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The Simplest Fort

 

A step by step instruction on building your very own fort for your backyard.

Build your own fort:

Some of us are not as creative or skilled enough to design our own forts. This instructional document is to help the novice or semi-experienced carpenter to create their own fort for their children or even pets.

This fort was specifically designed in a certain manner. The picture on the front cover is the actual fort that was built for this plan. Some modifications were made to simplify this plan for the novice.

These instructions are a guide to build a six foot square fort that is roughly ten feet tall. It has a ladder leading into a two foot porch area and a four by six foot housing area. The housing area is four feet from the ground and the roof is four feet from the deck. The underground area is four feet from ground.

Barnes and Noble
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-simplest-fort-ronald-rex/1115085454

Amazon
http://www.amazon.com/The-Simplest-Fort-ebook/dp/B00BEOA2R2

Buy on paperback for $9.99
http://www.amazon.com/Simplest-Fort-Ronald-Rex/dp/1484089405

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Odds and Ends: furniture for the home

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This is an instructional guide that contains multiple carpentry projects for around the home.

They are in this order:

Toy Box- 1’6” x 1’6” x 3’0”
Outside Bench- 11” x 3’6” x 1’6”
Mail Box- 1’0” x 4’0”
Garden Box- 1’6” x 1’6”
Trellis- 4 x 8
Workbench- 30” x 34” x 6’0”
Birdhouse- 1’4” x 1’6”
Two Step Unit 1’4” x 1’4”

Cost: Generally, each project will cost around 40-150 dollars each, depending on material used.

Time: Most of these projects will take you about a standard 8 hour day, not including drying time for stain, varnish and water sealant.

Kindle: http://www.amazon.com/Odds-Ends-Carpentry-projects-around-ebook/dp/B01EGBA08A/

Barnes n Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/odds-and-ends-ronald-rex/1123672069

For Print ($7.99): http://www.amazon.com/Odds-Ends-Carpentry-projects-around/dp/1532820402/

 

Chicken Coop w/ Sliding Shelves

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Instructions on how to build a 4x6x5 chicken coop, box shape, with ramp to reach second level. The back wall opens like a doorway to enter the back, slide out the nesting areas in order to clean or pluck eggs.

These instructions are a guide to build a 4×6 chicken coop that is roughly five feet tall. The housing area is 6” from the ground and the roof is five feet from the deck.

Cost: The price for the materials to build this project would be dependent upon what material that you purchase. Some lumber is more expensive than others. However, the original structure was built with standard pine so the general cost would be around $400, that would include hardware.

For Nook:
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/chicken-coop-w-sliding-shelves-ronald-rex/1121680408

Amazon (kindle):
http://www.amazon.com/Chicken-Coop-Sliding-Shelves-Guidebook-ebook/dp/B00VL8NIWC/

 

Buy on paperback $9.99: http://www.amazon.com/Chicken-Coop-Sliding-Shelves-Guidebook/dp/1511618957

Civil War Fort instructions

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Great project for lots of kids or additional swingsets.

This fort’s overall size is 11×16. The tallest point is over 11’0” tall. This instructional document is to help the novice or semi-experienced carpenter to create their own fort for their children or even pets.

The rampart area is four feet from the ground and the tower is six feet from the ground. It has a double door entrance, two ladders, two tower areas (one open and the other closed) and a lookout hideaway. There is an optional sandbox below the tallest tower.

I would like to point out that the instructional drawings are not to scale. They are renditions to help visually explain certain details, not to be taken as scale models. They are approximate shapes and patterns but very easy to follow.

I would recommend thoroughly reading the entire instructions before proceeding with construction. There are options, choices and special notes that may be of interest to you.

Cost: The price for the materials to build this project would be dependent upon what material that you purchase. Some lumber is more expensive than others. However, the original structure was designed with standard pine so the general cost would be around $1000, that would include hardware.

$1.99 on Amazon as ebook

http://www.amazon.com/Civil-War-Fort-Guidebook-Book-ebook/dp/B00YL5FEUG/

Paperback ($9.99): http://www.amazon.com/Civil-War-Fort-Guidebook-11/dp/1517625653/