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Wood in the Landscape: A Practical Guide to Specification and Design

Handbook / Manual

By: Daniel Winterbottom

204 pages, B/w photos, illus

John Wiley & Sons

Hardback | May 2000 | #108013 | ISBN: 0471294195
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NHBS Price: £65.00 $80/€73 approx

About this book

Covers the information needed to exploit wood's full potential in design work and provides full, detailed coverage of all relevant technical aspects of working with wood-including the physical properties and characteristics of wood as well as finishes, fasteners, and adhesives. It examines the construction methodologies used to build a range of common structures, from fences and decking to gazebos and bridges, and shows how to avoid common problems that can adversely affect durability - particularly important when it comes to outdoor settings.


Wood as a Building Material. History of Wood in Landscape Architecture. MATERIALS AND PROPERTIES. Wood Composition. Sizing and Surfacing. Finishes and Coatings. Wood Preservative Treatments. Mechanical Fasteners and Connectors. Wood Connectors. Adhesives. CONSTRUCTION METHODOLOGIES. Structures. Fences. Gates. Retaining Walls. Freestanding Walls. Decks. Arbors and Pergolas. Freestanding Structures: Gazebos, Pavilions, and Cabins. Bridges. Appendices. Glossary. References. Index.

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DANIEL M. WINTERBOTTOM leads a design practice, Winterbottom Design, and is Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture at the University of Washington-Seattle, where he developed a design/build curriculum to design and implement landscape projects for marginalized communities in the United States and Mexico. He is actively involved in developing cultural and art installations for the city of Seattle. His research interests include design/technology, urban design, community design, and cultural expression and preservation in the built environment.

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