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Book Alert: The Vegetable Gardener's Book of Building Projects

May 13, 2010

Our friends at Storey Publishing recently sent us a copy of one of their latest offerings called "The Vegetable Gardener's Book of Building Projects." 

The book presents 39 ideas for projects from cold frames to compost bins, from planters to picnic tables, and from trellises to tool storage. Each project was hand-selected by Storey's editors to be functional, attractive, and easy to complete. Each includes step-by-step instructions, detailed illustrations, complete materials and lumber lists, no-nonsense tips, and a four-color photograph of the finished product in its natural setting.

In thumbing through the book, I found myself saying "now, THAT I could really use" time and time again.  But, perhaps more importantly, I found myself saying "THAT I could probably make" which is not so much a statement on my carpentry skills (which are almost nonexistant) as on the clarity of the book's instructions. 

Storey has kindly agreed to allow us to reproduce a few excerpts from the book to give you a flavor of what's inside.  I hope you enjoy them and will feel inspired to take on more projects like them this season. 

Featured "Build Your Own" Projects:
Handy House (coming soon)
A-Frame Pea and Bean Support (coming soon)
Tool Rack (coming soon)

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