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Fences, Gates and Bridges: And How to Build Them (original 1892; edition 1999)
Fences, Gates, and Bridges: And How to Make Them by George A. Martin (1892)
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0911469087, Paperback)“The author, George A. Martin, knows his subject, not only fence building but the farm and its requirements. He knows the stock: the unconfinable pig, the dexterous cow. He knows his materials, especially wood. I count twenty-one species of tree in the text, each especially suited for a particular application. He knows the value of work well done, done to last, and he aims to give value himself, in authorship as in the building of simple necessary structures.”
from the Foreword by Castle Freeman
(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:04:42 -0400)
First published in 1887, Fences, Gates, and Bridges is an instructional guide to the best ways to build a variety of fences, gates, hedges, bridges, and culverts. The section on fences boasts a wealth of information on building various types of fences, including rail, composite, garden, board, and picket. It also explores how to construct an effective barbed wire fence, how to use a stone wall to reinforce a wooden fence, and highlights the pros of building portable fences. Fences, Gates, and Bridges is a classic manual for anyone who wants to build their own structures for their farm, large property, or quaint backyard.
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An edition of this book was published by Skyhorse Publishing.
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