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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.
Renew an old concrete patio with decorative brick or concrete pavers. You don't have to remove the concrete. Here's how to do it quickly and easily.
Built with composite decking and hidden fasteners, this maintenance-free backyard deck is designed to go together fast and to fit in anywhere in the yard, without footings or ledger boards.
Plan and build dry-laid natural stone steps and path, using flat flagstones for the treads and thicker blocks of matching stone for the risers.
Modular construction and inexpensive materials make this shed easy to build and easy to afford. We'll show you how to build this shed and provide you with the plans and materials list you need to get started. Don't be...Read more»
With proper flashing, a wood deck will last many years; without it, the deck and the ledger it's attached to will quickly rot. Detailed photos in this article show the difference.
Clean clogged lawn sprinklers with special cleaners that dissolve rust and mineral build-ups, especially iron, if you have hard water.
A wooden walkway makes an attractive and inexpensive garden path, is simpler and less backbreaking to make than a stone or concrete path, and works well in sloping or wet areas.
This DIY rain barrel costs less than $100 and works just as well as the expensive one you can buy. Get complete how-to instructions and start saving water with the next rainfall.
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 columns. The dappled sunlight created by the overhead latticework creates a cool, relaxing ...Read more»
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