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Learn how to build and maintain outdoor structures with these projects, tips and ideas for sheds, fences, pergolas, arbors, storm shelters and tree houses.
How to Build a Classic Arched Backyard Bridge
The curves are simple, the look is divine, and you can build it!
How to Build a Backyard Beverage Stand That Doubles as a Lawn Ornament
How to Build a Tree House
How to Build a Stone Path
How to Build a Pergola
Learn How to Construct a Custom Fence and How to Build a Gate
How to Build an Outdoor Living Room
Unique sandwich construction achieves the massive look of solid beams with half the effort
Build Privacy Fences
Tips for planning, designing and constructing a wood privacy fence.
Oriented Strand Board (OSB board) vs. Plywood
OSB vs plywood: Is one better than the other for sheathing?
DIY Butterfly House
Build this simple DIY butterfly house for under $20.
How to Build Chain Link Outdoor Dog Kennels
The best size, fencing, flooring and housing for your dog
How to Renew Wooden Fences
Shabby to handsome in three easy steps
How to Build a Stone Path and Steps
Modular blocks let you build like a master mason—even on slopes
How to Build a Porch: Screen Porch Construction
Add an enclosed screen porch to your house using basic framing and deck building techniques.
Screen House Plans
The perfect outdoor retreat
How to Set Fence Posts That Won’t Rot
Keep moisture and insects from destroying your cedar fence posts
Grill Gazebo Plans: Make a Grillzebo!
Grillzebo: A sheltered space similar to a gazebo but designed for grilling. A grill gazebo...
How to Make a Stepping Stone
Learn how to make attractive stepping stones using this do-it-yourself approach
Build a Garden Archway
Make this charming climber from $25 of steel-no welding required!
How to Build a Living Wall with Movable Planters
Plant a vertical garden, and let the automatic watering system keep it thriving.
16 Seriously Cool Birdhouses
These aren't your run-of-the-mill birdhouses. Whether you're looking to attract just a few robins or...
14 Easy DIY Winter Bird Feeders
All it takes to get birds to visit your yard in winter is a reliable...
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Reader Project: Grilling Shelter
When Al Gingrow saw the "Grill Gazebo plans" in The Family Handyman May 2016 issue, he...
16 Things You Should NOT Do When Cutting Down a Tree
When felling a tree, it is imperative that you take the necessary precautions (and avoid...
Which Royal Garden Will Be Meghan Markle’s Favorite?
She loves roses, peonies and all pink blooms. And soon Meghan Markle will have a...
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.