Springtime is a season many people turn to do-it-yourself carpentry, masonry and home improvement projects – small or ambitious. For the first spring weekend of 2015 , we’re highlighting DIY resources in the Cobb County Public Library System’s print and digital collections.

DIY resources in Cobb library collections include how-to works on building garden structures, chicken coops, greenhouses, decks, gazebos – even small houses.

The library’s DIY resources include:

BackyardHomesteadThe library’s Zinio Digital Magazines collection includes American Craft, The Family Handyman, WOOD Magazine and others featuring DIY articles.

Complete do-it-yourself manual by Reader’s Digest, the revised edition of the book published in 2014.

Tiny homes: simple shelter – scaling back in the 21st century by Lloyd Kahn

The backyard homestead book of building projects by Spike Carlsen is available as an eBook.

The complete guide to outdoor carpentry: complete plans for beautiful backyard building projects, a book by Black & Decker.

The weekend woodworker’s project collection: 40 projects for the time-challenged craftsman, a publication of Popular Woodworking Books is an e-book in the CCPLS collection.

More DIY resources are listed in the CCPLS catalog under such search terms of carpentry, masonry, small houses, decks, and garden structures.

 

Do-It-Yourself Resources for Your First Spring Weekend
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