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Our latest shed is also a pavilion—and you can build it, too!
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 Make a Stepping Stone
Learn how to make attractive stepping stones using this do-it-yourself approach
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!
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
10 Dreamy Backyard Water Features You Can Buy
Backyard water features contribute to a calming and relaxing vibe on your patio or deck....
How to Build a Backyard Oasis
A shaded retreat that's surprisingly easy to build. Place it next to your deck or...
How to Build a Privacy Fence
Tips for planning, designing and constructing a wood privacy fence.
Build a Garden Archway
Make this charming metal garden arch climber from $25 of steel-no welding required!
Saturday Morning Workshop: How to Make Plywood Reindeer
Add some DIY festivity to your yard this holiday season with these flat-pack plywood reindeer.
How to Build a Wooden Boardwalk
Create a boardwalk in your back yard
Saturday Morning Workshop: Outdoor Trestle Bench
Beautify your patio, deck or porch this summer with this attractive, easy-to-construct outdoor trestle bench.
How to Build a Pergola
Get more shade with this low-maintenance retreat.
How to Build a Backyard Beverage Stand That Doubles as a Lawn Ornament
Take your backyard beverages to the next level with this super-simple DIY drink stand.
How to Build an Outdoor Living Room
Unique sandwich construction achieves the massive look of solid beams with half the effort
Oriented Strand Board (OSB board) vs. Plywood
OSB vs plywood: Is one better than the other for sheathing?
Screen House Plans
The perfect outdoor retreat
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...
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...
How to Build a Patio Privacy Screen
This wooden privacy screen works as a fence-like barrier between your patio or deck and...
Build your own steppingstone from a 5-gallon bucket form!
Don't throw them away!
How to Repair a Chain Link Fence
Save money with this simple DIY repair