The Dock Manual

Designing, Building, Maintaining

Max Burns

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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
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208 pages; 8 1/2 x 11

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