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FORTS FOR KIDS
Author: David Stiles
Publisher: GLOBE PEQUOT ( THE LYONS PRESS, FALCON), May 2011
A dreamer?s handbook for kids?& parents?offering practical results. All kids love the idea of a hideaway?a place that is theirs, no parents allowed. Starts with the basics: how to buy wood, & essential skills such as sawing & nailing. More than 20 projects ranging from the simple to the more challenging. B&W illus; 8.5x11 inches, 96 pgs.
A dreamer?s handbook for kids?& parents?offering practical results
All kids love the idea of a hideaway?a place that is theirs, no parents allowed. But how on earth can they actually build one? In Forts for Kids, an inspirational yet practical guide, David Stiles, the most trusted authority on DIY building projects, shows them how.
Assuming no previous experience from the fort builder, the book starts with the basics for kids & their parents: how to buy wood, & essential skills such as sawing & nailing. It includes a brief history of forts & more than twenty projects ranging from the simple (a blanket & umbrella fort) to the more challenging (a stockade fort). The book even includes forts made of snow, sand, or branches. An accessories section features projects that can be made in just a few hours, such as a slide, swing, catapult, periscope, cannon, & water balloon launcher.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
David Stiles is also the author of How to Build Treehouses, Huts, & Forts (Lyons Press). He & his wife, Jeanie Stiles, are the award-winning authors of twenty-one books on building projects. Their many TV appearances include NBC?s The Today Show, HGTV, & the Discovery Channel. Visit them at stilesdesigns.com. They live in New York City & East Hampton, New York.