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Find projects, ideas and tips for your garden, landscaping, decks, patio, water features and outdoor structures.

  1. 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 and styles.

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  1. Landscape Edging

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    Hate the look of plastic landscape edging? For a more informal, natural border around planted areas, try trench edging and mulch borders.

  2. How to Fix a Gas Grill

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    Save that beat-up old gas grill from the garbage dump and restore it to new condition for a fraction of the cost of a new grill. Virtually every part on the grill can be replaced, restored or repainted at relatively low cost, putting your grill back in use for many more seasons.

  3. How to Build a Deck Over a Concrete Patio

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    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.

  4. How to Build a Screened In Patio

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    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.

  5. Can You Stain Pressure-Treated Wood?

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    Just because you used pressure-treated lumber doesn't mean your outdoor project has to stay green. Not only can you can stain treated wood, you should stain treated wood. Here are some tips.

  6. How to Build a Garden Bench

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    Assemble this attractive, comfortable garden bench. We show you how to build it so it's strong and durable, using a simple biscuit joinery technique.

  7. Replacing Deck Boards

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    Has your deck seen better days? You probably don't have to rebuild the whole thing. Whether you have one bad deck board to replace or many, the process is the same. We'll show you how on an old, weathered deck, because you can save hundreds of dollars in lumber by splicing in boards instead of ...

  8. Fence Post Repair

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    Here’s how to remove a rotten fence post quickly and easily with a shovel and sledge hammer and set the replacement post so it won’t rot again.

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