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Enjoy the Health Benefits of Tea: 3 Herbal Teas to Prevent Illness

Instead of reaching for conventional cold and cough medicines, try drinking a cup of herbal tea to soothe or prevent minor ailments.

Best Herbs for the Common Cold: Runny Nose Herbal Tea

This tea opens bronchial passages, helps fight viruses, and reduces watery secretions from the eyes and nose.

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Winter Health Concerns

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The Amazing Healing Powers of Mushrooms
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Make Throat Soothers: Licorice-Ginger Pills
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TIERED DECK WITH GAZEBO E-PLAN

  • Overall area - 28'-6" x 22'-6 1/2"
  • Deck "A" - 9'-0" x 15'-6"
  • Deck "B" - 6'-6" x 8'-6"
  • Deck "C" - 14'-0" x 12'-0"
  • Gazebo "D" - 9'-6" x 8'-3" sided
  • Walkway "E" - 3'-0" x 7'-0"
  • Gazebo offers privacy and shade
  • Build complete or add on later
  • Complete list of materials
  • Step-by-step instructions

This tiered deck, gazebo combo offers privacy and shade, and can be built complete or added on to later. E-plan includes complete list of materials and step-by-step instructions. Finished product size: 28 feet 6 inches wide and 22 feet 6 inches deep.


Mother Earth News E-Plans are packed with practical information, innovative ideas and creative projects right at your fingertips. By supporting digital products like this one you are helping save millions of trees a year. Order your downloadable PDF and start building today!


System information: 1.52MB, load times may vary.

INSTANT DELIVERY ITEM: Order this e-plan and it will be delivered directly to your computer - no more waiting for delivery or paying expensive shipping and handling fees. For best results print at 100% on 11x17 paper or have the plan printed at your nearest print store.


DISCLAIMER

It is your responsibility to make sure that any project you undertake is safe, effective, and legal for your situation. All Ogden Publications' plans are offered AS IS for information and entertainment purposes only. No warranties are expressed or implied. By using this information or these plans you agree to hold Ogden Publications harmless from any damages or injuries of any kind that might result from errors, omissions or other causes.

This plan was provided by HDA, Inc.

$40.00

2 CAR GARAGE APARTMENT - GAMBREL ROOF E-PLAN (1)

  • 604 Total Square Feet
  • 2nd Floor 604
  • Width: 28'-0" Depth: 24'-0"
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • 1 Full Baths
  • Standard Foundation - Floating Slab
  • Building height - 21'-4"
  • Roof pitches - 4/12, 12/4.75
  • Ceiling heights -
  • First floor - 8'
  • Second floor - 8'
  • Two 9' x 7' overhead doors
  • Charming Dutch-Colonial style
  • Spacious studio provides extra storage space
  • Complete list of materials
  • Step-by-step instructions

Mother Earth News E-Plans are packed with practical information, innovative ideas and creative projects right at your fingertips. By supporting digital products like this one you are helping save millions of trees a year. Order your downloadable PDF and start building today!


System information: 0.99MB, load times may vary.

INSTANT DELIVERY ITEM: Order this e-plan and it will be delivered directly to your computer - no more waiting for delivery or paying expensive shipping and handling fees. For best results print at 100% on 11x17 paper or have the plan printed at your nearest print store.


DISCLAIMER

It is your responsibility to make sure that any project you undertake is safe, effective, and legal for your situation. All Ogden Publications' plans are offered AS IS for information and entertainment purposes only. No warranties are expressed or implied. By using this information or these plans you agree to hold Ogden Publications harmless from any damages or injuries of any kind that might result from errors, omissions or other causes.

This plan was provided by HDA, Inc.

$310.00

SUCCULENTS SIMPLIFIED

Succulent plants are easy to grow and design with once you know the basics. And Debra Lee Baldwin, the best-selling author of Designing With Succulents and Succulent Container Gardens, is the ideal guide for gardeners, crafters and DIYers looking for an introduction to these trendy, low-maintenance plants.

Succulents Simplified is a complete primer on choosing, growing and designing with succulents. Along with gorgeous photos packed with design ideas, Baldwin offers her top 100 plant picks and explains how to grow and care for succulents … no matter where you live. Step-by-step projects, including a cake stand centerpiece, special occasion bouquets, a vertical garden and a succulent topiary sphere, will inspire you to express your individual style.

Whether you're a novice or veteran, own an acre or just a few pots, live in Calexico or Canada, Succulents Simplified is a dazzling primer for success with succulents wherever you're planting!

$24.95