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Check out our favorite ideas, projects, tips and tools for creating the ultimate backyard
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 Chain Link Outdoor Dog Kennels
Find the best size, fencing, flooring and housing for your dog with these dog kennel plans
How to Build Raised Garden Beds
16 Seriously Cool Birdhouses
How to Build a Backyard Swing
10 Awesome Garden Arbor and Trellis Projects
How to Build a Porch: Screen Porch Construction
How to Make a Modern Outdoor Fireplace
It’s surprisingly easy to build—and portable, too.
Latticework Porch Trellis
Create a beautiful partition of privacy for your front porch.
How to Build a Living Wall with Movable Planters
Plant a vertical garden, and let the automatic watering system keep it thriving.
10 Outdoor Projects You Can Build with Composite Decking Boards
Composite decking boards are highly resistant to rot and insects and they require little maintenance....
Use Brick Borders for Path Edging
Transform a dull concrete path into an elegant entrance to your home
How to Build a Classic Arched Backyard Bridge
The curves are simple, the look is divine, and you can build it!
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
Planning a Backyard Path: Gravel Paths
Attractive, inexpensive and easy to build
How to Build a Stone Path
Build this simple path with sand, stone and lots of muscle
Weigh your options and select the best fence for your yard
How to Build a Stone Path and Steps
Modular blocks let you build like a master mason—even on slopes
Installing a Vinyl Fence
Set the posts right and the rest is easy
Replace a Section of Split Rail Fence
To remove a rail, first dig out a post.
Touch Up a Scuffed Vinyl Coated Chain-Link Fence
Keep your fence in top condition
Learn How to Construct a Custom Fence and How to Build a Gate
In this article, we'll show you how to build a fantastic fence and how to build a gate, too!
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How to Set Fence Posts That Won’t Rot
Keep moisture and insects from destroying your cedar fence posts
How to Dig a Hole: Pro Tips
The easiest and most accurate way to dig postholes
Fence Post Repair: How to Fix a Fence Post
How to replace a rotting fence post
How to Renew Wooden Fences
Shabby to handsome in three easy steps