A collection of outdoor construction projects for the home and landscape. It begins with sections on tools and materials, yard surveying and drawing plans, and includes a section on the basic techniques of working with wood, concrete, brick, stone, and roofing materials. The heart of the volume features lengthy chapters on pathways, fences, walls and gates, patios, decks, porches and entries, sheds and outbuildings, and accessories. More than 200 projects are covered. These include: a timber play structure for children; a Victorian gazebo; retaining walls; a brick barbecue; a cobblestone walkway; decorative fountains; a raised garden bed; and a garden pond.