File Size: 119270 KB
Print Length: 160 pages
Publisher: Creative Publishing international (October 1, 2008)
Publication Date: October 1, 2008
Sold by: Digital Services LLC
X-Ray: Not Enabled
Word Wise: Not Enabled
Lending: Not Enabled
Enhanced Typesetting: Not Enabled
Best Sellers Rank: #403,145 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store) #18 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Crafts, Hobbies & Home > How-to & Home Improvements > Masonry #105 in Books > Crafts, Hobbies & Home > Home Improvement & Design > How-to & Home Improvements > Masonry #270 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Crafts, Hobbies & Home > How-to & Home Improvements > Do-It-Yourself
One of the only books I found that showed how to form and pour concrete steps. And not just one or two steps, there is a whole section with photos and illustrations on how to complete the entire project. There are also many other projects for beginners and advanced users as well. I would highly recommend this book to beginners who are looking for useful/practical applications using concrete throughout the house and yard.
I am a do-it-yourself home improvement guy that has spent a lot of money on various books on all kinds of home improvement topics. This book is by far the best for concrete ideas and the how-to of tackling these projects at home. Other books I have purchased provide nice pictures and a finished product picture but do not provide the level of detail that this book shows on how to tackle these projects. Some of these may seem basic and I may not follow the exact methodology that this book presented; however, I greatly appreciate what was provided since it gives me a basis for how to move forward with some concrete projects.
The Kindle Edition is horrible. The problem is that the pictures are tiny and you learning nothing from the pictures. At the same time I purchased the paper edition and it is great ---- 5 STAR!. Most Kindle books are like this. I have the book on wiring and framing. the Kindle editions are awful when (in fact) the paper editions are wonderful.If you really want to learn this stuff, get the paper copies. 10x better.These books are NOT novels. You need good illustrations that can be blown way up.
I have many, many books on concrete and masonry. This is one of the best since it is crisp and clear on steps, with pictures for the projects it describes. It does not waste time like many other books talking about the super basics, instead it is great for getting things done. Of course they recommend every Quickcrete product, what else would you expect, but the project descriptions are great.
Great way to get started on some DIY home improvement projects. I patched a hole in the wall with some stucco mix. I didn't follow the directions step by step since they seem to be pretty basic but the book gave me a little more confidence and helped me understand the basics steps involved and materials needed.
i'm a novice with concrete and would reccomend this to anyone seeking some guidelines for a new project. it will serve well over time..
I made molded stepping stones for my garden, and I intend to do more around my house and garden from the ideas gleaned from this book.
This book lays out projects nicely and in a straight forward manner. I wish that the book had a clearer understanding of measurements for concrete for your own projects. Overall the book is good and really has many projects that I will enjoy.
Guide to Concrete (Quikrete) Black & Decker The Complete Guide to Concrete & Masonry, 4th Edition: Build with Concrete, Brick, Block & Natural Stone (Black & Decker Complete Guide) Corrosive Signs: Essays on Experimental Poetry (Visual, Concrete, Alternative) (Visual, Concrete, Alternative) Black & Decker The Complete Guide to Masonry & Stonework: *Poured Concrete *Brick & Block *Natural Stone *Stucco (Black & Decker Complete Guide) Concrete Countertops Made Simple: A Step-By-Step Guide (Made Simple (Taunton Press)) Ultimate Guide: Masonry & Concrete, 3rd edition: Design, Build, Maintain (Home Improvement) The Complete Guide to Home Masonry: Step-by-Step Projects & Repairs Using Concrete, Brick, Block & Stone (Black & Decker Home Improvement Library) The Portland Cement Association's Guide to Concrete Homebuilding Systems Concrete Crafts: Simple Projects from Jewelry to Place Settings, Birdbaths to Umbrella Stands Concrete Garden Projects: Easy & Inexpensive Containers, Furniture, Water Features & More Design Ideas for Decorative Concrete and Stone Concrete: Microstructure, Properties, and Materials Making Concrete Garden Ornaments Concrete Floors and Moisture Concrete, Masonry and Brickwork: A Practical Handbook for the Homeowner and Small Builder (Revised 1998 Edition) Concrete Technology (Trade, Technology & Industry) Design of Reinforced Concrete, 10th Edition Masons and Builders Library, Vol. 1: Concrete, Block, Tile, Terrazzo Reinforced Concrete Design Concrete Structures