With a few basic tools and a weekend, anyone can build a beautiful project out of wood for their outdoor space! Hand-Built Outdoor Furniture covers the basics of woodworking-how to measure, where and how to shop, and how to screw, sand, and paint. The twenty step-by-step projects are organized by level of difficulty and fully illustrated with hundreds of clear and easy-to-follow photographs. The finished pieces include simple items include a trellis, a flower box, and a plant stand and more complicated projects include a chaise lounge, a sectional with built-in storage, and a slat bench. The required materials an can be found at local hardware and lumber stores, and the tools required are basic-no table saws or routers necessary! Katie Jackson's projects are simple, clean, and timeless and work well within a wide variety of styles. Hand-Built Outdoor Furniture is the perfect primer for people new to woodworking, DlY'ers, and homeowners looking for a-simple and affordable to decorate their space.
Katie Jacksonis a designer and builder of simple furniture using renewable and reclaimed materials. After graduating from Bennington College, she trained as a cabinetmaker at New England School or Architectural Woodworking. She attended a Woodworking Teacher's Educational Program at Girls At Work, Inc., specializing in empowering at-risk girls with wood shop skills. Jackson headed the woodworking program at Camp Onaway for Girls for four summers, then teamed up with Lilah Crews-Pless to launch a design-build collaboration out of TechShop San Francisco and TechShop Menlow Park. She now builds at New England Society of Innovation and Technology (NESIT) Hackerspace. Learn more at katiejacksonwoodworks.com.