Color Concrete Garden Projects

Color Concrete Garden Projects

Make your Own Planters, Furniture, and Fire Pits Using Creative Techniques and Vibrant Finishes

Book - 2015
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A Library Journal Best Crafts & DIY Book of 2015 

Incorporating concrete design into a home garden can now be easily achieved by any do-it-yourself enthusiast! Concrete furniture and containers add style and personality to outdoor spaces, and the addition of color makes these objects even more eye-catching. These trendy pieces can cost thousands of dollars at garden centers and furniture stores, but they can also be made affordably at home. In this hands-on guide, concrete artisans Nathan Smith and Michael Snyder offer basic information on how to mix concrete and add color using dyes, paints, and inlaid materials. The twenty step-by-step projects include small items, like a candle holder with an old-world feel and a simple stacked-ring planter, and larger pieces, like an elegant bike rack and a beautiful fire pit that is the perfect gathering place for friends and family.

Concrete artisans Nathan Smith and Michael Snyder offer easy-to-follow directions for creating colorful concrete garden furniture and plant containers that are functional and stylish.

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Presents step-by-step instructions for twenty garden projects that use concrete as a medium, from a tabletop candleholder and a doorstop to a large oval planter and a modern birdhouse.

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Smith and Snyder present 20 do-it-yourself projects for the home and garden using concrete in a variety of interesting and unique ways. Examples of projects include a tabletop candleholder, a water feature, a wood-burning firepit, a garden swing, and a birdhouse. The book also includes a comprehensive chapter on concrete, explaining how concrete works in general, and offering instruction on setting, molding, and coloring. Each project is detailed in a number of full color photographs, and includes step-by-step instructions and a list of tools and materials needed. Annotation ©2016 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (

Publisher: Portland : Timber Press, 2015
ISBN: 9781604695397
Branch Call Number: MAKER 721.04 SMI
Characteristics: 206 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Snyder, Michael 1976-


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