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 for treehouses, playhouses, and sheds, as well as a summer house, tea house, garden arbor, and functional workroom.
Backyard Building will cover backyard accessories, the fundamentals of tools and materials, and useful tips based on real-life questions from the couple’s popular website. Its unique style, with hand-drawn illustrations to guide the reader through the building process in a user-friendly way, stands out from the crowd. The clear, detailed drawings are not only easy to follow but a pleasure to look at; they are supplemented by irresistible color photographs.
There are so many great ideas in this book for projects, large and small, that can really make your backyard a special place. We are still trying to figure out which one to give priority to right now. The Stiles have written a lot of books in the past, but I think this may be my favorite one. Their tree houses are really special but this book shows you how to build other smaller projects as well. The design of the projects is quite elegant and the graphics in the book are really a pleasure to look at even if you're not building yourself. We are planning to give this book to friends for special occasions this year, such as birthdays, Christmas. Very nicely designed.