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Outdoors: Featured DIY Projects

How to Build a Stone Path and Steps

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

Multi-day Over $500
How to Build a Wood and Stone Deck

Construct an eye-catching cedar deck surrounded by a veneered stone wall...

Multi-day Over $500

Outdoors: Other DIY Projects you may like

  • Building With Bamboo: Planter and Trellis

  • Bring plants and flowers to your deck or patio with this handsome, but easy-to-build planter and trellis. And use it as a privacy screen as well. Materials cost about $100 and you can build it in a weekend.

  • 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.

  • 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 attach the decorative circles with wire. When you’re done, cover it with climbing plants for an...Read more»

  • How to Build a Retaining Wall

  • Instead of using stone or timbers, make an attractive, long-lasting retaining wall from pressure-treated 2x4s, plywood and trim boards. Construction is fast and simple, and the materials are much lighter to work with.

  • How to Build a Water Garden Stream

  • Add the magic of moving water to your backyard, with a waterfall and pond. Our instructions show you how to build them using preformed shells for simplicity.

  • Gas Grill: Propane to Natural Gas Conversion

  • Convert your propane grill to natural gas to make sure the fuel doesn’t run out. We show you how to use a special conversion kit. You’ll also have to run a new gas line.

  • Tips for How to Build a Deck

  • A veteran pro tells you his favorite deck building tips that speed up the job, increase deck durability and improve quality. The result is a better deck, less hassle and fewer problems.

  • Use Brick Borders for Path Edging

  • Make an attractive border for a concrete walkway or patio using brick pavers set on a bed of gravel and sand. With a solid gravel base, a brick border will last for the life of your house.

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