40 Projects for Building Your Backyard Homestead by David Toht

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Author: Toht, DavidBrand: Creative HomeownerEdition: FirstFeatures: Used Book in Good ConditionBinding: PaperbackNumber Of Pages: 256Release Date: 09-07-2013Part Number: colour illustrations, frontispieceDetails: About the Author Dave Toht, a former contractor with decades...

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Author: Toht, David

Brand: Creative Homeowner

Edition: First


  • Used Book in Good Condition

Binding: Paperback

Number Of Pages: 256

Release Date: 09-07-2013

Part Number: colour illustrations, frontispiece

Details: About the Author Dave Toht, a former contractor with decades of hands-on experience, fondly remembers his first house located in the sometimes frigid, sometimes frying Midwest. Built in 1854, it was loaded with opportunities for caulking, glazing, weatherstripping and insulating. Dave has more than 60 how-to books to this credit, including the best-selling Backyard Homesteading. He considers harvesting a sun-warmed tomato from his own garden one of life's sweetest pleasures. He and his wife, Rebecca, live in Minnesota with their coop full of Buff Orpingtons. Product Description Learn all about how to build sheds, feeders, fences, and other backyard structures to enhance your sustainable living!Garden structures: Raised beds, planters and arbors, self-watering beds, grow-light stand, soil blocksFences and pens: Fence post basics, picket fence, solar electric fence, installing and stretching fences, hen pen and hurdle, gates, PVC hen penHousing chickens: Basics for housing chickens, building a coop and run, complete material and cutting lists, exploded views, building an A-frame chicken tractorBuilding sheds: Basics for building, goat shed, saltbox garden shed, backyard-homestead shop, roofing alternativesSolar and wind power: Compressor and gearbox windmills, how solar works, erecting a windmill, installing a solar power systemAquaponics and hydroponics: Understanding aquaponics, understanding hydroponics, basics of a DIY aquaponic system, how to install a hydroponic systemBuilding beehives: Langstroth beehive, Warré beehive, top-bar beehive (aka the Kenyan or Tanzanian beehive), step-by-step building instructions and exploded viewsPlumbing and wiring: Plumbing basics, ground-fault circuit interrupters, freeze-proof watering options, outdoor wiring, supplemental lightingA companion volume to Backyard Homesteading, 40 Projects for Building Your Backyard Homestead provides details on how to build more than 40 projects to enhance your sustainable living.The projects in this book are designed with simplicity, convenience, and budget in mind. You will also find help on how to expand or contract the projects to suit your needs.With step-by-step instructions, tools and materials lists, exploded views, and easy-to-understand techniques, even if you are only moderately handy, you'll discover how to build your own feeders, fences, and structures. In the process, you'll save money and have the satisfaction of doing it yourself! Review When I first read the title I under-estimated the amount of knowledge the book would have. This book contains 40 projects that are all great, it shows step by step instructions with pictures on how to complete each project. I will just mention a few of the projects that I liked the most, building a chicken tractor, building a chicken coop, how to build beehives, installing fences, self-watering garden beds, aquaponics and hydroponics, solar and wind powered systems, and even how to build sheds for different animals. The book explains the basics of each chapter, such as basics for housing chickens or explaining aquaponics and hydroponics. If you have been looking at how to become more sustainable this book is a great start.--Emory, Goodreads  Surprisingly thorough and varied. It covers a lot of projects that would be of interest and does so in great detail. Each project covers skills and concepts that can be used on projects not covered in the book. Worth a read, definitely. It earned a place in my permanent library.--Adrian Martínez lara, Goodreads Book Description Provides details on how to build more than 40 projects--sheds, feeders, fences, and other  structures--to enhance readers' sustainable living. From the Author Writing this book was a fascinating journey in coming up with projects that were innovative enough to be something you'd want to add to your homestead as well as straightforward for you to build. I also wanted to be sure they'd be good-looking--an

EAN: 8601400549414

Package Dimensions: 10.8 x 8.5 x 0.7 inches

Languages: English

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