The backyard playground : recreational landscapes & play structures / [Brett Martin ... et al].
Contributor(s): Martin, Brett | Creative Publishing International | Black & Decker Corporation (Towson, Md.).Material type: BookSeries: Black & Decker outdoor home: Publisher: Chanhassen, Minn. : Creative Pub. International, c2003Description: 126 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 1589230590 (pbk.).Subject(s): Children's playhouses -- Design and construction -- Amateurs' manuals | Playgrounds -- Design and construction -- Amateurs' manuals | Garden structures -- Design and construction -- Amateurs' manuals | Landscape construction -- Amateurs' manuals | Family recreation -- Amateurs' manuals | Children's playhouses -- Design and construction | Playgrounds | Playgrounds -- Design and construction | Cubbyhouses -- Design And Constuiction | Outdoor Structures | Garden structures -- Design and construction | Landscape construction | Family recreation | Children's playhouses | Playgrounds -- Equipment and supplies -- Design and Construction | Children's playhouses -- Design | Playgrounds -- Design | Garden structures -- DesignDDC classification: 690/.89
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:
By combining building projects for children's play structures with tips and ideas for creative landscaping, this book goes much further than any other to helping readers create a fun, safe, and interactive outdoor play area for their children in an environment that is useful and appealing to adults. The projects in this book include a broad range of designs, for toddlers to teenagers. The play structure project is the classic, timber-style set found in many gardens and can accommodate several accessories and future modifications. Playing in either of the two tree house projects, kids will find adventure, privacy, and a connection to the outdoors. The climbing wall project provides kids-and parents-with a fun way to develop strength and concentration. There are also projects for playhouses and a fort that kids can help build and several plans for child size outdoor furniture. Where appropriate, projects are designed for adaptation to a different use after the child outgrows them. For example, the sandpit project is a decorative sandbox that can easily be adapted into a garden bed; the playhouse could become a garden shed in later years. In addition to the projects, there are dozens
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