woodland hideaway you'vew dreamed of is in these pages. From an elegant water gazebo to a traditional tipi, you'll find it in Rustic Retreats: A Build-It-Youself Guide.

Experienced designers and builders, David and Jeanie Stiles offer illustrated, step-by-step instructions for more than 20 low-cost, sturdy, beautiful outdoor structures, including:

  • Garden Pavilion
  • Grape Arbor
  • Hillside Hut
  • Sauna Hut
  • Water Gazebo
  • Triangular Tree House
  • Log Cabin
  • Wigwam
  • River Raft
  • Yurt

This complete workbook also contains sections on basic building techniques, essential tools, joints and joining methods, and safety concerns, plus directions for building all types of windows, skylights, doors, roofs, latches, and locks.

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