Every homeowner wants to make the most of his "outdoor home." Black & Decker The Complete Outdoor Builder begins with sections on Tools & Materials, Building Codes, Yard Surveying, Drawing Plans, and includes a lengthy section on the basic techniques of working with wood, concrete, brick, stone, and roofing materials. Then comes the heart of the
Black & Decker The Complete Outdoor Builder. 2d ed. Creative Pub: Quayside. 2009. 528p. illus. index. ISBN 978-1-58923-483-3. pap. $19.99.
Covering walkways, patios, decks, sheds, and more, the second edition of features a better layout and more instructional details than the original. Step-by-step information and suggested variations make well suited for beginners. -- Library Journal, March 1, 2010