Garden Structures

Learn how to build and maintain outdoor structures with these projects, tips and ideas for sheds, fences, pergolas, arbors, storm shelters and tree houses.

How to Build a Stone Path

Weave this flagstone garden path just about anywhere in your yard. There's no thick base to install or difficult cutting and fitting—you just lay the stone over a simple sand bed.

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Garden Structures projects

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  • Build a Garden Archway

    You can make this garden trellis from just $25 of steel rebar. And you won’t have to weld a thing. We’ll show you how to bend the arches and…

  • How to Build a Garden Arbor

    You can build this stylish, arched garden arbor with a swing in only a couple of days—it’s way easier than it looks.

  • Do it right. Do it yourself.

    The Family Handyman is proud to announce the DIY University. Courses that give you the confidence and know-how to get the job done right.

  • How to Build a Copper Trellis for Your Garden

    Build a unique, natural-looking garden trellis for your climbing flowers and vines using standard copper water pipe. This long-lasting copper…

  • Oriented Strand Board vs. Plywood

    OSB and plywood can both be used for walls, floors and roofs, but there are some differences between them. Here’s a rundown of the…

  • Tree House – Building Tips

    Tree houses are for everyone with imagination. Elevate your building skills with these tree house building tips from experienced builders,…

  • Screen House Plans

    Inspired by classic north woods cabins, this cedar screen house is the perfect summer hangout. Complete plans and detailed how-to photos show…

  • How to Build a Pergola

    Build a vine-covered pergola in your backyard to shade a stone patio or wood deck using wood beams and lattice set on precast, classical-style…

  • How to Build a Storm Shelter

    A storm shelter is a super-strong safe room designed to withstand dangerous high winds, tornadoes and flying debris. You'll remain safe even…

  • Screen Porch Construction

    You can add a spacious, airy outdoor porch to your home. We'll show you everything you need to complete the project yourself, including how…

  • Latticework Porch Trellis

    This trellis is an elegant way to get a degree of privacy for a porch, deck or even a patio. It’s also a great place to grow climbing plants.…

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