Author(s): JOHN KELSEY
By the nature of where it spends its life, outdoor furniture has to be designed, first and foremost, to withstand its toughest enemy, the elements. While makers of indoor furniture need to consider the swelling and contraction of wood due to seasonal changes in relative humidity, outdoor furniture builders must also allow for the fact that their pieces will occasionally be drenched in water, dried by the wind and baked by the sun. With appropriate materials, design, joinery and hardware, you can fashion pieces that will be as durable and long-lasting as any kitchen side chair or bedroom armoire. Included in the book are projects for outdoor chairs, benches, tables, swings, gliders and other garden structures, all with step-by-step instructions and detailed drawings.
* Includes step-by-step instructions and detailed drawings. * Guides readers through included plans as well as on designing projects of their own. * Provides information on making pieces durable enough to withstand the elements.
John Kelsey is a journalist, an editor and a writer specialising in woodworking and furniture making. He is a former editor in chief of Fine Woodworking magazine and the editorial director for Fox Chapel Publishing.