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How to Set Fence Posts That Won’t Rot
Keep moisture and insects from destroying your cedar fence posts
Reader Project: Classic Garden Bench
Reader Project: Stylish and Secure Garden Fence
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12 DIY Flower Towers
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14 Picnic Tables You Have to See to Believe!
Whether you want to buy or DIY, these picnic tables will give you plenty of inspiration.
Saturday Morning Workshop: How to Build an Outdoor Trestle Bench
14 Charming Chicken Coops for Your Backyard
If you're thinking of raising some backyard chickens, consider building your own chicken coop. A...
13 Amazing Scarecrows
Whether used for decoration or to keep pests away, scarecrows can be a fun addition...
How to Build a Post and Beam Pavilion
Does it seem like whenever you want to spend your day off outside, the weather...
How to Build a Garden Arbor
Make a sturdy place to relax or a dramatic garden entrance in a weekend with...
16 Seriously Cool Birdhouses
These aren't your run-of-the-mill birdhouses. Whether you're looking to attract just a few robins or...
10 Modern Fence Ideas for Your Backyard
A fence makes a statement in your yard, and it has to function and look...
14 Easy DIY Winter Bird Feeders
All it takes to get birds to visit your yard in winter is a reliable...
How to Build a Pergola
Pergola plans: Get more shade with this low-maintenance retreat.
Build Privacy Fences
Tips for planning, designing and constructing a wood privacy fence.
Build your own steppingstone from a 5-gallon bucket form!
Don't throw them away!
How to Build a Stone Path
Build this simple path with sand, stone and lots of muscle
DIY Butterfly House
Build this simple DIY butterfly house for under $20.
How to Build a Porch: Screen Porch Construction
Add an enclosed screen porch to your house using basic framing and deck building techniques.
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How to Build Chain Link Outdoor Dog Kennels
The best size, fencing, flooring and housing for your dog
Oriented Strand Board (OSB board) vs. Plywood
OSB vs plywood: Is one better than the other for sheathing?
How to Build a Stone Path and Steps
Modular blocks let you build like a master mason—even on slopes
Tree House – Building Tips
Advice and tips for building, attaching and furnishing your home in the treetops. Learn how...