The essential ingredient for full enjoyment of your river, lake, pond, or oceanfront property.
If you're fortunate enough to own waterfront property, you know that a dock is essential for realizing maximum value and enjoyment of that land. Now you can build your own dock, or repair an existing dock, with this comprehensive, easy-to-use guide -- the only book devoted exclusively to residential docks.
The Dock Manual contains 10 complete plan for stationary and floating docks -- each with materials and tool lists, and simple, illustrated construction techniques. You'll also find step-by-step instructions for analyzing your shoreline and choosing the right dock for your needs.
You'll refer to The Dock Manual throughout the year for expert advice to help you:
* Make repairs and upgrades
* Winterize your dock
* Build angle, roller, and stair ramps
* Paint, stain, and treat your dock
* Deter and repair decay to wood and plastic
* Incorporate design options like trims and colors