Building a dock is one of those things that look simpler than they are. There are many factors to make each dock unique: shoreline shape, water depth, ice conditions, property lines, boat types, family lifestyle, local regulations, etc.

In this book, Burns analyzes these factors and discusses fully their effects on choice of dock type, size and construction. After defining and describing the types (floating, pipe, cantilever, etc.), he develops the methods of building and maintaining docks. Numerous tips and bits of valuable advice are included. He finishes with nine typical projects, complete with plans and material lists.

Softcover, 8 1/2" × 11", 201 pages, 1999.