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Art of the Chicken Coop: A Fun and Essential Guide to Housing Your Peeps

ISBN: 9781565235427

Author: Chris Gleason    Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing

Keeping chickens is a trend that just keeps on growing, even for city dwellers. With this book, today's modern farmer will find plans and construction technique...


Keeping chickens is a trend that just keeps on growing, even for city dwellers. With this book, today's modern farmer will find plans and construction techniques for making seven different chicken coops, along with interesting chicken facts and recipes for eggs. Experienced farmer, woodworker and author Chris Gleason's hip eye for design, combined with sound woodworking techniques make the coops both attractive and sturdy. Practical information such as how to properly size a coop and how to source reclaimed materials is included. Don't miss the authors 'tour de coop' where he visits coops from other backyard farmers to find out why they keep chickens and what lessons they have to share with others interested in doing so. This book offers a whimsical and fresh perspective that reflects today's backyard farmer.


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 190 x 229 x 11 mm


Publication Date: 01-08-2011


$34.99
Building Projects for Backyard Farmers and Home Gardeners

ISBN: 9781565235434

Author: Chris Gleason    Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing

This is a practical and engaging guide to transforming an ordinary backyard into a productive farm. Step-by-step instructions are provided for 10 projects inclu...


This is a practical and engaging guide to transforming an ordinary backyard into a productive farm. Step-by-step instructions are provided for 10 projects including green houses, beehives, rabbit hutches, raised beds, potting sheds, trellises, fences, and more. Each detailed plan is accompanied by the author's clear, instructive drawings. More than just a manual, the book also offers entertaining and enlightening interviews with both experts and average Joe" farmers. We learn what motivates them to become backyard farmers and maybe even a couple of funny stories along the way."


Pages: 144


Publication Date: 01-05-2012


$39.99
Wood Pallet Projects

ISBN: 9781565235441

Author: Chris Gleason    Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing

Lumber prices are soaring, and deforestation is a rising concern. Yet millions of pounds of perfectly usable wood are dumped in landfills every year. Wood Palle...


Lumber prices are soaring, and deforestation is a rising concern. Yet millions of pounds of perfectly usable wood are dumped in landfills every year. Wood Pallet Projects shows how anyone can upcycle salvaged pallet wood to create truly one-of-a-kind projects.

Maverick craftsman Chris Gleason combines sound woodworking techniques with a hip designer’s sensibility to unleash the limitless possibilities of the common skid. Inside you’ll find 15 of his inspired projects for rescuing and repurposing pallets. Some of his pieces celebrate the rough, edgy character of the material, while others are crafted as fine furniture. He shows how to construct both indoor and outdoor furniture in a variety of styles, along with other useful items such as a birdhouse, a toolbox, and even a ukulele.

There’s plenty of nitty gritty here on working with pallets, including where to find them, how to process them into usable lumber, fasteners, sanding, and the best finishes (if any) to use. The author provides important advice on how to make sure that your pallets are safe, and not sprayed with harmful chemicals. A colorful gallery of finished work provides further inspiration for green crafting.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 127


Dimensions: 190 x 230 mm


Publication Date: 01-03-2013


$39.99
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