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How to Build Paths, Steps & Footbridges

The Fundamentals of Planning, Designing, and Constructing Creative Walkways in Your Home Landscape

Peter Jeswald


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Hardcover (3/15/2005)


Improve the accessibility of your outdoor landscape while adding drama and interest to your surroundings. From assessing the site to adding the final decorative flourishes, Peter Jeswald shows you everything you need to know to build a variety of practical and visually appealing paths, steps, and footbridges. Full of inspiring photographs, plans of sample designs, and advice on working with wood, masonry, stone, earth, and vegetation, Jeswald encourages you to get creative as you build unique paths that showcase your individual personality and style. 

Praise For How to Build Paths, Steps & Footbridges: The Fundamentals of Planning, Designing, and Constructing Creative Walkways in Your Home Landscape

“With this book, you will learn how to create an eco-friendly landscape that is visually appealing and more inviting.” –San Diego Union-Tribune


“…a step-by-step guide that leads a gardener who is handy with construction tools from concept to finished project.” –Tennessean


“Both novices and more advanced do-it-yourselfers will find his sections on planning a project and selecting the right materials and tools especially useful.”

– Library Journal


“…this how-to book gives you not only inspiration for putting down paths and dealing with grade changes in your yard, it takes you step-by-step through the process of doing it.”   –Homestyle


“A great reference.”  –Homestyle

“For the do-it-yourselfer, each project is clearly laid out with detailed, step-by-step instructions…” – Michigan Gardener


Storey Publishing, LLC, 9781580174879, 248pp.

Publication Date: March 15, 2005

About the Author

Peter Jeswald is a partner at Spectrum Design Collaborative, a construction management business in Northampton, Massachusetts. He lives in Conway, Massachusetts.