Patio

Get projects, tips and ideas for building and improving your patio using stone, concrete, pavers and outdoor furniture.

How to Make an Adirondack Chair and Love Seat

This Adirondack chair and matching love seat are designed for outdoor comfort. They're designed for easy assembly, so that a novice can build them. And you can build them from inexpensive, durable wood that, once stained, looks beautiful.

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  • PVC Patio Furniture

    Make your own outdoor chairs, tables, chaise lounges and more from high-quality, exterior-grade PVC. Create patio furniture in a range of colors…

  • Raising Patio Pavers

    Follow these special techniques for removing sunken or dipped patio pavers and resetting them at the proper height. Make your patio perfectly…

  • 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.

  • 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.…

  • Renew Your Concrete Patio

    Concrete stains are a quick, inexpensive way to transform an uninteresting concrete slab into an elegant patio that’s vibrant with rich color.

  • How to Build a Screened In Patio

    Love your patio but hate the bugs, wind and glaring sun? Our screened-in, post and beam patio enclosure with removable awning top solves it all.

  • How to Build a Patio With Ceramic Tile

    Thanks to modern materials, tile is now a durable and long-lasting option for exterior concrete patios–even in cold climates. Here’s what…

  • How to Shade Your Deck or Patio

    Deck too hot? Learn about shade solutions for your deck or patio, from large canopies and awnings to DIY shade alternatives and inexpensive…

  • Replace a Patio Door

    Install a new, efficient patio door and stop drafts, save energy, eliminate leaks and restore smooth operation. We walk you through all the…

  • How to Cover a Concrete Patio With Pavers

    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…

  • How to Build a Deck Over a Concrete Patio

    Is your old concrete patio an eyesore? You can avoid the cost and mess of tearing it out by just screwing down wood sleepers and decking over it.

  • One-Day DIY Patio Garden Pond

    One expert shares his design for a patio pond in a wooden container that holds both water plants and regular plants.

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