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HIGH-LOW DECK E-PLAN

  • Lower deck size - 15'-5 1/2" x 12'-11
  • Upper deck size - 10'-0" x 8'-0"
  • Designed as an add-on to an existing deck or as a complete unit
  • Benches can be arranged as needed
  • Features a unique conversation area or optional fire pit
  • Complete list of materials
  • Step-by-step instructions

Designed as an add-on to an existing deck, or as a complete unit, this high-low deck features a unique conversation area or optional fire pit. Lower deck size: 15-feet-5.5-by-12-feet-11 inches high. Upper deck size: 10-by-8 feet.


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: 557KB, 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

MINI FARMING - SELF-SUFFICIENCY ON 1/4 ACRE

Here is a holistic approach to small-area farming that will show you how to produce 85 percent of an average family's food on just one-quarter acre — and earn $10,000 in cash annually. This is not back-to-the-land utopianism, but a tested and pragmatic method that can be applied in small lots in rural, suburban and even urban areas. Even if you have never been a farmer or a gardener, Brett Markham's advice will teach you what you need to know:

  • Saving, buying, starting, and selecting seeds
  • Maintaining and improving soil
  • Preventing and eradicating pests and diseases
  • Compost, crop rotation, and timing
  • Using organic methods
  • Garden planning to meet dietary requirements
  • Raising poultry
  • Raising and pruning fruits and nuts
  • Canning, freezing, and dehydrating
  • Selling your excess produce for top dollar
  • And more!

More than just a how-to guide for self-sufficiency, Mini Farming teaches you the underlying principles of mini-farming so you will have the knowledge to make your own unique applications. Materials, tools and techniques are detailed with over a hundred photographs, tables, diagrams and illustrations.

$18.95

  • Width: 12'-0" Depth: 12'-0"
  • Standard Foundation - Wood floor on concrete pier
  • Alternative Foundations - Concrete
  • Three popular sizes - 12' x 12', 12' x 16', 12' x 20'
  • Height floor to peak - 12'-10"
  • Ceiling height - 7'-4"
  • 4'-0" x 6'-8" double-door for easy access
  • Complete list of materials
  • Step-by-step instructions

E-plan includes complete list of materials and step-by-step instructions for three popular sizes: 12-by-12, 12-by-16 and 12-by-20.


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: 608KB, 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.

$60.00