From patios and planters to summerhouses and decking, make your outdoor space more beautiful and practical with a range of simple projects. Even beginning do-it-yourselfers will find themselves enticed by the wonderful photographs and the easy-to-follow instructions and techniques. To take full advantage of your garden, add stonework walls, arches, steps, rockeries, and a pond: you may be surprised at the variety of looks you can achieve with this long-lasting and versatile material. Construct wooden benches, a shade-giving pergola, or a swing set and other play equipment to make the kids whoop with joy. And, nothing's better than a barbecue on a warm summer's night -- on your bricks-and-mortar handbuilt one! Special bonus: every section has a number of small weekend projects.