Summer Projects 101: Decks & Gazebos

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Are you looking for a fun summer project to spruce up your home or backyard? Try building a deck or gazebo. Just imagine all the hours you could spend outside with your family and friends as well as the extra value you could add to your home. The library has resources that can help you design and plan for the right deck or gazebo to fit your backyard’s needs in the Home Neighborhood. Here are a few titles to get you started:

Better Homes and Gardens Decks: Dream It, Plan It, Build It

Black & Decker the Complete Guide to Decks: Plan & Build Your Dream Deck

Great Decks & Outdoor Living

Deck Designs: Great Ideas From Top Deck Designers by Steve Cory

Backyard Cottages & Gazebos by Josh Garskof

Deck Ideas That Work by Peter Jeswald

1001 Ideas for Outdoor Spaces: The Ultimate Sourcebook: Decking, Paving, Designs and Accessories by Brett Martin

Popular Mechanics Moneysmart Makeovers: Porches, Decks & Patios by Rick Peters

Kelli Smith is a bookmobile librarian who helps bring the library to you. She also works with partners to coordinate community movie events including Movie on the Lawn and Silents in the Cathedral.

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