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Decks, porches, and patios

Author: Time-Life Books.
Publisher: Alexandria, Va. : Time-Life Books, ©1994.
Series: Home repair and improvement.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Shows techniques, materials, step-by-step directions, safety advice, and hundreds of color illustrations for building decks, porches, and patios.
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Genre/Form: Handbooks and manuals
Amateurs' manuals
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Time-Life Books.
ISBN: 0783538502 9780783538501 0783538510 9780783538518
OCLC Number: 30075678
Notes: Revised edition of: Porches and patios / Time-Life Books. c1981.
Includes index.
Description: 128 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm.
Contents: Repairs and refurbishments (p.6). Resuscitating screens (p.8) --
Extending the life of wood structures (p.11) --
Making repairs in concrete (p.16) --
Rustic decks and elegant porches (p.18). A simple deck (p.20) --
Stairs to a low-lying deck (p.30) --
Decks for the second story (p.34) --
Custom details for a singular deck (p.44) --
Spacious porches with a choice of views (p.52) --
The all-important stairway (p.64) --
A hip roof for a wraparound porch (p.66) --
Ceilings and railings (p.76). Contents (cont.): Patios of brick and concrete (p.78). Patterns to set in sand or mortar (p.80) --
Bricks without mortar (p.82) --
Groundwork for a concrete slab (p.88) --
Pouring and finishing concrete (p.96) --
A curved bench beside a free-form patio (p.101) --
Brick or flagstone set in mortar (p.102) --
The many possibilities of tile (p.106) --
Increasing the comfort quotient (p.112). Adding screens to bugproof a porch (p.114) --
Shade for a hot summer's day (p.120) --
Index (p.126) --
Acknowledgments (p.128) --
Picture credits (p.128).
Series Title: Home repair and improvement.
Responsibility: by the editors of Time-Life Books.

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Shows techniques, materials, step-by-step directions, safety advice, and hundreds of color illustrations for building decks, porches, and patios.

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