Outdoor DIY Projects We're Dying to Try

The official start of spring may still be weeks away, but we've already got some outdoor DIY projects in mind - thanks to The Complete Book of Outdoor DIY Projects by Penny Swift and Janek Szymanowski.

This simple how-to guide shares 35 different projects you can create in your own backyard using stone, brick, wood and water.  The book offers "a selection of projects, of varying degrees of complexity, which may be built from a selection of materials: wood, brick and stone."  It also presents a variety of water projects, including: ponds, fountains and pools.

Each project gives you a "shopping list" of materials you will need, as well as suggested tools.  Full color photos offer step-by-step directions and help you gauge your progress.

Some of our personal favorites include the brick Screen Wall (second photo shown above) with bench; concrete Built-In Planters (shown above) and the Flowing Barrel (shown below).

And that's just a few of the projects offered in this helpful book.  Be sure to check it out before you start planning your backyard oasis.

The Complete Book of Outdoor DIY Projects has a suggested retail price of $19.99 and is available at Barnes & Noble locations nationwide.


* Writer's note: I received a complimentary copy of The Complete Book of Outdoor DIY Projects for review, however all opinions and text are my own.

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