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Build Your Own Backyard Clubhouse: A Step-by-Step Guide

Lee Mothes


List Price: 18.95*
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Build your own unique backyard playhouse. In this inspiring guide, Lee Mothes shows you how easy it is to construct the hideout of your kids’ dreams. With simple step-by-step instructions and plenty of innovative ideas to engage kids throughout the building process, the whole family can get involved in the fun. You’ll love constructing a personalized clubhouse with your kids, and your kids will enjoy playing in it for years to come. Just don’t forget the secret password. 

Praise For Keep Out!: Build Your Own Backyard Clubhouse: A Step-by-Step Guide

“…filled with nostalgic charm, the projects are cleanly broken down and quite manageable, with lots of tips for both kids and adults. … Any interested kid or adult can build a clubhouse with this book in hand. Fantastic advice and encouragement make each project approachable. … A great addition to any building collection—highly recommended.”

—, DIY Network Host, and author of "Humble Homes, Simple Shacks"

Storey Publishing, LLC, 9781612120294, 224pp.

Publication Date: March 26, 2013

About the Author

Lee Mothes is an author, artist, and part-time art teacher who has fond memories of his own childhood clubhouses. He studied architectural design, worked as a full-time carpenter, taught various hands-on carpentry courses, and built many small structures over the years. He lives in Kaukauna, Wisconsin.