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Outdoors: Featured DIY Projects

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How to Install Joist Hangers

If you install them properly, joist hangers will keep your decks and floors strong...

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Outdoors: Other DIY Projects you may like

  • Build a Stone Patio or Brick Patio

  • Add a welcoming feature to your backyard with this attractive, long-lasting brick and stone patio. Our design easily adapts to fit your yard. Choose from a wide variety of stone types and brick styles. The result will be...Read more»

  • Landscaping: Tips for Your Backyard

  • Building brick paths and stone walls creates a magical landscape. It's also hard work. These tips will help you work smarter and faster and they'll help ensure that your paths and walls look as good in 20 years as they do the...Read more»

  • Build an Indoor Water Fountain

  • Enjoy the sound of bubbling water falling over rocks all year round with this miniature, plant-lined stream and waterfall. All you need is a container, a pump and some favorite beach stones.

  • Easy Deck Inspection and Deck Repair Tips

  • Make your deck stronger and safer. Fix the 7 most common problems—missing lag screws, missing joist nails, rotting posts, weak joints, excessive wobble, missing flashing and weak railings.

  • Deck Rescue: Renew Your Deck

  • Deck seen too many summers? Give it a new lease on life for less than $300. We'll show you how to clean and renew your deck like a pro in two four-hour periods.

  • Low-Maintenance Decks

  • Composite or synthetic decking is the ultimate choice for a low-maintenance, long-lasting deck. Learn about decking choices for building your new deck.

  • How to Build an Outdoor Living Room

  • Turn your patio or deck into a comfortable, protected outdoor room. This DIY-friendly design features exposed, natural wood beams and massive-looking (but easy to build) wood piers.

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