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Outdoors: Featured DIY Projects

Fix Lawn Spots

Improve your lawn's natural defenses and reduce future maintenance chores with these common...

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How to Build a Stone Path and Steps

Learn special techniques for planning and building durable steps, paths and...

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Multi-day Over $500

Outdoors: Other DIY Projects you may like

  • 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.

  • Backyard Decks: Build an Island Deck

  • 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.

  • How to Build a Garden Path

  • 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.

  • How to Build a Cheap Storage Shed

  • 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»

  • How to Build a Wooden Boardwalk

  • 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.

  • How to Build a Rain Barrel

  • 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.

  • 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 columns.  The dappled sunlight created by the overhead latticework creates a cool, relaxing ...Read more»

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